The Scarlet Knights lost five starters on the back seven from a year ago and the new group gets little time to ease into the job as Rutgers opens the season against Derek Carr and Fresno State on Thursday night.
The advantage that the American has over leagues like the Atlantic 10 and the Big East is that this conference has three teams — Louisville, Memphis, and UConn — that all should be ranked in the Top 25 for the majority of the season.
The New York Giants have signed former Rutgers fullback Ryan D’Imperio and waived placekicker David Buehler.
When combined, the increases in tuition and fees would raise costs 3.3 percent, or $427 more per year, for in-state undergraduate students in New Brunswick.
Gov. Chris Christie says the changes put Rutgers “on the path to being one of America’ great research institutions.”
Police say Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged has been arrested on gun-related charges after a traffic stop in Washington.
The services for Gandolfini, 51, are expected to be held at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in Upper Manhattan.
News of “The Sopranos” star’s passing spread quickly on Twitter, which became a place of mourning — even if your feed was exclusively sports-related.
Rutgers’ incoming athletic director Julie Hermann visited the campus Wednesday and was to meet with coaching and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney.
Rutgers’ recent troubles will not interfere with its entry into the Big Ten, conference Commissioner Jim Delany says.
Rutgers will have seven home games at High Point Solutions Stadium in 2015.
University President Robert Barchi has said Hermann remains his choice to lead Rutgers into the Big Ten Conference in 2014.
Making sure the integration of two medical school into Rutgers stays on course is one reason Gov. Christie and others have stood behind President Robert Barchi.
The Pinstripe Bowl and Big Ten will announce at Yankee Stadium on Monday an agreement between the conference and the 3-year-old postseason game.
It’s been an incredible fall from grace for Rutgers’ university athletics after the promise of their move to the Big Ten.