December 9, 2013 |
RUTGERS-CAMDEN lost in the championship game of Division III men's soccer tournament on Saturday night. The Scarlet Raptors fell to Messiah, 2-1, in double-overtime in San Antonio. It was Messiah's fourth NCAA title in 5 years and 10th overall. Rutgers-Camden senior defender Taylor McGrory scored in the 79th minute. Tim Oswald, in his eighth season as head coach of Rutgers-Camden, guided the Scarlet Raptors to their first semifinal and championship games. "It was a great recap of a tremendous season," said Oswald, whose team finished 23-1-2.
December 9, 2013 |
SAN ANTONIO - Rutgers-Camden's improbable national championship run fell agonizingly short Saturday night, as Messiah scored four minutes into a second overtime for a 2-1 victory to successfully defend its NCAA Division III men's soccer title. The Scarlet Raptors (23-1-2) lost in the school's first finals appearance, falling to a veteran Falcons squad that captured Messiah's 10th national title. "We were dealing with adversity all year," said Rutgers-Camden star Mitch Grotti (Millville)
December 8, 2013 |
SENIOR MIDFIELDER Keegan Balle scored in the 92nd minute to lift Rutgers-Camden, 3-2, over Loras, of Dubuque, Iowa, yesterday in the NCAA Division III men's soccer semifinals in San Antonio, Texas. The Scarlet Raptors will play for the championship tonight at 6:30 against the winner of the game between Williams and Messiah. Raptors sophomore forward Mike Ryan, a Cherokee High product, scored the only goal of the first half, in the 13th minute, off a pass from Stevan Austino, a senior midfielder from Buena High.
December 7, 2013 |
CAMDEN The Rutgers University School of Law-Camden has been fined for accepting students who took standardized graduate school tests other than the Law School Admission Test, the American Bar Association's accrediting arm announced Wednesday. The LSAT is required under accreditation standards, unless a law school seeks a "variance" in advance to accept one of the other tests, such as the GRE or GMAT. Rutgers-Camden has been fined $25,000, and a public censure document is posted on both the bar association's website and at the bottom of the law school's home page.
December 5, 2013 |
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Rutgers University continues to lag its peer institutions in areas such as selectivity of admissions, financial stability, and perceived prestige of academic programs, president Robert L. Barchi said Tuesday. Speaking at a meeting of the board of governors, the more powerful of the school's two governing boards, Barchi painted a complicated picture of the university's health in his "final update" on a strategic planning initiative launched a year ago. "This was a tough thing to do. It's always easier to talk about your strengths," Barchi said.
December 4, 2013 |
Two of its shots had already bounced off the goalpost before the Rutgers-Camden men's soccer team scored first in an NCAA Division III tournament game two years ago. But with 14 minutes left, SUNY-Oneonta tied and then beat Rutgers-Camden in double overtime. The winners ran onto the field and piled up on a nearby NCCA logo on a hill, celebrating advancing from the Elite Eight to the Final Four in Texas. The Rutgers-Camden players collapsed in grief. They hugged. Some sobbed. "From that moment on, it was our staff's mission to get back to that game . . . and punch our ticket to the Final Four," Rutgers-Camden head coach Tim Oswald said last week during practice, recalling the 2011 game in Canton, N.Y. On Friday, Rutgers-Camden will play in the school's first Final Four game, facing off in San Antonio, Texas, against Loras College of Dubuque, Iowa - quite a feat for a hardscrabble program that until 2001 did not have a home field and that is one of 18 sports that share a tiny $1.3 million budget.
November 29, 2013 |
IN ITS LAST four games, Temple has been good enough to . . . Lead by 21 in the second quarter at SMU, where it was still tied after 45 minutes. Lead by four with less than a minute to go at Rutgers. Lead nationally ranked Central Florida by seven in South Philly with 2 minutes remaining. And, last week, lead winless Connecticut by 21 in the second quarter at the Linc. But ultimately, the Owls (1-10, 0-7 American Athletic Conference) weren't good enough to get it done.
November 22, 2013 |
CAMDEN The schoolchildren, most younger than 10, waited with little feet dangling off the folding chairs in a bright auditorium as they listened for their names. Then, one by one, they came forward and reached out tiny hands to accept their ticket to college. "The sooner the better," said Lamont Young, holding two silver "congratulations" balloons for his 7-year-old daughter, Ashriel, who will receive a scholarship to Rutgers University if she continues on a successful academic path.
November 21, 2013 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Tavon Allen's improvement in his second year at Drexel has been dramatic. In the early going of this college basketball season, Allen has played a major role in earning the Dragons a trip to New York City next week. Allen, a sophomore forward who averaged 6.6 points last season, scored nine straight points in a second-half surge Tuesday to lead the Dragons to a 70-59 win over host Rutgers in the NIT Season Tip-Off. Drexel (3-1) moves to the semifinal round next Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.