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March 26, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, PA — As the St. Peter's University Men's Basketball Team boarded their bus for the two-hour journey to Philadelphia on Wednesday one fan predicted to TAPinto Jersey that there was "something huge coming" for the Peacocks. On Friday, having already achieved more than enough success ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council at its Monday night meeting approved a donation from the Drew McLachlan Memorial Fund to repair and overhaul the Carol Pager Park Basketball Court at Exchange Field, badly damaged by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Ida last September. Less than 24 hours ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The New York Yankees have announced the 2022 coaching staff for the Double-A Somerset Patriots, led by manager Dan Fiorito. Fiorito enters his sixth season with the Yankees organization and his first as manager of the Patriots. He served as the manager of High-A Hudson Valley ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The New York Yankees have optioned RHP Luis Medina to their Double-A affiliate, the Somerset Patriots, to start the 2022 season. Medina is currently ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Yankees No. 12 prospect with the top fastball and curveball (T- Clarke Schmidt and Randy Vasquez) ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, will offer free cardiac screenings for athletes between 14 and 18 years old on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon at the hospital’s Somerset Family Practice located at 128 Rehill Ave. The ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ — Watchung’s Julia Cunningham and the No. 11 Princeton Tigers women's basketball team upset No. 6 Kentucky in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Saturday, 69-62. The Tigers (25-4) have won 18 straight games and never trailed after the first quarter. Cunningham scored seven points ...

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DAYTON, OH – Playing in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season, Rutgers men's basketball saw its season end in the NCAA Tournament with an 89-87 double-overtime loss against No. 11 seed Notre Dame on Wednesday night at UD Arena.  It was an unbelievable effort for RU, led by 23 points ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - They piled into buses, and then minutes later, piled onto a plane that took them to Dayton, Ohio, but members of the Rutgers men’s basketball team are hoping it’s just one of many stops between now and New Orleans. It’s that time of the year again. The time of the year to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have made it to the NCAA Tournament as one of eight teams that will participate in the First Four which takes place prior to the official start of the tournament. Rutgers will square off with Notre Dame on Wednesday night in Dayton, Ohio at 9 p.m., ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers’ Steve Pikiell will earn $16 million in base salary under a four-year contract extension that will keep him courtside through the 2029-30 season. Pikiell, who was getting ready to lead the Rutgers men’s basketball team to a Big Ten showdown with Iowa even as the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – It was a Senior Day for the ages in Piscataway on Sunday afternoon. Seniors Geo Baker, Ron Harper Jr., Caleb McConnell, Ralph Gonzales-Agee and Luke Nathan were sent off the court with a one-point victory to close out the season at (18-12) overall and a best-ever (12-8) in the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Rutgers men's basketball team is playing its final home game of the 2021-22 season at noon on Sunday, March 6. RU will host Penn State at Jersey Mike's Arena in Piscataway, The team will hold a pregame ceremony to honor five senior student-athletes and three student ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The historic Tour of Somerville bike race will return to the downtown retail/restaurant district on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) after a two-year hiatus forced by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and Tropical Storm Ida in 2021. Arts on Division, the host and organizer of the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – In front of a raucous 3,580 fans, No. 14 Rutgers wrestling (15-5) defeated No. 20 Princeton (6-5), 24-13, on Friday night at Jersey Mike's Arena. The Scarlet Knights worked a seven-three match split with their in-state rival, as No. 3 Sebastian Rivera (141) added his ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Another ranked opponent, another victory for the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers and head coach Steve Pikiell defeated No. 12 Illinois 70-59 in a game where they never trailed at Jersey Mike's Arena on Wednesday night. Rutgers opened the game scoring on 7 of the first 9 possessions, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, have hired Chris Tomaino as the team’s public address announcer, who will take over from Paul Spychala, who has retired after 24 years in the position. “I am so happy to be part of this great organization ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Scarlet Knights were trailing by eight points with 3:48 left on the clock in a rocking Jersey Mike's Arena. A 10-0 run fueled by a stretch of perfect play on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball gave the men's basketball team their first back-to-back victories ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers men's basketball team played one of their best games in school history against No. 13 Michigan State on Saturday. RU had their highest margin victory (21 points) over a ranked opponent in school history. RU shot 61.5 percent from the field, which marks the best field ...

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KANSAS CITY - Rutgers grad Clark Harris, who attended high school in New Jersey, had a big hand in the Cincinnati Bengals' win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday afternoon. The Bengals defeated the Chiefs on a field goal in overtime. Harris was at center, snapping ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - McGreevy's Bar, recognized as Boston's original sports bar, opened in 1894 as the Third Base Saloon. It housed one of the most extensive collections of baseball history of its time with photos, news clippings and other baseball memorabilia. Michael T. McGreevy’s nickname ...

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Competing in the postseason for the first time since 2014, Rutgers football (5-8) lost to No. 20 Wake Forest (11-3), 38-10, on Friday in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl at TIAA Bank Field.    With the 2021 bowl season impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Scarlet Knights put ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Now that Rutgers has accepted a last-second invitation to the Gator Bowl, the process of getting ready to play No. 20-ranked Wake Forest begins immediately. Players that had already set their sights on an NFL career will need to apply for a special waiver from the NCAA to ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers Athletics announced Thursday that effective immediately, attendees at all indoor athletics events must provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the event accompanied by a photo ID. Doors for all events will open 90 ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Both running back Isaih Pacheco and long snapper Billy Taylor will represent Rutgers football at the East-West Shrine Bowl on Feb. 3, while Pacheco will also take part in the Hula Bowl on Jan. 15. Wide receiver Bo Melton previously accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting was all about Hillsborough being proud. The pride of the township - the undefeated championship football team, their coach, Kevin Carty, Jr., - former Somerville HS football standout and assistant coach - and the Pride of Hillsborough ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- In the 122nd meeting between Army and Navy, the rivalry provided another anxiety-ridden contest for both sides, one in which the underdog, Navy (4-8) defeated Army (8-4) in a last-minute defensive stop to clinch a 17-13 victory and secure 18 of the last 23 matchups. Navy now ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The undefeated (13-0) Hillsborough HS Raiders football team, winners of the 2021 Central Group 5 sectional title, and Central-South Group 5 regional championship, will be honored with a proclamation at the Tuesday, Dec. 14 Township Committee meeting. "The Raiders' outstanding ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Ron Harper Jr. knew it was good when he let it go from mid-court. With Rutgers trailing by one point with 3.4 seconds remaining on the clock, Harper Jr. double-clutched, jumped off his opposite foot and drilled a prayer to send Jersey Mike's Arena into euphoria. "It's ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Army-Navy Game, one of college football’s greatest rivalries, returns to the Meadowlands for the first time in almost two decades on Saturday, Dec. 11, as the Black Knights of Army (8-3) play the Midshipmen of Navy (3-8). Most often, the game is played in Philadelphia, ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — There’s nothing like having a deep, strong bench for a coach to deploy, and that’s precisely what the Bernards/Somerville/Middlesex hockey team appears to present this winter. “Our strength is our depth,” offered coach Paul Manore, who enters his fourth season as bench boss ...

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