Rutgers University has dismissed a football player from the team who was arrested on a robbery charge last weekend in Florida.
The job is wide open with Chris Laviano, Hayden Rettig and Giovanni Rescigno in the running. Only Laviano has played in a college game.
The Scarlet Knights’ class Wednesday included a top-ranked recruit in defensive lineman Marques Ford of East Bay High School in Riverview, Florida.
Newcomer Rutgers is representing the Big Ten in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl on Friday against one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s anchor schools, North Carolina.
Not only will Rutgers be heading to a bowl game for the fourth year in a row and for the ninth time in 10 seasons, but they are getting a chance to play a school from one of the top five power conferences.
While Rutgers coach Kyle Flood doesn’t like to talk about the big picture, it’s hard to ignore at the halfway point of the Scarlet Knights’ first season in the Big Ten Conference.
Coach Kyle Flood announced on Sunday that James tore the ACL in his right knee when he took a Navy player’s helmet to his knee.
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.
Rutgers announced Tuesday that it has dismissed quarterback Philip Nelson from its football program after he was charged in connection with an assault that left another man critically injured in Minnesota.
A law firm’s investigation has determined that a former Rutgers University football coach did not bully a former football player and that there was no retaliation against the player.
Notre Dame finished 8-4 this season, but had no bowl affiliation this year. The spot in the Pinstripe Bowl was open because the Big 12 did not have enough Bowl-eligible teams.
“We don’t have bullying in our program,” Snyder told the New York Daily News. “We’re not in the basketball program. I’ve never seen anything at Rutgers that was abusive at all.”
Flood on the Bearcats: “They’ve got an excellent football team. I think you’ve seen that in the statistics and the games that they’ve won, and we’re looking forward to the challenge.”
Before their rivalry comes to an end, the schools square off Thursday night in their lone meeting as American Athletic Conference members.