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November 18, 2012 | Associated Press
CINCINNATI - With another shutdown performance by its defense, No. 22 Rutgers stayed in control of the Big East. Reserve running back Savon Huggins had a career-high 179 yards, and the Scarlet Knights shut down the league's highest-scoring offense for a 10-3 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday that left Rutgers alone in first place. Rutgers (9-1, 5-0) knocked the Bearcats out of the race and maintained its one-game lead over No. 20 Louisville, which was idle. The Scarlet Knights finish with games at Pittsburgh and home against Louisville.
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March 9, 1989 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tuesday dawned bleakly in the central New Jersey town of Piscataway. The temperature was in the teens, and there were several inches of snow and ice on the ground. But at the Louis Brown Athletic Center, the outlook was sunny and the atmosphere was warmer than at a Wildwood beach in July. By 7 a.m. that day, 2,000 students had gathered in line at the building fondly known as "The RAC" to buy precious tickets to see their Rutgers basketball team play in tonight's championship game of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament.
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December 22, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
The Rutgers women's basketball team delivered a message. "Our defense is back," coach C. Vivian stringer said after the No. 15 Scarlet Knights' 72-46 rout of No. 6 UCLA last night. "We demonstrated some stuff to ourselves and sent a message across the country that our defense is going to be as stingy as it was last year. " Rutgers (6-2) was third nationally in scoring defense last year and was ranked sixth this season at 54.6 points per game. The Bruins (5-3), who led the nation by averaging over 80 points per game through the first seven games, had no answers for Rutgers's matchup zone.
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October 16, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Last year, Rutgers nearly upset Syracuse in the Carrier Dome before succumbing to a furious Orange rally that produced two touchdowns in the final three minutes. Yesterday, the Scarlet Knights exacted payback in spades. Corey Barnes returned a blocked punt and a fumble for touchdowns and Mike Teel threw for two scores in leading Rutgers to a 31-9 victory over host Syracuse. Despite perfect playing conditions inside the Carrier Dome, Syracuse (1-5, 0-3 Big East) lost five of nine fumbles and Rutgers (4-2, 2-1)
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March 31, 2000 | By Ashley McGeachy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tasha Pointer chuckled at the question, perhaps because the answer was so simple. What were her memories of her first game against Tennessee? The game when Rutgers got drilled, 92-60, in a Mideast Regional semifinal of the 1998 NCAA women's tournament, and she fouled out with too much time left on the clock? "I don't think I knew all the plays," said Pointer, now a junior. "That was my freshman year. " Along with a lot of things about the Rutgers women's basketball program since Vivian Stringer took over on July 14, 1995, Pointer has evolved.
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March 6, 1991 | By Mel Greenberg, Special to The Inquirer
A month ago, Rutgers senior guard Lynn Ust was lost for the season in a game at Penn State when she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee. Since then, the Scarlet Knights' opportunities for postseason success have dimmed; they've lost three games and slipped from No. 9 to No. 18 in the weekly coaches' poll. "It's not so much what she did offensively, but she was the glue to our attack," Rutgers coach Theresa Grentz said last week. "She kept everyone calm, she gave us leadership and she played tough defense.
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November 13, 2009 | By Rich Fisher FOR THE INQUIRER
South Florida insisted it owed Rutgers revenge after three consecutive losses, but the No. 23 Bulls played last night as if they owed the Scarlet Knights a favor instead. Cardinal O'Hara graduate Tom Savage threw for 194 yards and two touchdowns, and San San Te kicked three field goals as the Scarlet Knights topped USF, 31-0, in front of 48,057 at Rutgers Stadium. In getting shut out during the regular season for the first time in its 13-year history, South Florida (6-3, 2-3 Big East Conference)
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February 8, 2006 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Cappie Pondexter hit two foul shots with 7.8 seconds remaining last night to end years of Rutgers frustration here with a 60-56 win over No. 4 Connecticut. It was only the third victory by the Scarlet Knights in the 22-game series between the two Big East and national powers, but Rutgers (18-3, 10-0 conference) had never beaten the Huskies in Gampel Pavilion or in nearby Hartford. The teams will meet again later this month in Piscataway, N.J., and possibly soon thereafter in the Big East tournament in Hartford.
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February 19, 1990 | By Donald Hunt, Special to The Inquirer
Former Pennsbury High star Mike Jones didn't expect to be a factor in his first season on Rutgers' basketball team. However, Jones, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound freshman guard, has started for the Scarlet Knights most of the season. "It's been a pretty good year for me," Jones said. "I'm not averaging a lot of points (3.3) and rebounds (1.1) a game. But I've been starting and getting about 16 minutes a game. "I wasn't sure about my playing time. Rutgers had some fine guards coming back from last year's team, which won the Atlantic 10 Conference championship.
