UNTIL RUTGERS IS SET FREE FROM COMMERCIALIZED DIV IA ATHLETICS 

We will not excuse. We will not equivocate. We will not retreat a single step. And we will be heard.

 

Bradley Whitford, award-winning West Wing actor and Wesleyan University trustee:

"The whole idea of 'brand' and the way it's being manipulated is permeating everything. It's a perverting force. I'll sit in Board meetings at Wesleyan, which is a place I love, and I'll hear the word 'brand' -- 'What's our brand?' We're a f---ing university, not a tube of toothpaste."

Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2015

 

Robert L. Barchi, president, Rutgers University:

 "Having our brand next to Michigan's brand on a million TV sets is something I couldn't possibly buy in terms of marketing."

New Jersey Monthly, June 10, 2013

 

 

 "I almost felt like we were getting a combination [college] president and [corporate] CEO in one person!"

Greg Brown, alumnus of Livingston College, Rutgers, CEO Motorola Solutions, donor of $2.5 million for 7,656 square foot Recruiting Lounge at "High Point Solutions Stadium," Chair of Rutgers Board of Governors," Chair of Presidential Search Committee. Source : NJBiz ("All Business. All New Jersey"), January 13, 2013.

 Newsflash!

Ultimate triumph of Barchi Brown Inc "RU brand" marketing campaign! U.S. News lists Rutgers among America's top 200 universities for 2017!

(click on picture)

 

Response

From an RU boosters board

"rubaseball78"

"Who cares about USNWR as long as Rivals ranks us in the top 20 in football recruiting?"

 

 

Oh please . . .

 

 

"gross!" -- Sylvia M, Douglass alumna

"Geez . . ." -- Jeff, sophomore

"wince-making!" -- Sam L., RU '20

"big WHAT proud???" -- D.S., RU alumnus

"yuck!" -- Jackie Z

"OMG!" -- Sarah D, RU '18

 

  "The college that has a sports program for any other reason than an educational reason is soon going to lose control of the program.

If the college goes in for sports as a part of a program of public entertainment and public relations, then the public will dictate the kind of entertainment it wants.

If the reason is fund-raising, then the fund-raisers and the potential donors will dictate the program.

Whatever the reason may be, the college has lost control, including the control of those parts of its education policy which are related, such as admissions."

Mason Welch Gross

16th President of Rutgers University

From the RU1000 archives (1996)

Pro & Con: the "Standard" Fallacies

Pro: Having a successful "big time" athletic program gives the university valuable national exposure that it wouldn't get otherwise.

Con: This is the "Everybody Knows O.J." argument.

It's false.

"A school without a football team is in serious danger of deteriorating into a university."

-- Peter Postlewaite

 Betwick Preseason Forecast

A Rutgers alumnus has kindly sent us the 2016 Big Ten preseason sheet issued by the British oddsmaker Betwick. We're happy to share it.

 

RU at Washington (L)
RU vs Howard (W)
RU vs New Mexico (W)
RU vs Iowa (L)
RU at Ohio State (L)
RU vs Michigan (L)
RU vs Illinois (L)
RU at Minnesota (L)
RU vs Indiana (L)
RU at Michigan State (L)
RU vs Penn State (L)
RU at Maryland (W)
Overall: 3-9

 We hasten to admit, however, that British oddsmakers cannot possibly know enough about Div IA "college" football in America to reliably forecast the probable outcomes for any given team. British oddsmakers live, after all, on the other side of the ocean. They care more about cricket and horseracing and their own weird kind of "football" than about the American game.

For comparison, therefore, we here post preseason predictions by what appear to be two longtime Rutgers football boosters, souls who spend hundreds of hours studying Rivals and other rating services that tell them which college franchises will succeed in hiring which players for the coming season. For their sake, we hope that they are right and the Betwick forecast is unduly pessimistic. Our thanks to those who supplied us with these items.

Forecast by
Booster "RUbytheshore"

@Washington L 26-28
Howard W 57-0
New Mexico W 39-17
Iowa W 29-27
@Ohio St L 19-34
Michigan L 26-31
Illinois W 33-20
@Minnesota W 32-27
Indiana W 40-31
@Michigan St L 22-30
Penn St W 32-24
@Maryland W 36-27

W-L: 8-4 

 

Forecast by Booster "Rutgers Al"

Washington - Possible W
Howard - W
New Mexico - W
Iowa - Possible W
Ohio State - L
Michigan - L
Illinois -W
Minnesota - Possible W
Indiana - W
Michigan State - Possible W
Penn State - W
Maryland College W

W-L: 10-2

 

 Choosing a College

Rutgers v. University of Northern New Jersey

Big Ten Weather

An interview with Senator Les Resniak

New Jersey State Senator Les Resniak recently sent a memo to Rutgers boosters who, like himself, are thrilled to see Rutgers in the Big Ten athletics conference. His message listed the important advantages Rutgers has gained by being in the Big Ten. Unfortunately, each of his claims was based on false logic.

But we're happy to report that Senator Resniak is a stand-up guy. Shortly after sending out his memo, he met with ARR for interview in which he explained his claims for "Big Ten advantages." Click here to read a transcript of the Resniak Interview.

Hail damage to car windshield, Denton, TX. While damage was being repaired, UNT applied urgently for membership in Big Ten.

"We've got to have big-time facilities if we're going to hire the players that will make us big time so we can get the TV commercials that make a school great!"

--SJ State Senator Les Resniak.

Athletics & Academics

Q & A: What is an

"Honors College"?

 Rutgers and the

"APR"

Fig Leaf

Now featuring

"Soybean Wind"

(or, is "Mark Emetic" Mark Emmert?)

