Athletic Director Julie Hermann announced the deal Thursday, two days before the Scarlet Knights (2-0) play their first Big Ten Conference game against Penn State (2-0).
Rutgers has defeated Penn State twice in 24 tries, once in 1918 and again 70 years later in 1988. The teams haven’t played since 1995, two years after Penn State joined the Big Ten.
Penn State was halfway through a four-year postseason ban handed down during the summer of 2012. The NCAA rescinded some of the scholarship sanctions last year.
Nova connected with James on scoring passes of 69 and 31 yards and added tosses of 38 yards to Leonte Carroo and 19 to John Tsimis as the Scarlet Knights (2-0) scored 31-straight first-half points to overcome an early deficit.
Playing in the Big Ten Conference, Rutgers (1-0) isn’t going to be favored in many games, if any. Its non-conference home opener against Howard (0-1) of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference is one of those games.
Little League star Mo’ne Davis says she’s “sad” that Connecticut received a secondary NCAA rules violation for coach Geno Auriemma’s congratulatory phone call to her during the Little League World Series.
Mo’ne isn’t in high school and under NCAA rules is not considered a prospective athlete. But UConn says it is investigating to determine if any violation occurred.
Paul James ran for 173 yards and scored his third touchdown with 3:24 left to give Rutgers a wild 41-38 victory over Washington State on Thursday night in the Scarlet Knights’ first game as a member of the Big Ten.
Francesa emphasized that Calipari is a masterful motivator and recruiter. He did say, however, that there are better X’s and O’s coaches in college basketball.
Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand and former Penn State player Adam Taliaferro will be the honorary captains when the Scarlet Knights play their first Big Ten game against the Nittany Lions on Sept. 13.
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College sports’ governing body also agreed to implement a single return-to-play policy spelling out how all teams must treat players who received head blows.
CBS Radio presents a slice of gold from the vaults of WFAN: one hot minute with Francesa, Chris Russo and then-sitting President Bill Clinton, who digs his college sports.
The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on professional and college sporting events to Atlantic City casinos and the state’s racetracks.
The UConn Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning their record ninth national title.
Shabazz Napier turned in another all-court masterpiece Monday night to lift the Huskies to a 60-54 win, and an NCAA title.