Sports

August 14, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers received public recognition TUESDAY from the NCAA with a school-record eight programs – baseball, gymnastics, tennis, volleyball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, women’s golf and women’s lacrosse – earning citations for their most recent multi-year Academic ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Aaron Dudley’s walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth inning led the Somerset Patriots (4-1) to a 7-6 win over the Long Island Ducks (3-2) at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday evening. It was Somerset's third walk off win in the team's first 5 games. Down 5-1 after the third ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots open a three-game series Tuesday night at TD Bank Ballpark against the the Long Island Ducks who announced on Monday the signing of right-handed closer Francisco Rodriguez who has pitched in the Big Leagues for 16 years. His 437 career saves rank him ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots defeated the Road Warriors 4-3 in 11 innings to open the season at TD Bank Ballpark before 6,106 fans Friday night. After Justin Trapp singled to lead off the inning, Scott Kelly laced an RBI single to right field to score Trapp all the way from first base ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots welcomed a special young fan to Spring Training to meet the team and Sparkee The Mascot just one day before the start of the 2018 season.. Michael Grzankowski is a four-year old from Laurence Harbor who was born with Hypoplatic left heart syndrome. He has ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced that right-hand pitcher Scott Copeland’s contract has been purchased by the New York Mets. So, instead of stretching out and getting in shape at TD Bank Ballpark, he's been sent to extended spring training at the Mets' complex in Port St.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots signed right-handed pitcher David Palladino for the 2018 season following open tryouts at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday. Palladino enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first in the Atlantic League. The 6’8” righty spent the first five years ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - The magic of three-time All-American Anthony Ashnault was a key reason why the Rutgers wrestling team is one of the hottest tickets in collegiate wrestling. While Rutgers struggles to attract football fans, in comparison to other Big 10 teams, the Scarlet Knights are strong on ...

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BRONX, NY – As baseball approaches the April 15 anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, a new book, BABE RUTH - A Superstar’s Legacy by Jerry Amernic, makes the case that The Bambino never got the coveted opportunity to become a big-league manager for fear that he might push ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A star defensive linemen for New Brunswick High School has been named the new head football coach at his alma mater. The New Brunswick Board of Education unanimously approved Nate Harris for the job Tuesday night. Harris was among the best defensive linemen in New Brunswick ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. - After a memorable collegiate debut, Eric Heatter of the Rutgers baseball team earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week in an announcement from the league office on Monday. The left-handed pitcher struck out eight in four shutout innings of relief to beat a nationally-ranked Miami ...

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) held their annual board meeting in Orlando, Florida, Jan. 3-6. The 55-member board met in general session and in individual committees during the three-day event. Kelly Francfort Named Second Vice President Kelly Francfort, ...

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PISCATAWAY -- Scott DelVecchio of Rutgers and Troy Heilmann of North Carolina indirectly faced-off against each other last night as the 17th-ranked Scarlet Knights locked horns on the wrestling mat with the No. 24 Tar Heels. DelVecchio and Heilmann both hail from South Plainfield High School.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University officials have signed off on a three-year extension for head men’s basketball coach Steve Pikiell, now set to run through the 2023-2024 season. The move came at a specially-called Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 10. Pikiell’s ...

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​NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - ​State legislation that​ would​ allow school districts with multiple high schools to pool athletic resources and form cooperative sports teams could have a big impact on New Brunswick. The potentially ground-breaking changes to the state's high school athletic program are ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Rutgers University varsity football player admitted his role in a series of armed robberies and home invasions, authorities announced on Jan. 8. Tejay Johnson, 26, of Egg Harbor, will spend 15 years behind bars as part of a plea agreement, Middlesex County Prosecutor ...

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ATLANTIC City, NJ - New Brunswick native and longtime professional boxer Jorge “King” Diaz won the global Fecarbox Title this past weekend. Jorge now stands in the World Boxing Council’s Top 15 Title The ​match on the evening of November 18 in Atlantic City went on for eight rounds against ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - New Brunswick native and legendary boxer Jorge “King” Diaz has certainly had his ups and downs over the years, and in some ways, he’s epitomized the rags to riches story. Jorge was born in New Brunswick and throughout his youth, moved around to Puerto Rico, Franklin Township ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Brunswick High School freshman boys soccer team defeated Old Bridge, 7-0, to win their third consecutive GMC county championship game. The Zebras were led by Yeffry Rodriguez and Roberto Camarillo, each scoring two goals, while Saul Rojas, Ramon Tobar, and Kyle Diaz each ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the Rutgers football team prepares for its game today against the University of Nebraska, the talk among the faithful is a two-year probation period for the struggling program. The NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions panel ruled the university failed to monitor its ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Zebras football team is off to a rough start, losing its first two games of the season. After opening the season with a 64-7 loss to Piscataway, the Zebras struggled in South Brunswick last Friday night, losing by 35-7. New Brunswick’s Daze Hicks scored the lone touchdown ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- A few weeks ago, Piscataway High School head varsity football coach Dan Higgins said the Chiefs’ offense will be balanced. Higgins also said in order to win football games this season, the offense, defense, and special teams have to be clicking on all cylinders. “We pride ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — When you hop on the bus from College Avenue for tonight's Rutgers University football game, you'll also be en route to a new experience. The Scarlet Knights have upped their game for gameday this year, bringing new activities, concessions and more to fans, according to the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Rutgers University's head men's basketball coach is going out to the ballgame. Steve Pikiell plans to attend the Somerset Patriots' annual Rutgers Night at TD Bank Ballpark this Saturday, Aug. 26, for the team’s 7:05 p.m. game against the Bridgeport Bluefish, according to the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — About 10 years ago, Eric LeGrand and Patrick Kivlehan forged a rivalry. They both played football for Rutgers University. But the gridiron wasn't where things got heated. Rather, they said, it was in front of a TV in the Silvers Apartments, on Busch Campus—where the two ...

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