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Rutgers coach explains what makes a rivalry

CHICAGO -- Rivalries are important in college football. They give the sport color and character, raising the intensity between teams and of course their fans.  But the "r" word gets thrown around a lot, perhaps more than it should. When teams play a handful of memorable games in a row, questions begin about whether or not that is a rivalry. When teams are near each other -- even...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers coach: 'If I answered, I'd have to kill you'

CHICAGO -- Rutgers Scarlet Knights coach Kyle Flood is not known as a media star so much as a no-nonsense football coach, but one of his turns of phrase raised eyebrows Friday at Big Ten Football Media Days.  "If I answered the second part of that, I'd have to kill you," he said. "Can't give away all the secrets here before we even get started."  And what was that question that...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flood credits president for potential facilities upgrades

CHICAGO -- Rutgers Scarlet Knights coach Kyle Flood knows to compete in the Big Ten, he needs training facilities that are on par with his opponents throughout the conference.  With hope those will be coming after plans were unveiled in June, he told reporters at Big Ten Football Media Days on Friday he is grateful for the support of university higher-ups.  "The most important...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Rutgers Report: Summer Trifecta Fills Football Offseason Void

Despite a surplus of sunshine, June and July are long dark months for college football junkies like me. I search all summer for a score but have little to look at besides football—the lace-less round ones. I find myself channel surfing for hash (marks) and find nothing but the Home Shopping Network. It’s line of scrimmage limbo. Yet, this season, former Scarlet Knights have...
Via Know It All Football
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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
28 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...
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July 01, 2015  |  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  He told the potential for early playing time was a big factor in his decision.  "They said that I have the opportunity...
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July 01, 2015  |  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
June 29, 2015  |  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
June 19, 2015  |  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...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers Scarlet Knights: Around the Campus 2015

Welcome back for another installment in Talking 10’s “Rutgers Week” series. Although most of our articles for “Rutgers Week” focus on football, this is our weekly chance to check in on all the other athletic success stories going on in New Jersey. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of 2014-15 and how that will project forward for Scarlet Knights fans in 2015...
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June 04, 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...
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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...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers CB Darian Dailey Landed $20 In Armed Robbery

Rutgers cornerback Darian Dailey and a male accomplice were arrested in Florida last weekend and charged with robbery with a firearm. Per the victim, it was Dailey’s friend and accomplice, one Trazelle Johnson, who pointed what was believed to be a gun. Dan Duggan of provided further details. Dailey, who was driving a black Dodge registered to his mother, and Johnson, the...
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May 27, 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...
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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...
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May 19, 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...
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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 ...
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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. reported Laurent picked Rutgers over offers ...
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April 03, 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...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Maryland, Rutgers will only go as far as quarterbacks take them

Maryland and Rutgers have surprised a few folks around Big Ten territory, especially those who have never paid attention to the two programs before this season. See, both enter Week 4 of the college football season as nearly undefeated teams. Imagine what we’d be talking about had the Terps beat West Virginia or Rutgers opened up Big Ten play with a home win over Penn State? Those...
Via Talking 10
September 18, 2014  |  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...
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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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