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

August 15, 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 ...

J-E-T-S Invade Rutgers Stadium

PISCATAWAY, NJ - For the first time in their history in the National Football League, the New York Jets moved their annual Green and White team scrimmage from their summer training environment to Piscataway. The Jets caravan performed in front of a few thousand loyalists at HighPoint Solutions Stadium on the campus of Rutgers University this past weekend. Their traditional site, MetLife ...

Piscataway: Schedule Changes plus New Playoff Format, Classification and Seeding Face Chiefs Football this Season

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Nothing ever comes easy or is simple when it comes to New Jersey high school football.

A brand-new system for team classifications and the playoffs will be implemented starting in the upcoming 2018 season. Should a team win a sectional title, they will take it one game further and play in what is being called a “bowl game”, much like in college football.

But ...

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 ...

U.S. Junior Amateur: Michael Thorbjornsen Rallies to Edge Akshay Bhatia for Title

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Find a way. Just find a way to grind and maybe an opportunity will present itself.

16-year-old and seventh-seed Michael Thorbjornsen of Wellesley, Mass. did just that on Saturday afternoon as he edged fellow 16-year-old and good friend 12th-seeded Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, North Carolina, 1 up, to capture the 71st annual USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Baltusrol ...

Piscataway's Davis and Woods Join County Team to Defeat Union Co., 22-6 at Snapple Bowl 2018

WOODBRIDGE, NJ -- Jevon Buckmire Davis and Nahjir Woods, two recent Class of 2018 Piscataway High School graduates, played for Middlesex County in the 2018 Snapple Bowl Thursday night at Nicholas A. Priscoe Stadium at Woodbridge High School.

Davis and Woods helped Middlesex defeat Union County, 22-6, to snap a two-game losing streak. Middlesex now leads the all-time series ...

The Somerset Patriots And 9-1-1 On FOX Are Looking For Hero First Responders

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and 9-1-1 On FOX are asking for Hero First Responder nominations from the community.

Nominate a first responder to be recognized on the field during the pre-game ceremony and throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the Saturday, August 4th Somerset Patriots game against the New Britain Bees at TD Bank Ballpark. Three first responders will be chosen ...

Tee times, Pairings Announced for Start of Next Week’s U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Baltusrol GC in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – The USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship starts Monday.  The pairings for the first two rounds of the 71st edition were recently announced.

Monday (July 16) and Tuesday (July 17) tee times will be played on the 7,280-yard, par-71 Upper Course and at the 7,313-yard, par-70 Lower Course at Baltusrol Golf Club.

Monday, Tuesday tee times & pairings

The ...

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 that took place this past academic year at Rutgers University:

1. Rutgers had ...

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