RUTGERS IS SET FREE FROM COMMERCIALIZED DIV IA ATHLETICS
will not excuse. We will not equivocate. We will not retreat
a single step. And we will be heard.
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boosters discussing typical
Whitford, award-winning West Wing actor and Wesleyan University
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."
April 23, 2015
L. Barchi, president, Rutgers
our brand next to Michigan's brand on a million TV sets is something
I couldn't possibly buy in terms of marketing."
June 10, 2013
is "Mark Emetic" Mark Emmert?)
in Anti-Sports-Corruption History
The Drake Group's
Losing at a Dollar a Second: Rutgers University
"Of all the schools that
have tried to use intercollegiate athletics to advance the universitys
name recognition and mission, none have done so more vigorously
and expensively than Rutgers University.
At last report, the schools 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
Uncovers the Clue!
An update for
fans & boosters
NFL player can expect to suffer from chronic traumatic encephalopathy,
a degenerative disease that leads to memory loss, impaired judgment, depression,
Football players are
also four times more likely both to die from ALS and to develop
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."
Rich, "The Super Bowl: The Horror & the Glory,"
The New York Review (5 March 2015), p. 54.
asks prominent neuroscientist Robert L. Barchi:
about college football?"
Rutgers 1000 mourns
the passing of two loyal alumni supporters
Rudolph S. Rasin,
Rutgers College '53
1930 - 2014
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
"Big Ten" is a BIG mistake
guesses what these names
"At division IA schools, 'amateur'
is to 'athletics' what 'electric' is to 'chair'."
Mary Sue Coleman
RUTGERS OUT OF THE "BIG TEN"
For context see
Devco's desecration of our Old Queens campus
Tampa Bay to
Schiano: "'Keep hackin'!"
we do not fully grasp, a recent news item in a Florida newspaper
reminded our older members of a RU1000 web feature devoted many years ago to Rutgers coach
El Supremo and his sidekick Robin Mulcavity, the two individuals
who in their day did so much to destroy Rutgers' reputation as
an old eastern university and distinguished institution of higher
learning. They found it brought back many fond memories.
Supremo: a Rutgers Bedtime Story
Carl Kirschner, AD
for the Ages
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.
Rutgers Dean Carl Kirschner (right), seen here in intimate colloquy
with former Athletic Director "Bob" Mulcahy.
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.
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:
| "I have come to know Eddie Jordan
as an open, honest and terrific person to lead our men's basketball
program," said interim athletic director Carl Kirschner
in the press release announcing Jordan's appointment. "Rutgers
is very fortunate to have Eddie return to his alma mater to restore
pride in the program."
Rutgers alumnus described Jordan's 5-year contract, amounting
to $6.25 million, as "obscenely expensive." Another Rutgers alumnus remarked, "with
people like Kirschner on board, we don't have to worry anymore
about Rutgers going into a death spiral. It's guaranteed."
Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni