- A year after last year's Army game, Sports Illustrated features Eric LeGrand in his own words.
- How's Mohamed Sanu's NFL draft stock looking? With Sanu suddenly catching everything in sight, he's drawing a few early Hakeem Nicks (boooooo) comparisons. Real GM points out that Sanu's power after the catch brings to mind Muhsin Muhammad.
He is viewed as a pretty safe draft prospect, not a real game changing talent but a guy who can step right in, pick up any offense quickly, and contribute as an outside receiver in multiple wideout packages.
- Rutgers athletics is looking to sell naming rights to the RAC.
- USA Today published a list of DI athletic director salaries. Tim Pernetti and Oliver Luck don't make all that much relatively compared to other Big East athletic directors.
- Ray Lucas had a quick turnaround from having neck surgery last Monday to calling the Navy game on the radio Saturday.
- Wow, look at Clark Harris's hair.
- Jamaal Westerman is starting for the Jets now.
- Gary Brackett is on IR for the Colts. Have a bad feeling that this is going to end up like O'Hara with the Giants, where he's nearing the end of an impressive career.
- Buffalo signed Brandon Bing to its practice squad. Likewise, the Patriots grabbed Alex Silvestro, Miami brought back Nate Jones (update: looks like they cut him again), and Minnesota promoted Ryan D'Imperio to its active roster.
- Rutgers transfer Tony Trahan is no longer playing for Texas Tech.
- Rowan publicly supports the University of South Jersey concept, and Rutgers-Camden isn't necessarily against it. George Norcross seems to be behind the UMDNJ-NB merger as long as Rutgers agrees on this, so Rutgers should be all for it.
- Seton Hall is pegging its tuition to Rutgers. You don't often see universities directly going after another one so explicitly, although this move hasn't generated much of a reaction. There just isn't much overlap between the two student bodies.
- With Rutgers investing in Livingston, is its image suddenly changing? The possibility is difficult to comprehend considering how awful Livingston's reputation has been for decades. Next up: a new business school.
- President McCormick: Rutgers can take the financial hit from merging with UMDNJ.
"UMDNJ financials are opaque, to put it kindly, but we are seeking to get involved," McCormick said. "If those elements of UMDNJ come in with their fair share of the state appropriation for UMDNJ … we will be fine."
- Rutgers posted an ad in the Chronicle of Higher Ed for its presidential search.
- New Jersey voters support sports gambling, but don't want to bail out Xanadu.
- The New York Times had a story on how middle class students from India are increasingly looking to the United States to attend college. This represents an important opportunity for Rutgers. For South Asian visitors looking for a smooth transition, there may be no university in the country with more to offer.