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Senior linebacker Khaseem Greene will be long gone before Rutgers ever takes a snap as a member of the Big Ten.
Forgive Greene if he's not exactly caught up in the hype surrounding the school's decision to bolt the Big East for more stable ground in 2014.
''At the end of the day, we ain't winning no Big Ten championship this year,'' Greene said.
The Big East, however, is another matter entirely.
The 21st-ranked Scarlet Knights (9-1, 5-0 Big East) can clinch at least a share of the conference title with a victory Saturday in Pittsburgh. Heady territory for a program that's been playing football for 143 years.
It's a benchmark Rutgers was on the verge of reaching a year ago, only to lose to Connecticut in the regular season finale. The memory still stings, though the Scarlet Knights believe it can also be an important reminder on not overlooking anyone, particularly the Panthers (4-6, 1-4).
''We can learn a lot from that (Connecticut l...
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene and Pittsburgh running back Ray Graham's sibling relationship is common knowledge in the Big East. The two matched up as stars in the past and are set to do so one last time on the college level Saturday at Heinz Field.
PITTSBURGH – The “same old Rutgers” bug bit again, this time in an ugly 27-6 loss to Pittsburgh. On a day where a win sent the Scarlet Knights to the Orange Bowl, Rutgers returns to New Jersey reeling but keeps its BCS hopes intact for Thursday night’s battle against Louisville.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- A win Saturday at Pittsburgh would give Rutgers at least a share of the Big East title for the first time in school history, and the day could end with the Scarlet Knights earning a BCS bowl berth, and freshman defensive tackle Darius Hamilton went 1-on-1 with ScarletReport.com to discuss it.
PITTSBURGH -- Rutgers could have wrapped up a BCS bid, but instead were beaten 27-6 by Pittsburgh at Heinz Field. Afterward, Scarlet Knights coach Kyle Flood met the media to discuss went went wrong, particularly in a 21-point second quarter for the Panthers.
PITTSBURGH -- Rutgers blew an opportunity to clinch an Orange Bowl bid in its 27-6 embarrassing loss to Pittsburgh. Though the Scarlet Knights leave as co-Big East champs, the hard work comes Thursday when they face Louisville for a spot in the BCS.
Rutgers football kicked off its Thanksgiving with a focused practice. Two days away from Pittsburgh and a shot at a share of the Big East title the Scarlet Knights did not use the holiday as a day of rest. Following the final practice before heading to Heinz Field, head coach Kyle Flood offered the latest news leading up to the game.