136 items found for your search. If no results were found please broaden your search.
The Post-it notes stick hardly remains by the time Greg Zannetti is done with an item on his to-improve list. The yellow squares where he writes his areas for improvement often start plastered to his desk, but by the time he leaves his house, they are stuck to the notebook he carries to class. By the time he is in the Rutgers wrestling room, they are firmly committed to memory. “Like right now, that’s all I can think of is my list,” said Zannetti, The Daily Targum’s Most Improved Athlete of the Year.
Scott Goodale stood in a corner tunnel of the Scottrade Center in St. Louis in March, waiting for Frank Molinaro to come down from his podium. The fifth four-time All-American in Penn State history finished his career with a national title at 149 pounds, and about an hour after accepting his trophy and hugging Goodale, he was already meeting with Rutgers wrestling boosters.
Scott Goodale realizes he is in store for his longest offseason yet. After a season designed to produce the Rutgers wrestling team’s first All-American since 2002 and a dual-meet schedule with more losses than any in Goodale’s four-year tenure, the head coach has no choice. “I’m going to try to remember very little from this season,” Goodale said. “I’ve never really been in this situation of not winning.”
As Rutgers wrestlers fell in the early rounds last week at the NCAA Championships, head coach Scott Goodale knew one Scarlet Knight could will himself to All-American honors. Senior 141-pounder Billy Ashnault fell one match short of the podium — the only goal for the Knights this season. But after facing seeded wrestlers in four of his five bouts at the Scottrade Center, it was not for a lack of effort.
Scott Winston is done losing sleep over last year’s NCAA Championships, but that does not make the cinder block wall he sat and stared at any less clear in his memory.
The junior 165-pounder already knows if he gets into any tough spots next week at the national tournament in St. Louis, the image will be fresh in his mind.
NEW YORK — A 17-2 Rutgers men’s basketball team run was little more than a distant memory by the time Day 1 of the Big East Tournament ended at Madison Square Garden.
The Scarlet Knights trailed by 5 when they hit five consecutive 3-pointers in a stretch that ended with a Dane Miller tip-in to cap the scoring stretch.
Then 14th-seeded Villanova countered with a 20-4 run of its own to turn a deficit as large as 8 into a lead by the same score. The Wildcats never looked back, eliminating Rutgers from the tournament and ending its season with a 70-49 loss.
As the boos in Jadwin Gymnasium rained down on Scott Winston yesterday, Rutgers head wrestling coach Scott Goodale grabbed the 165-pounder he coached for the past eight years by the head. “Two minutes,” Goodale told Winston, entering the third period of the EIWA title bout against Lehigh’s Brandon Hatchett. “It’s about you right now. Get a takedown and win the match.”
The individual portion of the season that the Rutgers wrestling team stressed all year long begins Saturday, and it finally has a team goal to go with it. After toiling through four months of a dual-meet season that was little more than a formality, the postseason starts with the EIWA Tournament at Princeton, where 10 conference titles and 46 NCAA Championship bids will be awarded.
Scott Winston was 12 years old when he first started thinking about the postseason. The sixth grader from Jackson, N.J., sat down and wrote out a list of goals. First, high school, where he went 137-0 with three state titles in his career. Then, college, where he has an EIWA title, but still plenty more he wants to accomplish. “I definitely feel a little bit of heat,” the junior 165-pounder said.
The closest thing to emotion any member of the Ravi family showed yesterday came in the worried glances, exchanged shortly after the lunch hour yesterday at Middlesex County Courthouse. Dharun Ravi sat composed at the defense table in his black suit with a blue shirt and pink tie, charged with invasion of privacy, bias intimidation, witness tampering and hindering arrest in connection to the September 2010 death of Tyler Clementi.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team established its long-range game from the outset Saturday against Seton Hall, as 9 of the Scarlet Knights’ first 11 points at the Prudential Center came from 3-pointers. Four of the five starters connected in the first 10 minutes. Only junior wing Dane Miller did not have a 3-pointer to his name, but he entered the game 8-for-33 from long range. Then he banked in Rutgers’ first points of the second half.
One of the biggest cheers last night at the Bradley Center came with fewer than nine minutes remaining, when Jae Crowder made his way to the Marquette bench. It was the only break the Rutgers men’s basketball team had from the senior forward all night in an 82-65 loss to the 10th-ranked team in the nation. Crowder turned a strong first half into a dominant second, dismissing any notion of a Scarlet Knights rally on the road.
Rutgers head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice expected this type
of performance from Gilvydas Biruta all season long, but instead
found the sophomore forward on his bench with foul trouble more
often than he was involved in the paint. The Biruta that Rice
expected appeared at the Louis Brown Athletic Center yesterday,
taking advantage of the holes in the heart of Syracuse’s 2-3 zone
en route to a game-high 21 points.
Joey Langel consistently sparked the Rutgers wrestling team’s
lineup for the past two seasons, when he made the 125-pound spot in
the lineup his own. He wrestled up a weight class again Thursday
night against Drexel at the College Avenue Gym, but the result was
no different as he picked up the first points for the Scarlet
Knights en route to a 24-9 dual-meet victory to end the season.
Rutgers head wrestling coach Scott Goodale long said senior
133-pounder Michael DeMarco is the type of wrestler that embodies
his program. The Lyndhurst, N.J., native went winless in the state
tournament as a high school senior, walked on at Rutgers, then
fought his way into the lineup for four years. But he will be out
of the lineup for Senior Night tonight against Drexel at the
College Avenue Gym as he continues to recover from a torn lateral
Kadeem Jack’s coaches and teammates see it every day in
practice, and the redshirt freshman forward put it on display
Wednesday against Seton Hall for the first time. After more than a
year with the Rutgers men’s basketball team, almost three months of
rehab and 12 games, Jack finally was comfortable enough to play 15
minutes and make an impact in a 59-54 loss to the Pirates.
Kyle Flood promised at his introductory press conference that
the Rutgers football team’s offensive, defensive and special teams
philosophy would remain the same. Then he lost nearly every member
of his coaching staff to the NFL. The first-year head coach
introduced his new staff yesterday, bringing in Boston College
interim offensive coordinator Dave Brock to run the Scarlet Knights
Rutgers head wrestling coach Scott Goodale understands this
season is about the end of the year, not Saturday’s National Duals
regional bracket. That did little to make it any easier. Cal Poly
forfeited the matchups he wanted to test his All-American
candidates, and his 125-pounder forfeited a match of his own. The
Scarlet Knights fell, 24-22, to Cal Poly, receiving 18 of those
points after Cal Poly wrestlers opted not to take the mat at 174,
184 and 197 pounds.
When a national dual-meet tournament was little more than an
idea a year ago, Rutgers head wrestling coach Scott Goodale had to
like his chances. The Scarlet Knights were on their way to a 21-2
dual-meet season — posting 20 wins for the second time in three
years and second time in program history. It allowed Rutgers to
host a regional bracket of the National Duals on Saturday at the
Louis Brown Athletic Center, even though the Knights are struggling
Through each of his two seasons in Piscataway, Rutgers head
men’s basketball coach Mike Rice talked about the Big East guard
that takes over down the stretch — the veteran who takes the ball
and responds when his team needs it. He saw plenty through his
team’s losses to start his tenure and he saw another last night,
when Seton Hall senior Jordan Theodore took over for the