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One-on-One Q&A with Rutgers LB and Piscataway Native Elijah Barnwell

August 16, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- TAPinto Piscataway went one-on-one with Piscataway native, Elijah Barnwell at Rutgers football media day this past Sunday. In an interview with Chris Nalwasky, Barnwell discussed his progress at training camp and coming back from a torn ACL.

He also explained how he hopes to see more playing time now that he’s switched from offense to defense, adding that he’s ...

Piscataway Native Elijah Barnwell Switches to Defense in ‘Unselfish Move’ for Rutgers Football

PISCATAWAY, NJ – At the start of training camp for the Rutgers football team at the beginning of August, there were a few notable position changes. But none were more eye opening and drastic than redshirt freshman Elijah Barnwell switching from offense to defense, from running back to linebacker.

Barnwell, a Piscataway native and Class of 2017 Piscataway High School graduate, was slated ...

Student Climbs Out of Dunk Tank for Chess Match with His Mentor

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - It was an unusual start to a chess match, a game of cat-and-mouse that unfolded away from the board - a 30-minute pursuit of the challenger by his mentor who had taught him the game as a youngster in elementary school more than 20 years ago.

Today,they are colleagues, both members of the Borough Council.

Dennis Sullivan, the mentor, is a retired Somerville teacher who ...

Lace Up The Sneakers For September's Spotswood 5K

SPOTSWOD, NJ - The countdown clock is up and running at the Spotswood Recreation Department's website for the borough's annual Spotswood 5K on Saturday, September 8. The annual Fun Run gets the family-friendly event started at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K hits the streets at 8:45 a.m. Runners and walkers are welcome for both races.

Participants can run the entire 5K course or walk. Strollers ...

Union Catholic Grad and Olympian Sydney McLaughlin Turns Pro, Signs With Talent Agency WME

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Olympian and Union Catholic High School alum Sydney McLaughlin, who turned pro after one of the greatest "one and done" seasons in NCAA Track and Field history at the University of Kentucky, has signed with talent agency WME (William Morris Endeavor), according to a report in Sports Business Daily. McLaughlin turned pro after a dazzling freshman year at ...

Spotswood Youth Baseball Team Headed To Cooperstown's Dreams Park

SPOTSWOOD, NJ – Cooperstown, New York is a special place for young and young at heart baseball players and fans. This Empire State village is of course home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and attracts baseball-loving tourists from all walks of life. In 2020, a Spotswood Youth Baseball and Softball travel team that has played together since the boys were seven years old will be ...

August Race For Veterans In Memory Of Fallen Spotswood Soldier

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Thompson Park will host the Race for Veterans 5K and one-mile run on Sunday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. The race will be run in honor of SPC. Michael L. Gonzalez and is sponsored by the Butterfly Circle of Friends.

The Butterfly Circle of Friends works to assist those in need, especially veterans, service members and their families. The non-profit organization is comprised ...

17 Fascinating Facts About Rutgers Athletics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the critics of the athletics program at New Jersey’s largest public university, there are more than a dozen reasons to cheer for successes of the sports programs and teams on the playing fields, in classrooms and beyond.

Here are 17 on the field and off the field things this took place this past academic year at Rutgers University:

1. Rutgers had four ...

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