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2020-21 NCAA basketball seasons can start Nov. 25

(09/17/20 8:05pm)

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. 

Top moments in Rutgers Athletics History

(08/28/20 4:00am)

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.

Rutgers looks to conquer Michigan demons

(03/11/20 4:00am)

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.

Rutgers punches dancing ticket with win at Purdue

(03/09/20 4:00am)

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.

Rutgers triumphs over Maryland for 19th win

(03/04/20 7:19am)

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.

Rutgers falls to Wisconsin despite 2nd half surge

(02/23/20 11:28pm)

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.

Rutgers notes as March Madness approaches

(02/18/20 5:07pm)

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. 

Rutgers' comeback effort not enough to defeat Ohio State

(02/13/20 9:47am)

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.

Rutgers heads home for contest with Northwestern

(02/06/20 1:35am)

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.