College coaches often do grand things for publicity stunts in an effort to raise money.
Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice completed one of the most daring charity efforts of all time in that regard Friday morning when he took to the side of the Harborside Financial Center Plaza 5 building in Jersey City.
The descent took nine minutes and he was one of five people to take the long and windy way down in the name of charity; the St. John's mascot also got his Mission: Impossible on. Check out the shots here.
Cool side note. I spoke with Star-Ledger writer Brendan Prunty, who was there to watch this (cool shot, B.P.) and he said Rice said, on his way down, a boardroom full of Rutgers alums were up against one of the windows giving him cheers and thumbs-ups.
Rice, 43, was delayed initially from doing the scale. He was supposed to head down around 9:30 a.m. but didn't get over the edge until just before 11 a.m. because of hazy weather.
Here's how it played out:
Great stuff -- and kudos to Rice for helping to raise a lot of money for Coaches vs. Cancer. But what I really want to see is the video from the headcam he had attached to his helmet. I could use a little nausea heading into the weekend.