By Eric Adelson
Incredibly, things have gotten worse at Rutgers. And this time, someone outside of the athletics department may need to be held accountable.
Only days after The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger reported allegations of abuse against new athletics director Julie Hermann while she was a volleyball coach at Tennessee in the 1990s, The New York Times has reported on another troubling situation during Hermann’s time as a senior athletics administrator at Louisville. In 2008, Mary Banker, an assistant track and field coach at Louisville, went to Hermann to complain of “discriminatory treatment” by the Cardinals’ head coach of the men’s and women’s teams. Less than a month later, Banker was fired.