Every day, there is guaranteed to be a Piscataway postmark in the mailbox among the 50 to 60 recruiting cards and letters. Rutgers has promised to push and push until Wayne Hills star Greg Olsen insists it is time to stop courting him. If someone else coached the Scarlet Knights, the All-America tight end would've told him long ago that he'll probably never pick Rutgers over his top choices, Notre Dame and Tennessee. Of course, this isn't someone else. This is Greg Schiano. The Olsens believe they owe the coach's relentlessness the respect of hearing him out to the end.
Schiano breeds belief
The Rutgers University football team media guide doesn't boast the slogan, "It's Time," as was the case during the first season of the Greg Schiano era. But as the team opens camp for the 2002 campaign Tuesday, senior tight end L.J. Smith knows his time is now.
Rutgers football: There's reason for hope
"I remember the sensation the first time we played in Madison Square Garden in '97 against Phoenix," Wicks recalled. "It was the first home game, and we had that floor down and just to know that we were really part of Madison Square Garden. And another time was when we put up our first banner. It's such an important part of The Garden, the banners that are up in this arena. So now the team that I play on has a permanent place in this building. The building means a lot to me, being a New Yorker and growing up a fan."
The MSG Network: WNBA
PISCATAWAY, NJ – Seniors Guy Abrahamson (Livingston, NJ) and Sherif El Bialy (Cairo, Egypt) have been named to the 2002 Preseason All-BIG EAST Team, as announced today by the conference. In addition, Rutgers was picked to finish fourth in the preseason coaches poll. Abrahamson, a 2001 NSCAA All-American and First Team All-BIG EAST pick, is a three-year starter with the Scarlet Knights. Last season, he switched to the center back position and posted nine points (2 goals, 5 assists) while also stabilizing a defense that posted a collective 0.99 GAA.
Abrahamson, El Bialy Earn Preseason All-BIG EAST Honors
Talk about it on the Bulletin Boards:
You do a great job with the site. However, it is a Rutgers football site.
Following what Chris Olson does or does not do should be left to NJ high
school sites. In no other state in the country would the State University
site follow such nonsense. I have lived on the West Coast, Michigan and
Virginia and can tell you for a fact that we are truly unique.
Maybe when OUR Team starts winning in the next few years we can all pay
attention to more important things. And don't tell me he was someone we were
recruiting as he was NEVER coming here. We had to go thru the process or
the staff would never hear the end of it.
Be part of the solution as it is not just the coaches and players that have
to change everything about RU football. They are doing their part, it is
now up to the press and the fans to change. Although, maybe you could get a
job at the Star Ledger and you won't have to change at all.
Mike Fasano: MikeFasano@comcast.net