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RUTGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Maryland, Rutgers surprise in 1st year as Big Ten members

Few had high expectations for the arrival of Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten just over one year ago. As we stand here able to look back and reflect on the last year, its safe to say both Maryland and Rutgers surprised critics and advocates alike. Many believed it would take forever and a day for the Terps and Scarlet Knights to compete on the football field. Same for the basketball...
Via Talking 10
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flood excited about new Rutgers facilities plan

Not surprisingly, the football coach at Rutgers is happy to finally be able to look forward to having a facility his team will no longer have to share with the golf, lacrosse, soccer and tennis Scarlet Knights when recently announced renovations to the Hale Center are completed.  "I think the opportunity to have this space and upgrade, that's what's going to make the facility really...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason attrition continues building at Rutgers

With defensive end Donald Bedell reportedly set to transfer Rutgers has now lost more players from its 2014 recruiting class than it has seen take the field for an official game.  NJ Advance Media reported earlier this week Bedell, a three-star recruit rated the No. 4 defensive end in New Jersey when he was a senior, joins classmates Sam Blue, Kam Lott and Jacob Kraut as players...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Connecticut WR gives verbal commitment to Rutgers

Rutgers kicked off July with a verbal commitment from Isaiah Wright, a three-star wide receiver from Kingwsood Oxford School in Connecticut.  Wright is the No. 1-rated player at his position in his home state and No. 16 in the East according to Scout.com.  He told NJ.com the potential for early playing time was a big factor in his decision.  "They said that I have the opportunity...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Writers Roundtable: Which Big Ten Team Will Be The Most Improved In 2015?

A few of our writers have chimed in on their thought as to which Big Ten team will be the most improved squad in the conference in 2015 compared to last season. Here’s what they had to say: Joe Kasel — For some reason, I feel like Rutgers could be the team that shows the most improvement this fall. They were pegged to finish last in the East but surprised most with a fairly...
Via Know It All Football
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers planning massive athletics facility upgrades

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are reportedly planning some major upgrades to the athletic facilities, including renovations to High Point Solutions Stadium. On Thursday, the university released a marketing deck that details all of the upgrades they plan to make in order to get their facilities up to par with the rest of the schools in the Big Ten. One of the biggest changes will directly...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers Football: Rutgers Adds A Very Cool 2016 Commitment From Special Olympics Camper

The Special Olympics are a very important cause for Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood, and the Scarlet Knights have participated in the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics of New Jersey (SONJ) for the last several years.  Today, Flood hosted a football camp for 300 middle and high school participants from the SONJ Play Unified School Partnership Program. The youngsters...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers Football Preview: Predicting the 2015 season

Once again, we’ve come to the end of our look at the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team for 2015. We’ve given you a look at the offense, the defense and even went around the campus for a look at the other sports (and it wasn’t very pretty). So, as we cap off the look at Rutgers, what else could we do but put ourselves out on the plank and dive off — a.k.a give you our...
Via Talking 10
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers Football Preview: A look at the 2015 defense

Remember when Rutgers defense was a scary group to play against? Okay, chances are most of you weren’t paying much attention to Rutgers football back in 2012, but this college football nerd was and that defense was really freaking good. Since that season it’s been all downhill though, and if the Scarlet Knights are going to repeat a winning football season in 2015 that downward...
Via Talking 10
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers’ Kejaun Johnson Released From Letter of Intent

Three-star recruit and Rutgers signee Kejuan Johnson has asked for a release from his letter of intent, and is expected to receive it today. Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported Johnson’s decision on Twitter this morning. Rutgers signee Kejuan Johnson has asked for a release from his Letter of Intent & is expected to get it today, per sources. 2015 forward. — Evan Daniels...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers Football Preview: Introduction to the Big Ten not so bad in 2014

If life for Nebraska and Penn State was not as good as expected upon entrance to the Big Ten, most fans and pundits shuddered at what was about to happen to the newest schools in the league — Maryland and Rutgers. However, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights went on to surprise just about everyone and won more games than they lost. No one had that happening, even in the best of scenarios...
Via Talking 10
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers Scarlet Knights 2015 Preview and Prediction

After Rutgers first season in the league, fans in the Big Ten still don’t know what to make of the Scarlet Knights. Kyle Flood got a lot out...
Via Athlon Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers CB Darian Dailey arrested for armed robbery

Rutgers Scarlet Knights redshirt freshman defensive back Darian Dailey is in trouble with the law. According to a report from the Sarasota Herald Tribune, the 19-year-old Dailey was arrested along with 20-year-old Trazelle Johnson for armed robbert. Both men are being held on $150,000 bond. According to the report, Dailey and Johnson stuck up a man on a bicycle with guns. After...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwayne Haskins commitment could be turning point in Terps, Rutgers’ B1G journeys

