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As Rutgers comes upon the rugged Big East Basketball schedule, they would like to invite you to join the Scarlet R in the Coaches' Huddle - a pre-game meal featuring Rutgers Athletics. The Huddle gives you an opportunity to gain an inside look at the opponent Rutgers will be facing that night with a brief scouting report by a member of the basketball coaching staff. Each Huddle will also showcase the coach of one of our 30 intercollegiate athletic programs. In addition, the event will provide a full buffet-style meal prepared by Rutgers Catering. The cost for each person is $10 - with and additional $5 for those who would like to have beer or wine with their meal.
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This article is ridiculous but it is news. If you would like to provide the reporter with your comments, this is his e-mail address: scarchidi@phillynews.com

It's no secret that Rutgers has a floundering football program and that, when it comes to recruiting in South Jersey, the Scarlet Knights usually lay a big fat egg.
It happened again Wednesday, national signing day. Rutgers, the birthplace of college football in 1869, somehow was shut out in its own backyard. It did not sign one player from South Jersey, which, as we all know, is annually one of the nation's most fertile areas for future college players.
Rutgers can't make a dent

Women's Basketball

After putting together five straight victories, Rutgers returned to the national rankings yesterday as the No. 23 team in the Associated Press Top 25.
The Scarlet Knights (14-5, 7-2 Big East) made a brief appearance in the poll earlier this season, debuting at No. 23 on Jan. 20. But they quickly fell out after losing on the road to Virginia Tech, 66-64 in overtime, on Jan. 22.
Because of that early exit, Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer was reserved in her reaction to re-entering the rankings.
Rutgers women return to Top 25

Men's Basketball

Rutgers is coming off a hard-fought come-from-behind 75-72 victory over Boston College on Saturday. Playing the entire 40 minutes, 6-10 junior forward Herve Lamizana matched his career high with 22 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out a career-high 7 assists and added three blocks and three steals. For his efforts, Lamizana was named BIG EAST Co-Player of the Week.
GEORGETOWN (10-9, 2-6) at RUTGERS (10-10, 2-6)

Two teams, identical in conference records and last minute game performances, will face each other at the Louis Brown Athletic Center, as the Rutgers men's basketball team hosts Georgetown tonight at 7 p.m. for the battle of sixth place in the west division of the Big East.
The Hoyas (10-9, 2-6), who are winless on the road this season, are entering the RAC losers of five straight, with their last win coming in the contest against Rutgers (10-10, 2-6) last month.
RU hosts battle for sixth

The Scarlet Knights were talking madness. Maybe not March Madness, but madness nonetheless.
Just three games removed from a six-game losing streak, and with a good month warming last place in the Big East already in, Rutgers spent Monday talking about a postseason run. What sort of magic do the Scarlet Knights expect? "Hey, it's not unreasonable," sophomore guard Ricky Shields said. "We were thinking about going 9-0. We got one."
Rutgers plotting big finish


Content with Kent
Rashod Kent popped into practice Friday, and coach Gary Waters doesn't want him going anywhere. The Barkley-esque Kent - who spent the fall with the Houston Texans after graduation - was Rutgers' defensive stopper a year ago, a physical forward in a linebacker's body. And, Waters keeps saying, the reason Rutgers was so dominant at home last season.
Rutgers mens' notebook

Rutgers University men's basketball coach Gary Waters can empathize with counterpart Craig Esherick, whose Georgetown Hoyas ride a five-game losing streak into tonight's battle to stay out of last place at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. Both coaches have endured stretches during which they have lost seven of eight games. Both coaches have watched their teams blow their share of second-half leads. Both coaches have lost key post players who were involved in fights with teammates. Both coaches own 2-6 Big East records and find themselves battling for the West Division's sixth and final conference tournament spot.
Rutgers men prepared for crucial game against Georgetown

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Around Big East

Syracuse University head football coach Paul Pasqualoni is in the market to hire his sixth defensive backs coach in six years.
Assistant coach Tim Walton resigned over the weekend to accept a position coaching the defensive backs at LSU.
Football assistant leaves Orange

Around the nation

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Interesting Article

Former Martin County High School football coach Bill Cubit resigned as Rutgers University's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Tuesday.
Cubit resigned after a season in which the Scarlet Knights were last in the nation in offense.
He resigned to "pursue other career opportunities," university spokesman John Wooding said.
That could include coming back to Martin County.
Cubit leaves Rutgers to pursue other opportunities

The rumbling of the muffler and smell of exhaust signal the arrival of NC State coach Chuck Amato, clad in a black leather jacket and cruising down a hall of ancient Reynolds Coliseum on an Indian motorcycle.
It's 100 percent Amato: flashy, bombastic and, most of all, unforgettable. How else would you expect the nation's best recruiter to arrive at a signing day news conference when he has NC State's top recruiting class ever and one of the best in the land? On a moped wearing a button-down shirt and khakis?
Amato has 'Pack on the right track

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