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    MAHWAH, NJ—Rutgers fans have started their summer on a somber note, as the Scarlet Knight community mourns the loss of rising sophomore wrestler Sam Cali.

    According to the New Jersey State Police, a NJ Department of Transportation employee discovered a blue Lexus had gone off the road on southbound I-287 on the morning of Monday, June 20.

    Two deceased men were found outside of the vehicle, including Cali and Leonidas Vagias, both of Montville Township.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ--If we've learned anything about Eric LeGrand over the past few years, it's that it’s difficult to rain on his parade.

    That certainly showed on Sunday, June 5, when those attending the sixth annual A Walk to Believe 5K experienced some heavy rain showers ahead of the event.

    But the showers halted just minutes later, and roughly 900 volunteers and participants showed up to High Point Solutions Stadium to take part in the 5K, which raised over $50,000 for spinal cord research.

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    BRONX, NY—The Rutgers football matchup with Maryland on November 4, 2017, originally scheduled to be played on Rutgers' campus at High Point Solutions Stadium, has been moved to Yankee Stadium.

    The move was first reported by Chick Hernandez of CSN Mid-Atlantic.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ--The pro career of Rutgers point guard Corey Sanders has been put on hold, at least for now.

    The soon-to-be-sophomore, who declared for the NBA Draft in March, announced May 17 that he will withdraw from the draft and return to Rutgers.

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    EVANSTON, IL--May 5 was quite the day for Rutgers lacrosse, as both the men's and women's teams picked up wins in their respective Big Ten Tournaments.

    The women took the field first, taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes, ranked 17th in the nation, at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

    Rutgers "WLAX" had struggled during the regular season in 2016, finishing with just a 6-11 record.

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    CHICAGO, IL--In recent years, Rutgers football has made a habit of sending players to the National Football League (NFL), and 2016 has been no exception.

    Over the weekend of April 28-30, four former Scarlet Knights joined NFL teams as the league observed its annual draft of college athletes.

    The highlight of the weekend came when wide receiver Leonte Carroo, an Edison native who became Rutgers' all-time leader in receiving touchdowns, was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the draft.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ--On April 23, Rutgers fans finally got their first glimpse of new football head coach Chris Ash in action, even if it was just an intrasquad scrimmage.

    After months of discussion and speculation on how the team will look under the first-year head coach, the annual Scarlet-White game gave the Scarlet Knights faithful an idea of what to expect when the 2016 season kicks off in a little more than four months.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ--Rutgers football secured commitments from four New Jersey recruits, including two of the state's top players, in just over a week.

    The Scarlet Knights secured a pair of four-star recruits in Cedar Creek wide receiver Bo Melton and St. John Vianney offensive tackle Micah Clark. Clark's teammate, guard Jamaal Beaty, as well as Burlington wide receiver, committed as well.

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    UNCASVILLE, CT—A Rutgers women's basketball program that has made a habit of sending players to the pros continued to do so on April 14, when former Scarlet Knights guard/forward Kahleah Copper and center Rachel Hollivay were selected in the 2016 WNBA Draft.

    Copper became the seventh first-round pick in Rutgers history, and the first since Epiphany Prince in 2010, when she was selected seventh overall by the Washington Mystics.

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    LAKELAND, FL—Just over a week after Rutgers men's basketball hired its new head coach in Steve Pikiell, Scarlet Knights fans received more major news on March 31 when star freshman point guard Corey Sanders announced his intention to declare for the 2016 NBA Draft.

    Sanders made his announcement on his Twitter page. He took a moment to thank his fans, writing "I would like to thank Rutgers University and everyone who has supported me on my journey!"

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ—The search for the next head coach of Rutgers’ men's basketball team may be nearing its end, with multiple outlets reporting that Stony Brook University coach Steve Pikiell will be heading to the Scarlet Knights.

    Pikiell, age 48, has spent the last 11 seasons leading the Seawolves, compiling a 192-156 record overall.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ--Less than 24 hours after a season-ending 89-72 loss to Nebraska in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, Rutgers has relieved Eddie Jordan of his head coaching duties.

    The decision did not come as a surprise, but it will come at a significant cost to the university, who will likely be paying Jordan a large sum not to work, on top of whatever they pay his replacement.

    Jordan's firing closes the book on a disappointing tenure when the Scarlet Knights went 29-67 in his three seasons at the helm.

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    IOWA CITY, IA--Rutgers wrestling added another feather to its cap on March 6 when Anthony Ashnault won the conference title in the 141-pound weight class,  making him the first Big Ten champion in program history.

