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Bob Lloyd warned his speech wouldn’t go without tears. “At 71, I cry at supermarket openings, so I hope you bear with me,” he said when his time began at the podium on a court soon to be named after his college roommate. He first got choked up four minutes in, when he began speaking about his college best friend, and teammate James Thomas Anthony Valvano. “I want to talk about Jimmy as a player, as a coach, as a teammate and,” Lloyd said, choking up before getting to the word.
Any student who has attended Rutgers, be it for four years or four days, have all had to do the same thing at some point in time — hop on their computers and type out the five letters that will haunt their nightmares for the duration of their time on the Banks: Sakai. Rarely is there a time where checking Sakai, the interface most professors at the University use to communicate with students, post assignments and many other not-fun things, is a positive.
As the inaugural March Munchies progressed, and the field narrowed by the week, Nicholas Komandis paid increasingly more attention to the competition. The owner of Hansel n’ Griddle, one of the 32 restaurants competing in the contest held by the Daily Targum to determine the best eatery in the Rutgers—New Brunswick area, began calling his old fraternity brothers, friends, family — anyone he could get — to let them know about the competition. His restaurant began advertising the competition on napkins both in-store and on deliveries, informing customers of its existence without encouraging them to vote either way. “It was fun,” Komandis said.
After six weeks, five rounds of competition, thousands of votes and more calories than anyone could possibly count, March Munchies has narrowed its field from 32 restaurants to the final one standing. A tight battle between Hansel 'n Griddle and Destination Dogs in the competition’s final weekend determined its first-ever winner over the weekend. Following four days of back-and-forth between the voters on polls both on the Daily Targum website and its Twitter account, the votes have been tallied and the results are in.
After a month of battles between the restaurants selected by The Daily Targum for the first annual March Munchies, the original field of 32 eateries has been reduced to two following last weekend’s Final Four. Without further ado, here are the results from the penultimate round: FINAL FOUR: Matchup One: No.1 Hansel n’ Griddle 593 (559 Targum Poll + 34 Twitter Poll) defeated No. 2 PJ’s Pizza 542 (525 + 17) Matchup Two: No. 2 Destination Dogs 476 votes (454 + 22) defeated No. 1 RU Hungry?
Four weeks into #MarchMunchies and there are as many teams remaining in the field. The Elite Eight became the Final Four following another weekend of voting, with each region crowning a champion that took another step towards winning the title. Here are the full results: ELITE EIGHT: Busch: No. 2 P.J’s Pizza 498 (484 Targum Poll + 14 Twitter Poll) defeated No.1 Stuff Yer Face 231 (188 + 43) College Avenue: No. 1 RU Hungry?
Sophomore guard Corey Sanders, the Scarlet Knights’ leading scorer in each of his first two seasons in Piscataway, declared he’s testing the waters of the NBA draft for a second time on Thursday afternoon in an Instagram post.
Welcome to the third edition of the Rutgers Roundup. Due to a pause for Spring Break, this roundup will discuss the major events of the last two weeks, a frame of time chock full of historic milestones.
Another week, another round down in March Munchies, the Daily Targum’s version of the NCAA Tournament pitting the best restaurants in the Rutgers-New Brunswick area against each other. As the selection committee released their picks for the basketball version known as March Madness Sunday afternoon, we were a few short hours from closing the polls of our Sweet Sixteen round. Here’s how things shook out: Busch: No. 1 Stuff Yer Face 436 votes (370 Targum Poll + 66 Twitter) defeats No. 4 Fritz 165 (151 + 14) No. 2 P.J’s Pizza 400 (360 + 40) defeats No. 3 Sanctuary 229 (195 + 34) College Avenue No. 1 RU Hungry?
He emerged from the mat, some weight of expectations off his back if only for the moment he took to take in the scenes.
The magic was there, if only for a second. The Rutgers men’s basketball team, less than 24 hours removed from its first Big Ten Tournament win, was riding the momentum of a monumental victory early on in its second round matchup with Northwestern. Issa Thiam looked like Reggie Miller, living up to his sharpshooter reputation by nailing his first two attempts from three-point range.
Key contributions from its role players had a big part in Rutgers defeating Ohio State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, its first ever win in the competition.
It took everything they had, every last ounce of energy squeezed out of a team who, for the most part, left it all out on the court all season. Coming off a dramatic win to close the regular season, the Rutgers men’s basketball team had some added momentum heading into the Big Ten Tournament, but the odds of it earning its firs ever win in the competition remained slim. The 14th seeded Scarlet Knights, coming off another last place finish in the regular season, was a heavy underdog to 11th seed Ohio State.
The first round of March Munchies has come and gone, taking with it all but one of the favored seeds among its 16 matchups. The only upset of the first round came on the second day in the Cook/Douglass bracket, where fifth-ranked Brother Jimmy’s narrowly defeated No. 4 Mamouns by just 10 votes to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.
The 14th-seeded Rutgers men's basketball team (14-17, 3-15) faces 11th seed Ohio State (17-14, 7-11) in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament Wednesday night in Washington, D.C.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team showed great improvement in its first season under head coach Steve Pikiell, in large part thanks to a defense that mirrored his intensity.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team concluded its season doing something it’s come close to achieving multiple times in its first year under head coach Steve Pikiell but ultimately fell short — it won a close game with clutch plays down the stretch. The Scarlet Knights (14-17, 3-15) defeated Illinois (18-13, 8-10) 63-59 Saturday at the Rutgers Athletic Center, closing its regular season off strong.
Behind a game-winning three from junior forward Deshawn Freeman, Rutgers men's basketball team (14-17, 3-15) defeated Illinois (18-13, 8-10) 62-59 on Senior Day at the Rutgers Athletic Center Saturday.
Graduate transfer center C.J. Gettys and walk-on guard Khalil Batie will be honored on Saturday, when the Rutgers men's basketball team (13-17, 2-15) hosts a red-hot Illinois (18-12, 8-9) on Senior Day at the Rutgers Athletic Center.
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.
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.
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.