These profs are small-minded and egocentric academics who do nothing for the university in terms of "community" and boosting Rutgers as a major state institution of higher learning among other great institutions with excellent athletics. See Stanford, Michigan, USC, Duke, OSU, Texas, Notre Dame, etc. They all succeed in BOTH athletics and academics because their faculty get involved with rooting on their athletics teams and getting out into the community to spread their university's brand. Rutgers professors could be doing the same instead of whining about the athletic budget--which makes up less than 2% of the total school budget. Get off your tenure-protected butts, get out there and cheer on YOUR students!