In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Jerome Seagers and Robert Lumpkins – two-ex Rutgers basketball players – named not only former head coach Mike Rice in a complaint, but current men’s head coach Eddie Jordan (Carino/Sargeant, March 27).
The lawsuit also names Rutgers University, former president Richard McCormick, current president Robert Barchi, and former athletics director Tim Pernetti.
The complaint states that after media reports surfaced that Seagears had “retained private counsel to bring the lawsuit against [Rutgers]… Jordan retaliated against plaintiff Seagears by doing acts including but not limited to: removing him from the starting lineup; significantly reducing his playing time; removing him from practices; and ultimately suspending him from the team without reason or justification.”
This is the second lawsuit to name Rutgers due to the misconduct of Rice. Last December, ex-player Derrick Randall also filed suit.
Jerome Seagers will transfer from the Scarlet Knights program for the second time in a year (Prunty, March 24).
Seagears left for Auburn after the Mike Rice scandal, but returned to Rutgers when they hired Eddie Jordan.
Rutgers topped USF by a score of 72-68 to win the first game of the AAC conference tournament on Wednesday night.
J.J. Moore scored 13 points, including the final two free throws after grabbing a key offensive rebound.
Kadeem Jack led the Scarlet Knights with 18 points.
Myles Mack added 16.
Wally Judge had 15 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out.
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Rutgers will face 5th-ranked Louisville, the tournament’s second seed, on Thursday
UConn honored Shabazz Napier and the seniors before the game, and Napier dropped 26 points to lead the Huskies over Rutgers, 69-63.
GEICO SportsNite has coverage and highlights of Rutgers 74-73 victory over South Florida on Saturday night.
GEICO SportsNite has coverage and highlights from Rutgers’ loss to UCF on Wednesday night, 67-65.
GEICO SportsNite has highlights from Louisville’s 102-54 win over Rutgers on Sunday.
Nearly four weeks after his team lost by 14 points to SMU in Dallas, Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan saw a silver lining despite a similar defeat Friday night.
Myles Mack had 17 points and Kadeem Jack scored 15, but the Scarlet Knights (10-15, 4-8 American Athletic Conference) were unable to post consecutive league triumphs for the first time this season, falling 77-65 to the No. 23 Mustangs.
“I see improvement in the way we’re going, the way we’re playing,” Jordan said. “I really didn’t have a problem with the way we played tonight. I thought we had terrific effort, we shared the basketball, we played the game plan for the most part but there was some breakdowns, some missed assignments.”
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Thursday night’s game between the SMU Mustangs and Rutgers’ men’s basketball team has been postponed, the conference announced.
The game has been rescheduled for Friday, but the time is to be announced.
Ibrahima Diallo, a 6-foot-10, 225-pound center originally from Senegal, has verbally committed to Rutgers, becoming the fourth pledge for coach Eddie Jordan as the school enters the Big Ten next season.
Diallo, 18, is now at Quality Education (N.C.), the same school that produced St. John’s junior Sir’Dominic Pointer, among others.
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