Rutgers Rumors & News

  • Rutgers new home for Michigan grad transfer Ross Taylor-Douglas

    College Football Talk "Normally a graduate transfer doesn’t leave with two years of eligibility remaining nor does he end up in the same division of the same conference as his old home. In the case of Ross Taylor-Douglas, he’s doing both. Taylor-Douglas (pictured, No. 29) revealed earlier this month that he would be..." February 01

  • Patrice Rene, Rutgers' top-ranked recruit, decommits

    Newark Star-Ledger "Episcopal (Alexandria, Va.) four-star safety Patrice Rene has decommitted from Rutgers, he revealed via Twitter on Tuesday morning. The 6-2, 195-pound senior originally chose Rutgers in large part due to a long-standing relationship with former head coach Kyle Flood, who was fired in November,..." January 19

  • Rutgers hires Herman protégé Drew Mehringer as offensive coordinator

    SI - College Football "Rutgers has hired Houston receivers coach Drew Mehringer as its new offensive coordinator, coach Chris Ash told on Sunday. Mehringer, 28, is considered one of the country’s sharp young offensive minds and the top protégé of Houston head coach Tom Herman. “He’s the brightest young coach..." December 14

  • Rutgers close to hiring Ohio State DC Chris Ash as head coach

    Yahoo! Sports "An Ohio State coordinator is reportedly getting a head coaching job for the second year in a row. Rutgers is reportedly close to hiring OSU co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash as its new head coach. The school is looking for a replacement for Kyle Flood, who was suspended during the season and..." December 05

  • Sources: Rutgers targeting Al Golden as next football coach

    Newark Star-Ledger "Al Golden, a Monmouth County native who resurrected the Temple football program before having an uneven tenure at the University of Miami, is a top candidate for the Rutgers head coaching vacancy, two people with knowledge of the search process told NJ Advance Media. The two people, who..." December 03

  • Rutgers fires Kyle Flood, AD Julie Hermann

    ESPN "The Rutgers Scarlet Knights fired football coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann on Sunday, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. "Signs pointing to cleaning house," a source told ESPN. Flood, who has gone 27-24 since becoming head coach in 2012, said he believed his job was..." November 29

  • Report: Rutgers suspends Anthony Cioffi, moves Josh Hicks to defense

    The Score "Rutgers suspended safety Anthony Cioffi for a violation of team rules, and will move running back Josh Hicks to defense for Saturday's game against Army, according to Dan Duggan of Hicks leads the team with 120 carries on the season, but with Cioffi suspended and starting strong safety..." November 21

  • Derrick Nelson of Rutgers has movement in extremities, Kyle Flood says

    Asbury Park Press "Derrick Nelson, Rutgers starting center, had full movement in his extremities Saturday night as he left the football field on a stretcher and was immediately transported to Robert Wood Johnson hospital, according to coach Kyle Flood. "Before he left the field he had full movement in his hands..." November 16

  • Rutgers Fans Raising Money Through GoFundMe To Pay For Kyle Flood’s Buyout

    Newark Star-Ledger "Kyle Flood can officially be labeled an "embattled'' Rutgers football coach. A grassroots fundraising campaign started by an anonymous Rutgers football fan is the latest example of the growing unrest among the fan base for the university to oust Flood as a result of his team's 3-6 record and..." November 09

  • Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo will not play vs. Wisconsin, per source

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers will be without star wide receiver Leonte Carroo for Saturday's game at Wisconsin, according to a person familiar with the situation. Carroo has been battling an ankle injury suffered in a 55-52 win over Indiana on Oct. 17. He did not participate in practice all week, according to the..." October 31

  • Rutgers' Leonte Carroo listed as questionable vs. Ohio State, says he'll play

    The Score "Rutgers is hoping to have its star wide receiver in the lineup when the Scarlet Knights try to upset the No. 1 team in the country. On Monday, Rutgers' injury report listed Leonte Carroo as questionable to play Saturday versus Ohio State due to a lower-body injury. Carroo, however, seemed to..." October 20

  • Rutgers reinstates Carroo after charge dropped

    ESPN "Rutgers has reinstated senior wide receiver Leonte Carroo a day after an assault charge against him was dropped. Scarlet Knights coach Kyle Flood reinstated Carroo on Wednesday after Carroo "agreed to the conditions of his reinstatement and after he accepted the responsibility that comes with..." October 07

