Rutgers Rumors & News

  • Rutgers men's hoops to release incoming forward from NLI

    Asbury Park Press "Rutgers men's basketball signee Kejuan Johnson will be released from his National Letter of Intent, Gannett New Jersey has confirmed. The news, first reported by, comes as no surprise. Johnson was facing an uphill climb gaining academic admittance at Rutgers, those with knowledge of..." June 03

  • Rutgers hoops adds Bradley transfer guard Omari Grier

    Asbury Park Press "The spring signing period ended Wednesday, but Rutgers’ 2015 recruiting class kept growing Friday. The Scarlet Knights added a commitment from Bradley transfer Omari Grier, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who will be eligible for the coming season as a postgraduate player. “Excited to be a part of..." May 22

  • Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan receives commitment from star JUCO forward Deshawn Freeman

    Newark Star-Ledger "With eight words posted on social media Monday morning, one of the nation's most sought after junior college basketball recruits altered the outlook of Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan's incoming recruiting class for the better. "I just committed to play ball at Rutgers,'' tweeted Deshawn Freeman, a..." April 28

  • Rutgers forward Junior Etou transfers to Tulsa

    The Score "Tulsa is thinking two steps ahead with the addition of Rutgers transfer Junior Etou. The Hurricanes will lose four big men to graduation next year, and given Etou is a sophomore, he'll be forced to sit out the upcoming season due to NCAA transfer rules. Come the 2016-17 season, he'll slide..." April 27

  • Nigel Johnson picks Rutgers after leaving K-State basketball team

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Nigel Johnson, who is transferring from Kansas State, has orally committed to continue his basketball career at Rutgers. Johnson, a sophomore guard, announced April 8 he was leaving K-State. He will sit out next season and have two years of eligibility at Rutgers, a member of the Big Ten..." April 21

  • Rutgers basketball adds prep school guard Justin Goode to the 2015 recruit class

    Newark Star-Ledger "The 2014-15 basketball season hasn't even tipped off yet but Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan is already well on his way to closing out his 2015 recruiting class. Sunday night, sources confirmed that prep school guard/forward Justin Goode had committed to Rutgers, joining Kejuan Johnson, who..." November 10

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Eddie Jordan taps Mike O’Koren, Greg Vetrone for staff

    My Central Jersey "Their basketball resumes could not be more different, but Mike O’Koren and Greg “Shoes” Vetrone are about to have something in common — spots on the Rutgers men’s basketball coaching staff. Scarlet Knights skipper Eddie Jordan will tap the pair to fill out his assistant coach vacancies, Gannett..." June 26

  • Report: Former Rutgers wing Craig Brown transfers to Kent State

    College Basketball Talk "Kent State head coach Rob Senderoff has added a graduate transfer to the mix, with Jeff Goodman of reporting that former Rutgers guard/forward Craig Brown is joining the MAC program. As a grad transfer Brown will be eligible to play immediately for the Golden Flashes, giving them another..." June 14

  • Rutgers guard commits to UNLV, adding another transfer to the mix

    Las Vegas Sun "Rutgers transfer Jerome Seagears is the newest Rebel, he told the Sun today. Seagears, a 6-foot-1 guard, was in town for an official visit and made his decision known just before taking off on his flight back home to Maryland. Seagears has one year of eligibility remaining and the Rebels expect..." May 16

  • Rutgers gets commit from 2014 wing Ryan Johnson

    My Central Jersey "Rutgers men’s basketball made its first move of the spring signing period Monday when 6-foot-5 wing Ryan Johnson of New Hope Christian (N.C.) committed to head coach Eddie Jordan. Though under the radar nationally, Johnson is described by as “A hidden gem in the area...." April 29

  • Report: Two more former Rutgers players sue the university, head coach Eddie Jordan

    College Basketball Talk "Jerome Seagears and Robert Lumpkins, two former Rutgers players that have since transferred out of the program, have filed a lawsuit against the university, according to a report from The complaint named Rutgers University, former president Richard McCormick, current..." March 28

  • Rutgers' Jerome Seagears to transfer for second time in a year

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers guard Jerome Seagears appears to be on the move — again. The Scarlet Knights junior will reportedly transfer from the Rutgers program for the second time in a calendar year, according to a person familiar with the situation, who asked to remain anonymous because the transfer paperwork..." March 25

