Rutgers Football hit with NCAA sanctions, escapes harsher penalties

September 23, 2017

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 football program, the NCAA announced Friday afternoon.

The penalties fell short of ...

The Family of Holmdel Student Jack Bailey Clarence Dowd Share Personal Letter to All Who Mourn With Them

HOLMDEL, N.J. - The family of Jack Bailey Clarence Dowd requested that TAPinto Holmdel and Colts Neck share the following letter from the family. It is reprinted here in its entirety at their request to this publication and they ask that you share it with all who are mourning with them:


"We wanted to reach out to all those grieving with us and sending their love and prayers. I ...

Girls Soccer: DeAngelo, Gabriele Lead Nutley to Second Victory

NUTLEY, NJ – A goal by junior Emily DeAngelo in the second half Friday broke a tie with the Belleville Buccaneers and led the Nutley Raiders girls soccer team to their second win of the season.

DeAngelo’s goal gave the Raiders a 3-2 lead at the end of the half and improved their record to (2-3). The Buccaneers fell to (2-2).

“With the way our season started, it’s ...

Football: Nutley Falls to Bloomfield in Rivalry Matchup

NUTLEY, NJ – A Friday night rivalry game turned into a scoring spree for the Bloomfield Bengals football team after it became difficult for the Nutley Raiders to score after the first quarter.

This resulted in a 49-21 win for the Bengals, their second consecutive win of the season. Their first one came last Friday, as they defeated the Columbia Cougars 41-13 in their home opener.

In ...

Football: Witherspoon Leads Bloomfield Bengals to Home Opener Victory

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – 115 rushing and 47 receiving yards en route to 18 points from Jeremy Witherspoon led the Bloomfield Bengals football team to a 41-13 victory in their home opener against the Columbia Cougars Friday night.

After the running back caught a 14-yard pass in the end zone from quarterback Kyle Tice in the first quarter, a successful extra point followed from kicker Marcus ...

Football: West Essex Surpasses Nutley in the Last Few Seconds at Home Opener

NUTLEY, NJ – After Josh O’Neill and Vinny Russo teamed up to gain a one point lead for the Nutley Raiders Saturday afternoon, a 73-yard kickoff return from Will Perez of West Essex in the game’s last few seconds caused Nutley to drop their home opener.

The 27-22 victory puts the West Essex Knights at (1-0).

With four seconds left on the clock, Russo caught a 21-yard pass ...

Football: Miracle Return Sends West Essex to 27-22 Win Over Nutley

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Down by one with four seconds remaining in its home opener on Saturday, the West Essex football team needed a miracle to grab victory from the jaws of defeat. William Perez, who ended the game in walk-off fashion for a 27-22 Knights victory over Nutley, answered their prayers in the form of a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

“I just told the guys that I ...

Girls Soccer: Nutley Drops Season Opener Due to Overtime Penalty

MILLBURN, NJ – After both teams made their ways up and down the field taking shot after shot Thursday night, the Millburn Millers scored the game’s only point in overtime to defeat the Nutley Raiders in their first contest of the season.


Millers senior Ava Belcuore scored on a penalty kick with 3:01 remaining in overtime.

“We had the same amount of shots as they ...

Nutley Football: Raiders To Begin 2017 Season Under New Head Coach

NUTLEY, NJ – The Nutley Raiders football team is ready to start the 2017 season under new leadership.

After resigning as the team’s head coach after the 2011 season, Steve DiGregorio has returned to replace Tom Basile who stepped down in January after five seasons of leadership.

While the Raiders come from a (3-7) season in 2016, they were (6-4) and larger in size the last time ...

Girls Volleyball: Nutley Raiders Are All Set For September 12 Home Opener

NUTLEY, NJ – Although the Nutley Raiders girls volleyball team already has a strong foundation, playing in a new division may not come easy, Head Coach Jenna Rubino says.

The Raiders had a successful (16-5, 13-3 SEC) season in 2016, led by five strong seniors – Sara McEnery, Jessica Robinson, Emily Luberto, Samantha Eccheveria and Melanie Chasmar. The coach did fear that the ...

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