The first Rutgers Touchdown Club meeting will be Thursday night
September 5th at 7pm at the Hale Center. Doors open at 6pm. The Event is open to all Touchdown Club members. If you are not a member you can join that night. Looking forward to a great first meeting and a successful 2002 season.
Gary Brackett tried.
As his team headed off the field, more geriatric jogging group than Division I football team, Brackett kept yapping.
"Come on, jog it off, jog it off," the senior linebacker said.
Brackett didn't have much luck. Even fellow linebacker Brian Hohmann, whose high-step could rival a cabaret dancer's, looked pretty sedate.
Scarlet Knights still have high hopes
Rutgers didn't break camp yesterday so much as it hobbled gingerly out of it, hamstrung by the same problem in preparation for Saturday's opener against Villanova as it has had all summer: Too many injuries to too many key players.
It's a situation that strength and conditioning coordinator Jay Butler and team trainer David McCune say they take personally -- even though they've been around enough football teams to know that injuries sometimes happen for no logical reason except bad luck.
Trainers pin blame on voodoo
Out of all the newcomers in Rutgers preseason football camp, it appears that only six true freshmen will make the two-deep on the depth chart, and linebacker Terry Bynes is one of them. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder out of Dillard High School in Miami is a big hitter with sprinter's speed, and he's nailed down the back-up role at strongside linebacker behind starter Brian Bender.
Freshman Bynes makes the cut for Rutgers
PLAY OF THE DAY:
Sophomore wide receiver Bryan Wilson finished camp by putting several strong days of practice together. He made a nice catch Sunday, breaking open down the left sideline as quarterback Ted Trump rolled out to his left and found him for a 15-yard completion.
Rutgers training camp report
On Friday, August 9th, I had the opportunity to attend the Rutgers Football Kick-Off Celebration. In addition to the Rutgers football players, there were a number of the Rutgers prospects .
Rutgers Football Kick-Off Celebration
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Around the Big East
By the end of the first quarter, there was no doubt coach Frank Beamer was going to celebrate his 150th win.
Lee Suggs ran for his first touchdown in almost a year and Virginia Tech scored a team-record 56 points before halftime Sunday as the No. 16 Hokies routed Arkansas State 63-7 in the Hispanic College Fund Football Classic.
Opening the season without 11 starters from last year, Virginia Tech was led by sophomores Bryan Randall and DeAngello Hall, who combined for five touchdowns.
Beamer earns 150th win in 63-7 rout of Arkansas State
Around the Nation
The number of black head coaches at major college football programs declined over the past six years, even though a majority of players are minorities, according to a study released Friday. The NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interest Committee report found that while 51% of collegiate athletes are black, only 2% of coaches are black.
Just 2% of football coaches are minorities
Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: BigDog@Rutgersfootball.com