RUTGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell lands 1st recruit for 2017 recruiting class

Steve Pikiell's rebuilding job at Rutgers is continuing with the addition of a point guard prospect from New Hampshire. Following a recent summer workout, Steve Pikiell was asked which positions are on his wish list for the 2017 recruiting class. The Rutgers men's basketball coach identified the need for a point guard first and foremost. On...
Via NJ.com
10 hours ago

National Coverage Of Rutgers Football From Big Ten Media Days

College football kicks off five weeks from tomorrow and the Big Ten Media Days took place on Monday and Tuesday this week. Rutgers football head coach Chris Ash added some buzz to the proceedings, based on his background within the conference and this being his first season on the banks. Here are some links regarding coverage of Rutgers around the country. Michigan perspective on...
Via On the Banks
19 hours ago

Rutgers AD Pat Hobbs says he's 'completely aligned' with coach Chris Ash

Rutgers AD Pat Hobbs says "you can't help but be impressed'' by Big Ten Media Day. Watch video CHICAGO -- As the athletics director at Seton Hall from 2009-11, Pat Hobbs took part in various Big East Media Day events for his men's and women's basketball programs. Clearly, Big Ten Media Day was a different animal for the Rutgers...
Via NJ.com
21 hours ago

Rutgers Basketball Recruiting Updates At Live Period Conclusion

The July live period has come and gone, in what was a three week whirlwind that saw the Rutgers men’s basketball coaching staff at virtually every high profile tournament and then some. I covered the staff’s whereabouts and which players they were tracking for the first live period here , as well as the second live period here. This past weekend, I reviewed new offers made...
Via On the Banks
1 day ago

What we learned about Rutgers, others at Big Ten media day

Rutgers football is bigger than New Jersey, as Ohio State's Urban Meyer, Big Ten commisioner Jim Delany faced questions Watch video CHICAGO -- Chalk it up to one of the fringe benefits of hiring a head coach with ties to the football programs at Ohio State and Wisconsin as well as the state of Iowa. Despite coming off a losing...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

Is the QB competition once again a two-horse race?

Although Chris Laviano, the starter in 2015 will return to Rutgers, he no longer has his starting job. With the spread offense now in place, there is a new playbook and no job has been given. During Spring practice Laviano, Hayden Rettig, and Giovanni Rescigno battled it out for the starting job. Since then, Rutgers has added TCU transfer Zach Allen to the mix and B1G Media Day was...
Via On the Banks
1 day ago

Rutgers vs. Maryland for a Big Ten rivalry trophy? Talks underway

Growing Big Ten rivalry between Rutgers and Maryland could soon end up as newest Big Ten trophy game Watch video CHICAGO -- The Big Ten sparked a possible rivalry between Rutgers and Maryland when it opted for joint expansion, and now the schools are talking about taking things to the next level. Rutgers athletics director Pat...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

The game is "What if": Rutgers & the Big 12?

It’s a mental exercise: what if. Like what if Jim Delany never met with Tim and said, “I’ve got an offer....you can’t refuse.” We're in the Big Ten. And we love it. We are happy to be a part of the premier academic and athletic conference in the country. We - Rutgers - are with our peers, our true peers in terms of size, impact, prestige. But what if we weren't. What...
Via On the Banks
1 day ago

Why Rutgers star Darius Hamilton is Big Ten's Mr. Chicago

Rutgers star Darius Hamilton is at Big Ten media day for the third time, a testament to his leadership and profile Watch video CHICAGO -- Three trips to the Windy City, three different suits worn by Darius Hamilton. Rutgers redshirt senior defensive tackle is the rare player to attend three years worth of preseason Big Ten media...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

Anthony Davis Applies for Reinstatement to NFL

Tweets from both Davis and NFL confirm rumors It is now official.  Yesterday afternoon, Anthony Davis submitted his application to the NFL and to the San Francisco 49ers requesting to be reinstated to the league. My Official Reinstatement Letter to the @NFL & @49ers has been sent! — Anthony Davis (@BamDavis_) July 25, 2016 Davis's tweet was also confirmed later...
Via On the Banks
2 days ago

Football. Football Attends 2016 Big Ten Media Day

Rutgers football took part in the 2016 Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago on Monday, previewing the upcoming season. Head coach Chris Ash, Darius Hamilton, Julian Pinnix-Odrick and Andre Patton represented the Scarlet Knights at the event.
Via ScarletKnights.com
2 days ago

Field Hockey. 2016 Field Hockey Schedule Announced

Rutgers field hockey released its 2016 schedule today, unveiling a 17-game slate for the upcoming season. The Scarlet Knights will host nine home games at the Bauer Complex, with eight contests on the road.
Via ScarletKnights.com
7 days ago

