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 the end to the Rutgers basketball season and Rutgers football in offseason mode.

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 coach Kyle Flood is expected to name former Columbia head coach Norries Wilson as running backs coach. Wilson replaces Ben Sirmans, who left after two weeks on the job for an opportunity in the NFL.

  • Flood has interviewed at least three candidates for the special teams coordinator position, sources said, and is expected to make a decision soon.

  • Temple officially rejoined the Big East this week for all sports and will host Rutgers next season at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

In Recruiting
  • St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) cornerback Tre Bell continues to hold Rutgers in high regard. He told ScarletReport.com that former teammates at Rutgers, Wisconsin, South Carolina and West Virginia are all working him hard.

  • Timber Creek (Erial, N.J.) linebacker Myles Nash said he is still interested in Rutgers after the coaching changes, but wants to take his time in the recruiting process. The same goes for defensive end teammate Dajaun Drennon.

  • Salisbury (Conn.) offensive lineman Sadiq Olanrewaju picked up a verbal offer from Rutgers last week and told ScarletReport.com that he and his mother were both very impressed on their unofficial visit.

  • Bay Shore (N.Y.) TE/LB Ousmane Camara has yet to pick up a verbal offer but has a series of visits planned for the spring hoping to do so. Camara has a good relationship with Flood, he told ScarletReport.com, and is interested in a visit.

  • Brooklyn Poly Prep offensive lineman Jay Hayes will be one of the top prospects in the area to watch next season. The 2014 offensive lineman has a verbal offer from Connecticut and is receiving interest from many national programs.

  • Standout Washington, D.C. offensive lineman Derwin Gray remains high on Rutgers despite the departure of P.J. Fleck to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gray is building a good relationship with new offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski.

On the Hardwood
  • Rutgers fell apart in the second half of a 70-49 loss to Villanova. Eliminated in the first round of the Big East tournament, the Scarlet Knights made just three field goals in the second half after a stellar first half of play.

  • Finishing the season under .500, Rutgers will not go to the postseason, but returns its entire scholarship roster for the 2012-13 season.

  • On the women's side, Rutgers lost to Connecticut in the quarterfinals in Hartford, Conn., but project as a No. 6 or 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament.


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