The Week That Was's "The Week That Was" feature is designed to give readers a quick-read format to catch up on the major happenings from the last seven days. This is installment features a huge underclassman recruiting weekend for the Scarlet Knights.

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On the Gridiron
  • Rutgers concluded its development series of bowl practices Saturday before transitioning to preparation for next week's New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. After a series of practices devoted to individual improvement, the Scarlet Knights are in full preparation mode for the Cyclones.

  • On the injury front, defensive and Marcus Thompson and running back Savon Huggins remain uncertain for the bowl game. Thompson went down with an injury early in bowl practices and Huggins has not seen the field since a late-season injury.

  • Junior cornerback Brandon Jones returned to practice Wednesday after taking a week off from an injury that plagued him since training camp.

In Recruiting
  • Rutgers did not host any official visitors over the weekend, but that did not stop it from being a huge recruiting weekend in Piscataway. Rutgers hosted dozens of underclassmen for Saturday's practice, including many with verbal scholarship offers.

  • The visitors including the Timber Creek (Erial, N.J.) trio of Myles Nash, Greg Webb and Dajaun Drennon, top offensive linemen Derwin Grey, Brad Henson Brandon Mahon and Dorian Miller and top skill players Charlie Callinan and Nadir Barnwell. For a complete list of visitors, check the premium message boards.

  • Timber Creek middle linebacker Quanzell Lambert is finished with his official visits and will announce at his school during the first week of January. Lambert is down to Rutgers, Iowa and Nebraska after sophomore cornerback Logan Ryan hosted him in Piscataway during his final official visit.

  • Maryland offensive lineman R.J. Dill will announce his transfer destination Wednesday.

  • Franklin wide receiver Ian Thomas is looking at Rutgers, Vanderbilt and Iowa with a decision looming. Conference prestige is a major interest for Thomas, he told

  • Rutgers visited Indian Rocks Christian (Largo, Fla.) tight end Sean Culkin for a second time and have asked him to officially visit Jan 20 during the next major recruiting weekend. Culkin has been to both Iowa State and Missouri, but told he does not expect to make his decision any time soon.

  • Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) four-star junior defensive end Alquadin Muhammad is up to six verbal offers, picking up Notre Dame last week.

On the Hardwood
  • Rutgers (6-5) got back on track this week with a pair of solid wins over Monmouth and Stony Brook. The Scarlet Knights dropped Monmouth 81-66 at the Louis Brown Athletic Center and Stony Brook 67-58 at Madison Square Garden.

  • Perplexingly, junior Dane Miller had a monster game against Monmouth, with 13 points, 11 boards and seven blocks and he followed it up by going scoreless against Stony Brook.

  • The freshmen guards responded well to the tough loss at Princeton. Elijah Carter led the team with 21 points against Monmouth and Myles Mack put up 22 against Stony Brook.

  • Coach Mike Rice told that center Kadeem Jack (foot) will be re-evaluated for basketball related activities this week and remains on schedule in his recovery. Malick Kone (knee) had a successful arthroscopic surgery and likely returns in mid-January.

  • On the women's side, the Scarlet Knights went 1-1, losing a tough game against No. 6 Tennessee and dominating Iona 62-29.

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