Watch: RU downs USF

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Watch: Rutgers falls to UCF

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

Baseball coach Fred Hill announces retirement

Fred Hill, who has been the head coach at Rutgers since 1984, has announced his retirement.

“It has been a heck of a run,” Hill said. “I enjoyed every second during my time at Rutgers. Thirty years is a long time, but it came and went very quickly. I want to say thank you to everyone involved.”

Hill has 37 years as a head coach at the collegiate level, with an overall record of 1,089-749-9 (.592) and a 941-658-7 (.588) record with the Scarlet Knights.

“Coach Hill gave his passion and purpose to Rutgers baseball for 30 years,” Director of Athletics Julie Hermann said. “His contribution to our department is immeasurable both as a coach and a great ambassador of our University. His leadership and inspiration will be missed.”

During his career, Hill sent 72 players to professional baseball and developed 20 All-Americans. Currently, Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds and David DeJesus of the Tampa Bay Rays represent Rutgers in Major League Baseball.

Joe Litterio has been named head coach. He had been on Hill’s coaching staff for two seasons.

“I am honored and excited to be taking over the Rutgers University baseball program,” Litterio said. “Having had the privilege to be around Coach Hill as a player, a peer and an assistant has been beneficial to me. Being an alum, I will take pride in keeping the Rutgers baseball family together. I would like to thank Julie Hermann for giving me this opportunity. I will work hard to continue the success of the program to bring it to the next level.”

Rutgers announces student-athletes on dean’s list

One hundred and forty eight student-athletes made the Fall 2013 dean’s list at Rutgers University.

“It is a testament to the commitment our student athletes make to be successful both in an out of the classroom,” Scott Walker, Rutgers Director of Academic Support Services for Student Athletes, said.

Rutgers football had the most representation on the list, including 19 Scarlet Knights. Rowing followed with 17 members earning the honor, as women’s soccer had 14 to continue to academic success in Piscataway. A total number of 21 sports at least one member on the list. Highlighting the list, 28 RU student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA on the semester.

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NAME                                                   SPORT                                                   MAJOR

ALEXANDER, TAJ                              FOOTBALL                                           COMMUNICATION

ANDREASSIAN, RACHEL                VOLLEYBALL                                       SUPPLY CHAIN AND MARKETING SCIENCE

ARCIDIACONO, BRANDON           FOOTBALL                                           UNDECLARED

ARIENTYL, VANESSA                       WOMEN’S TRACK                             BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

BALSAMO, LINDSAY                        TENNIS                                                 COMMUNICATION

BARNES, HALLEY                               WOMEN’S LACROSSE                     UNDECLARED

BATES, JACLYN                                  SOFTBALL                                            ANIMAL SCIENCES

BIALIK, ZACHARY                              MEN’S SOCCER                                  ENGINEERING FOUR YEAR

BIMONTE, MIKE                               FOOTBALL                                           LABOR STUDIES AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

BORGESE, NICHOLAS                      FOOTBALL                                           ECONOMICS

BRADLEY, KRISTEN                           WOMEN’S TRACK                             MATHEMATICS

BROOK, SARAH                                 ROWING                                              UNDECLARED

BUIS, BRIELLE                                     WOMEN’S SOCCER                          JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES


BURTON, MICHAEL                         FOOTBALL                                           COMMUNICATION

CAMPBEL, DVON                             MEN’S BASKETBALL                         CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CARLISLE, CAROLINE                       SWIMMING                                       EXERCISE SCIENCE AND SPORT STUDIES

CHAMPION, KATELYN                    FIELD HOCKEY                                    UNDECLARED

CLEMENTE, LOUIS                            BASEBALL                                            HISTORY

CLEMENTS, MEGAN                        WOMEN’S LACROSSE                     COMMUNICATION

CONTINO, NICHOLAS                     MEN’S LACROSSE                             CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CORBOZ, MAEL                                 MEN’S SOCCER                                  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

CUCUZ, SOFIJA                                 VOLLEYBALL                                       HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

CUNNINGHAM, FARRIS                TENNIS                                                 ENGINEERING FOUR YEAR

D’ANNUNZIO, JOSEPH                   BASEBALL                                            COMMUNICATION

DAY, AZIZA                                         GYMNASTICS                                     UNDECLARED

DEPAOLA, NICHOLAS                     FOOTBALL                                           COMMUNICATION

DESALVO, VERONICA                     ROWING                                              BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

