Quote of the Day

"It’s so cool. It’s like Jesus and the Virgin Mary are coming here for a concert and they’re bringing the Beatles with them."
–- Boise State Univ. tennis coach Greg Patton on the school hosting a Davis Cup quarterfinal this weekend. (N.Y. TIMES, 4/5)
Friday April 5, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 146 Print This Issue

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  • Dark Knight

    Pernetti's initial decision not to fire Rice led to his eventual ouster

    Rutgers AD Tim Pernetti is the "latest casualty" of the scandal surrounding former basketball coach Mike Rice , as Pernetti "is out" after originally deciding not to fire Rice upon learning of player abuse in December, according to Tara Sullivan of the Bergen RECORD. Pernetti was hired in '09, signing a "five-year contract worth $410,000 annually, with an annual performance bonus of $50,000 and a $12,000 annual car stipend" ( NORTHJERSEY.com, 4/5 ). ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy cited a source as saying that Pernetti "resigned" his position, and that his job status was "actually arrived at Thursday by the school." Rutgers President Robert Barchi, like Pernetti, was "sharply criticized for Rice remaining on the job as coach for ...

  • Capital Gains

    The NCAA grants an exception for in-arena Final Four advertising, as Capital One touts its seat upgrade promotion.

  • Market Mover

    Andy Murray signs with XIX Entertainment-Globosport partnership in effort to take advantage of opportunities in China and India.

  • Come Together

    Pac-12 creating network for school websites with NeuLion.

  • Mark My Words

    Mark Emmert spends Thursday in contention with the media on the state of the NCAA, its investigations and leadership.

  • The Choice Is Yours

    NFL leaning toward draft format for Pro Bowl; would include televised selection show.

  • Signing Off

    Jack Ramsay tells ESPN he's unlikely to return next season.

  • Masters Of Fashion

    Nike putting its golf line on full display for Masters tourney.

  • Off The Beaten Path

    Opinions vary on choice of Boise as Davis Cup quarterfinal site.

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