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On the Gridiron
  • Rutgers came out of the gate undaunted by an unexpectedly snowy October, but blew a 10-point halftime lead against No. 25 West Virginia and lost 41-31 to fall to 5-3, 2-2 on the year. In the game, WVU scored 20 unanswered points in the second half and Gary Nova turned the ball over three times.

  • Coach Greg Schiano will meet with coaches before deciding on his quarterback for next week, but signs point to Nova holding onto the job ahead of sophomore Chas Dodd. On the quarterback position, Schiano said, "We have to stop [turnovers] or we have to make a change there, but I'm confident that we will [stop it.]"

  • In a weekend filled with lows, Eric LeGrand provided the Rutgers faithful, and nation, with a reason to smile and another reason to believe. LeGrand, undaunted by the 30-degree weather or inch of snow on the turf, led the team out of the tunnel before the game. LeGrand was on the field before a game for the first time since his injury last year.

  • On the injury front, guard Betim Bujari was inactive with a foot injury. When fifth-year senior left guard Desmond Wynn left the game with an injury -- Schiano expects him to be OK -- David Osei was the first off the bench.

  • Facing its first losing streak of the season, Rutgers gets its next chance at bowl eligibility and a winning record in the conference Saturday night against South Florida. After the weather conditions last week, Rutgers has an advantage in that category against the Tampa-based Bulls. Rutgers currently sits in fifth place in the conference.

  • In conference realignment news, West Virginia is out to the Big 12, but Louisville remains in the Big East for now.

  • Recruiting remains quiet for the few targets remaining on Rutgers' 2012 board. With the targets focused on their senior seasons, Rutgers remains in similar shape with the majority of its prospects.

  • On the Don Bosco front, Yuri Wright and Elijah Shumate have tentative official visits scheduled for Michigan and South Carolina respectively. Darius Hamilton has yet to schedule any official visits and will decide Dec. 23 live on MSG Varsity.

  • Most of the recruits scheduled to visit for West Virginia did not because of the weather. Blake Rankin and Ryan Brodie, however, were among those that braved the elements.

On the Hardwood
  • It's basketball season. Rutgers basketball tips off against Rutgers Newark in an exhibition Sunday at the Louis Brown Athletic Center before starting the regular season the following Friday against Dartmouth.

  • The team hosted media day this week at the RAC. In a day filled with news nuggets, head coach Mike Rice told reporters that anything less than a winning record in the Big East this season would be a disappointment.
  • On the women's side of things, the Scarlet Knights ranked in at No. 16 in the Associated Press preseason poll.

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