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.
October 6, 2014 |
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.
September 16, 2014 |
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.
September 15, 2014 |
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.