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PISCATAWAY - What's up with Bill Cubit? Ever since Rutgers' coach Greg Schiano refrained from giving the offensive coordinator a vote of confidence at the season's close, questions of a staff shake-up have been the norm. Ever since Cubit's son, Ryan, Rutgers' quarterback for two years, transferred two weeks ago, the questions are intensifying. Bill Cubit wasn't into answering Thursday, and demurred from commenting.
North Jersey Media Group

Steinert High defensive tackle Bill Owens' work ethic was second to none as he rose to All-Colonial Valley Conference status for the Spartans. Fittingly, the 6-foot-3, 275-pounder is taking his workmanlike attitude to a college where discipline is top priority.
Owens commits to The Citadel

Parade All America Team



MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The one thing John Beilein promised himself after he withdrew his name from the Rutgers and Wake Forest coaching searches two years ago was never to second-guess either decision. But as he sat on Richmond's bench early last season, the college basketball coaching lifer suddenly had an attack of self doubt.
Rutgers basketball: Beilein has no regrets on rejecting Knights

Rutgers (8-8) vs. West Virginia (10-6)

Basketball Recruiting

Life Center Academy may be the best high school boys' basketball team in New Jersey that no one knows about. Actually, the Warriors might just be the best team in the state - period. Although anonymous in its own backyard, Life Center is probably better known around the world since its team dresses a half dozen foreign-exchange students who attend this small Christian school in Florence.
Life Center finds combination for success

Women's Basketball

So much for being a Top 25 team. After declaring it deserved to be nationally ranked, Rutgers has failed to play like an elite team since earning the No. 23 spot in the AP poll last Monday. The Scarlet Knights needed two overtimes to put away St. John's, 70-64, yesterday before 3,524 at the Rutgers Athletic Center. And St. John's is one of the worst teams in the Big East, having lost 25 of its last 26 games against conference opponents.
Rutgers women's basketball: Don't rank this with the best

Shalicia Hurns isn't quite sure how far her wing span stretches -- "I'll have to check that out," she joked -- but the Rutgers junior forward felt everything was within reach yesterday. Hurns had 11 rebounds, seven steals and 13 points when Rutgers held on for a 70-64 double overtime victory over St. John's at the Rutgers Athletic Center
Rutgers women's notebook: Hurns finding her form

PISCATAWAY -- Shalicia Hurns caught the pass at the top of the key, drove to the hoop and missed her only shot of the game with 35 seconds remaining in the second overtime. By then, the victory was in hand for the Rutgers women's basketball team, but that rebound wasn't. That rebound belonged to Hurns and she got it by leaping above two defenders and snatching the ball with one hand. She passed the ball back out and unleashed a sigh of relief as the crowd of 3,524 saluted her effort with a standing ovation. "I was exhausted," Hurns said. "I really wanted to go home. I couldn't believe it kept going into overtime."
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PISCATAWAY -- The Rutgers University women's basketball team defeated St. John's yesterday in double overtime, 70-64, at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.In the second overtime, RU senior guard Mauri Horton nailed a 3-pointer to give Rutgers a 63-60 lead with 4:38 remaining. After a layup by Danielle Rainey, RU scored seven consecutive points to take a 70-62 lead with 19 seconds left to seal the victory
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