DEVOLK, AMANDA                          WOMEN’S SOCCER                          GENETICS

DIDUN, JENNIFER                            ROWING                                              UNDECLARED

DIPAOLO, PATRICIA                        WOMEN’S SOCCER                          EXERCISE SCIENCE AND SPORT STUDIES

DODD, Chas                                        FOOTBALL                                           COMMUNICATION

DOERNER, JUSTIN                            FOOTBALL                                           LABOR STUDIES AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

DURANDO, ALEXIS                          SOFTBALL                                            EXERCISE SCIENCE AND SPORT STUDIES

ELLIOTT, ADDINGTON                    WOMEN’S LACROSSE                     UNDECLARED

ENSMINGER, ALYSSA                     VOLLEYBALL                                       UNDECLARED

EVANS, CHRISTIANN                      WOMEN’S BASKETBALL                 PUBLIC HEALTH

FILIGNO, JONELLE                            WOMEN’S SOCCER                          EXERCISE SCIENCE AND SPORT STUDIES

FRESHNOCK, DEVON                      FIELD HOCKEY                                    PRE BUSINESS

GAO, MICHELLE                                ROWING                                              PRE BUSINESS

GAUSE, QUENTIN                            FOOTBALL                                           JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES

GEREW, MARIA                                WOMEN’S SOCCER                          HISTORY

GIBSON-BROKOP, LINDSAY         SWIMMING                                       BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

GRANT, JILLIAN                                WOMEN’S TRACK                             JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES

GREENE, LINDSEY                             ROWING                                              PUBLIC HEALTH

GUINEE, BRITTANY                          SWIMMING                                       PSYCHOLOGY

HOLDER, KYLE                                    MEN’S TRACK                                    POLITICAL SCIENCE

HUANG, STEPHANIE                       SOFTBALL                                            PRE BUSINESS

IMBRIACO, NICOLE                         FIELD HOCKEY                                    FINANCE


IRELAN, BAILEY                                 ROWING                                              JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES

IVOL, ALEXANDRIA                          GYMNASTICS                                     PSYCHOLOGY

JAMES, TAYLOR                                ROWING                                              ECONOMICS

JANOSZ, JESSICA                              WOMEN’S SOCCER                          NURSING

JONES, ROBERT                                 FOOTBALL                                           EXERCISE SCIENCE AND SPORT STUDIES

JORDAN, D’ANDRE                          MEN’S TRACK                                    LABOR STUDIES AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

KATKOWSKI, HAYLEY                      WOMEN’S SOCCER                          UNDECLARED

KAYATI, LINDSEY                              TENNIS                                                 JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES

KEMMERER, KIERAN                       MEN’S SOCCER                                  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

KIELY, MEGHAN                                SWIMMING                                       UNDECLARED


KNIGGE, MORGAN                         ROWING                                              ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, INST AND BEHAVIOR

KNOX, CALVIN                                  MEN’S TRACK                                    UNDECLARED

KOCHER, KRISTIN                             WOMEN’S LACROSSE                     SOCIOLOGY

KOLODNY, KIMBERLY                     WOMEN’S LACROSSE                     UNDECLARED

KOSMIDES, MIRANDA                   ROWING                                              NURSING

KROFT, TYLER                                     FOOTBALL                                           COMMUNICATION

LAVERY, CAITLIN                              ROWING                                              POLITICAL SCIENCE

LEAL, LUISA                                        GYMNASTICS                                     EXERCISE SCIENCE AND SPORT STUDIES

LEBERFINGER, GRETA                     SWIMMING                                       PSYCHOLOGY

LEE, BROGAN                                     SWIMMING                                       EXERCISE SCIENCE AND SPORT STUDIES

LEONI, BRYAN                                   FOOTBALL                                           COMMUNICATION

LI, GINA                                               TENNIS                                                 BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

LOHMANN, JOSEPH                        FOOTBALL                                           LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

