Don’t be fooled by numbers. The debate over conference scheduling may be intriguing, but it’s just a diversion from other inconsistencies plaguing college football. It doesn’t matter whether the Big Ten plays eight, nine or 10 league games, if the schedule-makers don’t rearrange their priorities. “We didn’t go to nine games for one reason,” Big […]
Maryland and Rutgers join the Big Ten Conference next season, and both schools will make a visit to Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City for men’s basketball games in 2014-15. The Big Ten released single-game and home-and-home opponents for 2014-15 on Friday, taking into account the league’s expansion to 14 teams. Each team will have five […]
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers incoming athletic director Julie Hermann says the problems she encountered as a women’s volleyball coach at Tennessee are part of the reason she’s a good fit as a sports administrator. Speaking to reporters during a campus visit Wednesday, Hermann said she learned from the experiences that have drawn criticism regarding […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Rutgers’ recent troubles will not interfere with its entry into the Big Ten, conference Commissioner Jim Delany says. “You should rest assured that Rutgers will be a member of the Big Ten, on time, in place,” Delany said Monday after a news conference at Yankee Stadium to announce a deal with […]
BY USA TODAY NEW BRUNSWICK — It’s one thing when Saturday Night Live makes fun of the affair enveloping the Rutgers University campus with a skit mocking Mike Rice, a light-hearted depiction of an out-of-control women’s basketball coach who throws toasters at her players and drives a golf cart on the court. It’s quite another […]
Fifth assistant coach over last two years to move on from Hawkeyes.
With Maryland now on board and Rutgers reportedly set to follow on Tuesday, the Big Ten Conference is getting bigger, but not necessarily better. The obvious answer for why Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany went after those two East Coast schools is the potential money generated by the lucrative television markets from which they exist, […]
Quanzell Lambert, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker from Timber Creek High School in Sickerville, N.J., made a verbal commitment to Rutgers Thursday afternoon, picking the Scarlet Knights over Iowa and Nebraska. Lambert attends the same high school that produced Iowa true freshman linebacker Quinton Alston. Former Iowa all-America running back Shonn Greene is also from Sicklerville […]