Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Teel Ready for Final Season at Rutgers; RU Facing 2 Investigations
NEWPORT, R.I. — There were Saturday nights last year when Mike Teel’s right thumb throbbed so much, the pain was overwhelming.
“For a period of four weeks, it was a nine out of 10, 10 out of 10 [on a scale of 10],” Teel said at Big East media day on Tuesday. “That’s the way it goes. It’s football, it’s a physical game. You’re going to get beat up. You’re going to get hurt. There’s a difference between being injured and being hurt. If you’re injured you can’t play, if you’re hurt you play through the pain and do what you have to do.”
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In other RU news, the AP is reporting that Rutgers is facing two investigations related to improprieties in the athletic department.
The latest revelation: Robert J. Mulcahy, the son of athletic director Robert E. Mulcahy, took a job at a sports marketing firm in 2000 just as the university was finishing negotiating a no-bid contract with the firm, Nelligan Sports Marketing Inc.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.