Washington led a Big Orange comeback in the second half with seven catches for 197 yards and touchdown after being shutout in the first stanza. As a result of his individual heroics, Tennessee shook off a first half hang over left over from its loss to Florida last week and finally shook off Rutgers for a 35-14 victory. The Vols found themselves down 7-0 just 20 seconds into the contest after Nathan Jones took the opening kickoff back 100 yards for a touchdown. Rutgers made that lead stand up through the half, as 41-point favorite Tennessee trailed 14-7 at intermission compiling only 12 total yards in the first 30 minutes of play.
InsideTennessee.com -- Vols rally past Rutgers 35-14
Knights in the Pros
Battaglia, one of the first free agents signed by Gruden upon arriving in Tampa Bay, was released a week after the disenchanted coach signed former Raiders and Browns tight end Rickey Dudley.
Bucs: Gruden gives Bucs attitude adjustment
Football Recruiting - Albert Young
Moorestown tailback Albert Young will visit Wisconsin Dec. 6, and says the only thing holding him back from committing is Wisconsin's depth at the tailback position. After leading his team to a stunning upset of the No. 2 team in the state of New Jersey, Woodrow Wilson, senior tailback Albert Young confirmed his he is currently leaning towards Wisconsin. Young, a 5-10, 205-pound blue-chipper from Moorestown, N.J., would love to continue the Jersey-to-Madison pipeline. "Wisconsin puts you in a situation to go to the next level," Young said. "You just have to take advantage of it. They'll give you a great line, they have a good offense. It's just up to the player." There's just one thing holding Young back from making a commitment - numbers. Young is well aware that the Badgers are pretty well-stocked at the tailback position right now, and he's leery to commit to a school where he might struggle for playing time.
Yahoo! Sports: NCAA Football - NJ Tailback Favors Wisconsin
National Football - Nebraska bumped from top 25
For the first time in 21 years, Nebraska is not ranked in The Associated Press college football poll. The Cornhuskers (3-2) fell out of the Top 25 on Sunday after a 36-14 loss to Iowa State - ending a run of 348 consecutive polls.
After 21 Years, Nebraska Falls Out Of AP Poll :: Huskers' streak of being ranked in 348 consecutive polls comes to an end after losses to Penn State and Iowa State
Lubos Ancin, the goalkeeper for the Burlington Township High School boys soccer team, has committed verbally to attend Rutgers University next fall, where he's expected to contend for a spot as the team's starting keeper. "Coach (Bob) Reasso came down Thursday night to see him play," Burlington Township coach Scott Shirk said. "There wasn't a game because of the weather, so he ended up doing a home visit. We sat down and he offered Lubos the opportunity, and Lubos decided Rutgers is the place for him."
Boys Soccer: Burlington Township's Ancin commits to Rutgers
Big East Basketball
Syracuse University basketball fans can get a glimpse of the up-and-coming international basketball movement by watching Big East Conference games this season. Ten years ago, there were eight foreign-born players from eight countries on five Big East teams. This year, there will be 23 foreign players from 14 countries on 13 Big East teams. "It's really been in the last five or six years probably that you've really started to see a lot of (international) players," said Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim.
Big East plugs into foreign pipeline
BEAVER, Pa. -- Cincinnati basketball coach Bob Huggins remains in serious condition at a Pennslyvania hospital Sunday, a day after he suffered a heart attack and underwent surgery. According to friends at the hospital, Huggins continues to improve, but has not been allowed to sit up in his hospital bed and his back is aching from Saturday's resuscitation efforts.
CBS.SportsLine.com - Huggins remains in serious condition after heart attack
New of the weird
Some football coaches refrain from talking about their players' injuries in a strategic move. Next season, speaking about them could be against the law. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, passed in 1996, goes into effect in April and could affect how much coaches know about players' injuries and whether the university can report those injuries to the media.
Bucs: Gruden gives Bucs attitude adjustment
Fan Feedback on Tennessee
From a fan who made it to the game:
Mike, I was at the game and am hoarse from blowing out my vocal cords. This
was absolutely the finest half of football Rutgers has played against a
quality opponent--ever. We absolutely stuck it to Tennessee, and you're
right about Cubit at the end of the first half. My brother works for UT, was
in the press box, and all the Tennessee people thought he scored. We received
nothing but accolades from the very gracious UT fans when we exited the
stadium--they were unanimous in their opinion that we were a real good team
and could have easily upset the Vols. If nothing else, we definitely earned
their respect. The RU crowd was pumped throughout the game and it was just a
The positives are there--these guys proved they can play with, and possibly
beat, anyone. Let's take th