July 17, 2008 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - From here, everything seems idyllic. On a gorgeous summer afternoon, standing amid the steel-and-concrete guts of Rutgers Stadium, athletic director Robert Mulcahy points to where the school's first "premium" football seats will go. Here will be the plasma screens. Here will be the heaters that keep high-end fans comfortable when they venture outside, away from the carving station and bar. Below, in red shorts and gray T-shirts, members of the Rutgers football team move through drills.
August 9, 2010 |
Temple and Rutgers have agreed to a four-game series in football beginning in 2015 at Rutgers Stadium. The Scarlet Knights host the Owls in 2015 and 2017. Rutgers will visit Lincoln Finacial Field in 2016 and 2018. "We are very excited to renew the series with Rutgers," said Temple coach Al Golden. "It is a great game for our fans as it renews a regional rivalry and also allows for friends and family of Owl Nation to support the Cherry and White on the road. " Temple and Rutgers have met 35 times in a series that began in 1948, with the Scarlet Knights holding a 19-15 advantage.
June 12, 2007 |
Scott Vallone looked at Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano in the eyes and believed him when he said, "We're going to win a national championship. " A year ago, Schiano's claim might have elicited laughter. A year later, it helped earn a commitment from Vallone, a heralded recruit. Vallone, a 6-foot-2?, 260-pound defensive tackle from Central Islip, N.Y, committed to Rutgers on Sunday. Vallone will be a senior at St. Anthony's High School in South Huntington, N.Y., and is considered among the top defensive line recruits in the nation.
September 21, 1997 |
Boston College should have skipped its flight home from Rutgers yesterday. The Eagles could have just lined up in an offensive formation and gone from there. They probably would have gotten home quicker. Boston College compiled 524 offensive yards on the way to a 35-21 win over the Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Stadium. The Eagles averaged 6.2 yards per play. "We certainly found a way to lose the football game," Rutgers coach Terry Shea said. "Our defense is not stout up front.
September 10, 1996 |
Rutgers coach Terry Shea said yesterday that senior Mike Stephans will start at quarterback when the Scarlet Knights play Miami on Thursday night at Rutgers Stadium. Stephans entered the season as the team's third-stringer. Sophomore Corey Valentine has been the starter in both of Rutgers' games this season - a 38-28 victory over Villanova and a 10-6 loss to Navy. Ralph Sacca, a junior from Delran High in South Jersey, who was second on the depth chart, played in both games.
April 24, 2010 |
Rutgers will hold its annual Scarlet-White spring game at 3 p.m. Saturday at Rutgers Stadium. It is the first spring game for Cardinal O'Hara High School graduate Tom Savage. After watching last year's Scarlet-White game from the stands, Savage, Rutgers' rising freshman quarterback, said he was looking forward to taking part in the annual event. "Last year, sitting there and watching, I really wanted to be on the field," Savage said. "But I'm just excited to go out there and get a chance to play against my own defense.
April 18, 2008 |
Cardinal O'Hara High School junior Tom Savage is bound for Rutgers, according to sources close to the recruitment of one of the nation's premier football players. When asked yesterday about his college decision, Savage, 17, paused before saying, "I don't know yet. " The junior quarterback will officially make his announcement at 2 p.m. today at his school. According to the sources, Savage will select the Scarlet Knights over scholarship offers from Tennessee, Miami, Georgia, Louisville and Pittsburgh.
September 7, 1996 |
It won't be until Rutgers takes the field today against visiting Navy that the identity of the Scarlet Knights' starting quarterback will be revealed. Last week at Rutgers Stadium, three quarterbacks saw action as the Knights opened the season with a 38-28, come-from-behind victory over Villanova. And as of yesterday, Rutgers coach Terry Shea had yet to announce whether last week's starter, sophomore Corey Valentine, would again get the nod over junior Ralph Sacca and senior Mike Stephans.
August 30, 1995 |
The year was 1990, and the Rutgers University football team had just opened its season by defeating Kentucky, 24-8, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford. For the Scarlet Knights, who had lost seven straight games to end the '89 season, the victory was cause for celebration. But while the players were dancing around the field and accepting congratulations from family members, friends and fans, Rutgers' first-year coach, Doug Graber, was searching the sea of faces for his athletic director.