The Rutgers’ women’s basketball team and coach C. Vivian Stringer were scheduled to appear April 12 on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” as furor continues over remarks made about the team by radio host Don Imus.
Stringer and the 10 team members will appear live via satellite, a spokeswoman for Harpo Productions Inc. said Wednesday night.
Imus triggered an uproar April 4 when he referred to the mostly black Rutgers team as “nappy-headed hos” on his nationally syndicated radio show.
The team spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday about the on-air comments, made the day after the team lost the NCAA championship game to Tennessee, calling them insensitive and hurtful.
MSNBC on Wednesday said it will drop its simulcast of “Imus in the Morning,” after a growing list of sponsors said they were pulling ads. CBS Corp. has suspended Imus without pay for two weeks beginning Monday.