LOISELLE, RAELYN                            ROWING                                              PSYCHOLOGY


MADDOX, DRESDEN                       SOFTBALL                                            UNDECLARED

MAHON, SARAH                               WOMEN’S LACROSSE                     PSYCHOLOGY


MATANIN, JOSH                               MEN’S LACROSSE                             POLITICAL SCIENCE

MATTHEWS, JONATHAN               MEN’S LACROSSE                             HISTORY

MATTHEWS, MIKAELA                   VOLLEYBALL                                       UNDECLARED

MCGINNIS, CHRISTINA                  ROWING                                              POLITICAL SCIENCE

MEYLER, KATELYN                            ROWING                                              FOOD SCIENCE


MILEWSKI, DAVID                            FOOTBALL                                           FINANCE

MILLACI, KARA                                  SWIMMING                                       PSYCHOLOGY

MILLER, KELSEY                                 WOMEN’S LACROSSE                     MARKETING

MILLER, ELLEN                                   WOMEN’SCROSS COUNTRY         VISUAL ARTS

MONEME, CHIOMA                        ROWING                                              CELL BIOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE

MORASH, MARGARET                   WOMEN’S SOCCER                          GENETICS

MOSER, MARY                                  SWIMMING                                       ENGLISH

MULLANE, KELLI                               VOLLEYBALL                                       ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

NARDELLA, JOSEPH                         MEN’S LACROSSE                             ECONOMICS

NELSON, TAYLOR                             VOLLEYBALL                                       BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

NEWTON, SOPHIE                            SWIMMING                                       UNDECLARED


NOTO, PETER                                     MEN’S LACROSSE                             ECONOMICS

O’ROURKE, THOMAS                      MEN’S SOCCER                                  POLITICAL SCIENCE

PATRICK, JOSHUA                            WRESTLING                                        UNDECLARED

PATRONE, LISA                                 FIELD HOCKEY                                    LABOR STUDIES AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

PATTERSON, NICHOLAS                MEN’S TRACK                                    ENGINEERING FOUR YEAR

PERROTTI, ALLYSON                        SWIMMING                                       EXERCISE SCIENCE AND SPORT STUDIES

PERSON, PRECIOUS                        WOMEN’S BASKETBALL                 UNDECLARED

PFAFF, MORGAN                             SWIMMING                                       UNDECLARED

PINNIX-ODRICK ,  JULIAN             FOOTBALL                                           UNDECLARED

PRAGER, VICTORIA                         WOMEN’S SOCCER                          PRE BUSINESS

PURCELL, KARON                             MEN’S TRACK                                    SUPPLY CHAIN AND MARKETING SCIENCE

QUARTUCCI, FRANCIS                   FOOTBALL                                           AMERICAN STUDIES

RAMBO, RICHARD                           MEN’S LACROSSE                             LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

REED, BRIANNE                                 WOMEN’S SOCCER                          UNDECLARED

RENZA, JONATHAN                         MEN’S GOLF                                       FINANCE

RICHARDSON, SARAH                    VOLLEYBALL                                       UNDECLARED

ROLIN, CHELSEA                               SWIMMING                                       POLITICAL SCIENCE

ROSE, LAURA                                     FIELD HOCKEY                                    PSYCHOLOGY

SANTAGADO, CHARLY                   GYMNASTICS                                     MUSIC

SCHEFFLER, JENNELLE                    ROWING                                              UNDECLARED

SCHROETER, ALEXANDRA             VOLLEYBALL                                       UNDECLARED

SCHWING, BENJAMIN                   MEN’S LACROSSE                             COMMUNICATION

SCOTT, NICOLE                                  SWIMMING                                       FOOD SCIENCE

SEDDON, JENNA                               WOMEN’S SOCCER                          UNDECLARED

SEIDENBERG, DANIEL                     WRESTLING                                        COMMUNICATION

SINGH, RASHMI                                WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY        ENGLISH

SKROSKI, ERICA                                WOMEN’S SOCCER                          UNDECLARED

SMITH, WILLIAM                              WRESTLING                                        HISTORY

SNYDER, KEVIN                                 FOOTBALL                                           ECONOMICS

SODE, PETER                                      MEN’S LACROSSE                             LABOR STUDIES AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

