Rutgers Coach: We're 'Tired' Of Imus Controversy
October 26, 2007 at 2:09 PM (PT)
RUTGERS women's basketball coach C. VIVIAN STRINGER says the team is "tired of" the DON IMUS controversy that followed the team's loss in the NCAA championship game this spring. "Why should I have to marry him, walk down the aisle?,” said STRINGER at the BIG EAST conference media day in NEW YORK THURSDAY. "Every time I’m in the spotlight and this team is in the spotlight, he gets a play. I mean, what is that? Who loses in this? Maybe what I’m asking for" -- recognition for the team's accomplishments on the court -- "is impossible."
Players from the SCARLET KNIGHTS squad said that they continue to get peppered with questions about the IMUS brouhaha, and CONNECTICUT coach GENO AURIEMMA said that he was disappointed that instead of using the incident to examine racial issues, "a bunch of kids had to go through something that, from a media standpoint, a scrutiny standpoint, that nobody should have to go through."