    Ashnault, a hometown hero from South Plainfield, enjoyed a fantastic season that saw him win 24 of his 26 bouts, and was named the #3 seed in the highly competitive Big Ten field.

    Ashnault put on a clinic in his first round bout against unranked George Fisher from Michigan, pinning the Wolverine in 3:40.

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN--A pair of former Rutgers football stars are one step closer to realizing their dreams of turning pro after participating in the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis over the weekend of February 27-28.

    Former Scarlet Knights wide receiver Leonte Carroo and inside linebacker Steve Longa took part in the annual combine, where hundreds of draft prospects look to improve their draft stock by interviewing with and working out for NFL scouts and coaches.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ—Rutgers lacrosse fans will be treated to a double dose of action this weekend, as both the men's and women's teams will play at High Point Solutions Stadium on February 27.

    The men's team has been the most pleasant surprise among Rutgers' spring sports. The Scarlet Knights come into the weekend contest at 2-0.

    It is a small sample size, but the team has impressed in those two games, and have even received votes in the most recent Inside Lacrosse poll.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ--Rutgers' wrestling team will head to the Big Ten Championships riding a serious high after the Scarlet Knights pulled off a dramatic upset against #7 Lehigh at the Rutgers Athletic Center on Saturday night.

    They will be vying for Rutgers' first conference title in a team sport since joining the Big Ten athletic conference.

    Rutgers, ranked #13 in the nation, drew Lehigh in the NWCA National Duals when matchups were announced last Monday.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ--Just days after quarterback Anthony Russo decommitted from Rutgers football, the Scarlet Knights have lost another top high school prospect. Cornerback Patrice Rene announced on Tuesday that he has decided to move on from the program.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ--An outstanding season got even better for the Rutgers Wrestling team on January 12, as the latest USA Today poll ranked the Scarlet Knights #6 in the country, the highest ranking in program in history.

    After a successful first season in the Big Ten in 2014-15, Scott Goodale’s team has taken huge steps in 2015-16.

    The Scarlet Knights currently sit at 11-2 on the season, and are coming off their first Big Ten shutout after dominating Michigan State 34-0 at the RAC on January 8.

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    PISCATWAY, NJ—Things have been looking up for Rutgers football under new head coach Chris Ash, but Scarlet Knights fans were hit with some bad news on January 11, as quarterback Anthony Russo announced he has decommitted from the program.

    “I want to first thank CHOPnation for the continued love and support for the 8 months I have been committed there,” Russo wrote in a statement released on his Twitter page.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ--The Rutgers career of weakside linebacker Steve Longa came to a swift end on December 22 when the redshirt junior announced he will forgo his senior season with the Scarlet Knights and declare for the 2016 NFL Draft.

    Longa is coming off his best season on the banks, as he recorded 113 tackles despite dealing with a nagging upper body injury for much of the season that even forced him to miss a game.

    In each of his three years with the Scarlet Knights, Longa led the team in tackles.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ--Rutgers’ weeklong search for a new football coach has come to an end, with the school hiring Ohio State University's co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash to be the team’s 30th head coach.

    Ash has served as Ohio State’s co-defensive coordinator for the past two seasons, and won a national championship with the Buckeyes last year.

    Ash will also make almost twice as much as Kyle Flood, the coach who was fired just eight days earlier.

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    CARY, NC—An historic season for Rutgers’ women’s soccer program came to an end on Friday, as the Scarlet Knights fell 2-0 to Penn State in the NCAA semifinals.

    Rutgers’ first ever trip to the Final Four resulted in a matchup against Big Ten rival Penn State, the third meeting of the teams this season.

    The December 4 matchup was a battle of two teams ranked in the NSCAA Coaches’ Poll top ten. In the most recent rankings, Penn State was ranked sixth in the nation, with the Scarlet Knights ranked ninth.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ—Rutgers University officially terminated head football coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann on November 29, in what the school's President termed "a day of change."

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Rutgers women’s soccer continues its quest for a first-ever national championship on November 27 when the Scarlet Knights visit the University of Virginia Cavaliers in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.

    The matchup is a clash of Top 10 teams, as Rutgers is ranked #9 in the NSCAA Coaches’ Poll, while the Cavaliers are the top-ranked team in the nation.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ—The Rutgers women’s soccer porgram is just two wins away from becoming the first sports team in school history to win a Big Ten championship.

    The Scarlet Knights will play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Friday, November 6, with the winner moving on to play in the Big 10's conference championship game on Sunday, November 8.

