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Members of Rutgers athletic teams participated recently in the sixth annual National Education Associations Read Across America program. Various Scarlet Knights helped celebrate Read Across America by visiting area elementary schools and reading with children. Considered the largest one-day literacy celebration in the world, the Read Across America program attracts millions of participants annually.
Read Across America Day
After being down by seven at halftime, the No. 18/20 Rutgers womens basketball team (20-6, 13-3 BIG EAST) fought back but came up short, falling to No. 24/23 Boston College (20-7, 12-4 BIG EAST), 72-71, in its final regular season game on Tuesday night at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. With the loss, the Scarlet Knights end their season-high 11-game winning streak that began Jan. 25 against St. Johns. The Scarlet Knights will enter this weekends BIG EAST Tournament with the No. 2 seed.
Boston College Halts RU Women's Win Streak, 72-71
The fans chanted and Mauri Horton started to cry.
After four years with the Rutgers basketball program, the senior guard was treated to a throng of cheers and a standing ovation on Senior Night at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. The game had yet to begin, but the emotion was overwhelming.
Time runs out on RU
It was almost a great ending to a career that has been through the highs of a Final Four season, and through the lows of a 9-20 season for Rutgers senior guard Mauri Horton as the Scarlet Knights (20-6, 13-3) dropped their final home game of the season yesterday to Boston College, 72-71.
Horton led RU in scoring with 18 points in her final home game, but she had a three-pointer blocked late in the game that would have given the Knights the lead and possibly the win.
Horton ends regular season with style
For four years now, Mauri Horton has done whatever Rutgers' coach C. Vivian Stringer asked her to do. Shoot from outside? Fine. Post her tiny 5-foot-8 frame up against those big, beefy girls? Fine. Chase every ball in a 15-row radius? No sweat.
So, really, bringing the ball up court Tuesday night shouldn't have been much trouble. Dribbling easily, with her eyes dancing over to the sideline, she took a second to assess Boston College before checking out her own team.
Rutgers suffers first home loss
A year after suffering a dreadful 9-20 season, the Rutgers women's basketball team will enter the Big East Tournament at the Rutgers Athletic Center as the No. 2 seed.
When the tournament pairings were announced on Tuesday night, undefeated Connecticut (29-0, 16-0 Big East) earned the top seed, followed by No. 2 Rutgers, No. 3 Villanova and No. 4 Boston College. The top four seeds receive byes into Sunday's quarterfinals. The tournament runs from Saturday-Tuesday.
Miami-Syracuse winner awaits Knights in tourney
Mariota Theodoris had hoped to contribute a few minutes during the Big East Tournament this weekend. But the Rutgers sophomore forward, who tore a ligament in her left knee last month, may have set back her recovery a bit.
Theodoris aggravated her knee, which also has a bone bruise, while celebrating Rutgers' 50-49 victory over Villanova on Saturday.
Forward suffers setback
Cappie Pondexter handed out tissues like a flight attendant hands out peanuts. The sophomore walked among her Rutgers teammates, dabbing tears from their eyes and offering consoling words.
And that was before No. 18 Rutgers lost to No. 24 Boston College, 72-71, last night in the regular-season finale at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, snapping an 11-game winning streak.
The crying and the final buzzer were two hours apart, but they were very much related.
Rutgers streak crashes to halt
Don't tell Rutgers University senior guard Mauri Horton that Tuesday night's loss against Boston College had no meaning. The No.18 Rutgers women's basketball team was locked into the second seed for this weekend's Big East Tournament before tipoff, but that didn't mean Horton and the rest of the Scarlet Knights were satisfied with No.23 Boston College handing them their first loss on their home floor this season, 72-71 before 3,611 at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.
Loss to Boston College snaps Rutgers women's 11-game winning streak
Rutgers snapped a four-game losing streak with a rousing 95-82 victory over No. 9/10 Notre Dame on Saturday. A pair of seniors turned in a day to remember on Senior Day in front of a raucous sellout crowd of 8,088 and a national television audience watching on ESPN 2. Senior guard Jerome Coleman poured in 27 points on 9-for-16 shooting, which included a 7-for-12 outing from three-point range. Classmate Kareem Wright was effective in the low post as the 6-9, 270-pounder tallied 11 points and grabbed five rebounds. Freshman Calvin Wooten tossed in 18 points on 7-for-12 shooting (3-for-4 from three-point range). Rutgers set season highs in points (95), field goal percentage (.538) and three-point percenatge (.611).
RUTGERS (12-14, 4-10) at ST. JOHNS (13-12, 5-9)
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Even in a sport that has seen point-shaving scandals and cases of systematic academic fraud, what the St. Bonaventure men's basketball team did Tuesday afternoon set off shock waves.
March Madness, the ugly side
St. Bonaventure's basketball season officially ended yesterday. The players had had enough.
On Monday, the Bonnies forfeited six Atlantic Ten victories for using an ineligible player, and the A-10 presidents also voted to keep the Bonnies out of the conference tournament.
After sanctions, angry Bonnies forfeit last 2 basketball games
Former Florida State quarterback Adrian McPherson was charged with one misdemeanor count of gambling, including on games in which he played.
McPherson, who started four games for Florida State last season, placed bets over the Internet on college and pro games during the 2002 football season, the school said Tuesday
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