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 recruiting updates and a big win for the Rutgers basketball team.

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.

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On the Gridiron
  • The Rutgers football team returns to campus for the spring semester today. Classes begin tomorrow, but spring practices do not begin until mid-March.

  • Maryland transfer R.J. Dill and Ponte Vedra (Fla.) kicker Kyle Federico are expected to enroll at Rutgers for classes starting this week and are eligible to participate in spring practice.

In Recruiting
  • Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) five-star defensive lineman Darius Hamilton will announce his college choice Jan. 31 on MSG Varsity, a cable sports show with host Mike Quick. Hamilton cancelled his second planned trip to Florida and will announced between the Gators, Rutgers and California.

  • Rutgers commit Chris Muller told ScarletReport.com he is not interested in Michigan, despite briefly chatting with a member of the coaching staff during his All-American game. Muller said he remains firmly committed to Rutgers and is working hard to recruit more to join him.

  • Long Branch (N.J.) offensive tackle Ryan Brodie will announce his college choice on National Signing Day at his school between Rutgers, Miami and Connecticut.

  • Penn State commit Nyeem Wartman told Scout.com he is also looking at Rutgers. The linebacker made his verbal commitment before the coaching change. Wartman visited Penn State this weekend and was at Rutgers in early December on an official visit.

  • Northern Valley Regional High (Old Tappan, N.J.) quarterback Devin Fuller returned yesterday from an official visit to UCLA and is expected to announce his decision between the Bruins, Rutgers, TCU, Nebraska, Arizona and Notre Dame in late January or on Signing Day.

On the Hardwood
  • Rutgers (10-8, 2-3) had another .500 week with a dominant victory over Pittsburgh and loss to West Virginia.

  • Against Pittsburgh, the Scarlet Knights won 62-39 behind a double-double from Dane Miller. Rutgers held Pitt to a Big East low 21 percent clip from the floor and the 39 points is the best defensive effort in conference play for a Rutgers team.

  • The Scarlet Knights followed up its second straight big win, however, with an embarrassing 84-60 loss to West Virginia.

  • Rutgers returns to action tonight at the RAC against Notre Dame. With classes back in session, Rutgers expects a strong fan turnout for the primetime faceoff with the Irish.

  • On the women's side of the court, the Scarlet Knights keep rolling. Trailing by double digits at home to No. 16 Louisville, Rutgers rallied behind 31 points from Erica Wheeler to win 71-68 in overtime. No. 8 Rutgers (15-2, 4-0) returns to action tomorrow against St. John's.


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