Rutgers Rumors & News

  • Rutgers pays $300K to former Mike Rice player Derrick Randall

    Asbury Park Press "Rutgers University has settled a lawsuit with former men’s basketball player Derrick Randall for $300,000. Randall filed the suit in 2013, eight months after the university fired basketball coach Mike Rice’s for mistreating his players. The 6-foot-9, 240-pound forward, who has learning..." May 19

  • Rutgers forward D.J. Foreman to transfer, per source

    Newark Star-Ledger "For a program that hasn't sniffed an NCAA Tournament in 25 years, the Rutgers men's basketball team sure is making a lot of noise heading into Final Four weekend. Just this week, Rutgers secured its first commitment from a New Jersey recruit in five years, saw its star player declare for the..." April 01

  • Rutgers guard Corey Sanders enters name in 2016 NBA Draft

    Newark Star-Ledger "Corey Sanders, the star freshman guard for the Rutgers men's basketball team, has entered his name for this year's NBA Draft, according to his Twitter account. In a statement posted at 1:37 p.m. Thursday, Sanders noted that he had not hired an agent — which is a key distinction since players..." March 31

  • Rutgers to hire Stony Brook's Steve Pikiell as new coach

    Newark Star-Ledger "Steve Pikiell, who took over a four-win Stony Brook team and led it into the NCAA Tournament for the first time this season, has been hired as the new Rutgers head basketball coach, a source told NJ Advance Media. Pikiell will replace Eddie Jordan, the former Rutgers star whose three-year run..." March 19

  • Report: Rutgers interviewed Jay Williams for head coaching vacancy

    Newark Star-Ledger "As Rutgers Athletics Director Pat Hobbs enters the first full week in his search to replace Eddie Jordan as men's basketball coach, an outside-the-box candidate has entered the mix. Jay Williams, a Plainfield, N.J., native who starred at St. Joseph-Metuchen and Duke before his promising NBA..." March 16

  • Rutgers Has Fired Men’s Basketball Coach Eddie Jordan

    College Spun "After a 7-25 season, and dismal 1-17 Big Ten campaign, Rutgers has fired head coach Eddie Jordan, according to a report by CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Jordan, a Rutgers alumnus and member of the school’s 1976 Final Four team, coached the team to a 29-68 record in three seasons, winning just..." March 10

  • Nebraska 89, Rutgers 72

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Shavon Shields had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead Nebraska to an 89-72 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. Junior guard Tai Webster scored 18 points and Andrew White III added 16 for the 11th-seeded Cornhuskers..." March 09

  • Rutgers 75, Minnesota 52

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard Mike Williams set career highs of 29 points and six 3-pointers and Rutgers ended a 17-game losing streak by demolishing Minnesota 75-52 on Saturday in Big Ten play at Piscataway, N.J. Freshman guard Corey Sanders added 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists and senior..." March 05

  • Forbes' 11 3-pointers pace Michigan State's win

    The Sports Xchange "PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Michigan State coach Tom Izzo hopes his No. 2 Spartans do not have to rely on the 3-point shot to make a deep run in the NCAA tournament. But until then, Izzo can enjoy the long-distance shooting performance of senior guard Bryn Forbes, who established a Big Ten..." March 02

  • Northwestern 98, Rutgers 59

    The Sports Xchange "Northwestern held Rutgers to 18 first-half points en route to a 98-59 drubbing of the Scarlet Knights on Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. Guard Tre Demps led five Wildcats in double figures with 24 points. Center Alex Olah recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10..." February 27

  • Minnesota 83, Rutgers 61

    The Sports Xchange "Forwards Jordan Murphy and Joey King combined for 34 points and Minnesota outscored Rutgers by 21 in the second half in the Golden Gophers' 83-61 win on Tuesday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. The Golden Gophers had lost 14 straight before upsetting No. 6 Maryland on Sunday for their..." February 23

  • Illinois 82, Rutgers 66

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Malcolm Hill injured his hamstring during practice Monday, but that didn't stop him from delivering 22 points and 10 rebounds Tuesday to lead Illinois to an 82-66 Big Ten victory over Rutgers at the State Farm Center. Illinois led by 22 points at halftime, but Rutgers got as..." February 17

  • Rutgers Suspends Star Guard Corey Sanders for Violation of Team Rules

    Scout "When Rutgers basketball could sink no lower in the adversity department, the situation worsened Monday when coach Eddie Jordan suspended star freshman guard Corey Sanders for two weeks after a violation of team rules. Rutgers is without Sanders, the team's leading scorer and a Big Ten Freshman..." February 16

  • Ohio State 79, Rutgers 69

    The Sports Xchange "Forward Keita Bates-Diop scored 24 points and guard Kam Williams came off the bench to add 19 points as Ohio State defeated Rutgers 79-69 on Saturday at Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J. Forward Jae'Sean Tate went 9 of 11 from the field and had 22 points and 13 rebounds,..." February 13

  • Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan on fan perception: 'I don't care what they think'

    Newark Star-Ledger "With his team in the midst of a 26-game losing streak in Big Ten play and standing 6-18 overall, Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan gave a passionate defense of his men's basketball program following practice on Thursday. In the process, Rutgers' third-year coach criticized fans questioning the..." February 12

  • Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan suspends Deshawn Freeman from basketball activities

    Newark Star-Ledger "Deshawn Freeman, who is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, has been suspended indefinitely by Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan from basketball activities for a failure to meet team expectations. "To build a winning program, all of our student-athletes must commit to be successful..." February 09