Friday, April 5, 2013
Tim Pernetti, 42, was first appointed to lead the athletics program at Rutgers in 2009.
UPDATE, 1:45 p.m., Friday: Tim Pernetti has officially resigned. In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. Embattled Athletic Director Tim Pernetti is out at Rutgers. The news comes just days after video surfaced showing former mens basketball coach Mike Rice aggressively harassing basketball players at the Division I program. Sources told ESPN Friday that Pernetti had been forced out as A.D. Pernetti, 42, was born in Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff and currently is an Oakland resident. He is a graduate of Ramapo High School. Ramapo Athletic Director Ron Anello said that the scandal hit home because of Pernetti's local connections. "I …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Athletic Director Tim Pernetti has confirmed that Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice has lost his job.
After less than a day of deflecting a storm of bad press surrounding head basketball coach Mike Rice's coaching methods, Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti has confirmed that Rice has been fired. Rutgers Athletics said Rice's termination was based on the recent "issues" as well as "a review of previously discovered issues." “I am responsible for the decision to attempt a rehabilitation of Coach Rice,” Pernetti said, in a prepared statement. “Dismissal and corrective action were debated in December and I thought it was in the best interest of everyone to rehabilitate, but I was wrong. Moving forward, I will work to regain the trust of the Rutgers community.” On Tuesday, a video surfaced of Rice yelling offensive language and shoving …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice has surfaced in which Rice yells abusive and profane language, and shoves and kicks players.
Gov. Chris Christie was "deeply disturbed" after viewing a video of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice using abusive language, shoving and kicking Rutgers University basketball players during practices. According to a report on NJ.com, the 40-minute video was the basis for Rice's three-game suspension and $50,000 fine in December. The tape has drawn widespread condemnation for Rice's use of gay slurs directed at his players. Rutgers showed the tape to reporters on Tuesday after learning that ESPN plans to air footage of the tapes this week. The video covers practices that occurred between 2010 and 2012, according to a report on ESPN.com. "Governor Christie saw the video today for the first time and he is obviously deeply disturbed by the …
Former Circle Systems Group principals overcharged districts, exchanged gifts for work, U.S. Attorney says.
Two former executives of an athletic equipment supply firm each face 20 years in prison after admitting their roles in a scheme to defraud schools. Mitchell Kurlander, 54, of Allentown, Pa., and his father-in-law, Alan Abeshaus, 81, of Highland Beach, Fla., pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of mail and wire fraud conspiracy. Kurlander and Abeshaus served, respectively, as chief financial officer and chief executive officer of Circle Systems Group Inc., which had contracts with a number of New Jersey school districts. The athletic apparel and equipment firm systematically defrauded school districts from at least 1997 to 2007, according to a release by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, by keeping duplicate payments from schools …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Commissioner Tucci Announced that
Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and the Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation are preparing for another season of Recreation Sports. Cheerleading applications are currently being accepted at the Recreation Department, located at 44 Park Ave. Practice will begin mid to late summer for the Cheerleading Program. Online registration is now available at www.Nutleynj.org. Applications are also being accepted at the Recreation Department, 44 Park Ave. This program is open to Nutley youngsters in grades 3 through 8 as of September 2013. Our programs are designed to provide youth with a positive youth sports experience. We do this by emphasizing learning the sport, sportsmanship and an equal opportunity to participate. “We offer a variety of …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Newark, Hoboken, Montclair and other New Jersey towns lose out despite NCAA reversal.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Scott Rubinetti concedes he had affair with 17-year-old female student, will be sentenced April 19.
A former Lyndhurst High School head football coach from Nutley admitted in court Monday he took part in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female studentand later asked her to lie about the affair, according to a NorthJersey.com report Monday. Scott Rubinetti, 40, was arrested in January 2012 after a teacher informed school administrators the football coach was having an affair with a student. School officials contacted authorities after the student admitted to relationship, officials said. In return for his guilty plea, Rubinetti will avoid jail time, but faces a maximum of five years probation when he is sentenced April 19 in state Superior Court in Hackensack. Rubinetti must also register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law, and …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The township ramps up its SEEK program to pair gently-used gloves, bats and all things needed to parents for their children.
With sports equipment a big expense for so many families, Nutley is stepping up a program to help out parents. The township’s SEEK , or Sports Equipment Encourages Kid program, encourages residents to recycle “gently used” sports equipment for parents’ student athletes, according to Commissioner Mauro Tucci, director of the department of parks and recreation. Such equipment includes baseball gloves, bats, baseball pants, sliding shorts, cleats, soccer shorts, socks, shin guards, cleats, lacrosse sticks and many other types of equipment," he said. “All are available at no charge,” Tucci said. “We are looking to help parents supply the needed equipment to their children.” SEEK was started in 2012 by Nutley High student Isaac Lindenbaum. He…
Monday, February 4, 2013
County gives golfers an incentive to renew or purchase an Adult ID card before Feb. 28.
Monday, February 4
Golfers who want to play on any of Essex County’s three public golf courses in 2013 have an incentive to register early. A $5 discount is being offered on new or renewed Adult ID cards purchased before Thursday, Feb. 28, according to the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. The discounted Adult Rate is $40 (regular fee is $45), other rates are not discounted. To Purchase or Renew Golf ID Cards Cards can be purchased or renewed in person at the Essex County Hendricks Field Golf Course Course, 220 Franklin Ave., in Belleville. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. Golfers must show their current Golf ID card (if renewing) as well as proof of residency, which could be…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
A physical therapy company demonstrates to the Board of Education, audience members its testing plans for concussion, all athletic movement injuries for all school athletes.
With concussions and serious sports injuries a major topic across the country, the Belleville Board of Education hosted a sports physical therapy company owner to talk about preventing and minimizing injuries to student athletes. Dave Del Vecchio is regional director for Sportscare of America, a company that provides physical therapy the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. Del Vecchio said his team of physical therapists treats and rehabilitates orthopedic ailments and injuries. His team will perform impact concussion testing, and the latest available "functional movement screening," which may become a part of the seasonal sports seasons for the Belleville school district. Del Vecchio and his colleague demonstrated how …