Gordon Gee's retirement in wake of a controversy that got major attention from sports media raises this question: Are athletics issues at universities fundamentally different from others that presidents face?
Even before athletics scandals, Rutgers president faced criticism on several fronts. Given his limited background in athletics, observers said it’s no surprise sports got away from him, and some worry about the cumulative impact of events in the last year.
The decision by college presidents who run the NCAA's Division I to axe a new academic standard for athletic eligibility is irking some faculty members, but presidents say its effects could have been more negative than positive.
Video obtained by ESPN shows basketball coach kicking players, hurling balls at their heads and using anti-gay slurs. University briefly suspended coach in December, but didn't take further action until the video became public