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The NCAA Division I Council announced yesterday that the men's and women's college basketball seasons can start as early as Nov. 25. No scrimmages or exhibition games will be held before that date. It is up to each conference to decide when to start playing, but that is the earliest date they will be allowed to begin their seasons. They can also opt out if they want to.
The Big Ten Conference announced today that the football season will resume the weekend of Oct. 23 and 24. Each team will play eight regular season games in eight weeks, with the Championship game slated for Dec. 19. That day, there will be extra cross-division games between each program.
Rutgers Athletics announced on Wednesday that four student-athletes and one athletics staff member have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The student-athletes are of the men’s lacrosse, gymnastics and wrestling teams, according to the statement.
Rutgers Athletics announced on Wednesday that 13 student-athletes had received postseason awards for the 2019-20 academic year. The honors include the Werblin, Coursen, Headley-Singer and Athletic Director’s Excellence awards. A description of the awards can be found at the Rutgers Athletics website.
The history of Rutgers Athletics dates all the way back to the 1800s. On May 2, 1866, the Scarlet Knights baseball team held the University’s first sports game, losing to Princeton 40-2. The end of the Civil War and former President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination preceded this by a little more than a year. After that one-sided loss, Rutgers would go on to achieve greatness in several different sport areas. Here are a few of those special moments for Scarlet Knights fans looking to brush up on their history.
The Big Ten approved of a 10-game conference-only schedule for the football season, according to a press release. The first games will be played on Sept. 5 and final games on Nov. 21. The Big Ten Championship game is slated for Dec. 5.
When the Rutgers men's basketball team went back into the locker room after the Big Ten Tournament was canceled on March 12, Athletics Director Pat Hobbs was right there with it. He had to witness the season end earlier than expected.
The Rutgers men's basketball team will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana, this week to play Michigan in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. The eighth-seeded Scarlet Knights (20-11, 11-9) will try to beat the ninth-seeded Wolverines (19-12, 10-10) for the first time in history, as Michigan leads the all-time series 13-0. The winner will play first-seeded Wisconsin on Friday.
The Rutgers men's basketball team finally put its road demons to rest when it defeated Purdue 71-68 in overtime on Saturday. Playing in front of the Boilermakers' (16-15, 9-11) sold-out Senior Day crowd, the Scarlet Knights (20-11, 11-9) relied on defense and clutch shooting to escape with the victory at Mackey Arena and secure the season sweep against their opponent.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team ended its three game losing streak last night at its home finale, defeating Maryland 78-67 in a one-sided victory. The Scarlet Knights (19-11, 10-9) faithful stormed the court in celebration at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) as soon as the clock hit 0:00. Both the team and the fans have a right to be happy, as Rutgers will now most likely make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1991.
On Saturday evening, a group of Rutgers men's basketball fans, known as the Riot Squad, arrived at Kean to show its support for Roselle Catholic’s Cliff Omoruyi. He was playing in the Union County Tournament final against The Patrick School, where his team lost 56-42.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team returns to action against Big Ten rival Maryland tomorrow on Senior Knight at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC). After falling short despite a fierce comeback against Penn State, the Scarlet Knights (18-11, 9-9) look to bounce back and topple the No. 9 Terrapins (23-6, 13-5).
The Rutgers men's basketball team got the short end of the stick in a thrilling matchup at Penn State last night. The Scarlet Knights (18-11, 9-9) lost 65-64 to the No. 16 Nittany Lions (21-7, 11-6) in a game that came down to the last shot.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team suffered another road defeat at Wisconsin yesterday, falling 79-71 at the Kohl Center. The Scarlet Knights (18-10, 9-8) couldn’t contain the Badgers’ (17-10, 10-6) offensive attack, allowing Wisconsin to shoot 11 of 22 from three-point range. The Badgers also shot 20 of 26 (76.9 percent) from the free throw line in comparison to Rutgers' 7 of 10 mark.
The Rutgers women’s basketball team lost at Northwestern last night by a final score of 82-65. The Scarlet Knights (18-8, 8-7) got thoroughly outplayed on both sides of the floor by the No. 18 Wildcats (23-3, 13-2), who are now a half-game behind No. 7 Maryland for first place in the Big Ten.
It is no secret at this point that the Rutgers men’s basketball team is having a historically strong season. The Scarlet Knights (18-8, 9-6) are on the verge of their first NCAA Tournament berth since 1991. With that being said, their ticket to March Madness is not yet set in stone. Here’s what needs to happen for them to be picked on Selection Sunday, which is just under four weeks from now.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team defended home court once again on Saturday afternoon, defeating Illinois 72-57. The Scarlet Knights (18-8, 9-6) are now 17-0 at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC), the best home record in the nation.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team suffered a 72-66 defeat at Ohio State last night despite a valiant comeback effort in the second half. The Scarlet Knights (17-8, 8-6) fell behind 45-30 in the first half, in large part due to 7 three-pointers by the Buckeyes (16-8, 6-7). While Rutgers went on a run in the second half, it was not enough to erase the deficit.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team will travel to face fellow Big Ten program Ohio State on Wednesday. The Scarlet Knights (17-7, 8-5) are coming off of a thrilling overtime win against Northwestern, extending their home record to a NCAA-best 16-0.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team will be back at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) on Sunday for the first time in nearly two weeks to host Northwestern. The Scarlet Knights (16-7, 7-5) are in desperate need of a win after two consecutive losses that dropped them out of the AP Top 25 Poll rankings. Luckily for them, the Wildcats (6-15, 1-10) are last place in the Big Ten and are only 1-6 away from home. They have also lost six consecutive games.