RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS NEWS

Rutgers suffers decommitment from OL Travis Jones after just one day

Just one day after pledging to the Scarlet Knights, Wilbur Cross (New Haven, Conn.) offensive tackle Travis Jones decommitted Saturday, choosing to further "explore his options." It wasn't as fast as Malcolm Pridgeon's decomittment in 2015, or quite as fast as Darius Stills decommitment just last year. But it was fast. Just one day after pledging...
Via NJ.com
18 hours ago

Rutgers picks up 2nd Saturday commitment from Pennsylvania OL Matt Rosso

Following Zamir Mickens Saturday morning pledge, the Scarlet Knights received a second commitment from Pennsbury (Fairless Hills, Pa.) Matt Rosso, Saturday evening following the 2017 Rutgers 7-on-7 Passing Camp. Following Zamir Mickens Saturday morning pledge, the Scarlet Knights received a second commitment from Pennsbury (Fairless Hills, Pa...
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19 hours ago

(Potential) Knights in the Pros: Baseball report

Will they enroll at Rutgers? Nothing goes better than Knights in the Pros and baseball! With apologies to peanut butter and jelly, chicken and waffles, along with oil and vinegar, this allows your truly to kill two birds with one stone. The NFL, MLB, NBA, and now even NHL draft have come and gone in the last 60 days. (The WNBA draft was slightly out of range) Though no players from...
Via On the Banks
19 hours ago

Why Rutgers coach Chris Ash believes Yankee Stadium game vs. Maryland is 'a big deal'

The idea of bringing his Rutgers football program into Yankee Stadium is growing on Scarlet Knights coach Chris Ash. On Tuesday morning, Chris Ash spent a couple minutes trading barbs with Craig Carton and Gov. Chris Christie -- who serving as Boomer and Carton guest host -- on New York's nationally syndicated WFAN radio morning-show program...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

Rutgers Basketball Set To Host Multiple Recruits, Headlined By 4-star Guard Jalen Carey

A group of ten prospects from various classes are scheduled to visit campus on Saturday. The Rutgers men’s basketball coaching staff has been as active on the recruiting trail as I can ever remember any being since I’ve followed the program over the past 30 years. The last Saturday in June is just another example of their diligence, as Andrew Slater of 247 Sports reports that...
Via On the Banks
1 day ago

Rutgers Wrestling announces 2017-18 schedule & it's good

Six home matches include Penn State, Ohio State, and Iowa It doesn't get much better than this. With the defending national champions and defending Big Ten champions at home - and not the same team! - Rutgers has both a challenging and extremely attractive schedule at the RAC next year. Ohio State won the Big Ten Tournament four individual champions. The Buckeyes outscored Penn...
Via On the Banks
2 days ago

Wrestling. Wrestling Announces 2017-18 Home Opponents

Rutgers wrestling announced its 2017-18 home schedule Friday. The Scarlet Knights’ home slate features some of the top programs in the nation, as Big Ten Conference foes Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio State and reigning national champion Penn State are all set to compete at the RAC next season.
Via ScarletKnights.com
2 days ago

What should Rutgers fans expect in new football uniforms? Chris Ash explains ...

Rutgers coach Chris Ash offers a glimpse into what Scarlet Knights fans should expect in the 2017 football uniforms. NEW YORK -- Rutgers fans hoping for a radically different look from the Scarlet Knights football uniforms worn last season will be disappointed. That change in style will likely occur before the 2018 season, after adidas -- which...
Via NJ.com
2 days ago

Ask a Rutgers Beat Writer: A Q&A with Jerry Carino

The great Carino drops by to share some off-season knowledge. There are some great beat reporters who cover both Rutgers top revenue sports and for basketball, no one is better than the great Jerry Carino. Purveyor of the fantastic Hoops Haven blog and super knowledgable about Rutgers, Seton Hall, and other local New Jersey hoops, there’s no one better to ask about the rise of...
Via On the Banks
2 days ago

Chris Ash offers 1st take on Kyle Bolin, Johnathan Lewis as Rutgers QB battle begins

Kyle Bolin and Johnathan Lewis officially entered the Rutgers football quarterback competition once they arrived in late May. NEW YORK -- One is a 23-year old who has spent the past four years on a college campus, earning his Bachelor's degree in sports administration. The other is less than a month removed from his high school graduation. But Kyle...
Via NJ.com
3 days ago

How The Newcomers Of Rutgers Basketball Can Affect Next Season

All three bring different skill sets to the program. Don’t look now, but with the summer officially underway, the beginning of the 2017-2018 college basketball season is just under five months away. The Rutgers men’s basketball team is looking to improve on their 15-18 record in head coach Steve Pikiell’s debut season on the banks. While there is still one open scholarship...
Via On the Banks
3 days ago

3-star Georgia LB Jayden McDonald Rutgers' 4th commitment in a week's time

Wednesday evening, North Gwinett (Suwanee, Ga.) linebacker Jayden McDonald became Rutgers' second commit of the day when he pledged to head coach Chris Ash, defensive coordinator Jay Niemann and the rest of the staff. Wednesday evening, North Gwinett (Suwanee, Ga.) linebacker Jayden McDonald became Rutgers' second commit of the day when he...
Via NJ.com
3 days ago

