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Rutgers' AD problem?
Rutgers hired athletic director Julie Hermann to fix its image after the Mike Rice scandal, but Hermann may have baggage of her own. The Newark Star Ledger reported on Saturday that Hermann quit her job as head coach of Tennessee women's volleyball 16 years ago after her players accused her of verbally abusing them. Hermann officially starts in June, but should Rutgers cut ties with her before she takes charge?
The NCAA, likely in response to a recent spate of scandals in its major sports, has announced a litany of new sanctions for rule-breakers. Teams could receive heftier postseason bans and larger fines, while coaches could be penalized harshly for violations committed by their staffs. Are these penalties appropriate?