Rutgers Rumors & News

  • Rutgers training camp: CB Dre Boggs injury forces RB Justin Goodwin to move to defense

    Newark Star-Ledger "After receiving bad news on the injury front with the uncertain status of freshman cornerback Dre Boggs, it didn't take long for Kyle Flood to react. The Rutgers football coach on Wednesday responded by moving his team's second-leading rusher to cornerback. Justin Goodwin, who was enjoying a..." August 14

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "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 09

  • Gary Nova Named Starting Quarterback For Rutgers

    Vavel "Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood announced that Gary Nova would be the starting quarterback for their opening game against Washington State on August 28. Gary Nova, a senior, has started 28 games over his first three season at Rutgers. The biggest concern about Nova is his tendency to throw..." August 07

  • Rutgers WR (and N.J. native) Tejay Johnson's career over due to injury

    Newark Star-Ledger "Tejay Johnson battled injuries throughout his Rutgers career. Ultimately, the injuries were too much to overcome and Johnson's career is over. "Tejay Johnson is medically unable to play going forward, so what his role in the program will be, we'll decide as we get into training camp," coach..." July 29

  • Rutgers coach Kyle Flood announces CB Ian Thomas no longer with the team

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Ian Thomas saga has taken another twist. Rutgers coach Kyle Flood announced Monday night that the redshirt sophomore cornerback is no longer with the team. "Ian did not report back for the summer program and I would just leave it at that," Flood said after his charity golf tournament at..." June 17

  • Report: Rutgers lands ex-LSU QB Hayden Rettig

    College Football Talk "Earlier this week it was reported that Hayden Rettig would be visiting Piscataway as he attempted to determine his next step at the collegiate level. Just three days later, it appears the former LSU quarterback had one helluva trip to New Jersey. While the school has yet to confirm it, Bruce..." June 14

  • Hayden Rettig to take official visit to Rutgers Tuesday, per report

    Newark Star-Ledger "According to Bruce Feldman, CBS Sports senior college football columnist, former LSU quarterback Hayden Rettig will take an official visit to Rutgers, beginning Tuesday. A 6-3, 220-pound pro-style quarterback, Rettig signed to LSU out of Cathedral high school (Los Angeles, Ca.) in 2013. He was..." June 10

  • Victim in alleged Phillip Nelson assault had part of brain removed

    College Football Talk "A story that had already hurtled past heartbreaking has taken an abrupt turn toward the horrific. Last weekend, now-former Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson was arrested in connection to what was reportedly a vicious assault outside of a Mankato, Minn., bar. Nelson was ultimately charged with..." May 19

  • Phillip Nelson’s alleged attack accomplice expected to be charged

    College Football Talk "Former Minnesota quarterback Phillip Nelson was charged with one count of first-degree assault and another for third-degree assault on a former division two football player currently battling for his life. Nelson was not alone in the attack of Isaac Kolstad in Minnesota though, and police are..." May 14

  • Rutgers dismisses QB Philip Nelson following assault charge

    CBSSports.com "Rutgers has dismissed Philip Nelson following an incident that resulted in an assault charge for the Scarlet Knights quarterback and left a former Minnesota State linebacker in critical condition, "fighting for his life." Nelson was arrested early Sunday morning and has been charged with one..." May 13

  • Rutgers prez blames ‘miscommunication’ for LeGrand imbroglio

    College Football Talk "As expected, Rutgers is in full-blown spin mode. This morning, former Scarlet Knight football player Eric LeGrand confirmed to a local paper that he had been asked Saturday to be the keynote speaker at RU’s graduation later this month only to have the offer inexplicably rescinded two days..." May 06

  • Rutgers redshirt freshman tight end Taylor Marini to transfer

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers redshirt freshman tight end Taylor Marini announced Monday morning on Twitter that he will transfer. "I have decided to transfer from Rutgers University and I look forward to pursuing my football career at another institution," Marini wrote. A three-star recruit from Oviedo, Fla.,..." May 06

  • Ron'Dell Carter, three-star Maryland defensive end, commits to Rutgers

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ron'Dell Carter, a 6-2, 235-pound junior defensive end from Long Reach (Columbia, Md.), has committed to Rutgers. Carter earned an offer less than a month ago while accompanied on an unofficial visit to campus by his father, stepmother and brother. Carter selected Rutgers over offers from..." April 21

  • Rutgers CB Bryant Gross-Armiento transferring closer to Florida home

    Newark Star-Ledger "Promising defensive back Bryant Gross-Armiento is leaving Rutgers without ever stepping on the field. A three-star prospect from Sunrise, Fla., Gross-Armiento missed his freshman season after suffering a hamstring injury last summer. He was held out of spring practice for personal reasons and..." April 10

  • Rutgers loses quarterback to transfer

    College Football Talk "Maybe he’s standing in solidarity with journalists over Julie Hermann’s rather boneheaded comments about the Star-Ledger. Though in actuality, Rutgers quarterback Blake Rankin is transferring because he’s not part of the group vying to be the Scarlet Knights’ starter this coming season." April 08

