The Week That Was

ScarletReport.com's "The Week That Was" feature is designed to give ScarletReport.com readers a quick-read format to catch up on the major happenings from the last seven days. This is installment features all the Rutgers news through the holiday weekend.

In an effort to make the site even more user-friendly, ScarletReport.com provides a week in review.

So much happens here in a week's time, it's possible to miss some of the happenings and news.

To make it easier, each Monday "The Week That Was" will be posted to give an update on what transpired.

All stories from ScarletReport.com can be accessed under the "Latest News" tab on the home page.

On the Gridiron
  • Rutgers senior Eric LeGrand won a fan vote online to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine this week. LeGrand, who led the team out of the tunnel through two inches of snow against West Virginia, is the first Rutgers athlete to be on the cover of the prestigious magazine.

  • Rutgers is in full game-prep mode with the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Iowa State just five days away. Practicing at Rutgers through the week, Rutgers checks in for bowl-week activities later today in Manhattan.

  • On the injury front, coach Greg Schiano said that true freshman running back Savon Huggins (knee) is struggling and may not be ready for the bowl game.

  • Quarterbacks Chas Dodd and Gary Nova continue to battle for the starting job in the bowl game. Both are playing at a starting level, Schiano said, but the decision may not come until game day.

  • Former Rutgers and Arizona quarterback Tom Savage could possibly return to the Banks. It is very early in the process and he would need to receive his waiver to play immediately from the NCAA, but Savage could end up back in Piscataway.

In Recruiting
  • Rutgers made up significant ground with middle linebacker Quanzell Lambert, who will make his college choice in the first week of January. Lambert, from Timber Creek (Erial, N.J.) made his final official visit to Rutgers and received his final in-home visit from Schiano.

  • Maryland transfer R.J. Dill chose Rutgers as destination. Dill has one year to play one and joins the team next semester. He will not need to sit out a year. Dill projects as a right tackle for the Scarlet Knights.

  • Tight end target Sean Culkin verbally committed to Missouri, making Kerwin Harrison and Anthony Russell the only remaining targets for the Scarlet Knights.

  • Syracuse soft verbal commit and middle linebacker Tashon Whitehurst told ScarletReport.com he will visit at least Rutgers and FIU before making his decision.

  • Long Branch (N.J.) offensive tackle Ryan Brodie is down to Rutgers, Connecticut and Miami.

On the Hardwood
  • Rutgers (7-5) won its third straight with a blowout of NJIT. After trailing by as many as eight in the second half, the Scarlet Knights exploded for 18 straight points and ended the 77-53 win on a 43-11 run.

  • Perplexingly, junior Dane Miller continues to be a non-factor on offense. After going scoreless against Stony Brook, the forward scored just four against NJIT.

  • Rutgers returns to action Thursday night against Florida, however, transfer Mike Rosario is doubtful for the game with an injury.

  • On the women's side, the Scarlet Knights (10-2) had the week off and return to action Dec. 30 against George Washington.


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