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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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February 8, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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February 6, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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February 6, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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February 5, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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January 12, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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)
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November 30, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
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.
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October 6, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - When Penn State visits Michigan next Saturday, the Nittany Lions will be facing a reeling team that continues to be among this year's biggest disappointments in college football. The struggles of one of college football's once-elite programs continued Saturday night with a 26-24 loss to Rutgers before a sellout crowd of 53,327 at High Point Solutions Stadium. Michigan is 2-4 overall, 0-2 in the Big Ten, and those howls for coach Brady Hoke's job won't be silenced by this performance.
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September 16, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Penn State's players from New Jersey like Bill Belton, Brandon Bell, and Angelo Mangiro, coming back to the Garden State for one of the most historic games in the annals of Rutgers football and winning could not have been sweeter. Belton (Winslow Township High) raced 5 yards for a touchdown thanks to a terrific block by Mangiro, a junior center from Roxbury, N.J., with 1 minute, 13 seconds to play Saturday to give the Nittany Lions a 13-10 victory over the Scarlet Knights in the teams' Big Ten opener at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J. Bell, a sophomore linebacker from Oakcrest High, had an interception in the fourth quarter, one of five thrown by Gary Nova.
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September 15, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - As the Rutgers marching band reached the front of High Point Solutions Stadium, fans filling the driveway cleared a path. It all felt like big-time college football as the band stopped to play the fight song. A man in a rain slicker held up a sign: "We Believe That We Belong. " Not exactly a rousing manifesto, but appropriate for how Rutgers got started Saturday night in the Big Ten. Not too big of a claim: We're here, and we won't be embarrassed. Oddsmakers had this one right, to the point.
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September 15, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Christian Hackenberg spent most of an electric night at Rutgers running for his life, or scrambling out of trouble, or throwing the football with a Scarlet Knights lineman hanging on to his ankles. But when it counted, the Penn State sophomore hit a pair of clutch passes, including a 23-yarder to Geno Lewis to the 6-yard line. That set up Bill Belton's touchdown run with 1 minute, 13 seconds to play, giving the Nittany Lions a come-from-behind, 13-10 victory Saturday night over Rutgers.
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