  • Louisville 92, Rutgers 31

    ProSportsDaily "Chris Jones had 18 points and six steals as the second-seeded Cardinals overwhelmed the Scarlet Knights in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament in Memphis, Tenn. Russ Smith added 16 points and Luke Hancock and Montrezl Harrell scored 13 apiece for Louisville (27-5),..." March 14

  • Rutgers 72, South Florida 68

    ProSportsDaily "Kadeem Jack had 14 of his team-high 18 points in the second half as the Scarlet Knights slipped by the Bulls in the opening round of the AAC tournament in Memphis, Tenn. Myles Mack added 16 points and J.J. Moore had 13 points for seventh-seeded Rutgers (12-20), which will play second-seeded..." March 13

  • Cincinnati 70, Rutgers 66

    ProSportsDaily "Sean Kilpatrick's 24 points helped the visiting Bearcats fend off the Scarlet Knights and earn a share of the American Athletic Conference regular-season title. Kilpatrick celebrated his final regular-season collegiate game in style, knocking down four 3-pointers and scoring Cincinnati's final..." March 09

  • Connecticut 69, Rutgers 63

    ProSportsDaily "Shabazz Napier made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 26 points in his final home game as the Huskies held off the visiting Scarlet Knights in an American Athletic Conference game. Napier was 7-of-11 from beyond the arc and also dished out four assists for the Huskies (24-6, 12-5)...." March 06

  • Rutgers 74, South Florida 73

    ProSportsDaily "Kadeem Jack finished with 20 points and scored the game-winning basket with 14 seconds to play as the Scarlet Knights turned away the visiting Bulls. J.J. Moore also added 20 points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds for Rutgers (11-18, 5-11 American Athletic Conference), which snapped a..." March 02

  • Local college rankings: Iona passes St. John’s for top spot

    New York Post "Two straight losses may have knocked St. John’s from the top spot, but Iona’s 11 consecutive wins more than validate its ascension. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. Iona (2) Record: 19-8, 16-2 Up next: Friday (7 p.m.) at Manhattan After two straight NCAA Tournament..." February 28

  • Central Florida 67, Rutgers 65

    ProSportsDaily "Tristan Spurlock tied a career high with 23 points and Isaiah Sykes shook off early foul trouble to score the game-winning basket in the final minute as the Knights held off the visiting Scarlet Knights in AAC play. Sykes finished with 14 points and seven rebounds and Spurlock added five boards..." February 27

  • No. 22 Memphis Holds Off Rutgers for 64-59 Win "The No. 22 University of Memphis men's basketball team (20-6, 9-4 American) held off a late rally by Rutgers (10-17, 4-10 American) to record a 64-59 victory Thursday night at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Michael Dixon Jr. led the Tigers with 15 points off the bench, while Joe Jackson added 11..." February 21

  • Louisville romps over Rutgers 102-54

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Louisville won by more than just a hair Sunday. The 13th-ranked Cardinals, who earlier in the week were challenged by Coach Rick Pitino to grow beards, scalped Rutgers 102-54 in the KFC Yum Center. U of L bombarded the Scarlet Knights by making a season-high 16 of 30 three-point shots,..." February 17

  • Local college rankings: St. John’s and Iona neck and neck

    New York Post "The St. John’s-Iona tug of war continues. Though the Gaels are making an impressive run through the MAAC, having won eight straight games, the Red Storm will retain the top spot until their incredible stretch concludes. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. St. John’s (1) Record: 16-9,..." February 14

  • 3 more students hire attorneys in Rutgers basketball coaching scandal

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers University, which is being sued by a former member of the basketball team coached by Mike Rice during his troubled tenure with the school, said three other students have retained attorneys in connection with the scandal that cost Rice his job. The former coach was fired by university..." February 04

  • Murdock files motion to compel former Rutgers University officials to testify in wrongful termination lawsuit

    North Jersey "Attorneys for Eric Murdock, whose video montage showing the mistreatment of Rutgers University men’s basketball players caused a national uproar last April, have filed a motion to compel depositions by former head coach Mike Rice and former athletics director Tim Pernetti for Murdock’s wrongful..." January 24