August 18, 2015 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Some important things have changed since Rutgers began its first football season in the Big Ten last year. The Scarlet Knights got better as the season wound down. They closed by winning three of their last four games, scoring at least 40 points in those victories and closing their first campaign in a new conference with a 40-21 victory over North Carolina in the Quick Lane Bowl. But going into this season, which they open at home against Norfolk State on Sept.
May 20, 2015 |
Archbishop Wood junior quarterback Anthony Russo committed Monday afternoon to play at Rutgers. "I like the family-type atmosphere and that it almost feels like a second home," the Doylestown resident said. "And I had a great connection with the coaches. " The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder threw for more than 1,500 yards and 22 touchdowns last season while leading the Vikings to their second straight PIAA Class AAA state title. He chose the Scarlet Knights over Bucknell, Buffalo, Connecticut, Monmouth, and Temple.
May 4, 2015 |
In the third round of the NFL draft, with the No. 85 overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Rutgers tight end Tyler Kroft, a graduate of Downingtown East. The 6-foot-6, 250-pounder, who played youth football for the Marsh Creek Eagles, caught 24 passes for 269 yards while helping the Scarlet Knights go 8-5 (3-5 in the Big Ten) last season. Kroft's best statistical season came in 2013, when he made 43 catches for 573 yards and four touchdowns.
March 20, 2015 |
For Kahleah Copper, being in a holding pattern hasn't been that bad. The leading scorer on the Rutgers women's basketball team, Copper, a Prep Charter graduate, hasn't played a game since the Scarlet Knights (22-9) were eliminated from the Big Ten tournament in the second round March 6. On Monday Copper, a 6-foot-1 junior forward, and her Rutgers teammates found out they would be the No. 8 seed in the Albany Regional in the NCAA women's tournament. They will play Saturday at 6:30 p.m. against former Big East foe and No. 9 seed Seton Hall (28-5)
February 8, 2015 |
Shaun Bradley will start his college football career a little later than many other top athletes. But the Rancocas Valley senior isn't complaining after committing last weekend to attend Temple University on a football scholarship. Bradley will "gray shirt," which means he will enroll at Temple in January 2016 and likely start his career in 2016. "It's a great feeling," Bradley said. "It's a big relief. " The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Bradley led Rancocas Valley to a 9-3 record and the South Jersey Group 5 title game as a running back.
February 6, 2015 |
A good showing by Rutgers in its first season in the Big Ten helped the Scarlet Knights close out strong in its recruiting of the class of 2015. Rutgers went 8-5, including 3-5 in the Big Ten, and defeated North Carolina, 40-21, in the Quick Lane Bowl. It landed its most sought-after recruits in the weeks leading up to national signing day Wednesday. They included four-star Florida defensive end Marques Ford - the highest rated Rutgers recruit since 2012 - and Illinois offensive tackle Jack Shutack, rated the No. 77 offensive tackle in the country by ESPN.com.
February 6, 2015 |
Glassboro football stars Juwan Johnson and Ronnie James officially parted ways Wednesday. But they probably will see each other again. Johnson, a wide receiver, signed with Penn State during a ceremony Wednesday morning in the hallway outside the Glassboro High School gymnasium. James, a defensive back, signed with Rutgers. It wasn't lost on either athlete that Penn State and Rutgers both are members of the Big Ten Conference and that they could meet again on the football field.
February 5, 2015 |
Mark Maccarone has many memories of coaching Ronnie James. His most vivid comes from his freshman season. "We put him on the field in his first game and, you know what?" the Glassboro High School football coach said. "He was so good that he never came off it until his career was over. " By Maccarone's estimation, James, a 6-foot, 180-pound safety bound for Rutgers, played in every quarter of every one of the 45 games that made up his high school career. During that time, James, named to The Inquirer's all-South Jersey second team as a defensive back, split time at safety and running back.
January 12, 2015 |
A second-half run sent the No. 22-ranked Princeton women to an 83-54 victory Saturday over visiting Penn in their Ivy League opener at Jadwin Gym. The win was revenge for the Tigers (17-0 overall), who lost the league title to Penn in the final game of the regular season last year. Blake Dietrick scored 22 points, including the 1,000th of her career, for Princeton. Kara Bonenberger finished with a season-high 21 points and a team-best seven rebounds for the Quakers (7-5). Massachusetts 65, St. Joseph's 47 - With just eight players in uniform because of injuries, the Hawks dropped their first Atlantic 10 Conference home game, falling to the Minutewomen (7-8, 1-2 A-10)
November 30, 2014 |
Micahya Owens (Willingboro) led a quartet of players in double figures, scoring a team-high 14 points as the La Salle women's basketball team knocked off LIU Brooklyn, 71-66, in the opener of the LIU Turkey Classic in Brooklyn on Friday afternoon. Alicia Cropper added 13, Siobhan Beslow added a near double-double of 12 points and nine rebounds, and Amy Griffin added 10. Blackbird rookie Jolanna Ford led all players with 17 points. The Explorers (3-2) conclude play in the Turkey Classic Saturday, when they face off against Towson.