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Tyler Karalewich

Tyler Karalewich

Associate Sports Editor

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Senior Paul James and the Rutgers running backs rotation will face its tallest task of the season against a physical MSU defensive line.

Stout MSU rush defense poses steep challenge for Rutgers

Before the Rutgers football team's season began, the Scarlet Knights' running back room declared itself one of the best groups of backs in not only the Big Ten, but the nation. With four different running backs that all bring something different to the table, it was hard to take a side against the Knights' backfield.

Interim head coach Norries Wilson is no stranger to leading a Division I football team. Wilson became the first African-American head coach of an Ivy League program when he took the helm at Columbia in 2006.

Interim head coach answers Rutgers call to action

Walking into his first Monday press conference as the interim head coach of the Rutgers football team, Norries Wilson wiped the sweat that was beading from his forehead. All 6-foot-6 inches of his former Big Ten offensive lineman build stood behind the podium and he answered questions with bass in his voice that bellowed — Wilson did not need a microphone.  The assistant head coach never thought he would be in this position with the Scarlet Knights, but that’s what the situation called for. Things were a little different this Monday for him.

After earning a scholarship in the off-season, former walk-on Matt Flanagan has shown flashes of promise at a wide-open position.

Sophomore tight end grows into position for Rutgers

With senior wide receiver Leonte Carroo collecting three touchdowns on three catches, a quarterback controversy coming to a close and an explosion of offense from the Rutgers football team in a 63-13 win against Norfolk State, it’s easy to forget about who scored the first touchdown for the Scarlet Knights. The Knight who did might be one of the biggest mysteries to anyone other than someone on Rutgers coaching staff and players.


Sophomore adds dynamic running style to rotation for Rutgers

One of the lingering on-field questions for the Rutgers football team entering the season opener this past weekend against Norfolk State was the status of the running backs corps and how four backs listed as co-starters would work together. Senior running back Paul James figured to be the one earning the bulk of the carries as a returning starter.

 Redshirt-freshman Anthony Ashnault earned All-American honors in 2014 after posting a 28-9 record for the Knights.

Freshman grappler earns top accolades

When the Amateur Wrestling News publication announced its 2015 All-Rookie Team April 28, only one member of the Rutgers wrestling team was selected. With three newcomers to the Scarlet Knights lineup in the 2014-2015 season, the lone Rutgers wrestler that stood out was redshirt-freshman 141-pounder Anthony Ashnault. Along with the national recognition for being one of the top-30 rookies in the country, The Daily Targum named Ashnault Rookie of the Year. Ashnault started out the 2014 season as well as anyone could have expected.

Freshman right-hander John O'Reilly limited Villanova to just one run on four hits as the starting pitcher in his five innings of work.

Rutgers squanders lead in late innings against Villanova

The issues piled up for the Rutgers baseball team Wednesday against Villanova when the team traveled to Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. The Scarlet Knights had previously won five out of the last five games against the Wildcats and sought to keep the streak going against their former Big East Conference rival –– but that didn’t happen. The Knights (15-28-1, 5-10) dropped their only midweek series between the Seton Hall series and the Penn State series.

Freshman third baseman Milo Freeman reached base four times, going 2-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks in Rutgers' 16-5 loss to Seton Hall on April 26 at TD Bank Ballpark.

Rutgers seizes series before dropping finale

SOMERSET, N.J. — Things did not go as planned for the Rutgers baseball team in the final game of its three-game series against Seton Hall this past weekend. After winning the opening game of the rivalry series 3-2 at Seton Hall and winning a 4-2 ballgame in the second battle at Bainton Field Saturday, the Scarlet Knights clinched the series and headed to TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday looking to crack the brooms out for a sweep. With a shortened outing from struggling sophomore right-hander Gaby Rosa and a lack of scoring late in the game, the Knights (15-27-1, 5-10) dropped the closing game of the series, 16-5, against the Pirates (20-17). Rosa didn't reach the third inning, setting the bar for his shortest outing of the season.


Rutgers renews rivalry against Seton Hall

Before practice on Thursday at Bainton Field, the Rutgers baseball team was debating who the better team was this season — the New York Mets or the New York Yankees. The hotbed of the discussion stemmed from the Mets winning 10th game in a row while the Yankees were coming off of a 13-4 win over the Tigers on Wednesday. Junior left-hander Howie Brey, a devout Mets fan, argued with senior first baseman Joe D’Annunzio, a die-hard Yankees fan, for 20 minutes before practice until head coach Joe Litterio had enough. “Go out to left field to talk about that kind of stuff,” Litterio said, annoyed while preparing practice plans in the dugout on the first base side.  That demand from the skipper only relocated the conversation, but it did not end it.

Freshman right-hander John O'Reilly tosses a pitch on April 21 at Bainton Field against Wagner. He scattered six hits and struck out five in seven shutout innings to improve to a team-best 4-1 on the season.

Freshman fires shutout to lead Rutgers past Wagner

When the Rutgers baseball team wrapped up its final game of the weekend series against Michigan State, there was a sense of urgency. In ninth place of the conference, the Scarlet Knights were on the bubble of the Big Ten Tournament and needed a good series to become postseason eligible.  After a sweep at the hands of the Spartans, head coach Joe Litterio lit a fire under his team with a message of winning midweek games made clear. Rutgers wanted momentum heading into its conference series in two weeks against Penn State and that’s exactly what true freshman pitcher John O’Reilly gave the Knights on the mound Tuesday in the 7-1 win against Wagner. O’Reilly went seven innings for the Knights (13-26-1, 5-10) and held the Seahawks scoreless in his outing.

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The Daily Targum caucused its 147th editorial board, a group comprised of three first-year students, four sophomores and five juniors on Feb. 6 in the Livingston Student Center. TYLER KARALEWICH

The Daily Targum caucused its 147th editorial board, a group comprised of three first-year students, four sophomores and five juniors on Feb. 6 in the Livingston Student Center. TYLER KARALEWICH

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