November 12, 2015 |
The right location. The right coach. The right conference. "Perfect," Sterling High School girls' basketball star Jordan Wallace said of Rutgers. The 6-foot-3 Wallace had 14 scholarship offers midway through last summer. The 15th one was the right one. "Rutgers was my last offer and I knew I wanted to go there," Wallace said. "It's got a great reputation and when I went to visit, it was the best school that I saw. "I was actually overwhelmed that they offered me. I was super-excited.
November 5, 2015 |
Bo Melton believes his breakthrough came in the season opener, on his way to the end zone for one of his three touchdowns against Cedar Grove. "I was running away from guys and I started thinking, 'Oh, I could do this all the time,' " said Melton, a junior at Cedar Creek. Pirates coach Tim Watson believes Melton's big moment came before that, and not on the football field. "It was a basketball game," Watson said. "He gets a dunk off the tap and he had never dunked in a game before.
October 28, 2015 |
Rutgers-Camden will sharply cut campus costs for many incoming freshmen, eliminating tuition for the lowest-income students. After completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and receiving federal and state grants, students with household income of $60,000 or less will receive Rutgers-Camden "Bridging the Gap" grants to pay for any remaining tuition and general campus fees. Students from families making between $60,000 and $100,000 will receive grants for half their remaining costs after government aid. The head of a national group representing state higher education policymakers lauded the new program as an "important commitment" that can help boost students' academic success.
October 6, 2015 |
Rutgers has unintentionally become the site of an experiment for the 21st century: How does a university operate without Internet, email, or course-management systems? Students and faculty were forced to find out last week when a cyber attack disabled Rutgers' networks for most of a work day. A psychology graduate student, just days from defending his master's thesis, resorted to reading tiny PDFs on his phone. Undergrads taking economics depended on documents downloaded to personal devices - at the beginning-of-the-semester urging of their professor.
October 2, 2015 |
Two law degrees for the price of one! Well, kind of. Now that the Rutgers-Camden and Rutgers-Newark law schools have become one Rutgers Law School, alumni have the option of receiving a new diploma, printed fresh from the university's press in New Brunswick, N.J. Alumni can register to get a new diploma mailed to them free while keeping their old one. "Our merger is still within Rutgers, and the Rutgers Law School in Camden has always been...
September 30, 2015 |
A cyberattack brought down Rutgers University's networks Monday morning, prompting criticism from students and questions about the security and strength of the school's infrastructure. Monday's attack, which followed a series of similar ones earlier this year, came as many students were studying for exams and after the university said it was spending millions of dollars to beef up its systems. The universitywide outage began Monday morning, with students reporting connection problems around 10 a.m. Shortly afterward, Rutgers' official accounts began posting on Twitter and Facebook that the network was "experiencing technical difficulties," and then the university confirmed that Rutgers was experiencing a denial-of-service attack across all campuses.
September 21, 2015 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - While still working on getting its offense to where it wants to be, Penn State showed Saturday night it can score on sustained drives, and it can hit on quick strikes as well. The Nittany Lions blitzed Rutgers with a 21-point second quarter, scoring touchdowns on drives of 80, 90, and 75 yards, then fashioned a two-play 70-yard drive behind true freshman Saquon Barkley in the fourth quarter. They rolled to a 28-3 victory over the Scarlet Knights in the opening game of the Big Ten Conference season.
September 20, 2015 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - With six years of head coaching experience during his time at Columbia, Norries Wilson has a good idea he'll be prepared for whatever pops up Saturday night against Penn State, when he takes charge of Rutgers in place of the suspended Kyle Flood. "I've done it before so it's not going to be brand new," said Wilson, filling in on Flood's weekly radio show Wednesday night. "It's not going to be butterflies and bats flying around in my stomach. They're going to kick the ball off or we're going to kick the ball off, and then we're going to put the ball down and play.
September 19, 2015 |
Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand recalls when he was a graduate assistant coach at Clemson and the Tigers were shocked, 13-10, by Marshall in their 1999 season opener at home. "Tommy Bowden was our head coach," Hand said Thursday. "We had a coaches' meeting the next morning and he basically said, 'All right guys, we know where we're at now, and we know where we want to be, so let's get to work getting there.' " That's the philosophy Hand pretty much has employed with his guys since Temple dominated the Nittany Lions' offensive line in a season-opening 27-10 victory at Lincoln Financial Field.
September 19, 2015 |
As one of the nation's top offensive tackles in the country as a senior at Pennsbury High School, J.J. Denman really made the rounds on the recruiting trail but wasn't sure where he wanted to go. Denman, an Inquirer all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection, started with seven visits before making a commitment to Penn State. Then he flipped to Wisconsin before finally settling on Rutgers, where he is a redshirt junior. The 6-foot-6, 305-pound Denman, in his first season as a starter for the Scarlet Knights, will make his first trip back to Happy Valley for Saturday's Big Ten opener against Penn State.