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September 7, 2007 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Over the last three college football seasons, Rutgers has a sub-par 6-7 record against the spread, and since 1992, the Scarlet Knights are 7-9 against the spread when they've been favored between 10 1/2 and 21 points. Numbers to consider heading into tonight's game between Rutgers and Navy, with the Scarlet Knights favored by 12 1/2 points at Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers, which will not play an away game until Oct.
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May 27, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Rutgers doesn't seem able to escape controversy, with the Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., reporting that Julie Hermann, the university's recently hired athletic director, has an abusive past similar to former men's basketball coach Mike Rice. If true, it's the second blemish on the Rutgers record since Rice was dismissed for verbally and physically abusing his players. First came the revelation that former Scarlet Knights basketball player Eddie Jordan, an NBA veteran and former Lakers assistant coach, was not an alumnus as advertised when he was hired to replace Rice.
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October 24, 2009 | Associated Press
Joe Martinek had 139 yards rushing and scored twice on short runs, linebacker Steve Beauharnais scored off his blocked punt and Rutgers beat Army, 27-10, on Friday night at West Point, N.Y. It was the sixth straight victory for Rutgers (5-2) over Army (3-5) and evened the series at 18-18. The Black Knights have lost 12 straight games against Big East Conference teams since beating Rutgers, 37-35, in 1997. Tom Savage completed 10 of 20 passes for 164 yards to become only the second freshman quarterback in Rutgers history to win a road game.
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April 6, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
It appears in the aftermath of Mike Rice getting fired as Rutgers basketball coach for his abusive behavior toward players and Tim Pernetti being subsequently forced to resign as athletic director over the fiasco, that university President Robert Barchi is really the one to blame for this debacle. When Barchi announced Friday during a news conference that Pernetti was resigning by mutual agreement -- that's a covert way of saying someone must take the blame -- the president clearly implicated himself as a culprit in the scandal.
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October 29, 2011 | By Mike Hiserman
Eric LeGrand was right. His presence fired up Rutgers. LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down while trying to make a tackle on a kickoff return a year ago, put on his black-and-red Rutgers uniform Saturday and led the Scarlet Knights onto the field for their game against No. 25 West Virginia. Riding in a motorized wheelchair through a snow storm and carrying an ax — Rutgers Coach Greg Schiano's oft-stated motto is "Keep chopping" — LeGrand led the team to midfield before making a right-hand turn and leaving the field.
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November 20, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
As the Big East Conference was being picked apart, Rutgers was looking for a way out and a new place to show off a football program that has been resurrected in the last decade. Not only did Rutgers find that escape hatch, the Scarlet Knights ended up in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in college sports. Rutgers joined the Big Ten on Tuesday, leaving the Big East behind and cashing in on the school's investment in a football team that only 10 years ago seemed incapable of competing at the highest level.
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November 26, 1990
Rutgers advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season by beating Dartmouth, 1-0, at Piscataway, N.J., on Jeff Carstens' goal in the eighth minute. The Scarlet Knights (19-2-2) will play Evansville (24-0-2) Saturday at Tampa, Fla., in the semifinals.
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March 30, 2005 | From Associated Press
Shanna Zolman broke out of a slump with a couple of big baskets down the stretch, Nicky Anosike scored 14 points and Tennessee held off Rutgers, 59-49, on Tuesday night to earn a berth to the Final Four. Tennessee (30-4) will play Michigan State in the national semifinals Sunday in Indianapolis. The Spartans defeated Stanford, 76-69, to advance. Tennessee advanced to the Final Four for the fourth year in a row and 16th time under Coach Pat Summitt, who won her 882nd game.
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April 5, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Tim Pernetti, a Rutgers graduate and former Scarlet Knights football player, has resigned as athletic director, university President Robert Barchi announced during a news conference Friday. After two days of public outcry over the abusive behavior of basketball coach Mike Rice, who was disciplined last year for physical and verbal abuse of his players and eventually was removed from his job Wednesday, Pernetti is the first administrator to leave under pressure in the wake of the scandal.
