Brian Fonseca

Brian Fonseca

Brian is a School of Arts and Science junior majoring in journalism and media studies with a specialization in sports journalism. On the weekends, you can find him at the Portuguese Club in Kearny, New Jersey, or sitting at home, eating pupusas while contemplating the inevitability of death. Although he enjoys a nice game o’ football (both the English and American versions), Brian can also appreciate some of the lesser-known sports like curling, cheese rolling and tchoukball. To see his tweets on Rutgers sports, as well as being a dedicated Sporting Clube de Portugal supporter, follow @briannnnf on Twitter. You can email him at sports@dailytargum.com.

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Offensive line coach A.J. Blazek observes as his players perform a drill during training camp on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

Micah Clark, an early enrollee freshman at Rutgers, was the top-rated recruit in New Jersey and the No. 8 offensive tackle prospect in the country, per Scout.com. 

Rutgers head football coach Chris Ash addresses the media on National Signing Day at the team meeting room within the Hale Center Wednesday. He saw 29 high school athletes sign their letters of intent and officially become Scarlet Knights.

Fred Hill, the all-time winningest manager in Rutgers baseball history, is joined by his successor Joe Litterio, former players Todd Frazier and Patrick Kivlehan, major donor and lifelong Rutgers supporter Barbara Bauer and Director of Athletics Patrick Hobbs as he cuts the ribbon in a dedication ceremony for the newly-opened Fred Hill Training Complex on Tuesday afternoon.

Sophomore guard Corey Sanders brings the ball up the court in transition for Rutgers in the second half of Rutgers 66-65 win over Nebraska Saturday. Sanders hit a go-ahead putback with a second remaining to give Rutgers its first Big Ten win of the season and the first of Pikiell's tenure in Piscataway.

Rutgers broke ground on the RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center in November. The facilities will accomodate the basketball, gymnastics, wrestling and volleyball programs, and is expected to be complete in July. 

Rutgers Athletic Director Pat Hobbs and University President Robert L. Barchi are joined by New Jersey State Legislators and prominent donors in breaking ground for the RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center.

Ohio Stadium, affectionately known as the Horseshoe, two hours prior to kick-off between the home team Ohio State Buckeyes and the Rutgers football team. The 104,000 seats will likely all be full by the time Homecoming ceremonies begin.

The National Championship Trophy visited Rutgers on its tour of U.S. colleges. Rutgers has a Division I college football team.

Mickey Gall warms up prior to teaching a jiu-jitsu class at Gracie's Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Lebanon, New Jersey, on August 30, 2016. Gall, a Rutgers graduate, will be former WWE champion CM Punk's opponent in his debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the main card at UFC 203 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, September 10.

Head coach Chris Ash understands the struggle of preparing for a team that is going through a coaching change, but that doesn't mean he made life any easier for his opponent this Saturday.

The offensive line goes through a drill as offensive line coach A.J. Blazek looks on during the Rutgers football team's practice on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Sodexo is increasing its food options during Rutgers football home games at High Point Solutions Stadium. In addition to adding buffalo chicken meatballs, footlong hot dogs and pulled pork sandwiches, among others things, the company is also expanding its vegetarian options with kale burgers. It will also sell garden burgers at select stands near the student section.

The Rutgers men's soccer team lines up with opponents No. 7 Creighton and the officiating crew as the starting line-ups are announced prior to the season opening match for both side's on Friday, August 26, 2016. Creighton won the match 2-0.

Rutgers offensive line coach A.J. Blazek participates in a drill with his players during a training camp practice on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

Defensive coordinator Jay Niemann said Rutgers is growing depth at linebacker and if the depth continues to grow, it will be able to create a two-deep depth chart at the position it is comfortable with.

Junior quarterback Chris Laviano fields questions from reporters following the first day of training camp on Monday, August 8, 2016. Laviano was listed atop the first depth chart of the season at quarterback alongside graduate transfer Zach Allen.

Offensive coordinator speaks to junior graduate transfer quarterback Zach Allen as the quarterbacks warm up during the first day of the Rutgers football team's training camp on Monday, August 8, 2016.

Rutgers players get loose in the pregame shootaround before taking on George Washington on Saturday in D.C. The Knights (4-6) ended up on the wrong side of a 34-point blowout, falling by a score of 83-49 to the Colonials (8-1).

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