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Down 8-9 at halftime Saturday, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team was giving No. 7 Virginia all it could handle in Charlottesville, Va. But a head injury to junior faceoff specialist Joe Nardella late in the first half proved to drastically change the outcome. The Scarlet Knights (2-1) struggled to gain possession without Nardella’s presence in face-offs.
With the Rutgers men’s basketball team facing a team that ranks second in the AAC in perimeter defense, one would think its offensive game plan would have revolved around attacking the basket. While the Scarlet Knights did manage to score 14 of their 21 points last night in the paint in the first half, the Knights took a staggering one free throw attempt during the half — a stat that could have made a big difference in Rutgers’ 64-59 loss against No. 22 Memphis.
Off to its best start under third-year head coach Brian Brecht, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team will need to carry over every bit of momentum gained from its first two games when they travel to Charlottesville, Va., tomorrow.The Scarlet Knights (2-0) will face No. 7 Virginia for the first time since 2000, where the Cavaliers (3-0) controlled the Knights in Piscataway for a 17-8 victory.
The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team wasted little time imposing themselves yesterday in Staten Island, N.Y., overwhelming Wagner with four unanswered goals less than five minutes into the game for the eventual 20-5 win. The Scarlet Knights (2-0) once again relied on strong faceoff play from junior faceoff specialist Joe Nardella, who finished 17-of-20 in face-offs.
With a larger and more experienced roster than previous years, the Rutgers swimming and diving team begins the AAC Championships today in Louisville, Ky., full of excitement. The Scarlet Knights (9-4-1) enter the conference championships with a chip on their shoulders, fully tapered and brimming with confidence following two straight quad meet victories.
With a matchup against No. 8 Virginia looming Saturday, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team might be susceptible to overlooking Wagner today in Staten Island, N.Y. The Scarlet Knights (1-0) are 5-0 all-time against the Seahawks (0-0), dominating Wagner last season, 20-10, at the RU Stadium Complex for one of their two wins last year.
Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood announced yesterday the hiring of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive assistant Ben McDaniels as the team’s new wide receivers coach. McDaniels is the brother of former Denver Broncos head coach and current New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. The hiring fills the final vacancy for a full-time assistant coach on Flood’s staff.
With the regular season coming to an end, the Rutgers swimming and diving team can finally focus all its attention on the AAC Championships from Feb. 19022 in Louisville, Ky. The Scarlet Knights have more than a week to prepare for the biggest meet of their season, which sees them facing some quality programs in No. 13 Louisville and Southern Methodist.
When the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team scored its 12th goal in an eventual 13-5 victory against Manhattan, the celebration came as a bit of a surprise.By then the Scarlet Knights had a clear handle on the game and most of the goals scored previously were acknowledged with simple high fives and head bumps.
Not even the blistering cold conditions the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team endured Saturday for more than an hour could tame the team’s excitement following its 13-5 home victory against Manhattan. The frigid weather seemed to affect Scarlet Knights (1-0), who fell behind by two goals early on in the contest.
Prior to Saturday’s meet at the RU Aquatics Center, head coach Phil Spiniello challenged the Rutgers swimming and diving team to raise its performance. It was not because the team had been underperforming — the Scarlet Knights entered the quad meet on two straight victories and had been strong throughout the entire season.
As if senior day was not enough motivation, spots on the Rutgers swimming and diving teams conference championship roster could also be decided this Saturday. The Scarlet Knights (7-4-1) face two former Big East rivals in Georgetown (3-10) and Providence (4-7) at the RU Aquatics Center in the final regular season meet of the season.
The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team’s regular season campaign starts identical to how last year began, playing host to Manhattan. The Scarlet Knights were set to start the season in their new home at High Point Solutions Stadium, but because of weather conditions will face off at the RU Turf Field at the stadium complex.
As the Rutgers swimming and diving team prepares for its final meet of the regular season Saturday, the AAC Championships will not be the only event on the team’s mind. While success at the AAC Championships is the main goal, the meet also provides the Scarlet Knights a final chance to qualify for the NCAA Championships in March.
For a team that finished 2-13 last season, including a 12-game losing streak to end the year, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team remains exceedingly optimistic. Despite the record, the Scarlet Knights lost eight games by two goals or less, with most of those goals coming in the final minute of play or in overtime.
If one were to attend a Rutgers swimming and diving meet at the RU Aquatics Center, it is easy for divers to go unnoticed. Frantic fans screaming at the top of their lungs and coaches and teammates rapidly waving their arms back and fourth, encouraging swimmers to go faster, usually garner the fans attention. But the program knows it has senior diver Nicole Scott, the newly named NJAIAW Woman of the Year, as the Scarlet Knights’ secret weapon.
With almost three weeks remaining in the season, the Rutgers swimming and diving team’s primary focus is preparing for the AAC championships. The tournament runs from Feb. 19-Feb. 22. But when the season ends, the Scarlet Knights will face the same dilemma every college program has when losing its top seniors.
It was all smiles for the Rutgers swimming and diving team following its meet Saturday afternoon at the RU Aquatics Center. Despite going winless in their last two road contests, the Scarlet Knights hardly looked like a team lacking in confidence. The Knights dominated their races and dives, winning 11 of the 16 events on the day and collecting wins against Fordham (6-3), 169-128, and Rider (1-8-1), 211-79.
With the AAC championships rapidly approaching, the Rutgers swimming and diving team returns to its home pool in hopes of gaining some valuable momentum. The Scarlet Knights will host Fordham and Rider tomorrow morning in their second-to-last meet of the season at the RU Aquatics Center. Following four straight away meets against fierce competition, head coach Phil Spiniello has high hopes for the team entering the weekend.
Normally being swept in a quad meet is considered a bad loss. For the Rutgers swimming and diving team, the defeats serve as motivation. The Scarlet Knights faced off against two top-25 opponents in Michigan and Notre Dame along with future Big Ten opponent Northwestern Jan. 11 in Evanston, Ill. Michigan defeated the Knights 219-81 against Michigan, Notre Dame handed them a 206-94 loss and Northwestern captured a 198.5-101.5.