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Rutgers to enter Big Ten on schedule

Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11:18 a.m. CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Recent troubles at Rutgers will not interfere with the school’s entry into the Big Ten in 2014, conference Commissioner Jim Delany said.

The school has been navigating its way through a bevy of problems in recent months. Men’s basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for cursing and throwing balls at players, and athletic director Tim Pernetti was forced out for not getting rid of Rice sooner.

And incoming athletic director Julie Hermann has faced allegations of being verbally abusive while leading Tennessee’s volleyball team in the 1990s.

Delany called Rutgers’ problems a local issue that will not involve the league.