  • Rutgers hires law firm for top to bottom investigation of football program

    Newark Star-Ledger "A law firm that deals exclusively with potential NCAA rules violations is conducting a top-to-bottom review of Rutgers University's football program following several recent off-field issues, NJ Advance Media has learned. Three officials familiar with the investigation told NJ Advance Media..." October 07

  • Assault charge dropped against Rutgers star WR Leonte Carroo

    CBS Sports "Rutgers star Leonte Carroo received good news in the courtroom Tuesday as a municipal judge dismissed a simple assault charge and removed a temporary restraining order against the All-Big Ten wide receiver. Per an report, the charge was dismissed after the woman who had accused Carroo of..." October 06

  • Rutgers defensive tackle Darius Hamilton to miss rest of the season

    Newark Star-Ledger "Darius Hamilton, who was listed as questionable on the injury report for Saturday's game against Kansas, will miss the rest of the season, the Rutgers athletics department announced. The star senior defensive tackle will be sidelined due to a lower body injury, Rutgers said in a..." September 26

  • Leonte Carroo’s mother, girlfriend charged by Rutgers police

    My Central Jersey "Leonte Carroo’s mother and girlfriend were charged Tuesday by Rutgers University police for their alleged involvement in the Sept. 12 altercation that left the Rutgers football star facing a charge of simple assault under domestic violence. Lavern Carroo, 41, of Edison, and Maria Vega, 20, of..." September 23

  • Kyle Flood: ‘I take full responsibility and accept the consequences of my actions’

    College Football Talk "Just a short time ago, Rutgers confirmed that head coach Kyle Flood has been suspended for three games and fined $50,000. The punitive measures stem from an in-house investigations into allegations that the head coach had impermissible contact with an RU faculty regarding the academic standing of..." September 17

  • Rutgers suspends coach Kyle Flood three games, fines him $50,000

    CBS Sports "The latest member of the Rutgers football team to be suspended is the head coach himself. Rutgers has suspended Kyle Flood three games and fined him $50,000 following an investigation by the school into rules violations. The school had been investigating an email Flood sent from a personal..." September 16

  • Rutgers' Leonte Carroo charged with simple assault in domestic violence incident

    Newark Star-Ledger "Leonte Carroo was arrested by the Rutgers University Police Department on Saturday and charged with simple assault in a domestic violence incident that occurred outside the Hale Center on Saturday, according to RU police chief Kenneth Cop. Rutgers police said the investigation is on-going and..." September 15

  • Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo suspended due to role in altercation, sources say

    Newark Star-Ledger "Authorities are investigating an altercation that happened outside the Rutgers football team's headquarters on Saturday evening involving a female acquaintance of Leonte Carroo and another female, two people familiar with the situation told New Jersey Advance Media. The level of Carroo's..." September 14

  • Another Rutgers football player arrested in home invasion robbery, dismissed immediately

    Newark Star-Ledger "Another Rutgers University football player has been arrested and charged with participating in a home invasion in which five other students were robbed of money and marijuana, officials said Thursday. Lloyd M. Terry Jr., 20, of Wrightstown, was arrested in New Brunswick Thursday and was charged..." September 10

  • Alleged assault by Rutgers football players was caught on video, sources say

    Newark Star-Ledger "The alleged April 25 assault that left one Rutgers University student with a broken jaw and prompted charges against six former and current Rutgers football players earlier this week was captured on video, NJ Advance Media has learned. According to the source, who spoke on condition of..." September 06

  • Statement from Rutgers AD Julie Hermann on player arrests

    Newark Star-Ledger "The five current Rutgers football players charged Thursday with assaulting a group of individuals, including one student whose jaw was broken during the unprovoked attack, have been suspended, athletics director Julie Hermann said in a statement. "The students involved are currently suspended..." September 03

  • 5 Rutgers Football Players Arrested For Assaulting a Bunch of People

    Newark Star-Ledger "Five current Rutgers football players, including the cornerback in the center of a university-led investigation into coach Kyle Flood, were charged Thursday with assaulting a group of individuals, including one student whose jaw was broken during the unprovoked attack, Middlesex County Prosecutor..." September 03

  • Kyle Flood says he is coaching Rutgers on Saturday

    College Football Talk "It was a bit of a bizarre scene at Rutgers football practice Thursday morning. Police showed up, as did athletics director Julie Herman. Given the recent headlines involving head football coach Kyle Flood, you could be forgiven for expecting something bad to go down. That was not the case,..." September 03

  • Report: Kyle Flood defied Rutgers academic support staff

    College Football Talk "Last week it was reported Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood was being investigated for alleged impermissible contact with a university faculty member. The latest twist in this story suggests Flood may have done so despite being advised not to do so by academic support staff members. A new report..." September 02

  • Rutgers coach Kyle Flood says quarterback decision will be made at halftime vs. Norfolk St.

