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Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson

Correspondent 

Greg Johnson is a School of Arts and Sciences senior, graduating this spring with a degree in journalism and a minor in psychology. He joined the Targum in September of 2012 and was on the editorial board as the associate sports editor for half a term before becoming the sports editor in February of 2014. Outside of the office, he can frequently be found hanging out with friends, googling pictures of cute dogs, watching sports, or at Destination Dogs, slurping down on his drink of choice, The Salty Dog. Among his favorite things are his chihuahua/greyhound mix Denali, his sunglasses (for his light sensitive eyes) General Tso's chicken and his super cool black Mustang. He is a fearless traveler and wants to explore every inch of the eastern hemisphere, starting in Germany. After graduating, he hopes to find a job in sports writing or broadcasting.  


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Senior Quarterback Gary Nova set career Highs in passing yards (2,851), passing efficiency (145.3) and total touchdowns (25) in 2014.
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Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova stages colossal comeback in senior season

There were many places Gary Nova could have — and some fans thought he should have — resorted to after being benched as quarterback for the Rutgers football team's final three games in 2013. But running for the hills or even burying himself under a boulder were never among the options for the Elmwood Park, New Jersey, native. “A lot of people in his shoes probably would’ve just went to go hide underneath a rock somewhere,” said wide receiver Leonte Carroo this past November.

Junior guard Bishop Daniels follows through on a violent one-hand slam on March 11 in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago. Daniels lit the United Center up with his athletic play, but his 15 points weren't enough as the Knights fell, 80-68.
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Rutgers' season ends despite valiant effort

CHICAGO — It was all but over, and Bishop Daniels didn't know what to do except sink and shake his head in dejection. The junior guard breathed heavily as he walked off the United Center's hardwood with 76 seconds left in regulation, high-fiving his teammates sitting on the bench one at a time. He had given it his all: several step-back jumpers, a few slick reverse lay-ins and one electrifying, fully extended one-handed slam dunk in transition.

Senior forward Kadeem Jack looks to build on his 16 rebounds from Tuesday night's loss to Maryland. 
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Rutgers eyes end to skid in Ann Arbor

It's difficult to argue there's a more frustrated player in the Rutgers men's basketball team's locker room right now than Kadeem Jack. The senior forward was the first one to speak to the media after the Scarlet Knights' 60-50 loss to No. 10 Maryland on Tuesday's Senior Night in Piscataway. He was also the first one to leave. Even after corralling a career-high 16 rebounds, Jack suffered through another dreadful outing from the field, shooting 2-for-13 while producing five points and three turnovers in 36 minutes.

Myles Mack pushes the ball past a defender to the right wing last night against Maryland. The senior guard struggled in his final act at the RAC, managing just eight points on 3-of-10 shooting in Rutgers' 60-50 loss.
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Rutgers fights No. 10 Maryland to final minutes

It looked like magic was in the air when Myles Mack knocked down a nearly impossible three-pointer with two Maryland defenders draped over him, evening the score at 45 in what had been a complete dogfight all night long for the Rutgers men's basketball team. After all, this was Senior Night for the Scarlet Knights, and it showed. Rutgers' effort and intensity on both ends of the floor — especially in transition — were there for 40 minutes.

Senior guard Myles Mack is four points shy of seventh all-time in scoring at Rutgers. Through three conferences, two head coaches and endless adversity, Mack has been a staple for the team in his four years as a Knight.
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Mack proves resolve on rocky road at Rutgers

Donning his traditional attire — a red practice jersey and black gym shorts — Myles Mack sits innocently on baseline bleachers inside the Louis Brown Athletic Center, slowly coming to grips with the end of a rollercoaster ride. The senior guard speaks about his growth as a player, his unwavering commitment to the Rutgers men's basketball team and the lifelong memories he has made in four seasons in Piscataway.

