Nate Jones returning
kickoffs is a given, and the senior gives Rutgers one of the nation's premier
special teams threats. Check out the candidates at other key areas of special
teams, however, and it should give the Scarlet Knights cause for concern as they
sweat through the final two weeks of preparation for their Aug. 30 opener
against visiting Buffalo.
North Jersey Media Group
Ray Pilch didn't exactly recruit players from his alma mater, he played no small
part in helping them learn a little more about Rutgers University and its
football program. A Piscataway High School graduate, Pilch was instrumental in
bringing freshmen DeVraun Thompson, Brandon Renkhart and Brian Butler to campus
after they won the 2002 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV football
Football: Rutgers notebook
Lukabu rubbed the back of his neck, revealing his level of discomfort with the
topic. "I was embarrassed," said Lukabu, a junior defensive end who will likely
start for Rutgers University this season. "It was a mistake that I made. I'm
just trying to look forward. I can't look back."
Football: Rutgers' Lukabu can't wait to play
Big East Football
David Abdul has a lot on his
mind these days, but at least most of his thoughts are about becoming a better
place-kicker and helping the Pitt Panthers win a Big East Conference football
Football: Abdul gets head clear after long summer
After 11 practices,
University at Buffalo coach Jim Hofher sees some promise in his young football
"It's been an excellent preseason so far," Hofher said during the team's annual media day on Thursday. "I think our kids have played terrific football and have worked incredibly hard so far. . . . I've liked the practices we've had so far."
Buffalo News - Hofher's Bulls enjoying a productive summer so far
After a comprehensive review
of its football officiating prompted last season by Penn State, the Big Ten
Conference concluded that its officials performed with integrity and a high
degree of competence.
Yet the conference did not rule out the use of video replay in the future to assist officials on questionable calls, a practice supported by all the conference's coaches.
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