  • Rutgers AD Julie Hermann: ‘Would be great’ if local newspaper folded

    SI.com "Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann is not a fan of the media, and she wouldn’t mind seeing a New Jersey newspaper fold. The Star-Ledger announced layoffs last week of 167 workers, including advertising executives, business writers, clerks and copy editors. Speaking to a class of..." April 07

  • Injured DT Jamil Pollard returns to Rutgers football team

    CBSSports.com "Last September, Kyle Flood announced that Rutgers defensive tackle Jamil Pollard would not be able to continue playing football due to undisclosed injuries, though he would "remain in our program." Fast-forward six months, and Pollard has done more than simply remain in Piscataway and work..." March 25

  • Brandon Coleman on Rutgers' young quarterbacks: 'They have a chip on their shoulder'

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Rutgers quarterback competition this offseason will pit veteran Gary Nova against a trio of unproven young players. The three challengers for the starting job – Mike Bimonte, Blake Rankin and Chris Laviano – have combined for zero snaps in a college game. But the quarterbacks have been..." March 04

  • Rutgers 2014 recruiting class position evaluation: Defensive secondary

    Newark Star-Ledger "With the spread offense epidemic overtaking college football, teams are stock piling defensive backs in an effort to keep up. The Rutgers staff is no different as they have signed five defensive backs within the recruiting class of 2014. There is a premium on players who can cover, and the..." March 04

  • Former Rutgers QB Mike Teel hired by alma mater as graduate assistant

    College Football Talk "Mike Teel, who quarterbacked Rutgers to its best season in program history, is heading back to New Jersey as a graduate assistant under Kyle Flood (via AP). Teel will work with Rutgers’ wide receivers in his new role. He’s previously served on the coaching staffs of D-III Kean University and..." February 24

  • Christian Giubilato accepts preferred walk-on opportunity at Rutgers

    Newark Star-Ledger "Christian Giubilato, a utility player from the Haverford (Pa.) School, recently accepted a preferred walk-on opportunity at Rutgers. The 6-2, 185-pounder plays running back, wide receiver, cornerback and safety in high school. But he has been recruited to the Scarlet Knights to play..." February 19

  • Rutgers to pay AAC $11.5 million exit fee

    CBSSports.com "Divorces can be expensive, and the one between Rutgers and the American Athletic Conference is no exception. It was announced on Wednesday by both the conference and the school that they had come to an agreement on Rutgers' departure to the Big Ten this summer. “I am pleased to announce this..." February 12

  • Rutgers gets bigger — and it hopes better — with recruiting class

    Newark Star-Ledger "As Rutgers coach Kyle Flood put together his first recruiting class as a member of the Big Ten, he had to walk a fine line. Flood doesn't want to change the emphasis of speed over size that has defined Rutgers' mostly successful defenses in recent years. But it's impossible to ignore that the..." February 07

  • Former Maryland QB says Ralph Friedgen and James Franklin are surprisingly similar

    Newark Star-Ledger "At first glance, Ralph Friedgen, Rutgers' new offensive coordinator, and James Franklin, Penn State's new head coach, don't appear to have much in common. Franklin, 42, looks like he's still in playing shape, while Friedgen, 66, is nicknamed "The Fridge" (it's worth noting that he has cut..." February 07

  • Signing day: Ranking the Big Ten

    Chicago Sun-Times "1. Ohio State The Buckeyes may have stubbed their toe in the Big Ten title game against Michigan State, but Urban Meyer hasn’t lost his recruiting touch. OSU has seven four-star players from Ohio in a 23-man class that also draws from the talent hotbeds of Florida and Texas. Locally, Meyer has..." February 06

  • Minnesota QB Nelson will transfer to Rutgers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Philip Nelson spent two years playing quarterback for the Gophers. Now, he could look forward to facing them in 2016, on their home field, under center for another Big Ten team. Two weeks after announcing he was transferring from Minnesota, Nelson picked Rutgers as his new school Wednesday,..." January 30

  • Rutgers receives good news in recruiting with Giovanni Rescigno

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's been a tough month for Rutgers, especially in recruiting. They've seen multiple commits change their plans and proclaim to go elsewhere -- none bigger than Saeed Blacknall. They did, however, land quarterback Giovanni Rescigno. He seems to bit of an undercover prospect, not playing..." January 28

  • Jevon Tyree's family responds to the Rutgers athletics investigation report

    Newark Star-Ledger "Clarice Tyree, the mother of former Rutgers player Jevon Tyree, provided NJ.com with a reaction to the investigation results released by the university on Tuesday. Clarice Tyree said there is nothing to be gained by continuing to go back-and-forth, so she provided this written response from..." January 28

  • Rutgers releases investigator's report on Jevon Tyree football bullying allegations

    Newark Star-Ledger "A Rutgers University football coach did not bully cornerback Jevon Tyree and the university handled the student's allegations of mistreatment appropriately, according to an independent investigator's report released today. The report was prepared by Saiber, a Florham Park-based law firm that..." January 28

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