SOUSA, ERICA                                   WOMEN’S SOCCER                          UNDECLARED

STAAB, JENNIFER                             FIELD HOCKEY                                    PUBLIC HEALTH

STEBICK, KATHRYN                          GYMNASTICS                                     UNDECLARED

STEVER, ALISHA                                FIELD HOCKEY                                    PRE BUSINESS

STRONG, EMILY                                FIELD HOCKEY                                    AMERICAN STUDIES

STUBY, SARAH                                   FIELD HOCKEY                                    ART HISTORY

SUDBURY, ANNA                             VOLLEYBALL                                       UNDECLARED

SUTTON, TROY                                  BASEBALL                                            UNDECLARED

SZEMPLE, RYAN                                MEN’S SOCCER                                  PRE BUSINESS

TARTACOFF, JULIAN                       FOOTBALL                                           ECONOMICS

TERRANOVA, ANTHONY               MEN’S LACROSSE                             CRIMINAL JUSTICE

TETRO, ROSS                                      MEN’S SOCCER                                  PRE BUSINESS

TOPP, EMILIA                                    ROWING                                              ECOLOGY & NATURAL RESOURCES

TURKOT, ERIN                                   WOMEN’S LACROSSE                     EXERCISE SCIENCE AND SPORT STUDIES

VALLIANT, SAMANTHA                 WOMEN’S SOCCER                          ANIMAL SCIENCES

VARGAS, EMILY                                WOMEN’S TRACK                             PSYCHOLOGY

VERBITSKI, BRIAN                            FOOTBALL                                           PRE BUSINESS

WALIER, MITCHELL                          MEN’S SOCCER                                  ENGINEERING FOUR YEAR

WELLS, BRIAN                                    MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY               APPLIED SCIENCE ENGINEERING

WHITLEY, JORDAN                           SOFTBALL                                            UNDECLARED

WILBUR, JEREMY                              MEN’S TRACK                                    UNDECLARED

WILLIAMS, LOREN                           SOFTBALL                                            COMMUNICATION

WRIGHT, SOPHIE                              FIELD HOCKEY                                    EXERCISE SCIENCE AND SPORT STUDIES

WRIGHT, TRACY                                VOLLEYBALL                                       LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS

YAKO, BRIDGET                                 ROWING                                              ENGINEERING FOUR YEAR

YANEY, RACHEL                                 FIELD HOCKEY                                    UNDECLARED

ZAVALA, MICHAEL                           BASEBALL                                            COMMUNICATION

ZITO, JENNA                                       GYMNASTICS                                     MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

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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QB and TE commits already have bond

QB Mike Dare and TE Nakia Griffin already have a bond.

The two Rutgers commits worked together in camp over the summer and are looking to build on their relationship moving forward.

“I didn’t know him prior to that and he didn’t know me. But we just started building a little bit of chemistry during the 7-on-7. I’m pretty big, so I was one of his favorite targets. He was throwing me the ball a lot. And he threw it so hard that he ripped my glove one time,” Griffin said.

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SMU-RU game postponed

Thursday night’s game between the SMU Mustangs and Rutgers’ men’s basketball team has been postponed, the conference announced.

The game has been rescheduled for Friday, but the time is to be announced.

AAC, Rutgers agree on split

Originally posted on SNY UCONN:

John F. Silver

Rutgers is headed to the B1G, and the last piece of the puzzle was negotiating its exit fee.

The school has done so with the American paving the way for the final exit of Rutgers into the B1G this summer.

Rutgers had sued the AAC over the exit fees in hopes of lowering the $15 million that the AAC sought. The amount of exit fee is now $11.5 million.

This ends the final chapter of the old Big East, which was raided for Louisville, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse and West Virginia by the likes of the B1G, ACC and Big 12.

The league will welcome East Carolina, Tulane and Tulsa next year for all sports and bid adieu to Louisville and Rutgers. In 2015, the league will welcome Navy as a football only and in a 12-team league establish a championship game.

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RU football spends $1.5 million on five asst. coaches

Rutgers football has added four assistant coaches and re-assigned another, costing $1.5 million this offseason.

In preparation for their big move to the Big Ten, here are the new paychecks the team will be cutting, via

Those assistant salaries are topped by new offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen’s $500,000 annual deal — the most ever paid to a Rutgers assistant. Friedgen, new linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Bob Fraser ($300,000 per year), Rossi ($300,000 per year, a $100,000 raise for him), McDaniels ($200,000 per year) and new offensive line coach Mitch Browning ($200,000 per year) have two-year deals.

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