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Former Knight Scott Vallone and other defensive linemen fed off Marcus Thompson’s energy when he was a rookie, Thompson said.

Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville said former Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano, above, used to put up billboards in South Florida to recruit players to Piscataway.

Associate head coach David Cox never actively pursued jobs after Rice’s firing, but he kept the possibility of working elsewhere open.

Head coach C. Vivian Stringer said rookie point guard Tyler Scaife, the No. 9 overall recruit recruit, can get to the rim with ease and has “ice water in her veins.”

Paul Carbonari, assistant general manager at First Transit, the bus service operator Rutgers employs, said LX bus driver Stan McNeil, resigned within a week or 10 days ago.

Temple freshman quarterback P.J. Walker received comparisons from Philadelphia media to Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, above, when he was a rookie. But Louisville’s pro style and Temple’s spread offense makes their playing styles different.

Arkansas blocked sophomore kicker Kyle Federico’s field-goal attempt Sept. 21, but practicing against Rutgers’ blocking units gets the team’s kicking and punting units accustomed to tough blockers. Rutgers has blocked a field goal and a punt this season.

Head coach Kyle Flood is 11-2 in his career when Rutgers outrushes its opponent and 2-4 otherwise. He values a correlation of victories with the number of team carries.

Junior quarterback Gary Nova has thrown 4-for-5 on fourth downs this year, completing two passes to tight end Tyler Kroft.

Sophomore left tackle Keith Lumpkin said the unit must trust in its techniques.

Junior quarterback Gary Nova has formed a bond with Kroft in the red zone this season. The two have connected for a touchdown in three straight games.

Junior wide receiver Brandon Coleman caught 7 of the 13 passes thrown to him the last two games. He caught 4 of the 11 passes to him in the previous three games.

Freshman cornerback Nadir Barnwell’s role is even greater now without cornerback Ian Thomas around for Rutgers.

Senior Andre Civil replaced junior right tackle Taj Alexander along the line that allowed eight sacks against Louisville.

Former Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene ended his senior campaign with 136 tackles, 12 for losses, six sacks and two picks.

The Rutgers football team lost to Virginia Tech in the Russell Athletic Bowl, 13-10, in overtime. It marked the Knights’ third straight loss, but Rutgers finished 9-4 and won its first-ever share of the Big East title in head coach Kyle Flood’s first year at the helm.

Junior 133-pounder Vincent Dellefave finished the season with a 16-4 dual record after ending 13-13 the year before.

Former cornerback Logan Ryan told head coach Kyle Flood in bowl practice that then-wideout Ian Thomas would make a good cornerback.

Men’s basketball head coach Mike Rice was fired yesterday morning for his abusive actions toward players. In an interview with ABC?News, he said there was no excuse for what was on the videos.

City resident Charlie Kratovil raises concerns yesterday about the lack of taxes, stating that students could suffer if public schools don’t have the tax base they need.

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