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April 3, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Mike Rice was fired as the Rutgers basketball coach Wednesday, one day after ESPN aired a video that showed him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players and directing anti-gay slurs toward them during practice. Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti was given the video in November by Eric Murdock, a former NBA player who was at one time the director of player development under Rice. Pernetti hired independent investigators to analyze the tape and, with the blessing of university President Robert Barchi, suspended Rice for three games, fined him $50,000 and ordered him to attend anger management classes.
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April 2, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice's job is in jeopardy after the release of a video that shows the coach using gay slurs, physically pushing and grabbing his players, and throwing balls at his Scarlet Knights team during practices. In the video obtained by ESPN , Rice can be seen repeatedly belittling and shoving his players. He is also observed targeting a player's head with a basketball and kicking another. Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti, who according to the Associated Press was first shown the video in late November, originally suspended the coach for three games, required he attend anger management classes and fined Rice $50,000.
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November 20, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
As the Big East Conference was being picked apart, Rutgers was looking for a way out and a new place to show off a football program that has been resurrected in the last decade. Not only did Rutgers find that escape hatch, the Scarlet Knights ended up in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in college sports. Rutgers joined the Big Ten on Tuesday, leaving the Big East behind and cashing in on the school's investment in a football team that only 10 years ago seemed incapable of competing at the highest level.
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October 29, 2011 | By Mike Hiserman
Eric LeGrand was right. His presence fired up Rutgers. LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down while trying to make a tackle on a kickoff return a year ago, put on his black-and-red Rutgers uniform Saturday and led the Scarlet Knights onto the field for their game against No. 25 West Virginia. Riding in a motorized wheelchair through a snow storm and carrying an ax — Rutgers Coach Greg Schiano's oft-stated motto is "Keep chopping" — LeGrand led the team to midfield before making a right-hand turn and leaving the field.
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November 22, 2009
at Syracuse 31, No. 25 Rutgers 13: Greg Paulus had 142 yards passing and the Orange earned its first conference victory of the season with an upset of the Scarlet Knights. Syracuse jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Antwon Bailey scored on a 14-yard run and Delone Carter had a five-yard touchdown run. Syracuse outgained Rutgers 259 to 82 in the first half and the defense sacked quarterback Tom Savage five times and nine overall, tying a Syracuse school record.
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February 2, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Cappie Pondexter scored 24 points and No. 9-ranked Rutgers held off No. 25 St. John's, 61-51, Wednesday night after nearly squandering all of a 27-point lead in a Big East Conference game at Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers (16-3, 8-0) built a 33-6 lead with 5 minutes 4 seconds to play in the first half, but St. John's outscored the Scarlet Knights, 17-2, to close the half and then scored the first eight points after halftime to cut the deficit to 35-31. St.
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October 7, 1988 | SALLY JENKINS, Washington Post
Nestled in a turnpike wasteland is the site of the first college football game, where a mob of Rutgers men in 1869 first shed coats and vests and engaged in some lively shin-kicking and hair-mussing with Princeton.
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November 1, 2009 | Mike Hiserman
Tim Brown was the star of Rutgers' 28-24 win over Connecticut, but he wasn't celebrating much afterward. He said he wished an old friend had been there to try to catch him on the back end of his 81-yard pass reception for the game-winning touchdown with 22 seconds left. Brown grew up in Miami with Jasper "Jazz" Howard , the Connecticut cornerback who was stabbed to death Oct. 18 outside an on-campus dance after the Huskies' homecoming game. Saturday's game was Connecticut's first at home since Howard was slain.
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October 24, 2009 | Associated Press
Joe Martinek had 139 yards rushing and scored twice on short runs, linebacker Steve Beauharnais scored off his blocked punt and Rutgers beat Army, 27-10, on Friday night at West Point, N.Y. It was the sixth straight victory for Rutgers (5-2) over Army (3-5) and evened the series at 18-18. The Black Knights have lost 12 straight games against Big East Conference teams since beating Rutgers, 37-35, in 1997. Tom Savage completed 10 of 20 passes for 164 yards to become only the second freshman quarterback in Rutgers history to win a road game.
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