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ESPN's "Outside the Lines" obtained video footage of Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice berating his players during practice.
Rice was suspeneded for three games and fined $50,000 by Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti after he viewed the footage in December. The video clips, from 2010-12, show Rice physically abusing the players, throwing basketballs at them and using gay...Read more »
Tonight is a big night for several of the NYC Metro-area college basketball teams looking to validate their strong starts or just looking get back on track.
Stony Brook (8-3) @ Seton Hall (10-2) 7:00 p.m.: Stony Brook is beginning to really find its groove. With a solid frontcourt led by Jameel Warney, Tommy Brenton and Eric McAlister, the Seawolves have proven the can play with anyone, including...Read more »
There was a change in the top three this week as Quinnipiac and St. John’s swapped places. Stony Brook remains at No. 5, but Marist dropped two spots to seventh. Rider bursts into the poll at No. 6 after winning four of its last five games. Fairfield was idle, but dropped two spots to ninth due to Army moving up and Rider’s presence. Fordham is in the poll for the first time at 10th. Iona and Sacred...Read more »
There weren’t any changes to the top five. But there was a little movement in the bottom five as LIU moved up three spots to eighth after winning five straight. Wagner moved into the top 10 after two straight wins and Iona dropped one spot to ninth. Manhattan drops out of the poll after dropping two of its last three.
1. St. John’s (8-3) 2. Stony Brook (7-2) 3. Seton Hall (8-2) 4. Rutgers...Read more »
Only Rutgers can tease a fan base so much.
It was November 9, 2006 and Rutgers filled their fan base with joy after knocking off No. 3 Louisville.Rutgers radio play-by-play man Chris Carlin called it "Pandemonium in Piscataway".
It appeared to be the first step toward what should’ve been Rutgers’ first Big East title and BCS Bowl berth. Rutgers was 9-0 and appeared to be on...Read more »
-- The Scarlet Knights will wear their black uniforms Thursday night rather than their usual home red. It's the second time this season they'll don black. It's the players' favorite uniform. They typically wear it once or twice per season. -- Rutgers has received more than 2,000 ticket deposits for next season since the announcement it's jumping to the Big Ten Conference. -- Thursday night's game...Read more »
Games to Watch
No. 1 Notre Dame (11-0) @ USC (7-4, 5-4 PAC-12), 8 p.m.: Just how important is this game? It probably registers about 100 on the Richter game. First and foremost, a win puts Notre Dame back in the limelight, a place it hasn’t been since the Lou Holtz era. Second, it means dramatic ratings for its TV and radio partners. Finally, pro and anti-Notre Dame chatter will be going back...Read more »
Wait, what? That spin move from the "Madden NFL" video games actually works in real life? Or did the Rutgers offensive coordinator have a wireless controller hooked up to Jawan Jamison's cleats?
Check out his spin move and subsequent 41-yard touchdown run from Thursday night against South Florida. (Rutgers won, 23-13.)
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What does Notre Dame joining the ACC mean for Big East football?
The initial news was certainly a shock. And people predicting the end of Big East football are already accepting bows. But it’s a little premature to count out Big East football, at least for now.
Sure, Notre Dame’s basketball programs (men and women) have both thrived. And losing both will hurt the...Read more »