1 Updates
NCAA: Rutgers AD Julie Hermann Starts Tenure
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NCAA: Rutgers AD Julie Hermann Starts Tenure

Jun 17 2013, 10:20pm CDT | by

Embattled Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann started her tenure on Monday.

Embattled Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann started her tenure on Monday.  ESPN via the Associated Press reports Hermann's No. 1 job is to create an atmosphere for Scarlet Knights students to...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

NCAA: Rutgers AD Julie Hermann Starts Tenure

Jun 17 2013, 10:20pm CDT | by

Embattled Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann started her tenure on Monday.

Embattled Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann started her tenure on Monday. 

ESPN via the Associated Press reports Hermann's No. 1 job is to create an atmosphere for Scarlet Knights students to excel on and off the field. She showed up for work before most of her employees Monday morning and started the task of leading an embarrassed athletic department back to respectability, winning back boosters and alumni and leading the the university into the Big Ten Conference in 2014.

She released an open letter to the student-athletes late Monday afternoon on the university's athletic website. She promised to create a best-in-class student-athlete care system which will develop programs geared toward athletic and academic pursuits. 

"Another of my goals is to make the most of our extraordinary opportunity to join the prestigious Big Ten Conference. Being a member of the Big Ten will provide exciting new possibilities, not only for Rutgers as an institution, but also for you, as a student-athlete. I look forward to conducting a comprehensive strategic review of all aspects of Rutgers Athletics as we prepare to compete against the best in the nation."

USA Today Sports' Keith Sargeant says creating new revenue streams for a $64 million athletics department that relies heavily on university-provided subsidies through fundraising will be chief among her duties. 

Sargeant also points out that while the otal record or Rutgers' 24 teams in 2012-13 stood at 186-161-2 and is considered above average, the Scarlet Knights combined to finish 69-90-2 in conference play , with only one team (football) winning a share of a Big East title, only one team (women's soccer) qualifying for the NCAA tournament and nine of 13 teams finishing in the bottom half of their respective league championship tournaments. 

Tom Canavan of the Associated Press notes Hermann was hired on May 15 but came under fire when her former volleyball players at the University of Tennessee claimed she verbally and emotionally abused them. Hermann has denied the allegations. 

Rutgers was also embroiled in a recent scandal when former men's basketball coach Mike Rice was accused of verbally and physically abusing his players. The verbal assault reportedly included anti-gay slurs. He was subsequently dismissed within days. Former athletic director Tim Pernetti was forced to resign two days after Rice's firing for his handling of the case. 

The hiring of former Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan to replace Rice was intially thought of to alleviate the tensions. However, the university was embarrassed when it put out Jordan's autobiography saying he graduated when in fact, he didn't. 

Louisville Cardinals women's basketball coach Jeff Walz believes Hermann - who directed 20 of the Cardinals' 23 sports during her tenure - will be successful as Rutgers athletic director, per Sargeant. 

"With Julie, it was just her management style. She would stop by just about every day and see what we needed. It wasn't just about how many games have we won. She actually would ask what she could do to help us win more."

That being said, it sure seems the Rutgers University athletic department is in good hands with Julie Hermann. 

 
 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Indian weightlifter Chandrakant Mali gets bronze
Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Weightlifter Chandrakant Mali won the bronze medal in the men's 94kg category bringing home the 10th medal for India in the day at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday.
 
 
Medals tally at Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Australia are leading the medals tally with 33 gold, 28 silver and 37 bronze on the fifth day of the 20th Commonwealth Games.
 
 
Shooters, wrestlers inspire India's medal rush in Commonwealth Games (Roundup)
Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Shooters and wrestlers put on a stunning show as India grabbed nine medals, including three gold medals, in what was their best show so far in the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Tuesday.
 
 
Boxer Sarita in quarters, Manoj ousted
Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Indian pugilist won L. Sarita Devi won her women's 57-60 kg opening bout to proceed to the quarterfinals of the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Zac Efron was 'going crazy' before rehab
Zac Efron admits he was ''going crazy'' at home before seeking help in rehab. The 'That Awkward Moment' star, who sought treatment for an alleged cocaine addiction twice last year, says he realized he had a problem when...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kanye West wants to put baby plans on ice
Kanye West wants to put his plans to have a second child with Kim Kardashian on ice. The 'New Slaves' hitmaker, who has 13-month-old daughter North with the reality TV star, is reportedly stressed out by his wife's...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Hayden Panettiere will be 'an amazing mother'
Hayden Panettiere's fiancé Wladimir Klitschko thinks she's going to be ''an amazing mother.'' The heavyweight professional boxer, 38, is thrilled the 'Nashville' actress, 24, is expecting their first child and is...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Mila Kunis celebrates her baby shower
Mila Kunis celebrated her baby shower on Sunday (07.27.14). The 'Black Swan' star, who is expecting her first child with fiancé Ashton Kutcher this year, attended a top secret party in her honor in Los Angeles, where...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
George Michael hints at Wham reunion
Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Singer George Michael has hinted that there could be a reunion between him and his former bandmate Andrew Ridgeley. The 51-year-old said that it was a mistake "splitting Wham!" and...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Indian weightlifter Chandrakant Mali gets bronze
Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Weightlifter Chandrakant Mali won the bronze medal in the men's 94kg category bringing home the 10th medal for India in the day at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. The gold went to Papua...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
EU to impose more restrictive measures against Russia
Brussels, July 30 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has agreed a package of "significant" additional restrictive measures targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with Russia, the European Council said in a statement...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Medals tally at Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Australia are leading the medals tally with 33 gold, 28 silver and 37 bronze on the fifth day of the 20th Commonwealth Games. India are now sixth with a tally of 35 medals, including 10 gold,...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Chris Brown's neighbour threatens to shoot him
Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Chris Brown's neighbour has threatened to kill him if the singer will try to step onto his property. The pop star's new neighbour at the 8,000 square foot house in Agoura here has tried to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Shooters, wrestlers inspire India's medal rush in Commonwealth Games (Roundup)
Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Shooters and wrestlers put on a stunning show as India grabbed nine medals, including three gold medals, in what was their best show so far in the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. Sushil...
Read more on Sport Balla