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On the Gridiron
  • The Rutgers football team came to play Saturday afternoon against Pittsburgh and rolled through the Panthers, 34-10, with another monstrous effort from the defense. Rutgers intercepted four balls, including two by Logan Ryan, and scored yet another non-offensive touchdown to get to 2-0 in the Big East for the first time since 2006.

  • Gary Nova won the quarterback battle over Chas Dodd in practice and played every snap for at the position against Pittsburgh. The true freshman from Don Bosco Prep completed 11 of 24 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns. A mishandled snap between Nova and center Caleb Ruch led to the team's only turnover.

  • By dominating Pittsburgh, Rutgers (4-1, 2-0) received votes in the USA Today top 25 poll for the first time in three years and remains in first place in the Big East.

  • Defensive end Michael Larrow is out for the season after an ankle injury early in the Pittsburgh game. Rutgers has a deep rotation at defensive end with multiple guys that could fill in to replace him as a starter.

  • The highlight of the team's "blackout" came in the all-black alternate uniforms worn for the game. Featuring black helmets, the team raved about the uniforms after the game. Wide receiver Mark Harrison, who caught a six-yard touchdown pass, said the uniforms were "too much swag for TV."

  • The Navy Midshipmen (2-3) are next up for Rutgers. The game takes place Saturday at 2 p.m. and is this year's homecoming game.

On the Hardwood
  • Rutgers hosts "Midnight Madness" Friday night at the College Ave. Gym. Admission is free to the public.

  • 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. 11 against Dartmouth at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.

  • In women's basketball news, head coach C. Vivian Stringer announced that senior forward and leading rebounder Chelsey Lee will miss the entire 2011-12 season after offseason surgery. Lee rejoins the team as a fifth-year senior in 2012-13 after a medical redshirt.

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