Tuesday, April 9, 2013
"If you want to get in a kid's face and read him the riot act just make sure you have your arm around him when you’re walking off the practice field," said Ramapo A.D. Ron Anello, in a conversation about the right and wrong way to coach young athletes.
Last week the New Jersey residents were reminded that things aren’t always, as they seem. Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice was terminated after a video highlighting his abusive and foul antics surfaced. The resulting chain of events began Rice’s termination, his assistant’s resignation and subsequently, Wyckoff native and Oakland resident Tim Pernetti was obligated to resign. Even the President of the University has been under scrutiny for the handling of this situation. “I’m an old guy and I played back in the old days where coaches would get away with things and that’s just the way it was,” said Ramapo High School Athletic Director Ron Anello. “But what I saw on tape was beyond any of those methods.” Anello went on to discuss his…
Monday, April 8, 2013
NJTV to air 'Anatomy of A Scandal' online at 7 p.m. Watch it here on Patch.
Join NJTV tonight at 7 p.m. for "Rutgers: Anatomy of a Scandal." Anchored by Mike Schneider, the managing editor of "NJ Today with Mike Schneider," the network’s news team will examine the Rutgers University sports scandal that is making headlines across the country. Through interviews and news clips, "Rutgers: Anatomy of a Scandal" will analyze the controversy surrounding former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice. Rice’s actions have led to his dismissal, the resignation of other university staff, including Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti, and an FBI extortion investigation.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Hours after his resignation as Rutgers athletic director, Oakland resident Tim Pernetti called Friday a "sad day for a lot of people."
Tim Pernetti resigned as Rutgers athletic director Friday. “It’s a really sad day for a lot of people, including me and my family,” Pernetti said outside his Oakland home Friday. “I always have and I always will — no matter what — want what’s best for Rutgers.” In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. The news of Pernetti’s resignation comes just days after video surfaced showing former mens basketball coach Mike Rice aggressively harassing basketball players at the Division I program. Pernetti, 42, was born in Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff and currently is an Oakland resident. He is a graduate of Ramapo High School. More from Patch:
About a dozen media organizations descended on Tim Pernetti's home following the news that he would likely be fired as the Athletic Director at Rutgers.
UPDATE, 1:45 p.m., Friday: Tim Pernetti has officially resigned. In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. As news broke early Friday that Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti is likely set to lose his job, reporters and other news organizations gathered at Pernetti's Oakland home. While it's not clear if the embattled A.D. is inside his Hobby Lane home, the small dirt road outside became a staging ground for about a dozen reporters and media eager to get a statement from Pernetti. Sources told ESPN and the Associated Press that Pernetti had been forced out as A.D. just days after video surfaced showing former men's basketball …
Tim Pernetti, 42, was first appointed to lead the athletics program at Rutgers in 2009.
UPDATE, 1:45 p.m., Friday: Tim Pernetti has officially resigned. In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. Embattled Athletic Director Tim Pernetti is out at Rutgers. The news comes just days after video surfaced showing former mens basketball coach Mike Rice aggressively harassing basketball players at the Division I program. Sources told ESPN Friday that Pernetti had been forced out as A.D. Pernetti, 42, was born in Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff and currently is an Oakland resident. He is a graduate of Ramapo High School. Ramapo Athletic Director Ron Anello said that the scandal hit home because of Pernetti's local connections. "I …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Athletic Director Tim Pernetti has confirmed that Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice has lost his job.
After less than a day of deflecting a storm of bad press surrounding head basketball coach Mike Rice's coaching methods, Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti has confirmed that Rice has been fired. Rutgers Athletics said Rice's termination was based on the recent "issues" as well as "a review of previously discovered issues." “I am responsible for the decision to attempt a rehabilitation of Coach Rice,” Pernetti said, in a prepared statement. “Dismissal and corrective action were debated in December and I thought it was in the best interest of everyone to rehabilitate, but I was wrong. Moving forward, I will work to regain the trust of the Rutgers community.” On Tuesday, a video surfaced of Rice yelling offensive language and shoving and…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice has surfaced in which Rice yells abusive and profane language, and shoves and kicks players.
Gov. Chris Christie was "deeply disturbed" after viewing a video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice using abusive language, shoving and kicking Rutgers University basketball players during practices. According to a report on NJ.com, the 40-minute video was the basis for Rice's three-game suspension and $50,000 fine in December. The tape has drawn widespread condemnation for Rice's use of gay slurs directed at his players. Rutgers showed the tape to reporters on Tuesday after learning that ESPN plans to air footage of the tapes this week. The video covers practices that occurred between 2010 and 2012, according to a report on ESPN.com. "Governor Christie saw the video today for the first time and he is obviously deeply disturbed by the …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Judge sentences former Rutgers student to 30 days, and a $10,000 fine.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center, 300 hours of community service, three years probation and a $10,000 fine by a Superior Court judge in New Brunswick on Monday. Ravi, 20, remained emotionless during the sentencing, his hand clasped to his mouth, while Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman explained the sentencing. The fine is to be paid to a state-sanctioned organization that assists victims of bias crimes, Berman said. Ravi must also attend counseling programs that address cyber bullying and alternative lifestyles, Berman said. Both Ravi's attorneys and the state plan to appeal the sentence, and have 10 days to do so. Earlier this month, the prosecution made a request for a maximum prison …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Dharun Ravi targeted roommate Tyler Clementi because he was gay, jury finds.
A Middlesex County jury found Dharun Ravi guilty Friday in the Rutgers webcam spying case that may have led to the suicide of Ridgewood native Tyler Clementi in fall of 2010. Ravi, 20, was convicted on the most serious charges of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy and faces a possible ten year prison sentence. He could also be deported to India after serving time in prison. The jury agreed with prosecutors that Ravi targeted Clementi, his 18-year-old roommate, because Clementi was gay. Ravi showed little emotion after hearing the jury determine his fate, ultimately convicting him on 24 of 35 charges contained in 15 counts. Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge days after discovering Ravi attempted to view …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Schiano to be introduced as Tampa Bay coach Friday
Wyckoff native Greg Schiano signed a five-year deal Thursday, making him the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a report from ESPN. "We are thrilled to introduce Coach Schiano as the new head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers," Bucs co-chair Joel Glazer said on the team's website. "During our thorough search, we met with numerous impressive candidates, but Coach Schiano surely distinguished himself. From his leadership skills to his impressive track record, he is, simply put, the right man for the job." The former Rutgers head coach met with the Bucs several times this week to iron out the details of the deal that would put him at the helm of the NFL's fourth worst team. The Bucs finished out the 2011-2012 season with an …