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The Big East league office for outstanding performances honored three standout student-athletes at Rutgers this week.
Senior safety Shawn Seabrooks was named the Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Week after his sterling performance in helping the Scarlet Knights to their first win of the season in a 44-0 thrashing of Army.
RU picks up awards

Rutgers sophomore Ryan Neill, a defensive lineman from Wayne Hills, should have a large turnout of friends and family when the Scarlet Knights travel to Pittsburgh. His father Bill, a former Giants offensive lineman, played for the Panthers.
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Rutgers senior safety Shawn Seabrooks was named the Defensive Player of the Week by the Big East Conference on Monday for his performance in the Scarlet Knights' 44-0 win over Army on Saturday night. Seabrooks sparked the Scarlet Knight victory with his first-quarter interception of Army quarterback Zac Dahman's pass, which he returned 33-yards for Rutgers' first touchdown. Seabrooks also added three tackles and broke up a pass in the victory.
Rutgers' Seabrooks named Big East Defensive Player of the Week

Give Rutgers credit for one thing. When the Scarlet Knights finally do win a game, they do it in high style.
Just when it appeared the Knights might run the table and go 0-12, they recovered from embarrassing losses to Division I-AA Villanova and Buffalo to pin an equally embarrassing thumping on Army on Saturday. The 44-0 victory over the Cadets snapped a six-game losing streak that dated to last Oct. 20 (23-17 over Navy). Their last shutout was in 2000 by a 59-0 count over Buffalo
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Jim Carr began his second stint as Director of Men's Basketball Operations at Rutgers University, head coach Gary Waters announced Monday.
After spending two years as an assistant coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Carr returns to Rutgers. He previously served at Rutgers from 1997-2000.
Carr has a background that includes 13 years of coaching and recruiting experience at the high school and collegiate level.
Carr rejoins Rutgers men's basketball staff

Schiano called Pittsburgh "by far the best football team we've played all year" and said the two big things that worry him about the Panthers are the defensive pressure they bring -- using at least five on every rush -- and quarterback Rod Rutherford, who is a threat not only passing but rushing.
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Pitt spends the early part of each practice working on the various aspects of special teams -- kickoffs, field goals and extra points, punts, coverage and returns. It's been that way for years, since before Walt Harris took over as coach.
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