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Updated: 04/09/2013 01:19:01AM

Rutgers plans independent review

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Carmine Ralph Cicurillo questions Rutgers University President Robert Barchi over the expenses of athletic programs as Barchi addresses a town hall meeting Monday, April 8, 2013, in Newark, N.J., Barchi announced Monday that Rutgers officials are reviewing practice videos of all sports to see if any coach engaged in behavior like the type that cost men's basketball coach Mike Rice his job, and the university is planning to hire a consultant to do an independent review of how the university hired Rice. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Rutgers University professor Beryl Satter, Ph.D., interrupts president Robert Barchi as he addresses a town hall meeting Monday, April 8, 2013, in Newark, N.J. Barchi announced Monday that Rutgers officials are reviewing practice videos of all sports to see if any coach engaged in behavior like the type that cost men's basketball coach Mike Rice his job, and the university is planning to hire a consultant to do an independent review of how the university hired Rice.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Rutgers University professor Beryl Satter, left, Ph.D., is applauded as she interrupts president Robert Barchi as he addresses a strategic planning gathering Monday, April 8, 2013, in Newark, N.J. Barchi announced Monday that Rutgers officials are reviewing practice videos of all sports to see if any coach engaged in behavior like the type that cost men's basketball coach Mike Rice his job, and the university is planning to hire a consultant to do an independent review of how the university hired Rice.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Rutgers University President Robert Barchi addresses a town hall meeting Monday, April 8, 2013, in Newark, N.J. Barchi announced Monday that Rutgers officials are reviewing practice videos of all sports to see if any coach engaged in behavior like the type that cost men's basketball coach Mike Rice his job, and the university is planning to hire a consultant to do an independent review of how the university hired Rice.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Rutgers University President Robert Barchi addresses a strategic planning gathering Monday, April 8, 2013, in Newark, N.J., as he holds a town hall meeting that had been planned for last week but was postponed after a video surfaced showing basketball Coach Mike Rice pushing players, throwing basketballs at them and berating them with invectives, including gay slurs. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI
and KATIE ZEZIMA

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TRENTON, N.J. — Rutgers officials are scrutinizing practice videos of all sports to see if any coach engaged in behavior like the type that cost men’s basketball coach Mike Rice his job, the university president announced Monday.

The inquiry into Rice and how university officials responded is also going deeper as the school announced plans to hire a consultant for an independent review.

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