If Saturday night's alright for fighting, what do we Saturday morning? I imagine there's some level of calisthenics we all have to do in order to prepare for fighting tonight.
Perhaps such preparation for tonight's fight comes in the form of a Saturday Skull Session, which leads off with the latest black eye Rutgers has to show around the country.
RUTGERS CAN'T BUY A BREAK (SPOILER ALERT: IT CAN'T AFFORD ONE). Of course, all of this has to happen with Rutgers delivered to the Big Ten. We can't LOL at the Big East for this, in large part because it no longer exists in its familiar form.
We're all aware of the recent basketball scandal at Rutgers, which saw its former head coach, Mike Rice, videotaped hurling verbal abuse at his players and using basketballs a projectiles at his players' faces. The scandal became even bigger than it could have been because Rutgers' then-athletic director, Tim Pernetti, was aware of the extent of the abuse and offered a small punishment that did not fit the crime. His effort to rehabilitate Rice proved inadequate and eventually he resigned his position.
Meanwhile, Rutgers hoped to start anew by hiring Eddie Jordan to lead the program into the Big Ten. Eddie Jordan is arguably Rutgers' basketball highest profile alumnus, having been a part of the school's celebrated 1976 Final Four team and rising to the top ranks of basketball coaching with the Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, and Philadelphia 76ers.
If only he were an alumnus of the actual university he attended.
It turns out Eddie Jordan did not graduate from The State University of New Jersey like the athletic department claimed he did in 1977.