Rutgers Economics  Professor

Mark Killingsworth

on

Bob Barchi's revenue fantasy

From The Philadelphia Inquirer:

Rutgers Law Professor Michael Livingston

on

Rutgers in the Barchi/Flood Era

Rutgers 1000 in Anti-Sports-Corruption History 

The Drake Group's 2012

ROBERT MAYNARD HUTCHINS

AWARD

Acceptance Speech

 Losing at a Dollar a Second: Rutgers University

"Of all the schools that have tried to use intercollegiate athletics to advance the university’s name recognition and mission, none have done so more vigorously and expensively than Rutgers University. At last report, the school’s spending on sports exceeds revenue by over $36 million annually. That is the equivalent of a dollar a second during every minute, hour, day, week and month of the year. . . .

Rutgers is the only one of the nine colleges founded during the colonial era not in the top 50 in the Forbes Best Colleges list. Perhaps rather than concentrating on athletics, it should behave like the other eight colonial schools, none a big-time athletic power, and concentrate on using the prestige derived from its colonial heritage to build academic prowess."

Forbes Uncovers the Clue!

Trauma, depression, dementia

An update for fans & boosters

"Every current NFL player can expect to suffer from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative disease that leads to memory loss, impaired judgment, depression, and dementia.

Football players are also four times more likely both to die from ALS and to develop Alzheimer's disease.

An NFL player can expect to live twenty years less that the average American male. By that measure, each season costs an NFL player about six years of his life. Football fans, in other words, must ignore the fact that we are watching men kill themselves."

Nathanial Rich, "The Super Bowl: The Horror & the Glory," The New York Review (5 March 2015), p. 54.

RU1000 asks prominent neuroscientist Robert L. Barchi:

"What about college football?"

BACK BY NATIONAL DEMAND

Pro & Con: the "standard" fallacies

Mason Gross and Dr. Lewis Thomas on the mentality behind

The Barchi Plan for the RU Brand

Karl Kirschner's Latest Coup!

Whitman, Einstein, Bill Bradley elected to Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Rutgers alumnus Walt Whitman

Carl Kirschner, AD for the Ages

 

"DEAN CARL KIRSCHNER

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

SCARLET KNIGHT FOOTBALL"

 

Wording on the framed plaque given to Dean Carl Kirschner by the Rutgers Athletics Department in recognition of services provided to the athletics program. Kirschner, well known as a Rutgers athletics supporter, was for many years permitted to travel to away games on the same airplane as the football team.

Former Rutgers Dean Carl Kirschner (right), seen here in intimate colloquy with former Athletic Director "Bob" Mulcahy.

Among his many other services to the Athletics Department, Kirschner won signal recognition for admitting to Rutgers one Damaso Munoz, a football recruit whose credentials included a substantial number of credits purchased for $399 at "University High School," a storefront operation specializing in preparing candidates for admission to universities with Div IA athletics programs.

Kirschner first served as interim athletic director when AD "Bob" Mulcahy was fired in connection with questionable financial manipulations.More recently, serving as interim AD after "Tim" Pernetti was fired in connection with a national scandal involving basketball coach Mike Rice, Kirschner played a major role in the hiring of basketball coach Eddie Jordan, a proud Rutgers alumnus who, as it happens, never graduated from the university, a fact that somehow eluded Carl Kirshner's amazing "due diligence" committee:

Rutgers 1000 mourns the passing of two loyal alumni supporters

 

Rudolph S. Rasin, Rutgers College '53

1930 - 2014

Bert Vorcheimer, Rutgers College, '55

1933 - 2014

 

 

A=. . . and gentlemen in England now abed

Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,

And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks

That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

--Shakespeare, Henry the Fifth, 4.3

 

 

The "Big Ten" is a BIG mistake

 "At division IA schools, 'amateur' is to 'athletics' what 'electric' is to 'chair'."

-- Peter Postlewaite

Three guesses what these names

have in common:

Shari Acho
Mike Adams
Brian Ballorini
Paul Belting
Krista Bird
Howie Brown
Corey Brown
Louis Bullock
Morgan Burke
John Chadima
Maurice Clarett
Luther Clay
Mary Sue Coleman
Harry Combes
Tim Curley
Travon Davis
Jamal Davis
Ron Dayne
Phil Dickens
Bobby DiGeronimo
Ron Dunlap
Pete Elliott
Jamar Fletcher
Gordon Gee
Andy Geiger
Thaddeus Gibson
Gregory Gill
Peter Gray
Rick Greenspan
John Hagen
Jordan Hall
Jewel Hampton
Clem Haskins
Julie Hermann
Dan Herron
Travis Howard
Derrell Johnson-Koulianos
Phil Jones
Andy Katzenmoyer
Gene Keady
Frank Kendrick
Aaron Kniffi

Steve Kuberski
Maurice Linton
Dennis Lundy
Ed Martin
Robert Marve
Mayes McLain
Michael McRobbie
Willis Mercer
Marc Mills
Jim O'Brien
George Perles
Tim Pernetti
Lawrence Phillips
DeVier Posey
Terrell Pryor
Vance Redfern
Mike Rice
Pat Richter
Eddie Rife
Adam Robinson
Kim Roslovic
Kelvin Sampson
Jerry Sandusky
Boban Savovi
Gary Schultz
Michael Senters
Sue Shand
Kevin Shapiro
Gene Smith
Graham Spanier
Tom Stidham
Neal Stoner
Maurice Taylor
Deon Thomas
Solomon Thomas
Robert Traylor
Jim Tressel
Chris Webber
Adam Wegher
Mike White
John Wiley
Mark Yudof
 

 It's SLEAZY

It's CORRUPT

It's DISREPUTABLE

and it's

ACADEMICALLY

AND INTELLECTUALLY BANKRUPTP

 

THERE'S STILL TIME!

GET RUTGERS OUT OF THE "BIG TEN"

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