Friday, April 5, 2013
Hours after his resignation as Rutgers athletic director, Oakland resident Tim Pernetti called Friday a "sad day for a lot of people."
Tim Pernetti resigned as Rutgers athletic director Friday. “It’s a really sad day for a lot of people, including me and my family,” Pernetti said outside his Oakland home Friday. “I always have and I always will — no matter what — want what’s best for Rutgers.” In a letter to Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, Pernetti blamed the university for overriding his decision to immediately fire Mike Rice. The news of Pernetti’s resignation comes just days after video surfaced showing former mens basketball coach Mike Rice aggressively harassing basketball players at the Division I program. Pernetti, 42, was born in Teaneck, raised in Wyckoff and currently is an Oakland resident. He is a graduate of Ramapo High School. More from Patch:
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 …
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
The interactive map below has information on all 29 baseball players from North Jersey who are playing professional baseball in 2013.
"It's like Christmas, except it's warmer." - Pete Rose on baseball's Opening Day It's that time of year again. The day when hope springs eternal for baseball fans across the country and anything seems possible, even for a Pittsburgh Pirates fan like me. As Opening Day gets underway Monday, four players with North Jersey ties will suit up and don uniforms for major league teams. Another 20 will start their professional seasons in the minors, with the dream of some day making it to — or, in some cases, back to — The Show. All four North Jerseyans breaking camp with major league teams in 2013 are pitchers. Detroit Tigers starter Rick Porcello, a former first-round pick who made his major league debut at the ripe age of 20, is the best known …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Butler player named to association's Super 100 team.
Wednesday, March 27
Kinnelon High School head football coach Kevin White was named the New Jersey Football Coaches Association North 1 Coach of the Year according to The Star-Ledger's high school sports football blog. White was named along with four other coaches during the association's annual post-season banquet, with Elizabeth coach John Quinn being named the overall coach of the year. At the end of 2012, White led the Colts to victory against New Milford in the North 1, Group 2 State Championship game. The Kinnelon team won the game 26-14, capturing their first state championship title in the more than 50 years of the high school football program. In addition to honoring the coaches, Butler Bulldogs player Chris Heredia was named to the NJFCA Super 100 …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Local team competes in Bergen Travel Basketball League.
The following was submitted by Kinnelon Board of Education member and fifth grade girls basketball coach Mike Petruccelli. Have something you want to share with the community? Upload it here. The Kinnelon fifth grade girls travel basketball team won their championship game on Saturday morning in the Bergen Travel Basketball League. The team finished 14-1 for the season in the top fifth grade girls division of the BTBL. The team won in the semi-final round of the playoffs on Wednesday against Oradell and went on to defeat the Township of Washington in the finals on Saturday morning by a score of 16-10.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The 63rd annual Opening Day Ceremonies will be held on April 20.
Monday, March 11, 2013
60 teams descend on Wayne Hills including the Colts.
The Kinnelon 6-8 grade competition cheer team paticipated in a cheer competition at Wayne Hills High School Sunday. The event is hosted by the Wayne Hills competition cheer team, the reigning national champions. The proceeds help with the costs to travel to the national competition beginning later this week at Disney. The Kinnelon Colts competition team, the first year for Kinnelon, is put together on the basis of try outs and can include girls who cheer in other sports, like football.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Senior Idera Sade leads way in loss with 22 points.
The Morris Catholic girls basketball team fell to Trenton Catholic on Saturday 60-49 in the State Non-Public B Championship game at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River. The Crusaders took at 31-30 lead into the locker room at halftime but were unable to hold the lead over the final 10 minutes of the game as the Iron Mikes of Trenton outscored the Crusaders 24-7 over the final 9:30. The Crusaders, who shot 18 for 38 in the first half including six for 11 from beyond the three-point arc, could only manage six field goals in the second half and only one of 14 from three-point distance. Senior Idera Sade lead the way for the Crusaders with 22-points. Junior center Anna Toke had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Alexa Giuliano and freshman Rachel …