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A video released Tuesday shows why, exactly, Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, center, was suspended three games last year. He’s seen throwing a basketball at a player’s head, calling a player a homophobic slur and what appears to be kicking a player.

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COLLEGE HOOPS NOTEBOOK: Rutgers succumbs to pressure, fires embattled men's basketball coach

Mike Rice, who was seen kicking, screaming, throwing balls at and hurling slurs at his players in a practice video, is canned Wednesday after a public outcry to fire him. (ADDS: notebook items on Pitino's son being hired to coach Minnesota; Big East Conference being renamed to America Athletic Conference)

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK: Video shows Rutgers coach verbally, physically abusing players

Video has emerged of Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice kicking his players, using homophobic slurs and hurling basketball at his players' heads. (ADDS: Note on Pac-12 officiating scandal)

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