    Newark Star-Ledger "At Ohio State, coach Urban Meyer says his quarterback race between J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones is still "very close'' and there's a chance both will play in the season opener versus Virginia Tech. At Michigan, coach Jim Harbaugh says he has informed the two quarterbacks competing for the..." September 02

  • Flood finishes his part of RU investigation, expects to coach

    Asbury Park Press "Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood said Tuesday that he has completed his portion of the university investigation into his possibly impermissible contact with a faculty member. “I have no reason to believe that I wouldn’t be the person leading the football team on Saturday,” Flood said,..." September 01

  • Rutgers investigating football coach Kyle Flood for possible rules violation

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood could face a suspension or firing because of impermissible contact with a university faculty member regarding the status of one of his players, two people with knowledge of the situation told NJ Advance Media. The university's office of general counsel is..." August 25

  • Rutgers suspends QB Laviano and WR Carroo and 3 others for first half of opener

    College Football Talk "You have to love half-game suspensions against FCS opponents. That is what Rutgers has handed to quarterback Chris Laviano and star wide receiver Leonte Carroo. Laviano and Carroo will each serve a half-game suspension when Rutgers takes the field next week in the season opener against Norfolk..." August 25

  • Rutgers defensive end Donald Bedell to transfer

    Newark Star-Ledger "Another defensive end from Rutgers' 2014 recruiting class is transferring out of the program. Redshirt freshman Donald Bedell has decided to transfer, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Bedell is the second defensive end from the 2014 class to transfer this month, as Sam..." July 02

  • Rutgers defensive end Sam Blue to transfer

    Newark Star-Ledger "Another member of Rutgers' 2014 recruiting class has left the program. Sam Blue, a redshirt freshman defensive end, will transfer from the program, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. It's not clear where Blue intends to transfer. Blue and his father, Sam Blue Sr., have not..." June 02

  • Darian Dailey dismissed from team by Rutgers coach Kyle Flood

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers coach Kyle Flood dismissed cornerback Darian Dailey from the team on Thursday. Dailey was arrested early Sunday morning in Florida and charged with robbery with a firearm. Dailey is the second Rutgers player to be kicked off the team as a result of criminal charges in the past..." May 28

  • Rutgers cornerback Darian Dailey charged with armed robbery in Florida

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers cornerback Darian Dailey was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with robbery with a firearm. Dailey, 19, and another man are being held on $150,000 bond at the Manatee County Jail on the felony robbery charge. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune provided an account of the incident,..." May 25

  • Source: TCU receiver Cam White will not transfer to Rutgers

    Newark Star-Ledger "Cam White's potential transfer to Rutgers never progressed beyond social media. The TCU wide receiver announced on his Twitter page in February that he planned to transfer to Rutgers for his final year of eligibility. But a person with knowledge of the situation said Rutgers has no plans to add..." May 19

  • Former Minnesota, Rutgers QB Philip Nelson still searching for program

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former Minnesota and Rutgers’ quarterback Philip Nelson thought he’d found a new home — but he’ll have to keep looking. Nelson will not be playing at South Alabama, according to a statement released by associate athletic director Brian Fremund. "In reference to your earlier communication in..." May 08

  • Ex-Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson to resume career at South Alabama

    Newark Star-Ledger "Nearly a year after he was charged with first- and third-degree assault stemming from a fight in downtown Mankato, Minn., former Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson is ready to resume his football career. Nelson has landed at South Alabama, according to a report by the Minneapolis Star..." May 03

  • Ray Rice tells Rutgers football players to “not make the mistakes that I made”

    Pro Football Talk "Before Rutgers held its spring football game Friday night, a prominent former Scarlet Knights star addressed the team: Ray Rice. Rice, the former Ravens running back who has been out of the NFL since being released by the Ravens in September, told Steve Politi of New Jersey Advance Media he..." April 26

