Sports

December 5, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Pat Hobbs may have finally sated the ravenous appetites of rabid Rutgers football fans by sealing the deal on an eight-year contract with Greg Schiano, but he continues to come under fire. Lost among the hoopla surrounding Schiano's return to the Banks of the Old Raritan - ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –Greg Schiano broke into pregame, rah-rah coachspeak Wednesday, almost as if he was ready right there, right then to lead his team onto the field at Ann Arbor or Columbus or Happy Valley. There will be a time when Rutgers will be able to take on Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers fans, Greg Schiano is back. The Rutgers University Board of Governors Tuesday morning unanimously approved Schiano's contract with a base salary of $4 million a year over the next eight years to coach the Rutgers football team, according to details of the contract ...

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CAMDEN, NJ - The Somerville Pioneers were overpowered by Woodrow Wilson of Camden in the NJSIAA Group 3 South championship game Saturday, 54-30. The teams were tied at 14 at the end of the first quarter and it wasn't until there was one minute left in the first half that the Tigers scored on a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The final 17 minutes of the playoff game between Camden and Pleasantville high schools, that was halted Friday evening following a shooting in Pleasantville, where the game was being held, will be played at the home of the Philadelphia Eagles, according to the NJSIAA. “Following ...

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CAMDEN - Following the shooting at the playoff football game Friday night between Camden High School and Pleasantville High School, the teams will finish the final 17 minutes of the contest on Wednesday Nov. 20 at a neutral site that will be closed to the public. Larry White, executive director ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Although the 2019 summer flounder season in New Jersey is now closed for another year, the bottom fishermen can still fish for tog while they await the re-opening of the black sea bass season on October 8. Also, providing action on the inshore artificial reefs and inshore ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Social media was already buzzing with speculation as to who was going to succeed Chris Ash as Rutgers football coach before he had a chance to clear out his office. Greg Schiano has been mentioned as the lead candidate so often that it was surprising that it took about 6 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden High School senior forward Lance Ware, a consensus Top 50 player in the 2020 class, has committed to play for Kentucky. Listed at No. 42 in ESPN’s 2020 Top 100 rankings, the Panthers' star big man revealed the choice Thursday, over additional offers from Ohio State, Michigan, ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Labor Day is now in the books, and the kids are back at school. That has traditionally been the official end of the tourist season in southern Ocean County. It certainly does not mean the end of the fishing season, however. As I write this today, Wednesday, our ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Former NBA player and coach Rick Brunson has officially been named the new head coach for the Camden High School boys’ basketball team. Brunson, 47, brings with him nearly two decades of experience in professional basketball, as well as the mentoring background demanded of a coach ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - As everyone has been suspecting for quite a while now, we will be having some new regulations on striped bass fishing in New Jersey. A new set of rules will take effect in 2020. There is little doubt that these rules will be stricter than current ones due to a population ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - It is hard to believe, but summer is quickly coming to an end. I checked the weather report for the upcoming week, and it looks like it will be a hot one. That should keep the water temperatures high and our fishing action also hot. This warm water will provide us with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The first collegiate football game was played in New Brunswick and Rutgers is planning to celebrate the 150th anniversary of that historic game. The Scarlet Knights' 6-4 victory on Nov. 6, 1869, will be re-enacted on Friday, Aug. 30 at 6:15 p.m. Fans who arrive early for ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - I got an update from Bob Severi of Beach Haven on his recent fishing activity. He has fished Little Egg Inlet a couple of times and found fluke, but no keepers. He got into some birds working near Mordecai Island and picked off a small bluefish. He reports seeing plenty ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The summer flounder are in the midst of their annual migration from the bay waters on out to the ocean. Right now, most of the fish continue to be throwbacks with many fish just missing the 18-inch mark. Anglers are hoping that some of these fish grow just enough to be legal by ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - While the fishing may not be quite as hot as our weather has been recently, the action is strong enough to please most anglers. The biggest complaint I have heard is the difficulty in catching keeper fluke while having to release so many short fish. Andy Tonnesen at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - C. Vivian Stringer will be back for her 25th season as coach of the Rutgers women's basketball team. A school spokesperson confirmed Friday morning that the 71-year-old coach who has amassed 1,091 victories and widespread respect over a 48-season career has resumed her duties ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Perhaps the premier fishing event of all of New Jersey is fast approaching as the captain’s meeting for the Beach Haven Marlin and Tuna Club’s 50th Annual White Marlin Invitational will be held on Tuesday, July 23. I got word from tournament director Dave Ridley that ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A face familiar to the city will be picking up the clipboard for a local high school. Camden native and professional basketball legend Charles Payton has been named head coach of the Mastery High School of Camden boys' basketball team, according to a news release on Friday. Payton ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Summer has officially arrived, and the weather in the Southern Ocean County area looks to be very summerlike. This spells good news for the local anglers. As they say at Fisherman’s Headquarters, “the fishing on LBI is in full summertime mode.” Fish Heads sums It up noting ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND AREA -  As I sit here gathering some information on this week’s local fishing report, I am struck by the poor weather we have been experiencing. Right now, there are winds out of the northwest at over 20 miles per hour. At least the sun is out, however, even though the ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Congratulations to the Southern Regional High School Fishing Club for their convincing victory in the annual surf fishing tournaments against other area high school fishing clubs. These skilled anglers totaled 556 points with the largest fish of the event caught by Ram fisherman ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - I received a crabbing report from Jeremy Muermann, one of our local crabbers. We are coming up on the first big shed of the year for blue claw crabs. Jeremy tells me actual crabbing will slow a little until after the shed because the big males will be busy mating and carrying ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers Director of Athletics Pat Hobbs has unveiled a sweeping plan for the university's athletics over the next five years, which could include seeking naming rights for the Louis Brown Athletic Center. Hobbs' vision, called "The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence," outlines ...

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SHIP BOTTOM -Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom reports that surf fishing in the mid-island region has been decent for bass and blues.  Peg Bucci of Manahawkin stopped by just before closing one day with a big bass from that area.  She reported, “I set up my first rod and was quickly bit off ...

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The poor weather we have been experiencing in the Long Beach Island area has put a damper on fishing and prevented me from knowing just how many fish there are in our area. However, I do have some firsthand reports that sound promising.   The folks at Scott’s Bait and Tackle tell me the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ --The historic Old Queens bell that sits upon the oldest building on Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus is only rung for the most special and noteworthy of moments. On Tuesday afternoon, Rutgers' new and first NCAA wrestling title-winners Anthony Ashnault and Nick ...

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It was a tremendous honor on December 3 to induct the largest, most impressive Hall of Fame class in NJSIAA history. This stellar, 16-member group entering the NJSIAA Gallagher/Bollinger Hall of Fame includes an Olympic Gold Medalist, a Heisman Trophy winner, a Cy Young Award winner, a NCAA ...

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