Sports

May 28, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two New Brunswick High School scholar-athletes, volleyball star Litzy Martinez-Ruiz and wrestling standout Zion Blanco, have been recognized by the Greater Middlesex Conference for their success in the gym and the classroom. Although the coronavirus pandemic forced officials ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Big Ten Network will showcase great moments in Rutgers Athletics action today as part of its school days programming. The 24-hour schedule features classic games from football, men's and women's basketball as well as the debut of the 1982 AIAW Championship victory. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - After leading the Rutgers men's basketball team to its first winning season in 14 years, coach Steve Pikiell has been named the winner of the Jim Phelan Award, presented annually to the nation's top Division I coach. Pikiell directed the Scarlet Knights to their first ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers' athletics programs have met an opponent they can't defeat: the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The Big Ten Conference announced this afternoon that it will be canceling all conference and non-conference competitions through the end of the academic year, including ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers sports teams will continue their seasons, but home games and matches will be competed without fans. Although international travel to compete in sporting events has been banned, domestic travel is permissible. That means the men's and women's basketball teams, who have ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers baseball team has canceled Tuesday's game at Saint Joseph's in Philadelphia after some of its equipment was sprayed with jet fuel over the weekend. According to a statement posted on the team's website, "the Scarlet Knights are working through an equipment issue ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – For the Rutgers Board of Governors, giving men’s basketball coach Steve Pikiell a two-year contract extension was a slam dunk. The board unanimously voted Friday to reward Pikiell for guiding the Scarlet Knights to their most successful season in more than a decade in a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - At 6-foot, 6-inch tall, 230-pound Tahjay Moore was a big target in New Brunswick High School's passing game last fall. Turns out, he is also a target for Rutgers. Moore announced Tuesday night that he is headed to Rutgers University. The senior has committed to Greg ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The nearly 100 million people who watch the Super Bowl each year aren’t at risk for concussions and other gridiron injuries, but all the stress, eating and drinking can pose a health risk to football fans. Experts at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School -- Executive and Medical ...

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EDISON, NJ - Pink Night, a program in which the Middlesex County College and Ocean County College basketball teams supported cancer awareness, was held at MCC on Thursday. The teams wore special warm-up T-shirts and members of the MCC volleyball and softball teams organized a bake sale and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In attempt to restore the Rutgers football team to the success it enjoyed in the early 2000s, Coach Greg Schiano has hired a former player from that era to join his coaching staff. Tiquan Underwood, a New Brunswick native and four-year letter winner for the Scarlet Knights ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tom Stead, a longtime coach and athletic director from the Shore Conference, has been hired to be the next athletic director at New Brunswick High School. The hiring was unanimously approved by the Board of Education at Tuesday night's meeting. The position has been filled ...

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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 – The 14-member Rutgers University Board of Governors approved the largest contract in school history - an eight-year,  $32 million deal for football coach Greg Schiano. And they all phoned it in.  The 22-minute meeting was held via teleconference, and none of the board ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Zebras left the Memorial Stadium field Friday night with their heads held high. In fact, the seniors were carried off, one by one, by the team’s underclassmen. It was a sign of respect for the Class of 2020, an honor bestowed on those players who kept the New Brunswick ...

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CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS – Thanks to a staunch defensive effort, Rutgers could dream of an upset for the first 35 minutes of Saturday's football game. The Illinois Fighting Illini, however, scored three touchdowns within six minutes in the third quarter to turn a tied game into a 38-10 loss for the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Facing an undefeated powerhouse is nothing new for New Brunswick High School Football team. After all, The Zebras took down Piscataway on Sept. 27, 13-7, beating the reigning North 2 Group 5 champions and causing a seismic shift in most state rankings. New Brunswick is out to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Board of Education's administrator/secretary will oversee the New Brunswick High School sports program during the school district's search for a new athletic director. Richard Jannarone will run the program, according to a spokesperson for a public relations firm that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Athletic director Craig Lowery has been reassigned in the wake of the New Brunswick High School football team's four-game sanction for playing with an ineligible player. Lowery has been reassigned to supervisor of physical education, health and wellness for grades K-12, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers's athletics programs have set a school record with an overall graduation success rate of 89%, according to the NCAA's new annual report. According to statistics released today for all Division I institutions, seven Rutgers sports programs produced perfect rates of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The mother of the New Brunswick High School football player at the center of the school's four-game sanction urged the school board to fire athletic director Craig Lowery after her son was allowed to play without sitting out a state-mandated 30-day period following a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The vice president of the Board of Education said the school district first learned the football team would be sanctioned for using an illegible player by reading a news report that was published online. Dale Caldwell said New Brunswick administrators are upset that they were ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has told TAPinto New Brunswick it will not grant a waiver to New Brunswick High School, which used an ineligible player during its season-opening four-game winning streak. That means the Zebras will still be forced to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The ruling that the New Brunswick High School football team would have to forfeit its season-opening four victories did little to diminish the team's spirit on Friday. Although the Zebras fell to host Sayreville, 7-0, coach Nate Harris was proud of his team's effort. "You ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The superintendent of schools said the district is "gathering information" in the wake of this week's ruling that the New Brunswick High School football team has been forced to forfeit its season-opening four victories. “At this point, we’re gathering information that will ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - T.J. Thompson has been selected as Rutgers' director of basketball administration. Thompson is a former First-Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection and four-year starter at George Washington University, where he played under coach Steve Pikiell. Thompson co-founded the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Brunswick High School football team will have to forfeit the four games it won at the start of the season because an ineligible player was used in each of those games. The Zebras started the year with wins over Monroe, Dickinson (Jersey City), Edison and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Ahyan Brown-Miller's savvy and leadership was on display on the final play in New Brunswick High School's impressive win over perennial powerhouse Piscataway last Friday. Piscataway completed a pass to move the ball inside the Zebras' 20. If the receiver was able to get out ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In football, there's the game that's being played out on the scoreboard and then there's the one taking place at the line scrimmage. In the trenches, there's a fierce and fearsome battle for every single yard on every single snap. The New Brunswick High School linemen have ...

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