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The Rutgers women’s cross country team placed 37th overall and collected six new personal-records (PRs) at last Friday’s 44th-annual Paul Short Run six-kilometer (6k) race hosted by Lehigh.The Scarlet Knights saw freshman runner Olympia Martin yet again leading the pack in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, this time by being the only Knight to earn a sub-22-minute time at the Goodman Campus Cross Country Course, according to the Scarlet Knights website.Martin ended up finishing the race in 21:31, good for her best 6k collegiate effort and an overall placement of 132 out of 369 runners, according to RunHigh.com.Rutgers earned a total of 922 points after the dust had settled at Lehigh, according to the site.Taking first place at this year’s Paul Short Run was No. 21 Utah State, which earned 72 points in its victory, according to the site.Despite the trailing results on paper, head coach James Robinson was pleased with his team’s second effort at Lehigh."We're heading in the right direction and we'll continue to improve as the season continues,” Robinson said, according to the Scarlet Knights website.Following Martin were nine other runners for the youthful Rutgers squad, including five additional PRs.Senior Alexandra Juzwiak just missed a sub-22-minute mark, earning a new personal best of 22:03 (200) – her best 6k time since the 2014 Big Ten Championship, according to the site.Sophomore Emma Bergman, who had placed a personal emphasis on the Knights getting as close to 22 minutes as possible, had to be pleased with the progression displayed in Bethlehem.She earned a new PR of 22:12 (217), her best time since the Lehigh Invitational only a few weeks back, according to the site.Sophomore Stephanie Mauer was the next best runner for the Knights, posting a new PR of 22:15 (224) – her best since the 2016 Paul Short Run, according to the site.Sophomore Nadia Saponara followed Mauer at 22:19 (233), according to the site.Freshman Kiera Nealon bested her Lehigh Invitational 6k time of 22:44, running the Paul Short course in 22:20 (236), according to the site.Sophomore Lou Mialhe finished the 6k in 22:35 (270) which ousted her previous best of 22:50 set at last year’s Paul Short Run, according to the site.Rounding out the PRs for Rutgers was sophomore Kelsey Farbanish, who ran the course in 24:07 (351) – besting her 6k time of 24:54 set earlier in the month at the Lehigh Invitational, according to the site.Junior Genevieve Cickavage finished the 6k in 22:49, good for 288th overall, according to the site.Freshman Kaitlyn Bragen earned a time of 23:22, placing 320th overall, according to the site.Next time out, Rutgers will compete in the Metropolitan Championships hosted by Fordham at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, New York, where the team has earned two titles since 2014, on Friday, October 13th. For updates on the Rutgers women's cross country team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.
The bad news for the Rutgers football team? It was just embarrassed at home by No. 11 Ohio State to the tune of 56-0.
The struggles continued for the Rutgers football team when it was beaten down at home by No. 11 Ohio State by a score of 56-0.
There was a point Saturday night — sometime after the first wave of students and spectators filed out and before the second wave — where the Rutgers football team strung together two passes. Both forward, both illegal. On the same play.The Scarlet Knights were down 35-0, three minutes removed from halftime, and it still may not have been the lowest valley for them.Instead, that may have come when kicker Andrew Harte, with less than a minute to go in the game, sent a 32-yard field goal straight into the left goalpost. There's a metaphor in there somewhere.
It seems as though Ohio State was made for the Rutgers football team — in the worst possible way.In strolls a team with the 18th best rushing offense in the country with 919 yards to take on another team who has noticeably struggled at stopping the run through its first four games.Being able to guess which team is which is one thing Scarlet Knights fans can look forward to.This Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Rutgers (1-3, 0-1) will return to High Point Solutions Stadium to battle No. 11 Ohio State (3-1, 1-0) in its second primetime matchup of the season.
The Rutgers football team is set to take on No. 11 Ohio State this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in its first conference home game of the season. In anticipation of the matchup, The Daily Targum reached out to Colin Hass-Hill, sports editor at The Lantern, Ohio State's student newspaper, for insight on the Buckeyes. Colin was nice enough to oblige and can be found on Twitter — @chasshill — for news and updates on the Ohio State football team.
Rutgers fans impatient with head coach Chris Ash's progress should look no further than the career of former head coach Greg Schiano.It at least should be a source of comfort to know that Ash's 3-11 start through roughly one and a half years at the helm of the Rutgers football team was prefaced by similar numbers from his predecessor two times over.
When you think of the Rutgers football program in the 21st century, the name Greg Schiano holds more weight than any, as he transformed the program from perennial cupcakes to an 11-2 season in 2006, reaching as high as No. 8 in the national polls.
If you were thinking of one player that the Rutgers football team's defense could not afford to lose, junior cornerback Blessuan Austin would most likely be at the top of that list.And as it so happened, the Scarlet Knights lost their three-year starter last Saturday when he tore his ACL against Nebraska, an injury that will keep him out for the rest of the 2017 season.In steps sophomore Damon Hayes, who despite his age, has plenty of experience on the Rutgers defense and will look to fill Austin's shoes as one of the two first-string cornerbacks.
Football is as physical as it is mental, and sometimes those two are not mutually exclusive.The clock reads 60 minutes, but it is essentially a three-hour affair of game action, position setting, playcalling and timeouts — of which there are often way too many of the media variety.After practices throughout the week, a battle on Saturday will take its toll on any player, college or professional, but of course, it affects some more than others.That is never more evident than when injuries hamper the depth of some teams, which is a problem the Rutgers football team has been dealing with on certain units this season, especially in its 27-17 loss to Nebraska on the road last weekend."(In the) second half we wore out, just a lack of depth up front on the (defensive) line started to show up there in the third quarter," said head coach Chris Ash.That lack of depth is partly responsible for the Scarlet Knights' inability to stop the run in the second half Saturday, as the Huskers' running backs Devine Ozigbo and Mikale Wilbon rushed for 105 and 79 yards respectively.
A brief look at Kyle Bolin's stats this season would suggest the Louisville graduate transfer has been a disappointment for Rutgers.