RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS NEWS

How close is Rutgers coach Chris Ash to deciding the starting quarterback? (VIDEO)

Rutgers is two weeks into a five-week preseason, and the depth chart is starting to take shape. Watch video PISCATAWAY -- The first question Chris Ash received during Rutgers' annual Media Day press conference Sunday focused on the areas in which his team has improved the most. "I would start with the quarterback position,...
Via NJ.com
3 days ago

Storylines Coming Into Focus For Rutgers Football

At the end of the second week of training camp, there are plenty of personnel developments to review. As the second week of training camp is now over, there is still a lot of work left to do before September 1st’s opener at home against #7 Washington. However, things are taking shape with the roster, based on reports the past two weeks, interviews from the coaching staff throughout...
Via On the Banks
4 days ago

Rutgers football: 9 things we learned from Week 2 of training camp

The Rutgers football depth chart is taking shape after the Scarlet Knights wrapped up the second week of a five-week preseason with a scrimmage.
Via NJ.com
4 days ago

Thoughts On Open Practice & Fan Appreciation Day For Rutgers Football

It was a cloudy but cool and comfortable afternoon for Fan Appreciation Day. Hundreds of fans came out today to see a preview of the 2017 Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The fans were treated to an open live practice which showcase the Scarlet Knights’ offense, defense, and special teams drills. There were some good plays, and bad plays but that’s what practice is for. Here is my analysis...
Via On the Banks
4 days ago

Who has the edge in Rutgers' right guard battle?

It might not get the same attention as the quarterback competition, but Rutgers is still searching for a starter in a right guard battle in training camp. PISCATAWAY -- It's a safe bet that as his Washington team starts to game-plan for its Sept. 1 season opener against Rutgers, Huskies coach Chris Petersen won't lose sleep over the Scarlet...
Via NJ.com
5 days ago

Rutgers football training camp: LIVE UPDATES from open practice

Rutgers will be holding a rare open practice for fans on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Keep it here for live updates. PISCATAWAY -- Heading into his second training camp as Rutgers coach, Chris Ash wasn't sure how his charges would handle a longer preseason. "It's a five-week training camp. We'll deal with it,'' Ash said. "We have to be very cautious...
Via NJ.com
5 days ago

Chris Ash May Have the Toughest Coaching Job in the Big Ten for 2017

Rutgers football head coach Chris Ash may have the toughest coaching job in the Big Ten. Of the 12 games on the schedule, Rutgers will face four teams ranked in the top ten of the recent Coaches Poll that was released last week. The season opener begins with the #7 Washington Huskies, who made an appearance in the College Football Playoff last season. Further down the schedule, Rutgers...
Via On the Banks
5 days ago

Rutgers basketball's sweeping roster transformation under Steve Pikiell: A top 10 recruiting class

Only 4 scholarship players remain from Eddie Jordan era, as Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell went international to find gems, then built Top 10 recruiting class for 2018
Via NJ.com
5 days ago

Here are 3 things to watch for in Rutgers' open practice

Rutgers fans will be given a rare treat, an opportunity to watch the Scarlet Knights in action three weeks before the Sept. 1 opener versus Washington.
Via NJ.com
5 days ago

Rutgers secures commitment from Don Bosco Prep's Ron Harper Jr., son of 5-time NBA champ

Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell continued the momentum on the recruiting trail with a commitment from Don Bosco Prep's Ron Harper Jr. On the heels of landing a pair of highly touted guard prospects last week, Rutgers' 2018 men's basketball recruiting class moved up to No. 10 nationally, according to the 247 Sports composite team rankings. Scarlet...
Via NJ.com
5 days ago

How a soft-shell helmet is limiting the risk of concussions at Rutgers football camp

In an attempt to cut down on head injuries, several Rutgers players are wearing soft-shell helmets in training camp. Watch video PISCATAWAY -- According to its website, the Guardian Cap is defined as a soft-shell helmet cover designed to reduce impact up to 33 percent. It's a fancy way of saying the extra layer of protection...
Via NJ.com
6 days ago

Which Rutgers quarterback should start the opener? (POLL)

We're giving Rutgers football fans the chance to decide who should be the Scarlet Knights' season-opening starter between Giovanni Rescigno, Kyle Bolin or Johnathan Lewis.
Via NJ.com
6 days ago

Rutgers Football: Defensive Line Coach Shane Burnham Wants To Build Depth & Diversify Looks

Last week, our David Anderson gave a detailed preview of the defensive line group at the start of training camp. Today, d-line coach Shane Burnham spoke with the media and gave a lot of detail on the progress made through week two of camp so far. While head coach Chris Ash has talked a lot about forgetting the 2016 season and moving on from it, Burnham made it clear he learned a...
Via On the Banks
6 days ago

Meet 'the new Kemoko' Turay, a Rutgers defensive end with a double-digit sack goal