W. Soccer. Scarlet Knights Add Erica Murphy to 2016 Roster

Rutgers women’s soccer has added senior forward Erica Murphy to the roster for the upcoming season, announced Tuesday by head coach Mike O’Neill. Murphy, a transfer from Monmouth University, bolsters the No. 12-ranked Rutgers recruiting class, according to TopDrawerSoccer.com. Murphy joins 12 other RU newcomers, bringing the total tally to 13.
Via ScarletKnights.com
8 days ago

W. Soccer. WSOC Season Tickets Now on Sale

Rutgers women’s soccer season tickets are now on sale through the Rutgers Ticket Office, announced Monday. The Scarlet Knights, participants in the 2015 College Cup, are 33-2-1 in their last 36 home contests and open at Yurcak Field against Providence on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. In total, RU will play 10 regular season home matches in 2016.
Via ScarletKnights.com
9 days ago

Linebacker Jon Pollock transferring out of Rutgers

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are looking get turned around over the next few years with Chris Ash at the helm. However, they have lost one player before his career even began as 2016 linebacker Jon Pollock will be transferring out of the program. Rivals’ Bobby Deren reported that Pollock would be transferring out of the program this year and there doesn’t seem to be any real clear...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Rutgers’ Chris Ash, DE Quanzell Lambert Play 1-on-1 Hoops During Team Meeting

Since taking over as Rutgers’ head coach, Chris Ash has made a lot of changes to the program. He’s revamped facilities, changed the uniforms, and built up momentum in recruiting. Apparently, at least temporarily, Ash has added a basketball hoop to the team’s primary meeting room. Today, he and defensive end Quanzell Lambert played a little 1-on-1 before a meeting. @CoachChrisAsh...
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers wrestler, Rhode Island K killed in car accident

Early Monday morning, the New Jersey area was rocked by the news of two former Don Bosco Prep standout athletes being killed in a car accident. Rutgers wrestler Samuel Cali and Rhode Island kicker Leonidas Vagias were both found dead Monday. The DBP community today mourns the loss of two alumni Leo Vagias and Sam Calli. Rest in Peace.
Via Campus Sports Net
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Rutgers football team has intense arm-wrestling competition

Former Ohio State Buckeyes defensive coordinator Chris Ash took over the Rutgers football program and immediately began his attempt to change the culture for the Scarlet Knights. So far, it appears as though he’s making a positive impact. Ash is attempting to change the culture by bringing competition to every aspect of the team’s day-to-day activities. Ash has also been putting...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: RVision: RU Athletics Saddles Up at Monmouth Park for #RB1GTour

Saturday was Rutgers Day at the Monmouth Park racetrack, where all fans wearing Scarlet Knights received free admission. Cheerleaders and the Scarlet Knight himself were on-hand to greet RU fans at the gate, as they enjoyed a beautiful day in the sun.
Via Rutgers Scarlet Knights
June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: .@RVisionRU: @RutgersMens_TF & @RutgersWomen_TF Prepare for NCAA Championships

NCAA Preview: Seven Scarlet Knights will represent the Rutgers track and field program beginning June 8 in Eugene, Ore.
Via Rutgers Scarlet Knights
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star DT Fred Hansard Drops Top 9 Schools Via Twitter

Four-star defensive tackle Fred Hansard, a product of Princeton, New Jersey, has officially released his top nine schools. Hansard, a 6-foot-3, 325-pound player for the class of 2017, has in-state Rutgers on his list. Hansard has a mix of schools from different conferences. His top nine, in no order, are Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Penn State, Michigan State, Pitt, Rutgers, Alabama...
Via College Spun
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rutgers to play Maryland at Yankee Stadium in 2017

There had been reports swirling about a potential Rutgers football game at Yankee Stadium in 2017. On Friday, reports surfaced that the Scarlet Knights will indeed be playing at the stadium on Nov. 4, 2017. Per the reports, Rutgers will be “hosting” the Maryland Terrapins. “There were discussions by the previous administration with the Yankees and an agreement in principle...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: RVision: @BaseballRU Dominates Saint Peter's

The Scarlet Knights put up seven runs in first inning en route to a 12-3 rain-shortened win over the Peacocks at Bainton Field. Seven different RU players registered a hit in the win, as Rutgers improves to 26-26 and 15-4 at home.
Via Rutgers Scarlet Knights
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Rutgers Football Releases “Jersey Strong” Hype Video

Rutgers football is trying to usher in a new era under first-year head coach Chris Ash. So far, Ash has provided a lift in recruiting and in rebuilding the culture of the program but he still has to figure out a way to win games in the rugged Big Ten. This morning, RU released a very cool off-season hype video. It features clips of Ash’s first spring practice with the Scarlet Knights...
Via College Spun
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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