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Rutgers is still a good university, still in the Big East Conference, still faces some great opponents, and still boasts some impressive facilities. But as this year's recruiting season hits full steam, the most glaring difference between the Scarlet Knights and those high school teams is Rutgers' one measly win this season, one less than Schiano had in his 2001 debut.
NorthJersey.com - Rutgers


Big East Football - Miami defeat Virginia Tech to gain National Championship Game

Willis McGahee scored six touchdowns to lead the Miami Hurricanes back to the BCS Championship game for the second year in a row.

No BCS controversy this time -- Miami and Ohio State are a perfect match for the national title game in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3. The top-ranked Hurricanes beat No. 18 Virginia Tech 56-45 Saturday and earned a shot at defending their national crown when they take on No. 2 Ohio State in Tempe, Ariz.
Bowls roundup: It's a Fiesta, Miami vs. Ohio State - Courier News

Miami beats Va. Tech to earn berth in Fiesta Bowl for national title - Courier News



"Herve is not a very physical body stature," Waters said with the tact of a United Nations diplomat in assessing his 210-pound forward. "Herve's a unique one. He's got a natural God-given talent that's not like most."
NorthJersey.com - College Sports

As the weight rapidly dropped from Kareem Wright's body, Rutgers men's basketball fans expected his productivity to increase at a similar pace. The senior center is averaging 4.5 points and 3.25 rebounds this season. While Wright, who lost 50 pounds during the off-season, has doubled his scoring and rebounding averages of a year ago, he still wants to do more.
Wright eager to contribute more to Rutgers offense - Courier News

Rutgers men's basketball

Rutgers-Auburn men's basketball scouting report - Courier News


Auburn Scouts the Scarlet Knights

The Scarlet Knights won at Temple (59-53), beat Marshall (75-56) and Columbia (60-36) and led 12th-ranked North Carolina in Chapel Hill for most of the game before losing 71-67 in the Preseason NIT ... the Tar Heels went on to win the Preseason NIT by defeating #1 Kansas and Stanford ... Jerome Coleman leads Rutgers in scoring with 19.8 points while Ricky Shields chips in 11.8 points and 4.0 rebounds ... The Scarlet Knights are holding opponents to 39 percent shooting from the field and 29 percent from 3-point range and have a +5.3 turnover margin ... Jerome Coleman made two free throws with 1.7 seconds left to give Rutgers a 57-56 victory over Auburn last year in Piscataway, N.J.
AuburnTigers.com - The Official Website of Auburn Tiger Athletics

Auburn (4-1) has beaten Wofford, Georgia State, Southeastern Louisiana and South Carolina State, and lost to the Hilltoppers in Nashville. Rutgers (3-1), a program that hasn't reached the NCAA Tournament since 1991, has beaten Temple, Marshall and Columbia. The Scarlet Knights' lone loss was a 71-67 setback at North Carolina. "This is a game that people get excited about or should get excited about," Ellis said. "This is a big game for us."
al.com: Auburn Basketball


Sagarin Basketball Ratings

  55  Auburn  81.18    
  56  Rutgers 81.02    
Jeff Sagarin's NCAA basketball ratings


Game Time Stats

Place:: Auburn, AL
Date: Sun., Dec. 8
Time 4:00 PM
Radio: WCTC 1450 AM
WOR 710 AM
WRSU 88.7 FM

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