Thursday, March 14, 2013
Former South Brunswick High School star Mohamed Sanu joins Rutgers alumni now playing in the NFL for game at New Brunswick High School on Friday night.
South Brunswick's Mohamed Sanu will join some of the biggest names to come out of Rutgers University on Friday night for a celebrity basketball game. Ten Rutgers University football players who are currently playing in the NFL will be at New Brunswick High School for the game, which begins at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15. The Celebrity Team will include the following players, according to Mike Blackwell, Director of New Brunswick Recreation: The Celebrity Team will play against the City All-Stars, which is a roster of four teams each playing one quarter each. They consist of New Brunswick teachers, firefighters, recreation department players and NJ Special Olympics players. All students who recently made honor roll were given two free tickets …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Drivers should expect closed parking lots, and heavy traffic delays on the Livingston and Busch campuses on game day.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Heavy traffic delays are expected on the Rutgers University Busch and Livingston campuses due to a large fan turnout anticipated during Thursday's Rutgers-Louisville football game at High Point Solutions Stadium. According to a press release from Rutgers, the following changes will be in effect on Thursday: Rutgers buses will begin running from College Avenue to Johnson Park and from the Louis Brown Athletic Center general football parking area to the stadium beginning three hours prior to the 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
T.J. Taylor will stay home to play college football for the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights.
Following in the footsteps of recent South Brunswick High School football stars Mohamed Sanu and Jevon Tyree, current junior Vikings standout T.J. Taylor will be headed to Rutgers University to play college football after his senior year. Taylor made a verbal commitment to Coach Kyle Flood and the Scarlet Knights on Wednesday morning. "It's obviously exciting and we're really happy for him," said former SBHS football coach Rick Mantz, who resigned last month due to health concerns. "We're all really happy for T.J. and his family. It's a great fit at Rutgers. They've been on him for a while and he's been there unofficially to see a few games over the last few years. With Mohamed Sanu and Jevon Tyree having gone there, it's a place T.J. …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Vikings cornerback will play college football right in his backyard.
Just as Rutgers University loses a star football player from South Brunswick, another one just walked through the door. Jevon Tyree, a two-way cornerback/running back for the record-setting South Brunswick High School Vikings, committed Wednesday morning to play college football for the Scarlet Knights. "Obviously we're very proud of Jevon, he's a tremendous young man and we're proud of what he accomplished," said South Brunswick High School football coach Rick Mantz. "He was a huge part of our success, and selfishly for us it's going to be great with him being right down the road we can watch all his games. I have very strong ties to Rutgers having done my graduate and undergraduate work there, and I'm very proud Jevon is going to be a …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Five-year contract will pay $750,000 first year, increase $100,000 each year and top out at $1.15 million in the fifth year.
Rutgers University was introduced to its new head coach Tuesday: Kyle Flood, the football team's offensive line coach. In a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, athletic director Tim Pernetti said that Flood was an ideal candidate because of his character and devotion to Rutgers, and because of the existing relationships he has with schools throughout the tri-state area. Continuty of coaching and team performance were important to maintain while finding a new coach, Pernetti said. "We found all those things in Kyle Flood," Pernetti said. Flood is the 29th head football coach at Rutgers. He has a five year contract with the University that will pay $750,000 the first year, increase $100,000 per year and top out at $1,150,000 during the …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Schiano to be announced as new head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday.
While the Rutgers community digested the news of head football coach Greg Schiano's acceptance of an NFL job, students had mixed feelings on his departure. On Thursday, it was announced that Schiano, 45, had accepted a job as head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rutgers defensive line coach Kyle Flood has been appointed interim head coach until a permanent replacement can be found. Schiano's departure came to light approximately one week before National Signing Day. Rutgers senior Harold Delaney called Schiano a "turncoat" and said he believed the coach only had his own interests in mind. "He spent so much money to make this team his team, and then completely just ditching us the first chance he gets," Delaney said. "At the moment, I …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
It was announced Thursday that Rutgers University head football coach Greg Schiano has taken a job as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Rutgers University Athletic Director Tim Pernetti said that although he "absolutely" tried to talk head football coach Greg Schiano into staying at Rutgers, he believes the Scarlet Knight empire will live on without its king. "This thing that has been built is bigger than one individual," Pernetti said at a Thursday press conference. It was announced Thursday morning that Schiano was leaving Rutgers to accept his first NFL head coaching job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Schiano, 45, has been the head football coach at Rutgers for the past 11 years, taking a low performing team and bringing home five bowl wins and a number of winning seasons. Pernetti, who said he was a longtime friend and contemporary of Schiano's, said he learned about a…
Saturday, December 31, 2011
South Brunswick alum becomes Rutgers receptions leader, weighs going pro.
BRONX, N.Y. - Mohamed Sanu heard the chants: "One more year, one more year ..." The Scarlet Knights faithful were celebrating a Rutgers 27-13 win over Iowa State in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium Friday, but remembered their star receiver could test the pro football waters very soon. Sanu, a junior, who became the all-time leader in receptions (210) during the win, was mum about his future. He says he has a lot to weigh in the coming weeks. An Honorable Mention All-America selection by SI.com this year, Sanu was named the Rutgers most valuable offensive player in addition to winning the Homer Hazel Trophy as team MVP earlier this month. He was a unanimous selection for All-Big East First Team honors. Coming into Friday's bowl…
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Mohamed Sanu shattered school and conference receiving records.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Scarlet Knights Optimistic About Season Following Training Camp
Following a tumultuous 4-8 season that ended on a six game losing skid—consequently snapping a five-year bowl streak—Rutgers is looking for a bounce back year. After nearly three weeks of training camp, head coach Greg Schiano is confident his team is ready to rebound. “I’m excited about this team. We certainly aren’t near where we’re going to be, but they’ve worked hard,” Schiano said. “That’s going to give you a chance—when you work hard and you work smart—and this team does and they’ve done that.” Schiano’s enthusiasm also comes from a change of philosophy on both sides of the ball. Offensively, Rutgers will go back to a pro-style offense with new offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti. Defensively, the Knights have moved players down a …