Stringer to sign extension with RU

C. Vivian Stringer will sign a contract extension to stay as the women’s basketball coach at Rutgers University (Dunleavy, May 19).

Stringer’s current contract was set to expire on June 30. Neither Stringer nor athletics director Julie Hermann commented on the report.

She has been earning $1.035 million per year in base salary plus annual supplement and deferred compensation prior to incentives since July 1, 2011, according to the report.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Rutgers wins women’s NIT over UTEP 56-54

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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Rutgers athletics food, toy and coat drives

By Matt Sugam

Rutgers athletics has teamed up with Rutgers Student Athlete Advisory Committee’s, Rutgers Alumni Association and Rutgers Against Hunger for food, toy and coat drives. Collections for the drives will occur at several men’s and women’s basketball games listed below.

Here’s the full press release via Rutgers athletics:

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (December 7, 2012) – The Rutgers University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is co-sponsoring Toy & Book, Coat, and Food collection drives this Holiday season and winter. Fans have the opportunity to bring a new toy or book, non-perishable food items, or new or gently used coats to select men’s and women’s basketball games to help those in need.

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