Rutgers University, which is being sued by a former member of the basketball team coached by Mike Rice during his troubled tenure with the school, said three other students have retained attorneys in connection with the scandal that cost Rice his job.

The former coach was fired by university President Robert Barchi on April 3 after videos surfaced showing the former head coach shouting curses and gay slurs, angrily berating his players and throwing a ball at some during team practices.

The university released letters from attorneys for Jerome Seagears, who is still on the Scarlet Knights roster, along with former teammates Robert Lumpkins and Dane Miller, who either filed notices of claim in connection with their treatment at the hands of Rice, or letters of representation asking Rutgers to preserve all evidence related to the students.

None of the students has gone to court.

Their attorneys — Jamon Hicks of The Cochran Firm in California, who represents Lumpkins and Seagears, and Adam Sattler of Ebanks & Sattler in New York, who represents Miller — did not return calls for comment.

A Rutgers spokesman said the university did not comment on pending or threatened litigation.

The letters from the attorneys, which were filed in April, May and June of last year, were only recently released by the university after The Star-Ledger filed a request under the Open Public Records Act for their disclosure, in the wake of another lawsuit in December by another former player who claimed he was abused by Rice.