You may have heard once or twice in recent weeks, months and years the the Big Ten is expanding, adding Rutgers and Maryland to their now 14-team conference. That means that the conference will slowly integrate them in to the league’s media offerings, which includes Big Ten Network. They announced hirings specific to both schools […]
Eric LeGrand and Khaseem Greene met the summer of 2008, as incoming freshmen at Rutgers, two New Jersey players who lived 20 minutes from each other but had never competed against one another or bumped into the other at a camp or a combine. Show More Summary
promoted by Rosi Can Rutgers crap on any more of its own heroes? At their own graduation? Now that the Eric LeGrand embarassment is over with, another Rutgers grad gets a backhanded slap. Christine O'Connell and her son John will march...Show More Summary
The story of Eric LeGrand is probably a familiar one to you by now. He’s continued to work harder than many might have thought possible after the 2010 football injury that left him paralyzed. Over the weekend, another piece of that story reached its conclusion with his triumphant graduation from Rutgers University, during which he […]
After a bit of a scandal that involved a keynote speaker invite and a rescinding of said invitation, paralyzed football player Eric LeGrand delivered an impassioned commencement speech to his fellow Rutgers graduates Sunday, the Associated Press reports.
Paralyzed former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand implored his fellow graduates to remember that anything is possible in an emotional speech Sunday during the university’s commencement ceremony.
Former Rutgers football star Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down in 2010, continues to inspire people to this day. On Sunday, he fulfilled another personal goal by finishing his education at Rutgers University. Once his...Show More Summary
Eric LeGrand spoke to Rutgers graduates Sunday, making the speech that nearly was called off, and it was wonderful. LeGrand, who has been paralyzed since an October 2010 football game, received his degree in labor relations along with a standing ovation from the crowd. There was a bit of bad publicity for Rutgers after Condoleezza Rice […]
Rutgers can’t get its act together as to whom it should invite to give its 2014 commencement speech. First the university’s offer to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice triggered harsh protests from professors at both its campuses in New Brunswick and Newark, prompting Rice to back out. Show More Summary
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While Eric LeGrand’s status as Rutgers University’s commencement speaker has reportedly been reinstated, the situation has left an awkward mess in its wake. LeGrand’s ongoing story is one of inspiration, perseverance, and triumph over tragedy, but the latest chapter, authored by seemingly incompetent dolts, is one of inexplicably thoughtless actions based on either inept or
Calling it a "miscommunication" (a pretty freaking big one, and one that apparently took 14 hours to clear up), Rutgers has announced that paralyzed former football player Eric LeGrand will indeed give a commencement speech. Read more...
Eric LeGrand, the opposite of crisis management, and the sad pretensions of an institution that doesn't know what it wants to be. There's a game that my father and other Jersey-raised men of his generation play sometimes, which I call "Tales of Jersey." They don't have a name for it. Show More Summary
Days after the controversy over former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaking at commencement, Rutgers University now finds itself in another mess: A school official apparently asked Eric LeGrand, the Rutgers football player paralyzed...Show More Summary
Eric LeGrand was miles away from the place he called home during his football career at Rutgers University. The place where a head first tackle would leave him paralyzed. The place that he says supported him throughout his six-year journey to earn his degree. Show More Summary
As the inevitable push continues to give college football players more value for their efforts and sacrifices, one player who made a very significant sacrifice for his school has received a slap in the face. As explained by the fine folks at CFT, former Rutgers defensive lineman Eric LeGrand, who suffered paralysis as a result…
If Rutgers can’t get Eric LeGrand right, then it can’t get anything right. Commencement speeches are a tricky business, especially when you throw in an honorary degree or two.
Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand says the school withdrew its offer to have him deliver this year's commencement speech. It's another of many gaffes the school has suffered through over the past year.
In a bit of a bind after Condoleezza Rice canceled as its commencement speaker on Saturday, Rutgers turned to Eric LeGrand, their former football player who was paralyzed during a game in 2010. LeGrand was thrilled when he got the call from Gregory Jackson, chief of staff for Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi, later Saturday […]
What's up, Rutgers? This is not a way to treat Eric LeGrand. You asked him Saturday night to deliver the commencement speech, replacing Condoleezza Rice. Less than 48 hours later, he has to find out you've announced Monday afternoon former Gov. Show More Summary