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 a marquee 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
  • Rutgers formally announced Jim Panagos as its defensive line coach. On a teleconference with the media, Panagos called Rutgers his "dream job."

  • Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu and offensive lineman Desmond Wynn participated in drills at the NFL Combine this weekend with Justin Francis set to do so today. Sanu struggled with a 4.67 40-yard dash time, but performed well in individual drills. Wynn had one of the better showings for linemen, running a 5.05 40 and benching 225 pounds 28 times.

  • Before Kyle Flood and his wife had a child Friday, the Rutgers head coach spoke exclusively with ScarletReport.com about recruiting and his philosophies.

In Recruiting
  • Rutgers hosted many preferred walk-ons as official vistors this week. Previously committed walk-ons included linebacker Connor Lyons, offensive lineman Sean Henigin and safety Marcus Parker.

  • Outside linebacker Jonathan Jackson and offensive lineman Jimi Gbadamosi decided to attend Rutgers after their visits. Montclair (N.J.) running back Aubrey Lewis remains undecided.

  • Cedar Creek (Egg Harbor City, N.J.) quarterback Damon Mitchell is emerging as a hidden gem in the Garden State's Class of 2013. Mitchell holds a Rutgers verbal offer and visited last week with friend Brandon Bell, a middle linebacker.

  • Rutgers verbally offered two quarterbacks this week -- Connor Mitch out of Wakefield High (Raleigh, N.C.) and Hayden Rettig out of Cathedral High (Los Angeles). Rettig will visit Rutgers for a spring practice while on the East Cost to see his brother, Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig.

On the Hardwood
  • Rutgers pulled off its only victory of February in exciting fashion, dropping in-state rival Seton Hall 77-72 in overtime. Freshman guard Jerome Seagears knocked down a three with 13.5 seconds to break the back of the Pirates on Senior Night.

  • Junior forward Dane Miller earned MVP honors in the game with his 21-point, 10-rebound performance.

  • Rutgers (13-16, 5-11) lost to Marquette earlier in the week, but finishes off the regular season with Villanova and St. John's at home this week.

  • Waived by the Washington Wizards, former Rutgers center Hamady N'Diaye returned home to help the team prepare for Seton Hall.


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