  • Rutgers linebacker L.J. Liston dismissed from team

    Newark Star-Ledger "L.J. Liston said in December that he planned to win Rutgers' starting middle linebacker job next season. The rising junior won't get that opportunity, as he has been dismissed from the team by head coach Kyle Flood. "L.J. is no longer a member of the Rutgers football program," Flood said in a..." March 14

  • Former Rutgers & Minnesota QB Philip Nelson dodges prison

    College Football Talk "Former Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson will not have to serve any prison time for his involvement in a brutal attack that led to the injury of a Minnesota State football player. Nelson was instead sentenced to 100 hours of community service and was credited for serving two days in jail." March 03

  • Former TCU Wide Receiver Cam White Headed To Rutgers

    Frogs O' War "The former TCU wide receiver is set to graduate in May. Earlier today, former TCU wide receiver Cam White tweeted that upon graduation from TCU, he would be headed to Rutgers to finish out his collegiate football career. White did not play for TCU in 2014 due to concussions suffered in..." March 01

  • Tennessee was right to pull the scholarship offer from a top Rutgers recruit

    Newark Star-Ledger "The great thing about the Internet — other than the cat videos, of course — is that the audience is both local and global. So while a column might be about Rutgers' recruiting class, if it includes criticism of another program, you can bet somebody is going to see it. And that's what happened..." February 11

  • Ben McDaniels expected to be named Rutgers offensive coordinator; Ralph Friedgen remains as adviser

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ben McDaniels is expected to be promoted to the Rutgers offensive coordinator position, while Ralph Friedgen, who served as the coordinator in 2014, will remain a part of head coach Kyle Flood's staff in an advisory role, two people with knowledge of the decision told NJ Advance Media on..." February 10

  • Rutgers Commit Marques Ford Makes It Clear He Wouldn’t Re-Consider Tennessee

    College Spun "Gibsonton (Fla.) East Bay defensive end Marques Ford was committed to Tennessee for six months until losing his scholarship on Jan. 21 due to a numbers crunch in the Vols’ class. Ford rebounded by committing to Rutgers two days later, and indicated after his official visit to RU this weekend that..." February 03

  • Rutgers Football gets Bergen for a 6th Year

    On the Banks "In a rare showing of compassion, understanding and common sense, the NCAA has granted Rutgers FB Sam Bergen a sixth year of eligibility. Two knee surgeries kept Bergen off the field for two full seasons (2010-11) and most of 2013. But his time on special teams and learning the fullback..." February 02

  • Transferring cornerback Kam Lott thanks Rutgers players, coaches and fans

    Newark Star-Ledger "Friday's report that Kam Lott was transferring from Rutgers came as a surprise because the freshman cornerback had always been extremely enthusiastic about his time with the Scarlet Knights. On Saturday, Lott took to social media to explain that he is transferring closer to his Jacksonville,..." February 02

  • Rutgers wide receiver Ruhann Peele reinstated to the team after legal issues resolved

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers wide receiver Ruhann Peele, a third-year sophomore who had been suspended for the final two months of the season while he dealt with an assault charge, was reinstated to the program and can resume football activities, a person familiar with the decision told NJ Advance Media on..." February 01

  • ‘It’s either gonna be Rutgers or Temple’ for transferring Pitt WR

    College Football Talk "It appears a transferring Pittsburgh wide receiver has narrowed his choices for potential landing spots down to two. Just when he’ll whittle them down to one, though, remains to be seen. Late last week, Adonis Jennings announced via social media that he had decided to take his leave of the..." January 17

  • Rutgers tight end Tyler Kroft declares for NFL Draft

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers tight end Tyler Kroft has decided to forgo his final season of eligibility to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft, Scarlet Knights coach Kyle Flood announced Tuesday during a teleconference to wrap up the season. "I just had a meeting with Tyler Kroft and his dad a little while ago and Tyler..." December 31

  • Savon Huggins on transferring from Rutgers: 'I think it was time for me to just move on'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Savon Huggins made one major decision four years ago when he committed to Rutgers. The running back made another major decision recently when the Jackson native requested his transfer from his home state school. "Basically, I just wanted a new start, something different," Huggins said in a..." December 31

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