Rutgers and Maryland as rivals? It was just too easy to lump them in that category as the new kids on the Big Ten block ahead of their first season in the conference. Reality was, these two teams didn’t have a lot of history between them and a rivalry needed to spring up organically. However, their end of the season matchup proved to be the most entertaining game of the weekend...
Via Talking 10
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Study concludes Rutgers should invest in facilities upgrades

Should Rutgers upgrade its athletics facilities? A New Jersey lawmaker says yes. Via NJ.com, state Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union), a Rutgers graduate and season-ticket holder, commissioned a study that concluded the economic impact is worth the investment. The website obtained a draft of Lesniak's study ahead of its public release and reports Lesniak would like to see the Scarlet...
Via Fox Sports
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers lands JUCO F Deshawn Freeman

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights received some good news, witht he announcement that JUCO forward Deshawn Freeman has committed to Eddie Gordon’s basketball team. Freeman, who many believe can make an immediate impact and start in his first season at Rutgers, made the announcement on Twitter this week. I just committed to play ball at Rutgers. — Deshawn Freeman (@Cant_Guard33) April...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

JUCO transfer Deshawn Freeman has committed to Rutgers

Rutgers joined the Big Ten last year and went on to finish dead last with a 2-16 conference record (although they did beat Wisconsin). Eddie Jordan has to continue to find talent and that’s exactly what he did on Monday morning. JUCO small forward/power forward transfer Deshawn Freeman has officially decided to play for Jordan and his Scarlet Knights. JUCO PF Deshawn Freeman ...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers adds to ’15 class with Florida wing Jonathan Laurent

Rutgers now has a fourth member of their 2015 recruiting class in play, as 6′-6″ wing Jonathan Laurent of Dr. Phillips (FL) made a verbal commitment to the Scarlet Knights. He’s the second player from Florida in the class, as top-100 guard Corey Sanders signed during the early signing period. NJ.com reported Laurent picked Rutgers over offers ...
Via Hoopniks
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan says Michigan ‘shot the lights out’

Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan met with media to recap his team’s 10-point loss to Michigan at the Crisler Center on Saturday afternoon. The former NBA star discussed the Scarlet Knights’ lack of help defense and how they couldn’t simulate Aubrey Dawkins’ athleticism in practice. The post Video: Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan says Michigan ‘shot the lights out’ appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
Via UM Hoops
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: The Lights Went Out During The Michigan vs. Rutgers Game

It’s been a long year for both Michigan and Rutgers on the hardwood. Saturday, the basketball Gods decided to make it just a little bit longer. During the first half of the contest between the Wolverines and the Scarlet Knights, the lights went out at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. Here’s video of the incident. Lights going out at Rutgers-Michigan game mid-play. #B1G pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame makes embarrassing mistake

Chris Muller is a rising redshirt junior at Rutgers. He has appeared in 26 games for the Scarlet Knights the past two seasons, making 25 starts at right guard.  One of those starts was actually against Notre Dame in the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl. Apparently, the Fighting Irish staff either didn’t remember Muller from that game, or were so impressed that they are attempting to recruit...
Via College Spun
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers Commit Marques Ford Makes It Clear He Wouldn’t Re-Consider Tennessee

Gibsonton (Fla.) East Bay defensive end Marques Ford was committed to Tennessee for six months until losing his scholarship on Jan. 21 due to a numbers crunch in the Vols’ class. Ford rebounded by committing to Rutgers two days later, and indicated after his official visit to RU this weekend that he planned to sign with the Scarlet Knights. Because Tennessee lost a commitment from...
Via College Spun
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking Down New Jersey: Syracuse and Rutgers, Who’s Winning?

There’s no dominant college football team in New Jersey so schools from all across the country fight to land the top rated players in the state. This year for example the two highest ranked players are going to Miami and Alabama. Syracuse and Rutgers may not attract the best players, but the state is still a very important recruiting area for the schools. The Orange and Scarlet...
Via Orange Fizz
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Rutgers Football Posts Pictures Of Fans Wearing ‘Beat Ped State’ Shirts On Its Official Facebook Page

Sometimes, custom made shirts that insult your opponent before a football game are really funny. Sometimes, they can be a little over the line, but they still make you laugh. However, these shirts made by Rutgers fans before the Scarlet Knights played Penn State on Saturday night were way over the line. These fans made ‘Beat Ped State’ shirts that featured a stylized Nittany...
Via College Spun
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rutgers Review: The Scarlet Knights Are On The Board

Rutgers is on the board.  As their coach Kyle Flood says, each week the team works to get to 1-0, and they are 1-0.  That’s the good news, the bad news is the team still has that murderous schedule coming for the rest of the season. It was a different sort of noise coming out of the Big Ten trumpets following Thursday’s win over Washington State.  Less of the “Rutgers was...
Via Know It All Football
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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