    On November 1, third-seeded Rutgers defeated the sixth-seeded Minnesota Golden Gophers by the score of 4-1 to advance to the semifinals.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ—Rutgers men’s basketball season is still fast approaching, but the Scarlet Knights have already suffered a loss.

    Highly-touted Class of 2016 prospect Kwe Parker has decommitted from the program, and will re-open his recruitment, Parker announced via Twitter on November 3.

    Parker, a senior at Wesleyan Christian Academy in North Carolina, verbally committed to the Scarlet Knights in August.  He chose Rutgers over Florida, Florida State and Wake Forest.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—With just one conference game remaining on their schedule, Rutgers’ men’s soccer sits atop the Big Ten standings.

    The Scarlet Knights moved into first place on Sunday after taking down Ohio State, who had been ranked 18th in the nation in the NSCAA Coaches’ Poll.

    Sunday’s contest was Senior Day for the Scarlet Knights, who honored their graduating seniors with a big win.

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN—Multiple sources confirmed that the Indiana Pacers signed former Rutgers forward Kadeem Jack to a training camp deal.

    Jack, who graduated in May with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies, is the first Scarlet Knight to be signed by an NBA team since center Hamady N’Diaye was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft.

    The length and value of the contract were not immediately disclosed.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rutgers President Robert Barchi announced on September 16 that head football coach Kyle Flood has been "suspended" for three games and fined $50,000 after an investigation found Flood was in violation of the university’s compliance policies, and possibly its Code of Ethics.

    But Flood will still be paid his seven-figure annual salary without interruption.  As we reported, Flood became the highest-paid state employee after signing a lucrative contract extension last fall.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers University Board of Governors (BOG) will meet behind closed doors for a secret meeting on September 11, presumably to discuss the brewing scandals related to the football team.

    The board has broad powers to set tuition rates, negotiate with unions, buy land and build new buildings, as well as hire and fire the University's President.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Authorities arrested five current members of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team just two days before the first game of the season.

    In total, nine people were arrested and a tenth suspect remains at large, according to a statement from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO).

    However, the MCPO statement said that only four of the suspects were "Rutgers students" and did not mention that any were student-athletes.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rutgers University's Office of General Counsel is investigating whether Kyle Flood, the school's head football coach, violated rules that are intended to keep coaches from interfering with academics.

    NJ.com's Keith Sargeant reported that two sources say Flood is under investigation after he allegedly sent an e-mail from his personal account to a Mason Gross School of the Arts Faculty member regarding junior cornerback Nadir Barnwell.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ—Rutgers football team secured a huge recruiting victory on August 8 when safety Patrice Rene chose the Scarlet Knights over Ohio State, Penn State and other schools.

    The highly-touted defensive back declared his intentions to play football on the banks through a post on Twitter.

    “I have decided to further my education and football career at RUTGERS UNIVERSITY,” Rene wrote.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ—Rutgers women’s soccer team is ranked 24th in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s preseason poll.

    The ranking is a small step up for the Scarlet Knights, as they ended last season ranked 25th in the poll.

    The accolade comes after Rutgers enjoyed a successful first season in the Big Ten athletic conference.

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ—Rutgers University's football team has once again added a new member to its growing 2016 recruiting class, as Pennsylvania defensive end Tymir Oliver has committed to the program.

    Oliver was long expected to end up at Rutgers, but finally made it official that he will be playing college football “on the banks” on August 5.

    The pass rusher announced his commitment to the Scarlet Knights on Twitter: “Blessed to Announce My Commitment to Rutgers University #CHOPNation #RU16”

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ-- Julio ha sido un mes afortunado para los ex atletas de Rutgers que juegan en los campeonatos profesionales.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—With the start of the school year still a month away, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights fall sports teams are already preparing for their fall 2015 schedules.

    The university is fielding football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey teams, each of which will compete in the Big Ten athletic conference for the second straight year.

    Taking center stage will be Rutgers football, who surprised many with an 8-5 record in their first season in the Big Ten.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rutgers football’s 2016 recruiting class has added one of the top kickers in the country, as Alex Barbir announced that he has committed to Rutgers on Friday.

    Barbir, who attends South Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA, made his announcement via Twitter, where he wrote, “I am officially committing to THE RUTGERS UNIVERSITY F.A.M.I.L.Y.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--July has been a winning month for former Rutgers athletes playing in the pros.

    Dominant showings by former Scarlet Knights soccer player Carli Lloyd and baseball player Todd Frazier have the nation buzzing about the university on the banks of the old Raritan.

    First, Lloyd led the United States Women’s National Team to a FIFA Women’s World Cup Title, the nation’s first since 1999.