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April 1, 2006 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Fred Hill Jr. is at the Final Four again this year, rubbing shoulders with colleagues and counterparts from around the country. The 47-year-old Hill just joined the fraternity on Monday. When the Verona, N.J., native arrived in Indianapolis on Tuesday, he was a first-time head coach whose new job at Rutgers satisfied a career goal. An added bonus is that Hill's father, Fred Hill Sr., is in his 23d season as the Scarlet Knights' baseball coach. "Growing up in New Jersey, Rutgers was the state university, and I always thought it could be a good job," said Hill, who attended Verona High and Montclair State.
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April 24, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
For most athletes, committing to a college signals the end of the active recruiting period. For Cedar Creek High School's Bo Melton, it marked the beginning. Melton, a junior all-purpose football star who was the Inquirer's offensive player of the year as a junior, is finished with his own search for a school. He committed to Rutgers on April 15. But Melton said he plans to serve as an unofficial recruiter for the Scarlet Knights, attempting to persuade some of New Jersey's other top players to stay home and play for the state university.
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March 6, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Overbrook senior quarterback Tommy Wyatt had two "dream schools" as a youngster: Rutgers and Penn State. He's planning to attend one and hoping to play against the other. Wyatt this week committed to attend Rutgers as a preferred walk-on. He will join the Scarlet Knights program this summer with hopes of earning a scholarship after this season. "It's a great opportunity," said the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Wyatt, who led Overbrook to its first playoff appearance since 2003. "I'm not going there just looking for a spot on the roster.
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March 4, 2016 | The Inquirer Staff
Bryn Forbes scored a career-high 33 points, hitting a conference record 11 three-pointers, and No. 2 Michigan State woke up in the second half to rout Rutgers, 97-66, Wednesday night in Piscataway, N.J., handing the Scarlet Knights (6-23, 0-17 Big Ten) their 17th straight loss. Eron Harris added 15 points and Denzel Valentine 14 for the Spartans (25-5, 12-5), who made 16 three-pointers in winning their fifth straight game and ninth in 10. Miami 68, Notre Dame 50 - Angel Rodriguez matched his season high with 19 points, Sheldon McClellan added 17, and No. 7 Miami jumped to an early 18-point lead and beat host Notre Dame to move back into a tie with North Carolina for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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February 5, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
The recruiting period was a mad dash for new Rutgers coach Chris Ash. Less than two months after being hired on Dec. 7, Ash welcomed 17 recruits and two graduate transfers. Ash stayed with Ohio State as co-defensive coordinator through the Buckeyes' 44-28 Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame on Jan. 1. Since then it has been a maddening sprint. "This year was a very eventful process," Ash said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon. "We had a new staff and a new area. We had a blizzard to deal with.
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January 31, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Tyreek Williams said it wasn't always his dream to play big-time college football. His aspirations were more specific than that. "It always was my dream to play for Rutgers," Williams said. That dream will move a little closer to reality next Wednesday, when Williams is expected to sign a national letter of intent to play for the Scarlet Knights. Williams, a senior at Timber Creek, orally committed to Rutgers on Wednesday. Williams had committed to Buffalo in August. "I had a good relationship with the coaches at Buffalo," Williams said.
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January 25, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
The slogan is new. The sentiment is old. Every Rutgers coach for the last 50 years or so has preached the importance of persuading New Jersey's top football players to stay home and play for the state university. Under new coach Chris Ash, the Scarlet Knights have summed up the strategy in three words, "Fence the Garden" - a clever Twitter hashtag and catchphrase that came courtesy of new receivers coach Zak Kuhr. Rick Mantz, the program's new director of high school relations, said the new staff is determined to make inroads in recruiting the state's top players and establishing strong connections with coaches in South Jersey.
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January 17, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
The definitive highlight for the Rutgers basketball program last season came on Jan. 11, 2015, when the Scarlet Knights knocked off Wisconsin, an eventual Final Four team, by 67-62 in Piscataway to even their record to 2-2 in their inaugural season in the Big Ten. Alas, that also was the most recent highlight. The Scarlet Knights have gone more than a year without winning a conference game - 20 consecutive defeats. They slipped to 0-5 in the Big Ten on Wednesday after losing at Ohio State, 94-68, a game they actually led at the half.
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December 11, 2015 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
The firing of Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood has left two of the state's top senior players, Archbishop Wood quarterback Anthony Russo and West Catholic defensive end Tymir Oliver, rethinking their recruitment. Russo, a 6-foot-4, 225-pounder who drew rave reviews with his strong arm and poise while advancing to the Elite 11 finals in Oregon last summer, committed to the Scarlet Knights in May. The 6-4, 265-pound Oliver, powerful and quick off the ball, did the same in August. Oliver reopened his recruitment via Twitter last Friday.
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September 22, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Only two weeks have passed since Penn State dejectedly walked out of Lincoln Financial Field wondering what happened in a one-sided loss to Temple and needing to figure out how it would regroup, particularly along the offensive line. The communication among offensive linemen was practically nonexistent in the season opener. An inability to block for the running game meant opponents could tee off on quarterback Christian Hackenberg, who was sacked 10 times by the Owls.
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