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 two more 2014 commitments and the end of the basketball regular season.

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 through the message boards.

On the Gridiron

Rutgers hosts its annual Pro Day Wednesday morning with a series of NFL hopefuls set to work out on campus in front of scouts. The Scarlet Knights from the NFL combine will be there, along with many other prospects like Duron Harmon, Scott Vallone and R.J. Dill. Midway through March, spring practice time in Piscataway is fast approaching. Rutgers kicks off spring practice in less than three weeks and it runs until the April 27 spring game.

In Recruiting

Rutgers picked up verbal commitments three and four this week, coming from Nottingham (Trenton, N.J.) cornerback Saquan Hampton and Weequahic (Newark, N.J.) linebacker Sidney Gopre.

Gopre committed to Rutgers on an unofficial visit to campus last Monday night and projects as a three-star outside linebacker on FOXSportsNEXT.com.

Hampton committed Thursday evening on a visit with his mother and is also a three-star prospect. He visited campus with teammate Jameel Bailey.

Friendship (Washington, D.C.) safety Dajuan Funderburk named Wisconsin, Florida State and West Virginia as early leaders but plans to visit Rutgers during the spring or summer.

Plant (Tampa, Fla.) offensive lineman Ray Raulerson will visit Rutgers Friday while on his spring break.

Walk-on commit Razohnn Gross out of Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) won a state championship in wrestling in Atlantic City.

On the Hardwood

The "Catholic Seven" and Big East reached formal terms and announced its planned split at the end of the season. The departing schools will take the Big East name and rights to Madison Square Garden with it.

Rutgers finished the regular season with a 56-51 victory over Seton Hall at the Prudential Center. Myles Mack led the Scarlet Knights with 15 points and five steals, including the decisive one in the final minute.

The win puts Rutgers as the No. 11 seed in the Big East tournament and at 14-15, 5-13 in the final regular-season standings.

Rutgers faces DePaul tomorrow night in the first round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. The winner faces Notre Dame the next day and then Marquette in the quarterfinals.

On the women's side, the Big East tournament came to an end in Hartford with a second-round loss to South Florida yesterday.


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