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On the Gridiron
  • Junior wide receiver Mohamed Sanu declared for the NFL Draft in an emotional press conference. Shattering multiple school and Big East records this season, Sanu projects as somewhere between a first- and third-round pick.

  • Fifth-year seniors Desmond Wynn and Justin Francis received invites to the NFL Combine. Sanu, though not yet officially invited as an underclassman, is also expected to attend.

  • Rutgers is enjoying some downtime between the start of the spring semester and the victory in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

  • Reserve defensive back Darrell Givens announced his planned transfer to Towson via Twitter.

In Recruiting
  • Three-star middle linebacker Quanzell Lambert verbally committed to Rutgers at a ceremony at Timber Creek (Erial, N.J.). Lambert is the first verbal commitment since Leonte Carroo before the start of the season and is one of two linebackers committed to the Scarlet Knights alongside Steve Longa.

  • While at the U.S. Army All-America Bowl, Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) safety Elijah Shumate verbally committed to Notre Dame over Rutgers and South Carolina.

  • Timber Creek 2013 prospects Greg Webb, Dajaun Drennon and Myles Nash have all told that Lambert's commitment to Rutgers puts the home-state school in even higher standing.

  • Long Branch (N.J.) tackle Ryan Brodie will announce his college choice from his school on National Signing Day. Brodie is down to Rutgers, Connecticut and Miami.

  • Alongside Shumate, Rutgers commits Chris Muller and Leonte Carroo and Rutgers targets Yuri Wright, Darius Hamilton and Devin Fuller played in the U.S. Army All-American game. Many Rutgers 2013 targets were in Texas for the weekend during the underclassman combine as well. Prospects included St. Peters Prep's (Jersey City, N.J.) Charlie Callinan and Tre Bell, the Timber Creek trio and Eastern (Voorhees, N.J.) cornerback Eli Woodard.

  • Lambert got TV time this week as well, playing in the Semper Fidelis Marine Bowl alongside Brodie and many other New Jersey prospects.

On the Hardwood
  • Rutgers (9-7, 1-2) continues to confuse fans across the country. After laying an egg in an embarrassing home loss to West Virginia, the Scarlet Knights beat No. 8 Connecticut, 67-60

  • Rutgers is 3-0 in its last three games against top-10 teams dating back to last season and won its first game in history against a defending national champion. Freshman Elijah Carter led the team in scoring for the fourth consecutive game, finishing with 19.

  • The Scarlet Knights hit the road this week for tough games against Pittsburgh and West Virginia before returning home to host Notre Dame.

  • Sophomore guard Austin Carroll remains out of action while nursing a leg injury.

  • On the women's side, the Scarlet Knights (13-2, 2-0) are off to their best start since 2007, when they went to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. The team won games against Syracuse and Cincinnati this week, by final scores of 55-44 and 57-48 respectively. April Sykes leads Rutgers with 12.5 points and nine rebounds per game.

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