Patience Is A Virtue…

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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If Giants’ Flowers Blooms, Look Out NFL! But if not…

Photo: Sports Illustrated

When I looked around for a definition to the commonly used term, “on paper”, this is the best I found:

judging something by how it has been planned rather than how it really works in practice.

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Conor’s Corner

IN LIMBO

By Conor Green

This season the New York Football Giants have a chance at winning the NFC East. In the same breath, the Giants also have a good chance to win the NFC as a whole. Big Blue enters 2017 with a top-ten defense from the year before, alongside an offense capable of putting up big numbers across the entirety of the season. The G-Men have all the makings of a legit Super Bowl contender.

On the other hand, the Jets have a chance to be historically bad. Now there have been some awful teams in football since its inception. But after the cake is baked following the conclusion of the 2017-2018 season, the Jets could be in the discussion.

And I couldn’t be more excited.

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If you build it, they will come…

Photo: 247 Sports

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!

3 QB’s And The Jets…

Photo: NY Daily News

The New York Jets opened training camp Friday with 3 quarterbacks. Remember, there’s an old saying in football that goes: “if you have 3 quarterbacks, you have no quarterback”.

Podcast #278- Jordan Rules at British, Yankees Start Big Home Stand, Football is Back!

Jordan Spieth amazes at the Open. The Yankees open a 9 game home stand looking to get back on top of the AL East. The Jets and Giants report to camp, whats the early buzz?

Podcast #275: Rutgers Football Recruiting; NJ Devils Player Movement and The Knicks

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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Fortunes Turn In June For Rutgers Football

By: Steve Tichenor

photo: NJ.com

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.   
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