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3:16am

Sun April 7, 2013
Sports

Old Guard And Fresh Faces Square Off At Women's Final Four

Originally published on Sun April 7, 2013 10:51 am

Louisville guard Shoni Schimmel (23) and the Louisville bench react to her 3-point shot against Tennessee in the second half of the regional final in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Louisville won 86-78.
Sue Ogrocki AP

A women's Final Four without Baylor, Stanford or Tennessee? That's happened only one other time in the last dozen years. We've become so used to it being a power party, that it's downright disorienting.

Or maybe that's just vertigo from trying to track the movements of the Final Four's breakout star, Louisville guard Shoni Schimmel. She's a big reason why two of those teams — Tennessee and Baylor — aren't in New Orleans for a chance at the title.

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3:16am

Sun April 7, 2013
Sports

An NCAA Basketball Star In Europe

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 2:37 pm

Greg Nelson Sports Illustrated/Getty Images

With a single, devastating shot, Ali Farokhmanesh became the face of the NCAA basketball tournament in 2010.

He nailed the 3-pointer that propelled the ninth-seeded Northern Iowa Panthers to a major upset victory over the tournament favorite, Kansas Jayhawks. It also put him on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

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5:11am

Sat April 6, 2013
Sports

Week In Sports: Assessing The Rutgers Coach Firing

Originally published on Sun April 7, 2013 9:08 am

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4:55pm

Fri April 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Former Employee, Who Leaked Rutgers Abuse Video, Files Whistleblower Lawsuit

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 6:48 pm

Eric Murdock as a Los Angeles Clipper in 1999.
Tom Hauck Getty Images

Eric Murdock, the Rutgers University employee who leaked video of coach Mike Rice physically and verbally abusing his players, filed a whistle-blower lawsuit against the university on Friday.

In the complaint, filed a New Jersey state court, Murdock alleges he told the school's athletic director Tim Pernetti about Rice's abusive behavior "on several occasions."

Instead of taking action against Rice, the complaint says, Murdock was fired.

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9:22am

Fri April 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Rutgers Athletic Director Is Out Of A Job

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 12:17 pm

Rutgers University Athletic director Tim Pernetti.
Elsa Getty Images

(We most recently updated the top of this post at 2:15 p.m. ET.)

The abusive actions of the men's basketball coach at Rutgers University, who was videotaped physically and verbally abusing his players during the team's practices and was fired after the scenes were broadcast by ESPN, have now also cost the school's athletic director his job.

Tim Pernetti submitted his resignation Friday morning.

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