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Sophomore quarterback Blake Rankin will transfer from the school (Duggan, April 8).
Gary Nova, Mike Bimonte and Chris Laviano will likely compete for the starting job, which caused Rankin to transfer. He will finish the semester with Rutgers before he departs. He does not know where he will end up next.
Rutgers’ Athletic Director Julie Hermann said that it would be “great” if The Star-Ledger went out of business (Politi, April 7).
That got her named to Keith Olbermann’s “World’s Worst” list on his ESPN show:
Tyler Scaife went coast-to-coast and scores with 2 seconds left to give Rutgers the Women’s National Invitation Tournament championship with a 56-54 win over UTEP on Saturday.
Rutgers (28-9), which led 30-16 at the half, withstood a furious second-half rally by UTEP (29-8), which tied it at 54 with 7 seconds to play on a putback by Chrishauna Parker.
Scaife took the inbounds pass and raced downcourt to score the winning points to quiet UTEP’s home sellout crowd of 12,222.
“I just knew we had to get down the floor and score,” said Scaife, a freshman who was named the tournament MVP. “I’m happy it went in. I’m just happy we finished the season off like this.”
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In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Jerome Seagers and Robert Lumpkins – two-ex Rutgers basketball players – named not only former head coach Mike Rice in a complaint, but current men’s head coach Eddie Jordan (Carino/Sargeant, March 27).
The lawsuit also names Rutgers University, former president Richard McCormick, current president Robert Barchi, and former athletics director Tim Pernetti.
The complaint states that after media reports surfaced that Seagears had “retained private counsel to bring the lawsuit against [Rutgers]… Jordan retaliated against plaintiff Seagears by doing acts including but not limited to: removing him from the starting lineup; significantly reducing his playing time; removing him from practices; and ultimately suspending him from the team without reason or justification.”
This is the second lawsuit to name Rutgers due to the misconduct of Rice. Last December, ex-player Derrick Randall also filed suit.
Jerome Seagers will transfer from the Scarlet Knights program for the second time in a year (Prunty, March 24).
Seagears left for Auburn after the Mike Rice scandal, but returned to Rutgers when they hired Eddie Jordan.
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Six years ago, the Rutgers University women’s basketball team was 24-6 and coming off a Big East quarterfinal loss to Louisville as it awaited its NCAA tournament destination. The Scarlet Knights were given the No. 2 seed in the Greensboro (N.C.) Regional behind Connecticut and advanced to the Elite Eight.
Monday night, Rutgers’ 22-9 record — including a loss to UConn in the American Athletic Conference semifinals — wasn’t enough to get the Scarlet Knights into the field of 64. Instead, Rutgers will host Delaware in a first-round game of the WNIT Thursday.
Rutgers, South Florida, and SMU out of the AAC accepted WNIT invitations. UConn and Louisville are the only teams from the first-year league in the NCAA draw.
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Rutgers got blown out by Louisville, 92-31, on Thursday.
No Rutgers player scored in the double-digits. Louisville had five players score at least 10 points.
Myles Mack scored eight and Kadeem Jack scored seven. Jack turned the ball over seven times.
Louisville would have won by 27 points if they hadn’t scored at all in the second half, as they led 58-16 at halftime.[/sny-box]
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Rutgers topped USF by a score of 72-68 to win the first game of the AAC conference tournament on Wednesday night.
Kadeem Jack led the Scarlet Knights with 18 points.
Myles Mack added 16.
Wally Judge had 15 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out.
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Rutgers will face 5th-ranked Louisville, the tournament’s second seed, on Thursday
UConn honored Shabazz Napier and the seniors before the game, and Napier dropped 26 points to lead the Huskies over Rutgers, 69-63.