Once the video went viral, Mike Rice’s coaching days at Rutgers were over.Now the question is whether anyone else will lose their jobs — including the athletic director who in December suspended and fined Rice for the abusive behavior, and the university president who signed off on it.Rice was fired Wednesday, one day after a video surfaced of him hitting, shoving and berating his players with anti-gay slurs. Rice, in his third season with the Scarlet Knights, apologized outside his home in Little Silver, N.J.“I’ve let so many people down: my players, my administration, Rutgers University, the fans, my family, who’s sitting in their house just huddled around because of the fact their father was an embarrassment to them,” he said. Athletic Director Tim Pernetti was given a copy of the tape by a former employee in November and, after an independent investigator was hired to review it, Rice was suspended for three games, fined $75,000 and ordered to attend anger management classes. University President Robert Barchi agreed to the penalty.But on Wednesday, Rutgers referred to new information and “a review of previously discovered issues” as the reasons for the termination of the 44-year-old coach.Ware upbeatInjured Louisville guard Kevin Ware will travel to the Final Four on his crutches and expects to be a big presence for the Cardinals.Cleared by doctors to accompany Louisville to Atlanta, the sophomore told The Associated Press that he plans to be a full participant in the team’s preparation for Saturday’s game against Wichita State.Ware said the overwhelming support he has received has helped him maintain his spirits and strengthened his confidence of a full recovery. He hopes by next season to be helping the Cardinals defend the national championship he believes they’ll win this weekend.The normally reserved 20-year-old calmly recalled how he felt when he suffered the devastating injury, saying he doesn’t think Louisville would be in the Final Four if he had lost his composure.Ware credits teammate Luke Hancock for calming him down.Ware said he has heard from several of his NBA idols, including Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Charles Barkley. The Louisville guard said he has even heard from first lady Michelle Obama and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.Ware’s mother, Lisa Junior, also plans to move from Georgia to aid her son’s healing process. Ware said his leg will need eight to 12 weeks to heal before he begins rehabilitation in hopes of returning by the start of practice in October.Briefly • Big East’s new name: The current Big East will be called the American Athletic Conference starting next season, school presidents decided. The Big East football schools were in need of a new name after they agreed to let seven basketball schools break away from the conference to start a new league this summer to be called the Big East. The American Athletic Conference will have 10 members in its first season: Rutgers, Louisville, Connecticut, South Florida, Cincinnati, Central Florida, Memphis, Houston, SMU and Temple. Rutgers and Louisville are likely leaving after 2013 and are set to be replaced by Tulane, East Carolina and Tulsa in 2014. Navy is scheduled to join in 2015 for football only, and the conference will begin playing a league championship football game. • Marshall Henderson: The Mississippi guard from Hurst L.D. Bell High School posted a letter on the school’s athletic website apologizing for some of his actions during a successful but turbulent season. Multiple media outlets reported that Henderson made an obscene gesture toward the crowd following the team’s season-ending loss in the NCAA Tournament to La Salle. Ole Miss spokesman Daniel Snowden said Henderson is not facing any discipline. • Minnesota men’s basketball: Richard Pitino was regarded as one of the nation’s up-and-coming young coaches at Florida International. The son of Louisville coach Rick Pitino has agreed to take over for the fired Tubby Smith, Minnesota officials announced Wednesday evening. In his lone season at Florida International, Pitino led the Panthers to an 18-14 record, the school’s first winning season in 13 years. He turns 31 in September, fitting the profile of a rising star that Teague has preferred to hire in the past.Smith, who was fired last week after six seasons at Minnesota, was hired at Texas Tech on Monday. • Texas A&M wonen’s basketball : Junior Kelsey Bone, a 6-foot-4 center, intends to have her degree in hand in May and said she will skip her senior year and enter the WNBA draft on April 15. Bone said she’s been told she might be selected anywhere from fourth to eighth overall. • Boise State men’s basketball: Boise State has rewarded coach Leon Rice for posting consecutive 20-win seasons and getting the Broncos to the NCAA tournament last month with a two-year contract extension and salary hike to $482, 110. • Kansas men’s basketball: Freshman Anrio Adams has been granted a release to transfer to another school. The talented swingman from Seattle generated more buzz away from the court, where he once used Twitter to express his frustration over a lack of playing time. • Jackson State athletics: Jackson State athletic director Vivian Fuller is now facing four federal lawsuits related to allegations that she sexually harassed an assistant and fired other employees who supported the woman. The university denies the allegations. • Cal State Northridge basketball: Reggie Theus was hired as coach by the Big West school, succeeding Bobby Braswell, who was fired March 17 after 17 years that included three 20-win seasons, two NCAA tournament appearances and a 251-258 record.He has coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA’s D-League since October 2011.Theus coached at New Mexico State from 2005-07, compiling a 41-23 record with one NCAA tourney berth. He was an assistant under Rick Pitino at Louisville from 2003-05. In Theus’ second season there, the Cardinals reached the Final Four. • California men’s basketball: Pac-12 Player of the Year and leading scorer Allen Crabbe will forgo his senior season at California and enter this summer’s NBA draft.