The Week that Was

ScarletReport.com's "The Week That Was" feature is designed to give ScarletReport.com readers a quick-read format to catch up on the major happenings from the last seven days. This is installment features a developing scandal regarding newly named athletic director Julie Hermann.

In an effort to make the site even more user-friendly, ScarletReport.com provides a week in review. So much happens here in a week's time, it's possible to miss some of the happenings and news. To make it easier, each Monday "The Week That Was" will be posted to give an update on what transpired. All stories from ScarletReport.com can be accessed through the message boards.

Julie Hermann

Reported by the Star-Ledger Saturday night, newly named Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann enters the week with many questions to answer about her past as a Tennessee volleyball coach. Detailed in the Star-Ledger's reports, Hermann is accused of verbal abuse of former players.

The Star-Ledger also posted a wedding video, which was denied to exist by Hermann last week, linked to her pregnancy lawsuit.

The morning after the Star-Ledger's reports, many prominent women and colleagues of Hermann Spoke Out in her defense.

Rutgers has yet to release public comment on Hermann and the Star-Ledger's report.

On the Gridiron

Rutgers received a verbal commitment from First Coast High (Jacksonville, Fla.) cornerback Kam Lott. Lott chose Rutgers over Iowa State, Minnesota and South Florida.

Rutgers offered 2015 Paul VI (Haddonfield, N.J.) receiver Irvin Charles.

Dwight Morrow (Engelwood,N.J.) athlete Juwan Winfree trimmed his list to 13 schools with Rutgers making the list.

The Rutgers football team returns to campus this week for the first of three summer sessions.

Freshman enrollment begins this week with a handful of incoming freshmen set to arrive. Safety Bryant Gross, tight end Taylor Marini, receiver John Tsimis and defensive end Nick Internicola are all expected on campus for the first summer session.

Coach Kyle Flood spent some of his week presenting spring game uniforms to the towns affected by Hurricane Sandy in continued relief awareness efforts from the program.

In Recruiting

Eastern Christian (Elkton, Md.) receiver Freddy Canteen named Rutgers his leader. Teammate Jamie Herr, a guard, has Rutgers in his top two alongside West Virginia.

Class of 2015 offensive lineman Steven Gonzalez of Union City is up to seven verbal scholarship offers and will camp at Rutgers this summer.

Five-star Paramus Catholic (N.J.) cornerback Jabrill Peppers verbally committed to Michigan over finalists Penn State and Stanford.

On the Hardwood

Coach Eddie Jordan hired Kyle Triggs and Dalip Bhatia to his staff this week. Triggs, a former Lakers assistant, will serve as an assistant coach while Bhati, a Rutgers grad and St. Peter's assistant, will be the director of basketball operations.

22 Feet Academy (Jackson, Ky.) shooting guard Petar Rusic will officially visit Rutgers at the end of the month with the Scarlet Knights showing series interest late in the process. Rusic originally hails from Toronto and has four years of eligibility.


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