February 26, 2013
With Danica Patrick starting from the pole, the Daytona 500's preliminary television ratings were much higher than last year's. Sunday's race earned a 10.0 overnight rating and 22 share on Fox, the network said Monday. That's up 30 percent from 2012, when rain pushed the event to a Monday night. It was the highest overnight rating since 2006. Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned to a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time.
November 7, 2008 |
Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer was on the campaign trail yesterday, a little more than a week before her Scarlet Knights begin their season. The 60-year-old Women's Basketball Hall of Famer, who was the featured speaker at a Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce luncheon, promoted the NCAA tournament regional in March at Trenton's Sovereign Bank Arena. Stringer also signed copies of her autobiography, Standing Tall: A Memoir of Triumph and Tragedy. This season, Rutgers is a host site for the first two rounds of the tournament.
February 28, 2008 |
The 800-win club has a new member: C. Vivian Stringer. Stringer joined Pat Summitt and Jody Conradt as the only women's basketball coaches to win 800 games as No. 4 Rutgers beat visiting DePaul, 60-46, last night. Essence Carson scored 20 points and Epiphanny Prince added 15 to lead Rutgers (23-4, 13-1 Big East), which moved into a tie with Connecticut atop the conference. Everyone in the crowd was given signs marking the 800th victory. With 30 seconds left they gave the Hall of Fame coach a standing ovation and chanted her initials.
October 26, 2007 |
NEW YORK - Expectations for the Connecticut women's basketball team are no different from those George Steinbrenner harbors annually for his New York Yankees: championships. "When people talk about rebuilding, you don't have that option at Connecticut," coach Geno Auriemma said yesterday during the Big East Conference women's media gathering at the ESPN Zone. "There's no such thing as rebuilding. So every year my focus with my team is, 'I think we have a chance to win a national championship.
October 26, 2007
Louisville junior Angel McCoughtry and seniors Essence Carson of Rutgers, Olayinka Sanni of West Virginia and Marcedes Walker of Pittsburgh, were unanimous selections to the 11-person all-conference women's team selected by the coaches. Angel McCoughtry, Louisville, junior Essence Carson, Rutgers, senior Olayinka Sanni, West Virginia, senior Marcedes Walker, Pittsburgh, senior Tina Charles, UConn, sophomore. Renee Montgomery, UConn, junior. Charel Allen, Notre Dame, senior.
April 12, 2007 |
When radio host Don Imus used racist and sexist language to describe the Rutgers University women's basketball team, he demeaned them - and me. His naked hate speech is the kind that African American women have endured since being brought to this country. No women from any other racial or ethnic group have been subjected to such ugliness. Imus' comments say everything about him and the genre of communications we live with in the 21st century, but nothing about the young women who are scholar-athletes at Rutgers.
March 24, 2007 |
The experiences of Rutgers and Duke in the NCAA Women's Final Four are filled with frustration. Rutgers (24-8), the fourth seed here, has made it to the national semifinals only once in the tournament's 26-year history. That was in 2000, when Philadelphia was the host city. Duke (32-1), the overall No. 1 seed, has advanced that far four times since 1999, including two appearances in the championship game. That last step was achieved as recently as a year ago, when the Blue Devils squandered a 15-point lead in the second half and lost to Maryland, an Atlantic Coast Conference rival, in overtime.
March 6, 2007 |
No. 19 Rutgers and No. 2 Connecticut advanced last night with semifinal victories to face each other in tonight's Big East tournament final in Hartford, Conn. In the first game, UConn beat No. 23 Louisville, 76-50. Renee Montgomery had 14 points and Charde Houston added 10 points, 15 rebounds and 4 steals for the Huskies (29-2), who will play for their third consecutive tournament title tonight. Louisville's Angel McCoughtry, the Big East player of the year, led the Cardinals (26-7)
February 7, 2007 |
Charde Houston scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead No. 5 Connecticut to a 60-50 win over No. 22 Rutgers last night in Storrs, Conn., keeping the Huskies undefeated in Big East play. Kalana Greene and Tina Charles each added 15 points and 10 rebounds in the seventh consecutive win for Connecticut (21-2, 11-0 Big East), who held Rutgers without a field goal for the first 5:49 of the second half. With the loss, Rutgers (14-7, 7-3) dropped out of second place in the conference.
October 27, 2006 |
The women's basketball coaches in the Big East Conference made their preseason picks yesterday, and a couple of old favorites were at the top of the list. Connecticut, the defending Big East champion, is the team to beat and Rutgers is the Huskies' strongest challenger, the coaches said. Despite the loss of Connecticut's two top scorers in Ann Strother and Barbara Turner, coach Geno Auriemma's Huskies received 11 of 16 first-place votes. Rutgers, the regular-season champion last winter, collected the five other first-place votes.