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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Rutgers University officials are investigating whether women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer violated NCAA recruiting policy. The event in question concerns contact Stringer allegedly made with the family of a top prospect during a period when such an encounter would be considered illegal.
Knights to pay 'Nova a visit
The misery literally descended on the Scarlet Knights, cascading down from the upper rows of the Louis Brown Athletic Center, aka "The RAC," where the pocket of blue-clad Seton Hall fans serenaded the Rutgers players with chants of "This is our house."
There was no argument. The Pirates completed the season sweep of the Knights with a 62-52 victory Tuesday night, handing Rutgers its sixth loss at home this season. The team went 15-2 at the RAC just a year ago.
Home court no help to Knights this year
After winning consecutive games vs. Boston College and Georgetown, Rutgers has dropped its last four games. The Scarlet Knights are looking to end their four-game losing streak by defeating Notre Dame for the second straight time at the RAC, as RU posted a 65-62 win over the Irish on Feb. 14, 2002. The Knights are paced in scoring by 6-2 senior guard Jerome Coleman, a Preseason Second-Team All-BIG EAST selction, at 16.0 ppg. Junior forward Herve Lamizana, who is averaging 15.0 ppg. in his last three games, has blocked 78 shots this season and is averaging 3.1 blocks per game, which is 3rd in the BIG EAST and 8th in the nation. For the season, he averages 10.9 ppg. and a team-best 6.6 rebounds per game.
# 9/10 NOTRE DAME (21-6, 9-4) at RUTGERS (11-14, 3-10)
Notre Dame no longer controls its own destiny in the Big East. The ninth-ranked Fighting Irish (21-6, 9-4) can't win their second West Division title in three years without help.
They can tie conference co-leader Syracuse by winning their final three games, including Tuesday's game against the 15th-ranked Orangemen (20-4, 10-3), but can just watch as No. 8 Pitt (20-4, 10-3) finishes up against Connecticut, Seton Hall and Villanova.
Notre Dame needs help from Rutgers, others heading down the stretch
Rutgers is investigating whether coach C. Vivian Stringer violated recruiting rules when she and the mother of a top prospect encountered each other after a recent game. The school said it is obligated as an NCAA member to examine the complaint, which was made by Seton Hall. Both schools are recruiting Essence Carson, a 5-foot-11 junior forward from Paterson Eastside.
"We're reviewing the situation and looking into it," Rutgers sports spokeswoman Heather Brocious said Thursday.
Rutgers checking whether Stringer violated recruiting rule
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