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Part of the problem is talent. There's just not enough of it in the program. Part of it is scheduling. "No one has had the start in the league that we've had," coach Gary Waters said. And some of it is simply a byproduct of suspect recruiting.
Rutgers: Growing troubles are weighing heavily

Two weeks of speculation became reality yesterday when forwards Cortez Davis and Harry Good announced they were leaving the Rutgers basketball program. Davis, a 6-7 freshman from Washington, D.C., left for "personal reasons," coach Gary Waters said. He said he would not -- and could not -- elaborate.
Two players quit Rutgers

PISCATAWAY - Rutgers basketball newcomers Cortez Davis and Harry Good have both left school. The pair enrolled at Rutgers this past fall, and stayed just one semester. Davis, a 6-foot-7 freshman played in 10 games for the Scarlet Knights and averaged 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds. The 6-9 Good didn't see much action at all.
North Jersey Media Group

PISCATAWAY -- Freshman forward Cortez Davis and junior center Harry Good have left Rutgers University, men's basketball coach Gary Waters announced Tuesday. Their absence frees the Scarlet Knights to sign two more players, or a total of five, for next season. Waters has already signed guards Quincy Douby and Marquis Webb. He also has a nonbinding commitment from 7-foot-2 center Shagari Alleyne.
Davis, Good leave Rutgers men's program - Courier News

All of a sudden, Rutgers fans are starting to feel duped. They bought into all the hype. About Kareem Wright being leaner and meaner. About the Scarlet Knights being stronger and faster. About Mike Sherrod having an improved jumper. About a freshman class being better than recruiting analysts predicted. About the pressure defense being able to shut down opponents.
Greg Tufaro: Rutgers fans, not Waters, bought into the hype - Courier News
 

Women's Basketball

Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer figured it was only a matter of time before opposing coaches would design defensive game plans to stop Cappie Pondexter. Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw employed a box-and-one defense, sending her best defender to cover Pondexter while the rest of the Scarlet Knights faced a zone Saturday.
Defenses beginning to focus on stopping Rutgers' Pondexter - Courier News

Rutgers women: A look at tonight's game with Va. Tech

Rutgers-Virginia Tech women's basketball scouting report - Courier News

 

Baseball

Bob Brownlie, the Cubs' No. 1 draft pick last June, said on Monday that he expected to make a decision yesterday, the day the spring semester began at Rutgers. Once he steps into a classroom, the Cubs will lose their rights to Brownlie. But he said he would skip his class yesterday to make a decision.
Baseball: No deal yet for Brownlie

 

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