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  • Rutgers fires coach Mike Rice after video release

    TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Fueled by outrage from even the governor when the video went public, Rutgers fired basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after deciding it didn't go far enough by suspending and fining him for shoving, kicking and throwing balls at players along with spewing gay slurs. AP Photo/Mel Evans, File Rutgers coach Mike Rice reacts to play during an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut in Piscataway, N.J., on Jan. 7. Athletic director Tim Pernetti was given a copy of the tape by a former e... Full story