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January 18, 2022

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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PISCATAWAY, NJ - No. 5 Rutgers women's soccer punched its ticket to the 2021 NCAA Women's College Cup, advancing out of the quarterfinals on Friday night at Yurcak Field. The Scarlet Knights played to their second consecutive double-overtime draw, this one by a score of 2-2 with No. 7 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The New York Yankees announced four players with time in Double-A Somerset have been added to their MLB roster. The moves were made prior to Friday’s deadline to protect the Yankees from potentially losing them in the Dec. 8th Rule 5 Draft. Oswaldo Cabrera, 22, batted ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Girls on the Run of Central NJ will celebrate the end of its 20th season with a 5K run through the streets of downtown Somerville on Sunday Nov. 21, at 11 a.m.  Open to the public, runners and spectators are expected from the five counties GOTRCNJ serves - Somerset, Middlesex, ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ = The Raritan Valley Community College Women’s Volleyball team had a stellar season, finishing with a rank of #9 in the country in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIX. The 9th-place finish is the highest ranking in the program's history. The Lions ...

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Behind a balanced rushing attack and six takeaways on defense, Rutgers football (5-5, 2-5) secured a 38-3 win at Indiana (2-8, 0-7) on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.  Isaih Pacheco (two rushing touchdowns), Noah Vedral and Aaron Young all found the end zone, while ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Head Women’s Basketball Coach C. Vivian Stringer will extend her leave of absence from coaching the Scarlet Knights through the end of the 2021-22 season. Stringer stepped away from the program in April 2021.  Associate Head Coach Timothy Eatman will ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. – No. 3 Rutgers field hockey put a stamp on a historic season for the program, defeating Michigan to win the Big Ten Championship. The Scarlet Knights became the first Rutgers program to ever win a Big Ten Tournament championship, and just the second RU program to earn any Big Ten ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers football (4-5, 1-5) fell to No. 21 Wisconsin (6-3, 4-2) on Saturday afternoon at SHI Stadium, 52-3.  Quarterback Noah Vedral threw for 81 yards, while wide receiver Bo Melton paced the team with 61 receiving yards and running back Isaih Pacheco rushed for 55 yards.

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RUTGERS (4-4, 1-4) vs. No. 21 WISCONSIN (5-3, 3-2) November 6, 2021 • 3:31 p.m. ET • Big Ten Network SHI Stadium • Piscataway, N.J. PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Following two road games and an open week, Rutgers returns (4-4) to SHI Stadium to host No. 21 Wisconsin (5-3) on Saturday, Nov. 6. The ...

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LINCOLN, Nebraska – Former Somerset Patriots manager Brett Jodie has signed a contract to return to the Lincoln Saltdogs for the 2022 season after managing the team to a 53-47 record in his first year at the helm last year. “We’re very excited to have Brett back for the 2022 campaign,” ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, have announced home game times for the 2022 season. Tuesday through Saturday games from Tuesday, April 12th through Thursday, June 9th will be 6:35 pm. Exceptions will be 11:05 am day games on Tuesday, May 3rd and ...

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The ballot for the November 2 general election includes two public questions that would expand legalized gambling in New Jersey in two ways: the first by permitting wagering in the state on college sports, and the second to allow more types of nonprofit groups to use net proceeds from bingo games ...

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  CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Rutgers football (4-4, 1-4) earned a come-from-behind 20-14 victory over Illinois (3-6, 2-4) on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Down 14-10 at halftime, the Scarlet Knights held the Fighting Illini off the scoreboard in the second half, as a 15-yard touchdown ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Cold comfort, indeed. Despite delivering an exponentially better performance than their previous two games, the Summit High School Varsity Football Team got the same, unfortunate result -- an 'L'. While the result was unfortunate, it was also unfortunate timing that the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic celebrated the achievements of its most famous alumna, two-time Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin, with an outdoor welcome home party that included local dignitaries and members of the Union Catholic community, including the entire current student ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - After a year off due to the pandemic, the 100th running of the Far Hills Race Meeting was one for the books on this unseasonably warm October Saturday.  Known popularly as "The Hunt," the annual steeplechase event attracts people from all over the Northeast and raises money to ...

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EVANSTON, Ill. – Rutgers football (3-4, 0-4) lost to Northwestern (3-3, 1-2), 21-7, on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.   Quarterback Noah Vedral completed 18 passes for 152 yards and an 18-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Bo Melton. In his first game back from injury, Melton produced his ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano will be looking for his 75th victory as the Scarlet Knights mentor Saturday, Oct. 16, as the team begins a stretch where they will play four of the next five games on the road. Rutgers football travels to Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. for ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - After last year's postponement, the Far Hills Race Meeting, New Jersey's renowned steeplechase event, is back and ringing in its centennial year on Saturday, Oct. 16. In honor of the 100th running, the event will feature exclusive race-day firsts, including purses ...

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