Josh Bakan


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Junior running back P.J. James led the nation in rushing after three games with 493 yards before suffering an injury.
NEWS

Walk-on emerges in career-rushing year

Right before then-sophomore running back P.J. James’ first game on scholarship for the Rutgers football team, he imagined greatness. With 182 rushing yards in the Aug. 29 season opener against Fresno State, including two runs for 50-plus yards, imagination became reality. The walk-on validated head coach Kyle Flood’s decision to start him for the rest of the season, when healthy, over then-junior Savon Huggins.

NEWS

Saltwater taffy does not represent NJ

Today, New Jersey legalizes same-sex marriage, the Rutgers football team bounces back from its loss to Louisville and those on both sides of the Israel-Palestine debate still fail to let you get a word in edgewise so they can recite their broken-record opinions. Meanwhile, this state is being made a laughingstock.

Even though Athletic Director Tim Pernetti fired head coach Mike Rice yesterday, his decision not to do so until Rice’s video leaked calls his priorities into question. Pernetti said in a statement he regrets his decison to attempt to rehabilitate Rice instead of dismiss him when he originally viewed the video.
SPORTS

Pernetti’s decisions insult abuse victims

Tim Pernetti, either Rutgers needs to change its athletic director, or you need to change yourself. Firing Mike Rice was the least you could do to save the face of Rutgers athletics at this point. But if you think the Rutgers community thinks the athletic department has changed its ways, that’s an insult to its intelligence. That would not be surprising coming from you, since your decision to suspend Rice for only three games was an insult to everyone who has ever been abused.

NEWS

Foxy Shazam - The Church of Rock and Roll | A-

Every so often, a band comes around that is just too eclectic to be taken seriously. That band is indefinitely Foxy Shazam - they have struck musical gold with The Church of Rock and Roll. In fact, Foxy has been making some noise for quite a while in the underground scene, even as early as 2005 with the group's debut, The Flamingo Trigger. Having undergone a heavy amount of personnel and stylistic changes, Foxy Shazam's The Church of Rock and Roll stands out as a rock 'n roll gem.

NEWS

RU draws one-loss opponent

It took two months and 13 games, but the Loyola women's lacrosse team lost a game for the first time this season Tuesday against Georgetown.

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