Senior guard Myles Mack aims to put an end to the misery of an 11-game skid that has taken its toll on the team for the last month and a half.
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Rutgers eyes end to losing streak, breakout against Boilermakers

Slumped over on a cushioned locker-room chair, with his head sagging beneath nearly a dozen reporters, Myles Mack couldn't deny the truth. Minutes earlier, Rutgers head men's basketball coach Eddie Jordan swore that the team's latest embarrassment — a 30-point home drubbing by Indiana — didn't signal the white flag from his troops. The Scarlet Knights previously echoed much of the same throughout the program's first double-digit losing streak in 27 years, pointing to their camaraderie, poise and perseverance as reasons to stay positive. But Sunday's blowout in Piscataway pushed Mack over the edge. "It's really hard.

In what was arguably the Knights' worst loss of the season, Kadeem Jack was a non-factor in last night's 81-47 dismantling at Iowa. The senior forward managed just two points on 1-of-7 shooting from the field.
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Rutgers plunges lower with latest defeat

If it feels like the Rutgers men's basketball team hasn't won in a while, it's because it hasn't. The Scarlet Knights have now gone 39 days without a victory since the program's historic upset over then-No.

After logging the second-most minutes (937) in the Big Ten through all 26 games this season, senior guard Myles Mack returns to the floor after a seven-day break looking to snap a nine-game losing skid.
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Rutgers seeks rejuvenation in road battle with Iowa

The Rutgers men's basketball team's shooting woes are a contagious problem, so much so that head coach Eddie Jordan says the Scarlet Knights aren't consistently converting shots even in practice these days. "We do a lot of shooting in our warm-ups, throughout the practice and different types of shooting," Jordan said Monday during his weekly teleconference.

Senior Myles Mack pulls up for a shot from deep on Thursday night's 61-51 loss to Purdue at the RAC. The four-year starter managed only eight points in the loss.
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Nightmare continues for Rutgers with ninth-straight loss

Just when it became difficult to envision life getting much worse for the Rutgers men's basketball team, rock bottom came calling Thursday night. The Scarlet Knights couldn't hit the broad side of a barn in a 61-51 loss to Purdue at the Louis Brown Athletic Center, shooting 33.3 percent from the field and 47.4 percent from the free throw line. Rutgers' (10-16, 2-11) nine-game losing skid matches the program's longest winless streak since the 2009-10 season. "It wasn't pretty," head coach Eddie Jordan said postgame.

Sophomore wing Junior Etou is shooting 30.7 percent from the field in Big Ten play, only once eclipsing double figures in a game. 
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Rutgers role players struggle to aid Jack, Mack

The frustration on Kadeem Jack’s face said it all. After his two-point attempt from the high post clanked off the back iron with 2:13 left in regulation Tuesday night at the State Farm Center, the senior forward couldn’t do anything but stroll back on defense. This wasn’t a winnable battle.

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Senior faceoff specialist Joe Nardella evades a defender in the first game in the history of Big Ten Lacrosse. The Knights were edged by No. 20 Johns Hopkins March 28, 9-7. Nardella managed two assists in defeat.
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Senior faceoff specialist Joe Nardella evades a defender in the first game in the history of Big Ten Lacrosse. The Knights were edged by No. 20 Johns Hopkins March 28, 9-7. Nardella managed two assists in defeat.

After he was lured out of a three-year retirement and signed to a two-year contract last year on Jan. 31, Ralph Friedgen stepped down as Rutgers offensive coordinator  on Tuesday. As Ben McDaniels successes him, Friedgen will stay on the coaching staff as a special assistant to head coach Kyle Flood for the 2015 season.
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After he was lured out of a three-year retirement and signed to a two-year contract last year on Jan. 31, Ralph Friedgen stepped down as Rutgers offensive coordinator  on Tuesday. As Ben McDaniels successes him, Friedgen will stay on the coaching staff as a special assistant to head coach Kyle Flood for the 2015 season.

Offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen seized a win in his first game competing against Maryland since head coaching the Terrapins from 2001 to 2010.
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Offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen seized a win in his first game competing against Maryland since head coaching the Terrapins from 2001 to 2010.

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