When Steve Pikiell took over as head coach at Stony Brook in 2005, the program had only been playing division 1 basketball for six years. To say that they were bad would be an understatement. In fact, in those six years, the Seawolves went 64-108 and never finished better than seventh in America East Conference play.
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Rutgers basketball coach, Steve Pikiell knew when he took the job, that success on the recruiting trail would lead to success on the court. Late last week on successive days, he received verbal commitments from his back court of the future. And as of today, his three-man 2018 class is ranked #9 in the nation by 247 Sports!
Matt Loughlin and Steve Tichenor dig into some good news on the recruiting front for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, discuss some of the player acquisition moves made by the NJ Devils and give their thoughts on the NY Knicks situation.
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By: Steve Tichenor
In May, Rutgers Football was languishing at the bottom of the BIG 10 in recruiting for 2018. They had two, yes two, commits while most of the teams in the conference were in double digits. While the Spring is early for the recruiting process, RU fans who watch closely were still a little concerned. And the questions, once again, began to creep to the back of the mind. Will this turnaround happen? Can Chris Ash lead this program?
But along came June and now fans can breath a little easier on the banks. With the beginning of Summer, we saw a big jump in commitments to the program. When Avery Young, a 3 star cornerback from Coatesville, Pennsylvania committed June 30th, that made 10 verbal commitments for the month. Now RU is ranked 11th in the conference and 48th nationally.
The recent trip to Italy by the University of Michigan football team is another example of how hard the road to Big 10 relevance for Rutgers truly is.
June 4, 2017 Piscataway, NJ
Under beautiful sunny skies, The 7th annual “A Walk to Believe” had a fantastic turnout today at Highpoint Solutions Stadium in Piscataway.
By Rich Bauer
I bet if you asked the players on a high baseball team in New Jersey who Patrick Kivlehan is, my guess is we would be lucky if three would know.
The 7th annual “A Walk to Believe” will take place Sunday, June 4th at Highpoint Solutions Stadium in Piscataway.
We chat with former Rutgers Defensive Tackle Eric LeGrand on his on relationship with the Kessler Rehabilitation Center, his charitable work with team LeGrand and of course Rutgers Football.