So Norman, over at Rumble in the Garden, and I got together to put together the 2nd Rutgers/St. John's podcast. On the agenda: Mike Rice, the Big East Break-up, and how Rutgers coaches get fired. Also, Norman hates Chicago's food.
Steve Politi and the rest of NJ.com have been working overtime on this. Apparently, Mike Rice had been berating players in practice and throwing basketballs at players' heads. After Murdock was fired, he went to Pernetti and threatened to release tapes of the incident(s). Pernetti's hand being forced, he suspended Rice.
Embarrassing times for Rutgers basketball.