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Rutgers women's basketball team wins thriller over Northwestern in C. Vivian Stringer's return

Rutgers won in dramatic fashion, using a layup with 2 seconds remaining to defeat Northwestern. PISCATAWAY -- Timothy Eatman's goal when he took over for Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer for two games last week as interim head coach was to hand back her program in the shape it was when she left to grieve the death of her...
Via NJ.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers Signing Day summary: Rankings, trends and more

Rutgers coach Chris Ash ended up having to scramble to put together his first class of Scarlet Knights and ended up with a group ranked much lower than any recently in Piscataway. That is probably to be expected given the tumultuous year that preceded his hiring, but he hopes to have addressed some needs (both immediate and long term) before getting a full year to dig into the fertile...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Everything you need to know about Rutgers football Signing Day class

Links to all of the Rutgers football Signing Day coverage on NJ.com. Watch video If you missed any of our Rutgers football-related Signing Day stories, you're forgiven. There were 20 stories posted on the NJ.com Rutgers football page Wednesday, as 12 high school prospects signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Scarlet...
Via NJ.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hill scores 32, Illinois beats Rutgers 110-101 in 3OT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Malcolm Hill scored 10 of his 32 points from the free throw line in the third overtime and Illinois outlasted Rutgers 110-101 on Wednesday night, extending the Scarlet Knights' losing streak to 10 games. Hill also had a career-high 14 rebounds as the Illini (11-12, 3-7 Big Ten) rallied after blowing a seven-point lead in the final 29.2 seconds of the first...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mother of Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer dies

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) The mother of Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer has died. Rutgers announced the death of Thelma Stoner on Wednesday. The school gave no other details. Stringer missed a game on Jan. 16 against Nebraska to be with her mother in Atlanta during her illness. The 67-year-old Stringer thanked her ''friends, fans and members of the Rutgers Athletics...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Ash welcomes his first recruiting class to Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Chris Ash's first recruiting class at Rutgers was somewhat like pulling an all-nighter for a big test. Hired in early December to replace the fired Kyle Flood, Ash crammed a year's worth of telephone calls, letter writing, visits and cajoling into roughly two months and came away with a class of 17 recruits bolstered by two graduate transfers. It wasn't...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

3-star Miss. DT Julius Turner signs with Rutgers

Meridian (Miss.) defensive tackle Julius Turner will spend his next four-to-five years with the Scarlet Knights. Meridian (Miss.) defensive tackle Julius Turner has signed with Rutgers football. The 6-3, 275-pound three-star defensive tackle took an official visit to Rutgers the weekend of Jan. 22. "I can see myself playing up there for sure...
Via NJ.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

3-star wide receiver Isaiah Wright flips from Rutgers to Temple

Isaiah Wright, a three-star wide receiver from Kingswood-Oxford (West Hartford, Conn.) has flipped from Rutgers to Temple, following an official visit to Rutgers this past weekend. Watch video Isaiah Wright, a three-star wide receiver from Kingswood-Oxford (West Hartford, Conn.), has flipped from Rutgers to Temple, following an...
Via NJ.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Michigan RB/DB Ross Taylor-Douglas headed to Rutgers

Former Michigan running back and defensive back Ross Taylor-Douglas is graduate transferring to Rutgers, according to a post on his Twitter. I am proud to announce I have committed to Rutgers University to play my final two years of football. Let's rock #ChopNation 💯😤 — Ross Douglas (@DougieXFresh29_) January 30, 2016 A former four-star recruit from the Cleveland area...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Michigan RB/DB Ross Taylor-Douglas Is Transferring To Rutgers

Former Michigan RB/DB Ross Taylor-Douglas won’t have to leave the Big Ten to finish out his college football career. The former four-star recruit is transferring to Rutgers, he confirmed on Twitter moments ago.  Taylor-Douglas committed to the Scarlet Knights while on a weekend official visit in New Jersey.  I am proud to announce I have committed to Rutgers University to play...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Why was Rutgers President Robert Barchi at a wrestling match?

