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Walking into his first Monday press conference as the interim head coach of the Rutgers football team, Norries Wilson wiped the sweat that was beading from his forehead.All 6-foot-6 inches of his former Big Ten offensive lineman build stood behind the podium and he answered questions with bass in his voice that bellowed — Wilson did not need a microphone. The assistant head coach never thought he would be in this position with the Scarlet Knights, but that’s what the situation called for.Things were a little different this Monday for him.
Perhaps this is just what the doctor ordered.On the Monday after its 28-3 nightmare in Happy Valley this past Saturday night, the Rutgers football team turned the page to begin anew.
Interim head coach Norries Wilson is no stranger to leading a Division I football team. Wilson became the first African-American head coach of an Ivy League program when he took the helm at Columbia in 2006.
Penn State fans staged the first-ever "Stripe Out" at Beaver Stadium Sept. 19th, with students assign blue or white depending upon what section they were seated. The Nittany Lions took advantage of the support from the 103,323 in attendance, defeating Rutgers in the 2015 Big Ten opener, 28-3.
Three quarters of the matchup between the Rutgers football team and Penn State last night were hotly contested.
Junior defensive tackle Julian Pinnix-Odrick attempts to corral Penn State senior running back Akeel Lynch in the Nittany Lions 28-3 win over the Knights in the Big Ten Conference opener Sept. 19.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — As heavy showers moved through Beaver Stadium in the second quarter on Saturday night, it felt as if the same dark cloud that has been following the Rutgers football team around for the past week lingered with the program out to central Pennsylvania.Amid the off-field controversies surrounding the three-game suspension and $50,000 fine of head coach Kyle Flood, couple with the arrest of senior captain and star wide receiver Leonte Carroo for simple assault under domestic violence, the Scarlet Knights were adamant on leaving all of that behind them in when they trekked out to Penn State.But when it rains, it pours.
Somehow, disregarding the whirlwind of off-field controversies surrounding the program, the Rutgers football team finds itself in a pivotal third game of the season.Come Saturday night when the Scarlet Knights (1-1) battle Penn State in an 8 p.m.
Junior outside linebacker Steve Longa tallied 12 solos last Saturday against Washington State, a career high, to go with 14 total tackles in the 37-34 loss. Longa led the Knights in tackles last season with 102.
A single win can solve many problems, for winning cures all ails.The Rutgers football team picked a good time to get away.
Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood has been suspended for three games effective immediately and fined $50,000 at the conclusion of a University investigation regarding his impermissible contact with a faculty member, University President Robert Barchi announced Wednesday.NJ Advance Media first reported the disciplinary action for the fourth-year head coach, stating in its report that Barchi spoke to the news outlet just 15 minutes after he had alerted Flood of the rules violations.“Coach Flood knew or should have known of well-established University policies prohibiting coach-initiated contact between coaches and members of the faculty regarding a student-athlete’s academic standing,” Barchi said in an emailed statement to the Rutgers Community.In the statement, Barchi briefed the findings from an investigation that had been since 24 hours after the allegation was first reported to the University on Aug.
Rutgers football senior captain and wide receiver Leonte Carroo slammed a woman to the concrete outside of High Point Solutions Stadium on Busch campus Sept.
Sophomore running back Josh Hicks rushed for 91 yards on 16 carries in the Knights 37-34 loss to Washington State last Saturday.
Sophomore running back Robert Martin has packed a punch for Rutgers running game in 2015, averaging 6.8 yards per carry in the first two games this fall. Martin sparked the Knights comeback against WSU with a 15-yard touchdown run to put his team within eight at 20-12.
As bad as many college football and national media pundits want to make it out to be, the Rutgers football team has actually built a fair amount of positive momentum early in 2015.Although turnovers have caused concern, on offense the Scarlet Knights (1-1) have been extremely productive in the first two games of their sophomore season in the Big Ten Conference.That second year officially begins this Saturday as Rutgers travels to Happy Valley to take on budding rival Penn State in the conference opener for both teams.The Knights mustered 941 yards of offense over the first two weeks, managing to average 48.5 points per game.
With the face of the program in Leonte Carroo suspended indefinitely following his arrest for charges under domestic violence in a postgame altercation involving two females this past Saturday night out side of High Point Solutions Stadium, head coach Kyle Flood and the Rutgers football team finds itself in the middle of its latest off-field crisis.As three ongoing investigations linger around the Scarlet Knights, the tornado of controversy has begun to swirl more rapidly than before.On the field, Rutgers is coming off a 37-34 letdown against Washington State.
It had all the makings of a storybook comeback, until it wasn't. After battling back from a 20-6 deficit,just over six minutes into the third quarter junior returner/wide receiver Janarion Grant's 100-yard kickoff return got the Scarlet Knights back to even at 20-20.
Senior linebacker Kaiwan Lewis had five solo tackles, including one for a loss in the Knights’ 37-34 loss to Washington State.
Even after Janarion Grant literally did it all, that still wasn’t enough.The junior wide receiver rattled off two electrifying returns for touchdowns to aid a struggling offense.
Freshman cornerback Isaiah Wharton tallied three tackles in his first collegiate start last week against Norfolk State. Wharton will be expected yo up his game against the air raid offense of Washington State.