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Nocera: Big Ten Regretting Rutgers Decision? Not for a Second

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The Big Ten isn’t likely thinking twice about having Rutgers join the conference next year despite scandals that have dogged its athletic department, according to New York Times columnist Joe Nocera said.

“They will not be looking back on this decision with regret at all,” he told WNYC on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Rutgers is standing behind its pick for a new athletic director following reports that Julie Hermann verbally abused her players when she was coaching a Tennessee volleyball team in the 1990s.

The news comes on the heels of a scandal involving former athletic director, Tim Pernetti, the school's former men's basketball coach who was caught on tape verbally and physically abusing players.

To hear Nocera’s full analysis, click the audio above.