The Rutgers President had a front-row seat for the Scarlet Knights' dominant wrestling win over Maryland. Watch video PISCATAWAY -- Rutgers wrestling coach Scott Goodale insists there was no added pressure for his team to put on a good show with university President Robert Barchi sitting in the front row. "Not at all,'' Goodale...
Via NJ.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan tops Rutgers 68-57 for third straight victory

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Duncan Robinson scored 10 of his 18 points in the first half to help Michigan build a double-digit lead Wednesday night, and the Wolverines went on to beat Rutgers 68-57.Michigan (16-5, 6-2 Big Ten) has won three straight.The Scarlet Knights (6-15, 0-8) are winless in the conference.Rutgers had only single-digit scorers until midway through the second half...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan keeps Rutgers winless in Big 10 with 68-57 victory

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Duncan Robinson scored 10 of his 18 points in the first half to help Michigan build a double-digit lead Wednesday night, and the Wolverines went on to beat Rutgers 68-57. Michigan (16-5, 6-2 Big Ten) has won three straight. The Scarlet Knights (6-15, 0-8) are winless in the conference. Rutgers had only single-digit scorers until midway through the second...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Reportedly Flips 3-Star Kicker From Rutgers

Rutgers hasn’t been in the Big Ten for very long, but the Scarlet Knights certainly have developed somewhat of a mini-rivalry with Penn State since joining the conference. Tuesday, the Nittany Lions won an important off-field battle with their new nemesis.  According to Jay Poole of 247 Sports, Penn State has flipped three-star kicker Alex Barbir from Rutgers. The Nittany Lions...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers is the worst team in Big Ten history and maybe the worst team in America

Immediately following an embarrassing 50-point loss to Purdue, Rutgers forward D.J. Foreman was asked how the team can rebound to try to pick up its first Big Ten win — or at least remain competitive — against No. 9 Iowa on Thursday. And he gave possibly the saddest answer in the history of sports. “Uh, I guess we just come together and somehow just pray,” Foreman said....
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Christie signs bill giving Rutgers $25 million in tax credits

The Rutgers athletic programs have been trying to compete ever since they moved over to the Big Ten in 2012. The team hasn’t had the chance to do just that, but it looks like they have the support of a pretty important person. According to the Asbury Park Press, New Jersey governor and 2016 Presidential hopeful Chris Christie signed a bill that gives the school $25 million in tax...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Elite 11 QB Participant Anthony Russo De-Commits From Rutgers

Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood three-star quarterback Anthony Russo, who showed out at the Nike Elite 11 Quarterback Competition in the summer, has announced his de-commitment from Rutgers. Russo had been pledged to the Scarlet Knights since May.  I would like to thank CHOPnation for everything… pic.twitter.com/f6oE3123JF — Anthony Russo (@Anthony_Russo15) January 12, 2016...
Via College Spun
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer adding former Rutgers HC Greg Schiano as Defensive Coordinator

When Urban Meyer loses a member of his staff, apparently the rest of the college football world should be very worried. After former co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash left to take on the Rutgers head coaching job, Meyer has apparently gone out and hired a home run hitter to replace him: former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano. The news was first reported...
Via The Comeback
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers student wants to be head coach for free tuition

With the college football coaching carousel starting to see more spots in power conferences fill up (Miami added Mark Richt, officially), there are few jobs left open. One happens to be at Rutgers, where former Temple and Miami head coach Al Golden appears to be a possible target. But others are lining up with interest in the job, including Ben Kautz, a 19-year-old Rutgers student...
Via The Comeback
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Al Golden save Rutgers football?

Rutgers football is a complete mess. This season saw its head coach, Kyle Flood, serve a three-game suspension for hiding his communication with a professor regarding a player’s coursework. Multiple players were booted off the team early in the season and its star wide receiver missed time following an incident outside the football stadium. In the days after Rutgers fired its disgraced...
Via The Comeback
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rutgers fans start GoFundMe to pay for coach's buyout

There have already been a number of coaching changes at power five football programs this season. If one group of Rutgers fans has its way, their school will be added to the list. Rutgers lost 49-16 to Michigan on Saturday, and after the game, a GoFundMe campaign was launched to attempt to fund a buyout of head coach Kyle Flood’s contract. So far, $4,233 has been pledged by 77...
Via College Spun
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rutgers QB makes horrible blunder at end of game

Rutgers fought valiantly against No. 4 Michigan State Saturday night, but in the end, the Spartans did just enough to emerge from Piscataway with a victory. It helped that the Scarlet Knights made a mind-blowing mistake in the game’s final minute, however. Facing a 3rd-and-10 from Michigan State’s 40-yard-line, Rutgers quarterback Chris Laviano, with his team trailing 31-24...
Via College Spun
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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