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Eddie Jordan taps Mike O’Koren, Greg Vetrone for staff

Their basketball resumes could not be more different, but Mike O’Koren and Greg “Shoes” Vetrone are about to have something in common — spots on the Rutgers men’s basketball coaching staff. Scarlet Knights skipper Eddie Jordan will tap the pair to fill out his assistant coach vacancies, Gannett New Jersey has learned. Sources close to the program confirmed the new additions...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big Ten Network Is Holding A “Selfie Contest” To Promote NY/NJ

Twitter/@bigtenconf In less than one month, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights will officially leave the AAC, which they played in for one season after the Big East collapsed, for their new conference, the Big Ten. It looks like the the conference is trying to use social media to remind everyone where exactly Rutgers is situated.  The Big Ten Network sent out a press release Tuesday morning...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers Will Change The Big Ten Landscape In More Ways Than One

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably seen, heard or read a story about Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney’s sudden infatuation with the east coast lately. Most of those stories revolve around the conference basketball tournament, but there is also the recent additions of Rutgers and Maryland who will begin Big Ten conference play this fall. Most Big Ten fans were in agreement...
Via Know It All Football
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Network hits the NYC jackpot worth tens of millions of dollars

When the Big Ten added Rutgers and Maryland, the college sports world scratched their collective heads.  Here were two schools that had little to no previous connection to the conference, a mediocre athletic resume (especially where it counts in football), and a distant geographic relationship with the other Big Ten schools. The truth of the matter is that the move to add Rutgers...
Via Awful Announcing
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Gophers QB Nelson dismissed from Rutgers football team

Former Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson has been kicked off the Rutgers football team following his arrest early Sunday morning in connection with an assault that left another man in critical condition. Nelson was accused of kicking former Minnesota State football player Isaac Kolstad in the head outside a bar in downtown Mankato, Minn., early Sunday morning. After his arrest, Nelson...
Via Fox Sports North
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers dismisses QB Philip Nelson following assault charge

Rutgers has dismissed Philip Nelson following an incident that resulted in an assault charge for the Scarlet Knights quarterback and left a former Minnesota State linebacker in critical condition, "fighting for his life." Nelson was arrested early Sunday morning and has been charged with one count of first degree assault and one count of third degree assault, both felonies...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rutgers rescinds speech offer to Eric LeGrand

Add another link into the chain of embarrassing situations surrounding the Rutgers athletics department these days.Even with the stench of the Mike Rice scandal still in the air and in the wake of athletic director Julie Hermann telling a journalism class that it would be "great" if the state's biggest newspaper, the Star-Ledger, would close down, the New Jersey university...
Via The Other Paper
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Rutgers Football Uniforms Ready For Big Ten, Have “B1G” Patches Sewn On

With the college football season roughly 130 days from beginning, it’s time for Rutgers to get ready to play in its new conference: the Big Ten. One of the aspects of the Scarlet Knights’ football program that will have to change with the conference switch is the uniforms. It appears as if Rutgers has that covered.  All of the #Rfootball game jerseys for 2014 are now #B1G ready...
Via College Spun
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers Fans In Wheelchairs Score Touchdown On Cool Reverse Play (Video)

The reverse is one of the most exciting plays in football. Two special young Rutgers University fans got to experience that excitement this weekend, on the field of their favorite team, no less. In a cool scene at Rutgers’ facility Saturday, 11-year-old Danny Garofalo and 16-year-old Matt DeRiggi took the field at the end of practice for one final play. DeRiggi took the handoff...
Via NESN.com
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers Scarlet Knights 2014 Spring Football Preview

The College Football Playoff Era doesn’t just ring in a new era of postseason football for Rutgers. It’s a complete overhaul.The Scarlet...
Via Athlon Sports
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tiebreaker scenarios for Cincinnati and AAC title

Cincinnati will go into Saturday's game against Rutgers with a shot to earn the American Athletic Conference men's basketball regular season championship. With a victory over the Scarlet Knights, the Bearcats clinch at least a share of the crown. From there it gets more complicated to see if Cincinnati (25-5, 14-3) will hold sole possession of the title. Louisville (25-5...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball coach Hill retires; 30 years at Rutgers

Rutgers baseball coach Fred Hill has retired after 37 seasons and 1,089 victories. The 79-year-old Hill spent 30 years at Rutgers. He's been on a medical leave since September and recently decided it was time to walk away. The university announced the move Thursday and promoted assistant coach Joe Litterio to replace him. During Hill's tenure with the Scarlet Knights, the...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

QB Nelson transfers to Rutgers, could play Gophers in '16

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'...
Via Fox Sports North
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers hands Georgia women first loss of season

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer was hoping her team would be ready for a Top 25 challenge. The Scarlet Knights answered with a thrilling 61-58 victory over No. 16 Georgia. Kahleah Copper and Betnijah Laney each scored 18 points to help Rutgers hand Georgia its first loss of the season. ''We needed to have our confidence as this is a young group,'' Stringer said...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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