Friday Knight Sites - Week of March 31, 2014

Former Knight star WR Tiquan Underwood signed a deal with the Carolina Panthers - Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

A recap of the most interesting Rutgers stories from around the Web this week.

A lot of interesting things happened at Rutgers this week. Spring football is in full swing, football recruiting is heating up, Women's Hoops and C Viv are playing for an NIT championship, the B1G Network came away impressed after a visit, and more.  If you are just coming back to Rutgers news after your bracket became irretrievably busted, here's what you missed this week:

Spring Football

Rutgers’ 2nd-year CBs Nadir Barnwell, Anthony Cioffi better for their battle scars | Scarlet Scuttlebutt

Big Ten Network covers Rutgers football practice | Scarlet Scuttlebutt

Rutgers spring practice: WR Janarion Grant hoping to have the ball in his hands more next season | NJ.com

After making his mark on special teams as a freshman, playmaker eyes a role on offense.

Dorian Miller, Metuchen native, learning from elders as he waits his turn at Rutgers | Scarlet Scuttlebutt

Rutgers spring practice: Young wide receivers ready to fill bigger roles | NJ.com
With Brandon Coleman and Quron Pratt moving on, there are opportunities for young receivers.

Rutgers spring football: CB Nadir Barnwell has grown from difficult freshman season | NJ.com
Sophomore says he is using everything that happened to him last fall as a learning experience

Rutgers spring practice: QB helmet cams another variable in choosing a starter | NJ.com
All five players vying at the position have been fitted with recording devices

Rutgers spring practice: After testing NFL waters, Kaleb Johnson is excited for his senior season | NJ.com
The offensive lineman considered leaving early for the NFL, but decided to return for his senior season.

Rutgers spring practice: New wide receiver coaches bring precision and energy | NJ.com
WR coach Ben McDaniels and graduate assistant Mike Teel stress technique with receivers.

Rutgers spring practice: No significant movement in QB competition | NJ.com
Mike Bimonte and Chris Laviano get the bulk of the work with the first team

Football Recruiting - Todderick Hunt has Been Busy this Week

Rutgers recruiting: Sam Madden, big Barnegat offensive tackle, talks Thursday visit | NJ.com
Barnegat (N.J.) standouts Sam Madden, Manny Bowen and Cinjun Erskine took an unofficial visit to Rutgers Thursday to further their relationships with their state school.

Rutgers recruiting: Manny Bowen, one of the hottest recruits in N.J., breaks down visit | NJ.com
Manny Bowen has earned over 20 offers since the conclusion of the 2013 season. In fact, no player in N.J. has experienced a more meteoric rise than the 6-3, 200-pound Barnegat (N.J.) outside linebacker.

Rutgers recruiting: Cinjun Erskine, Barnegat QB, talks visit; to throw in front of staff this spring | NJ.com
Barnegat (N.J.) quarterback Cinjun Erskine discusses his Thursday Rutgers visit, inside.

Rutgers recruiting: Elijah Robinson, Montclair star, high on Rutgers since receiving offer Tuesday | NJ.com
Elijah Robinson, Montclair quarterback, spoke highly of Rutgers after receiving the news he had always wanted to hear from representatives of his state university.

Rutgers recruiting: Roberts twins, Vance and Vernard, visit Rutgers and leave impressed | NJ.com
Tuesday, the Rutgers staff received a visit from the Roberts twins – Vance and Vernard – both of whom are in the process of completing their requirements at ASA College, a junior college in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Rutgers recruiting video chat archive; meet Giovanni Rescigno, Robert Martin and Andre Boggs | NJ.com
Join us at 3:30 p.m. for a video chat featuring members of Rutgers' incoming offense in 2014 recruiting class.

Rutgers recruiting: Big Florida linemanTyrell Reed earns offer Monday; to camp this summer | NJ.com
Evans (Orlando, Fla.) offensive lineman Tyrell Reed received an offer from head coach Kyle Flood and offensive line coach Mitch Browning when he reached out to them Monday.

Hoops

Rutgers-Princeton century-old men’s basketball rivalry not scheduled next season | Scarlet Scuttlebutt

Rutgers defeats South Florida, 62-52, to advance to WNIT championship game | NJ.com
WNIT final will be Sunday at 3 p.m.

Rutgers gains revenge on South Florida, moves on to play for WNIT championship | Scarlet Scuttlebutt

Listen up, Rutgers: Tom Izzo has advice for the Scarlet Knights about playing in the Big Ten | NJ.com
Izzo to the Scarlet Knights: "Everywhere they go now they're going to be playing on a campus and it's going to be packed."

Politi: Mike Rice scandal still a dark cloud over Rutgers one year later | NJ.com
Memories of April 2, 2013 -- the day everything changed for Rutgers athletics.

Knight Life

Ray Rice arrest: Ex-Rutgers running back's arraignment set for April 28 | NJ.com
Ravens star likely will avoid a trial with PTI

Haiti trip a 'life-changing experience' for Rutgers players | NJ.com
Director of recruiting operations Tariq Ahmad led a group of seven current players and former star RB Brian Leonard to Haiti

Former Rutgers WR Tiquan Underwood hopes he's found a home in Carolina | NJ.com
Well-traveled receiver signed a two-year contract with the Panthers.

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