Rutgers returns from break to face in-state rival Saint Peter’s

Rutgers is among the few major-conference teams who did not travel for a multi-team event. As a result, the Scarlet Knights will play their first game in nine days and hope not to show any rust when they host Saint Peter’s Monday night in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers (4-1) is taking the floor for the first time since Nov. 18 and is seeking a fifth straight win before hosting Illinois ahead of visits to Wake Forest

Maryland, Rutgers aiming to improve bowl positions

After joining the Big Ten together in 2014, Maryland and Rutgers have slowly moved toward the middle of the pack in a tough football conference. Both the Terrapins and host Scarlet Knights will try to shore things up before bowl season when they meet Saturday in Piscataway, N.J. Both programs have obtained bowl eligibility but will finish behind titans Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State in the final year of the Big Ten East division.

Backcourt providing early spark for Rutgers; Howard is next

Rutgers has played four games early in the new season, and the Scarlet Knights earned their biggest win so far by getting offense and defense to click simultaneously. Rutgers (3-1) is leaning on its new-look backcourt as it prepares for another home contest Saturday evening against Howard in Piscataway, N.J. Derek Simpson put up a team-high 15 points and four assists in Rutgers’ 71-60 win over Georgetown on Wednesday. After a promising freshman season, Simpson

Offenses under scrutiny as Rutgers visits No. 12 Penn State

Besieged this week by questions about the firing of his offensive coordinator, Penn State coach James Franklin implored reporters to address the No. 12 Nittany Lions’ next opponent. “At some point during this press conference I’d love to get just a few questions about Rutgers,” he said Monday. Despite Franklin’s efforts, the visiting Scarlet Knights (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) received little attention from the press corps ahead of the Saturday clash with the Nittany Lions

New-look Georgetown visits Rutgers for tough early test

Everything was going according to plan for Georgetown and new coach Ed Cooley on Saturday at home against Holy Cross. But in the final eight minutes, the Hoyas blew an 11-point lead to the Crusaders and fell 68-67 in a loss that looked all too familiar from recent seasons under Patrick Ewing. Georgetown (1-1) will try to recapture the wave of enthusiasm brought by Cooley on Wednesday night when it visits Rutgers (2-1) in the

Bryant looks for first Div. I win in matchup with Rutgers

The Rutgers men’s basketball team doesn’t need to be reminded how dangerous mid-major foes can be. Good thing, because a symbol of the one of the biggest Cinderellas of all-time will be in New Jersey on Sunday afternoon. Rutgers will look to build its first winning streak of the season when the Scarlet Knights host Bryant in Piscataway, N.J. Both teams earned wins in their previous games. Rutgers rode a big second-half run to pull

Rutgers wary of starting slow against Boston University

Rutgers left plenty of room for improvement in its 68-61 season-opening loss to Princeton on Monday. Coach Steve Pikiell said he would like to see the Scarlet Knights get off to a better start and shoot a higher percentage from the floor when they face visiting Boston University on Friday in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers (0-1) made 25 of 62 (40.3 percent) from the field in the loss and missed 10 of its 14 3-point attempts.

Iowa looks to extend November reign vs. Rutgers

Iowa knows a thing or two about peaking at the right time. The Hawkeyes have won 15 of their past 16 games in the month of November and will look to improve on that impressive record Saturday when they face Rutgers in Big Ten Conference action in Iowa City, Iowa. After falling 12-10 to Minnesota in its final game of October, Iowa (7-2, 4-2) flipped a switch with the arrival of the new month to

Newly minted No. 1 Ohio State focuses on Rutgers

A reporter asked Ohio State coach Ryan Day if he would spend Tuesday night watching the initial College Football Playoff rankings show or trick-or-treating with his family for Halloween. “I’ll be watching film of practice,” Day deadpanned. When Day checks his phone, he will find that the Buckeyes (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) earned the CFP committee’s first No. 1 ranking of the season. It came as a bit of a surprise after Georgia held the

Rutgers, Princeton set to test mettle in ‘Jersey Jam’

Rutgers has been on the rise in recent years, while Princeton is coming off an astonishing run to the Sweet 16. There has never been a better time for the two New Jersey rivals to rekindle their series. The Scarlet Knights and Tigers will tip off the new season Monday on a neutral floor in Trenton, N.J. Princeton owns a 75-45 lead in the all-time series, which went dormant after December 2013. Mitch Henderson is