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On the Gridiron
  • With Pittsburgh and Syracuse jumping out of the Big East's sinking ship to the Atlantic Coast Conference, Rutgers may do the same sooner rather than later. Athletic director Tim Pernetti said yesterday that he will continue to work to put Rutgers in the best possible situation. Joining a 16-team ACC with Connecticut is one scenario for Rutgers. The program's future may depend heavily on what Texas does out of the Big 12. The Big Ten is also a possibility. Stick to for all the facts.

  • Junior running back De'Antwan Williams left the team this week after disagreeing with depth-chart changes at his position. Coach Greg Schiano said the door remains open for Williams to return, but that appears unlikely. Without Williams, the brunt of the work against Ohio likely falls on the shoulders of Savon Huggins.

  • Depth chart changes are expected on the offensive line this morning in Schiano's weekly press conference as the team tries to address struggles in the running game.

  • Cornerback Brandon Jones and fullback Joe Martinek sat out the bye week with nagging injuries. Both are expected back on the practice field this week. The injuries meant increased practice reps for Gareef Glashen and Jordan Thomas at corner and Michael Burton at fullback.

  • Junior defensive end Ka'Lial Glaud is out with a head injury and his status is uncertain.

  • Schiano named sophomore Jeremy Deering as a primary option at kick returner, along with classmate Jordan Thomas.

  • Old Tappan Northern Valley Regional High quarterback Devin Fuller told that Rutgers will make his cut when he trims down to five schools in the near future.

  • Five-star defensive lineman Darius Hamilton told that he will announce his college choice Dec. 23 after he takes his official visits. Hamilton said he will consider an official visit to Rutgers. Rutgers remains his leader and Florida remains the Scarlet Knights' toughest competition.

  • Four-star safety Elijah Shumate cited his relationship with Rutgers assistant Jeff Hafley as a major draw to his home-state university. South Carolina, Notre Dame, Georgia and Georgia Tech are among Shumate's leaders with Rutgers.

  • Continuing the Don Bosco theme, cornerback Yuri Wright told that he sees himself playing college football somewhere far away from home. Rutgers remains in the picture but has work to do.

  • Rutgers will have a tough time visiting high school games this year because of its schedule, but the Scarlet Knights were well-represented during their bye week with coaches visiting at least six different schools.

  • 2013 Timber Creek defensive tackle Greg Webb is up to eight verbal scholarship offers and told that Rutgers and Penn State stand out at this time. He visited both for games this season.

On the Hardwood
  • DeMatha High (Hyattsville, Md.) four-star forward Jerami Grant verbally committed to Syracuse. Rutgers and Notre Dame were in his final three.

  • The Rutgers basketball team's schedule is set for the 2011-12 season. The Scarlet Knights face a murderous stretch to finish the regular season with consecutive matchups against Notre Dame, Syracuse, Marquette, Seton Hall, Villanova and St. John's. The season starts Nov. 6 against Dartmouth at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.

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