RU men’s basketball announces home opponents

Rutgers’ men’s basketball will play home games against Wisconsin, Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State during the 2014-15 season.

RU will open their season with George Washington on November 16. The team will play local opponents like Farleigh Dickinson, St. Francis (NY) and St. Peter’s in November.

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In case you missed it …

- Rutgers men’s basketball announced on Monday they landed a commitment from Ryan Johnson, a 6-foot-6, 185-pound two-guard from New Hope Christian (N.C.).

- After two consecutive rainouts, Rutgers baseball is hoping to get their 3:30 game at Bainton Field against Iona on Thursday. Freshman Ryan Fleming (2-0, 6.89 ERA) will make his ninth start of the season against Iona. The left-hander has wins over Fordham and Lafayette, both home appearances. The Scarlet Knights are 11-4 overall in home games this season.

The Rutgers softball team has already lost 10 games due to inclement weather this season, and will try to get their game in on Thursday as they head ti LIU-Brooklyn. The Scarlet Knights (25-16, 8-7 AAC) have won four straight, but have not played since last weekend.

Eddie Jordan

Eddie Jordan named as defendant in lawsuit filed by ex-players

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.

Final Score: Rutgers 72 – USF 68

Rutgers topped USF by a score of 72-68 to win the first game of the AAC conference tournament on Wednesday night.

J.J. Moore scored 13 points, including the final two free throws after grabbing a key offensive rebound.

Kadeem Jack led the Scarlet Knights with 18 points.

Myles Mack added 16.

Wally Judge had 15 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out.

For the full recap, visit SNY.tv.


Rutgers will face 5th-ranked Louisville, the tournament’s second seed, on Thursday

Watch: RU topped by UConn

UConn honored Shabazz Napier and the seniors before the game, and Napier dropped 26 points to lead the Huskies over Rutgers, 69-63.

Watch: RU downs USF

GEICO SportsNite has coverage and highlights of Rutgers 74-73 victory over South Florida on Saturday night.

Watch: Rutgers falls to UCF

GEICO SportsNite has coverage and highlights from Rutgers’ loss to UCF on Wednesday night, 67-65.

Watch: RU routed by Louisville

GEICO SportsNite has highlights from Louisville’s 102-54 win over Rutgers on Sunday.

RU loses again to SMU

Nearly four weeks after his team lost by 14 points to SMU in Dallas, Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan saw a silver lining despite a similar defeat Friday night.

Myles Mack had 17 points and Kadeem Jack scored 15, but the Scarlet Knights (10-15, 4-8 American Athletic Conference) were unable to post consecutive league triumphs for the first time this season, falling 77-65 to the No. 23 Mustangs.

“I see improvement in the way we’re going, the way we’re playing,” Jordan said. “I really didn’t have a problem with the way we played tonight. I thought we had terrific effort, we shared the basketball, we played the game plan for the most part but there was some breakdowns, some missed assignments.”


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