Now healthy after undergoing multiple shoulder surgeries, Rutgers' Kemoko Turay is ready to get back to his 2014 star form. Watch video PISCATAWAY -- The last time Rutgers had a player register double-digit sacks in a season was 2005, when Val Barnaby and Ryan Neill each recorded 10. Keep that in mind when you hear the sack-total...
Via NJ.com
6 days ago

Rutgers Football 2017 Preview: Linebackers

Returning starter Maddox-Williams is out for the season, but lots of potential here With practices for the fall season underway, we continue positional previews with the Scarlet Knights 2017 linebackers. This comes a week after Tyreek Maddox-Williams was injured and reported to be out for the season. All of the players listed as linebacker will be reviewed in turn by jersey number...
Via On the Banks
7 days ago

Appreciating The Career Of Rutgers Great Marco Battaglia

Here is a TBT post that is appropriate for this week. There has been a lot of coverage about tight ends on the site in the past day. Former Rutgers player Tim Wright signed with the Detroit Lions. Our Bob Cancro previewed the current players at the position here. It’s only natural that we now discuss the career of the greatest tight end in Rutgers history. On Sunday, Rutgers held...
Via On the Banks
7 days ago

Rutgers starting quarterback: The case for Kyle Bolin

The Louisville transfer, with his experience and proven ability, is easily the best option. SPOILER ALERT: The quarterback controversy at Rutgers is over.  Oh, it's not officially over, and sure, it's good fun to debate the pros and cons of the three players competing for the job. My esteemed colleagues Ryan Dunleavy and Keith Sargeant made...
Via NJ.com
7 days ago

Rutgers starting quarterback: The case for Johnathan Lewis

Is Johnathan Lewis ready to start as a true freshman at quarterback for the Rutgers football team? Scarlet Knights coach Chris Ash isn't ruling it out. Watch video Chris Ash isn't the riverboat-gambler type, but the Rutgers football coach will have an interesting decision in front of him later this month. Go with an experienced...
Via NJ.com
7 days ago

Rutgers starting quarterback: The case for ... Giovanni Rescigno

Giovanni Rescigno finished 2016 as Rutgers staring quarterback, but he is being pushed by 2 newcomers. Here's why he's the right choice. The fall semester hasn't started yet, but its final exam week for Rutgers quarterbacks.  That's because offensive coordinator Jerry Kill finally put out a timetable for naming a starter in the competition...
Via NJ.com
7 days ago

Rutgers Football 2017 Position Preview: Tight Ends

This could be very interesting Offense puts fans in the stands and defense wins championships. Defensive players are tough, nasty, mean. Uhh, Bob, this is about an offensive position, you say. True. The offensive line is where it all starts; they’re the closest ones in Jerry Kill’s room to defenders in mentality. QBs are pretty boys, wideouts are showy, running backs sign...
Via On the Banks
7 days ago

WATCH: Is Janarion Grant really Rutgers' MVP since Ray Rice in 2007? (POLL RESULTS)

Janarion Grant is Rutgers' undisputed MVP in 2017, but could he really be the most valuable player since Ray Rice in 2007? Fans, NJ.com disagree. Watch video   If Ray Rice's name is on a list, a majority of Rutgers football fans likely are going to vote for him. That's the main takeaway from a NJ.com poll question posed earlier...
Via NJ.com
8 days ago

Rutgers Football gets a visit on the BTN bus tour

Dave and the guys stop in...and whaddya know! They get to see a new facility I don’t think it was coincidence that the new practice complex was dedicated just before BTN showed up for its annual bus tour of preseason camps. After a stop in Maryland the day before, the BTN bus headed up the Turnpike to Exit 9 and the home of yo-o-o-ur Scarlet Knights! When Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo...
Via On the Banks
8 days ago

Why a Rutgers spring game star was left off training camp roster

Chris Ash feels more confident about competition to be Rutgers kicker and punter after post-spring additions, so who's battling? Watch video PISCATAWAY -- There is a football adage that if a team has two quarterbacks then it has no quarterback. There's no adage for having four placekickers because ... well ... it's that unique...
Via NJ.com
8 days ago

3-Star Running Back Stevie Scott Commits To Rutgers Football

The Scarlet Knights pick up their 17th verbal pledge for the 2018 class. Head coach Chris Ash received the 17th verbal commitment for the 2018 recruiting class on Tuesday afternoon, as 3-star running back Stevie Scott pledged to the program. Scott plays for Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, New York and is the 13th ranked recruit in the Empire state. The 6’0” back ran for...
Via On the Banks
8 days ago

Big Ten-caliber RB commit Stevie Scott says Rutgers pledge shocked head coach Chris Ash

Tuesday, Rutgers received its 17th pledge of the recruiting class of 2018 when Christian Brothers Academy (Albany, N.Y.) running back Stevie Scott committed to the Scarlet Knights. Tuesday, Rutgers received its 17th pledge of the 2018 class when Christian Brothers Academy (Albany, N.Y.) running back Stevie Scott chose the Scarlet Knights. "I...
Via NJ.com
8 days ago
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