Found January 29, 2014 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson is staying in the Big Ten. Nelson will transfer to Rutgers, meaning the Mankato native and former Gatorade Minnesota Player of the Year could face his old team in a few years. It was announced earlier this month that Nelson was leaving the Gophers program and wanted to find a system that better fit his skillset. In Nelson's mind, Big Ten newcomer Rutgers is a good fit. "The coaching staff and the system and really the players, everything kind of fit really well for me and really made me feel like home again," Nelson told "I feel like this system is one that I can be successful in and help this team move forward." Nelson was viewed as perhaps the biggest recruit for Gophers coach Jerry Kill in the 2012 recruiting class. He eventually made seven starts as a true freshman and split time under center in 2013 with redshirt freshman Mitch Leidner. As a sophomore this year, Nelson was 94-for-186 for 1,3...

Schimmel helps Louisville women beat Rutgers 80-71

Shoni Schimmel scored 24 points, Asia Taylor added 19 and No. 5 Louisville beat Rutgers 80-71 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals (21-1, 9-0 American Athletic Conference) extended their winning streak to 14 games. While most of the victories during the streak were by double-digits, Louisville had to rally for this win. Louisville trailed 48-42 5 minutes into the second half before...

Scaife impressive in Rutgers' loss to Louisville

Tyler Scaife has played her best against top opponents this season. The freshman guard scored a season-high 25 points in Rutgers' 80-71 loss to No. 5 Louisville on Tuesday night. ''She always seems to play well in the big games,'' Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer said. ''She's definitely never afraid.'' Scaife, who had 22 against top-ranked...

Minnesota QB Nelson will transfer to Rutgers

Minnesota quarterback Phillip Nelson is transferring to Rutgers. Nelson father, Pat Nelson, told the Star Tribune in Minneapolis on Wednesday that his son has decided to attend Rutgers after also considering Kansas State. Rutgers could not comment because the move had not yet become official. Nelson visited the Scarlet Knights' campus in Piscataway, N.J., on Sunday. Phillip...

Report: Ralph Friedgen To Join Rutgers Staff As Offensive Coordinator

Rutgers’ football coaching staff has been in flux this offseasons after a number of assistants were fired or took other jobs, like former offensive coordinator Ron Prince, who left to join the Detroit Lions’ staff. However, today it sounds like the Scarlet Knights are bringing a very talented coach aboard: Former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen expected to be Rutgers new OC, sources...

AP source: Rutgers near deal to hire Friedgen

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Rutgers is close to hiring former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen as its offensive coordinator. The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because contract details were still being worked out. Friedgen coached the Terrapins from 2001-10 and went 75-50, including 9-4 in his last season. He was 5-2 in bowl...

Jevon Tyree's family responds to the Rutgers athletics investigation report

Clarice Tyree, the mother of former Rutgers player Jevon Tyree, provided with a reaction to the investigation results released by the university on Tuesday. Clarice Tyree said there is nothing to be gained by continuing to go back-and-forth, so she provided this written response from the family: "We're glad that the investigation cleared the fact that, prior to...

Investigation: Rutgers coach didn't bully player

A law firm's investigation has determined that a former assistant football coach for Rutgers did not bully a former player and there was no retaliation against the player. The report issued Tuesday also found the university responded appropriately in the matter involving cornerback Jevon Tyree. The investigation was done by Saiber LLC, a firm with offices in Florham Park and...

Rutgers releases investigator's report on Jevon Tyree football bullying allegations

A Rutgers University football coach did not bully cornerback Jevon Tyree and the university handled the student's allegations of mistreatment appropriately, according to an independent investigator's report released today. The report was prepared by Saiber, a Florham Park-based law firm that interviewed Tyree and others involved in the case that made headlines last fall...

Early Enrollment Spotlight: Marcus Applefield

Rutgers plucked talented three-star offensive lineman Marcus Applefield out of talent-rich Florida, and he is one of five to enroll at Rutgers last week. Applefield spoke with yesterday about his happiness in New Jersey and building friendships with veteran Scarlet Knights.

Commitment Impact: Quarterback Duo

Rutgers landed commitments from high school quarterback Giovanni Rescigno and Minnesota transfer Philip Nelson in the last four days, and takes a look at how both fit into the Scarlet Knights' roster, and what they will bring.

Sources: Rutgers likely to tab Friedgen as OC

Former Maryland Terrapins coach Ralph Friedgen is expected to be named Rutgers Scarlet Knights new offensive coordinator, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.


The Temple men’s basketball team won its first game in the American Athletic Conference, coming from behind in the final minutes after blowing a 20-point second-half lead to Rutgers. The Owls defeated the Scarlet Knights, 88-82, ending an eight-game losing skid that was the longest in the last 38 years for the program.
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