2018 Linebacker Jayden McDonald Commits to Rutgers Football

The Scarlet Knights gain their second 2018 commit of the night... from Georgia Sometimes you land a kid from Vineland, and sometimes you just gotta take a midnight train to get a commitment. Chris Ash and the Scarlet Knights pulled in their second commitment of the evening in Jayden McDonald, a linebacker out of North Gwinnet High School in Georgia. McDonald held offers from...
Via On the Banks
4 days ago

2018 RB Isaih Pacheco Commits to Rutgers Football

Vineland, NJ three-star running back Isaih Pacheco has verbally committed to the Scarlet Knights. With the verbal commitment from Pacheco, Chris Ash has his fifth commitment of the class and the first from the state of New Jersey. In addition to Rutgers, Pacheco’s offer list includes UConn, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Temple, and Toledo. Per 247Sports.com Pacheco is a top...
Via On the Banks
4 days ago

Rutgers' Chris Ash studied this MLB team for coaching tips

An admitted Cubs fan, Rutgers coach Chris Ash has a deep respect for Chicago manager Joe Maddon. NEW YORK -- Growing up in Ottumwa, Iowa, Chris Ash fondly remembers coming home from school, turning on the TV and watching afternoon Chicago Cubs games on WGN. "I used to watch them all the time,'' the Rutgers football coach said. Ash remains...
Via NJ.com
4 days ago

3-star N.J. ATH Isaih Pacheco visiting Rutgers Wednesday, closing in on a decision

Wednesday, Vineland (N.J.) athlete Isaih Pacheco will visit Rutgers, he confirmed with NJ.com. And he says he could be closing in on a decision. Wednesday (today), Vineland (N.J.) athlete Isaih Pacheco will visit Rutgers, he confirmed with NJ.com. And he responded, "hopefully so," when asked if he is closing in on a college decision. Rutgers...
Via NJ.com
4 days ago

W. Swimming. Four Recognized as Academic All-Americans for Swimming and Diving

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) named Rutgers swimming and diving a Scholar All-America Team, it was announced Wednesday. The Scarlet Knights earned a spot on the esteemed list with a team grade point average of 3.46 for the spring 2017 semester. This is the seventh consecutive semester RU has been honored with this award.
Via ScarletKnights.com
4 days ago

Rutgers Athletics: When you “move on” from a coach, what does that mean...and when do you do it?

Patience is not a word used or heard much when it comes to high profile jobs at P5 schools, but what about at Rutgers? And what about the “low profile” sports? Thad Matta coached men’s basketball at Ohio State for 13 years. He averaged just under 26 wins per season over that span and won 20+ for 12 consecutive years. And he’s not coming back for a 14th. Said OSU Athletic...
Via On the Banks
4 days ago

Here's why Rutgers might not hold training camp every day on new practice fields

Rutgers coach Chris Ash is looking forward to leading his team onto its new practice fields this summer, but training camp may be held across town. NEW YORK -- From what he's been told, Chris Ash is confident that the Rutgers football team will have access to its new practice fields when training camp begins. "That's what we're being told,...
Via NJ.com
4 days ago

Rutgers Takes Manhattan

On a summer night in New York, the Scarlet Knights owned the bright lights and big city. To many, yesterday was just a regular Tuesday night in New York City on the eve of the official beginning of summer. However, for Rutgers, it was a night that was owned by the Scarlet Knights in the city that never sleeps. First off, it was “Rutgers Night” at Yankee Stadium for the game...
Via On the Banks
4 days ago

3-star N.Y. ATH Jalin Cooper explains why Rutgers made his top 5, decision on June 28

Although all schools in Coopers top five have a shot, Rutgers appears one of the best-situated to earn his pledge. Tuesday, Medina (N.Y.) athlete Jalin Cooper released his top five list of schools, of which Rutgers was included, along with Buffalo, Toledo, UConn and Washington State. A 6-4, 185-pound rising senior, Cooper plans to make his pledge...
Via NJ.com
4 days ago

Two Game Stretch In October Is Key To Rutgers Football Making Progress This Season

With the easiest crossover schedule since joining the Big Ten, the program must take advantage. The upcoming 2017 season for Rutgers football is all about one thing.......progress. After the past two seasons have resulted in a 50% decline in wins from each of the campaigns before it, the hope is this year will mark the beginning of the climb back up to respectability. The program...
Via On the Banks
6 days ago

Team uKnighted Loses Heartbreaker In Jamboree

After an incredible comeback, the squad of former Rutgers & Stony Brook alums fell short. The dream is over for Team uKnighted, as they suffered a 74-71 loss on Saturday night to the Silver Spring Willow Runners in the opening round game of the Jamboree. The Willow Runners move on to today’s contest against the Champions, led by longtime NBA player Earl Boykins, with the winner...
Via On the Banks
7 days ago

Big Ten fans have a new hobby: Hating on Rutgers | Politi

A few additional thoughts on Rutgers' deal with the Big Ten. I didn't expect this mid-June column about Big Ten finances and Rutgers to spark a minor Friday firestorm on Twitter. But it did, and with more than 200 comments and a more @ mentions than I could possibly process, it felt worthy of a quick follow-up post. So here goes: 1. My goodness...
Via NJ.com
8 days ago

Takeaways from Lindy's preview | Rutgers' Janarion Grant draws national respect

It's not all bad news for Rutgers football fans in the Lindy's college football preview.
Via NJ.com
8 days ago
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