Does Bob Smith suddenly have a Rutgers problem?

The New Jersey State Senator's challenger in this year's race, Brian Levine, the Republican Mayor of Franklin Township, would seem to think so. New Jersey's seventeenth legislative district covers New Brunswick and Piscataway, along with neighboring, Rutgers-adjacent towns like North Brunswick, Milltown, and Franklin in Somerset County. Rutgers has a big presence all over New Jersey, Central Jersey, and especially Middlesex and Somerset counties, but arguably nowhere more than this district,, where the university is the prime economic driver of the district's economy.

With Steve Sweeney continuing his despicable anti-Rutgers crusade, it at minimum is fair for Levine to ask Smith how he can keep having it both ways. One can't be both a friend of Rutgers University and support the gutter politics of Sweeney and his puppet master George Norcross. This is not a problem for Levine, who is unapologetically pro-Rutgers. Smith, and other Middlesex Democrats, may soon face a hard choice however. Sweeney and Norcross need to be persona non grata in the county, with it being especially grating to seen the unwelcome Sweeney continuing to dare to show his face in the Hub City; the same city that he is trying to strip mine for the benefit for Rowan.

OSU Scandal Final Chapter(s) Yet to Come

We're trying to be better neighbors, but there's some old issues not quite resolved.

Logan Kelley Speaks

Coach’s attitude during our workouts is awesome, everyone’s having fun and is ready to be there every day, Coach (Van) Macon and (David) Cox seem to be revitalized after all the nonsense. Everything is going great and I’m real proud and real glad of how things are going, not just for me, but for everyone."

Logan Kelley speaks after a JSBL game.

If we're going to the BCS, 2013 is the YEAR!!

Because here is our B1G schedule for 16-17 and it ain't real pretty. Ohio St/Michigan BACK-TO-BACK?? C'mon son!

Eddie Jordan's Recruiting Acumen

Absolutely, if you meet Jordan he’s a great guy, very personable. His track record speaks for itself. His experience speaks for itself and the kids will want to be a part of that. I’m sure he’ll get more. It’s only the beginning. I’m sure it’s going to be an eye-opener for him and New York City.

Mike Williams' coach Ed Gonzalez talks about how Eddie Jordan is a natural recruiter.

2014 Shooting Guard Mike Williams Commits to RU

Credit Matt Hladik with the scoop. Williams is a scorer who can really shoot. Mike Rice had been on him for a while, and this is likely a Van Macon connection for Eddie Jordan. Rutgers beats out St. John's and Temple (among others) for Williams' services. Unless J.J. Moore gets a waiver to play immediately (PLLLEEEAASSSEEEEE NCAA), this will finalize the class that will be the first to enter the Big 10. Jordan has a 3 man class of Bishop Daniels (JUCO G), DJ Foreman (SF/PF) and Mike WIlliams. If Moore gets the waiver, Jordan will have one more scholarship to play with. And with the speed in which Jordan has been filling out these classes, you'd think he'd be able to nab someone solid.

Kevin Recio does a cameo on OTE

...and Kevin does RU proud. If you comment, keep in mind there are a lot of B1G fans (which apparently includes an OTE writer or 2) upset at the prospect of dropping in the B1G rankings, so don't be shocked by a little vitriol.

Adonis Jennings Commits

The crown jewel of the class has arrived. The 6-3 WR from Timber Creek is a fantastic get, and further pushes the 2014 class closer to a consensus top 25 ranking. Jennings is a three-star on Scout, four-star on Rivals, and an ESPN 150 recruit. Great news on the banks.

Steve Sweeney declares war on Rutgers

Fresh off an embarrassing, all-encompassing public humiliation in 2012, when the Rutgers Board of Trustees utterly annihilated George Norcross's plans to destroy Rutgers-Camden, Norcross's insipid puppet Steve Sweeney is at it again. This time, the incompetent, unqualified Sweeney seeks to dissolve the Rutgers Board of Trustees; a move that is completely illegal according to New Jersey's 1956 Rutgers Act. At best, passing this legislation will lead to a costly legal battle that Rutgers will surely win. At worst, it could lead to the privatization of New Jersey's state university to ensure that our cherished assets stay out of Norcross's grubby little hands. He wants to turn Rutgers into a patronage mill instead of a school. We're not going to let him, even if he was able to get away with stealing $49 million from the Rutgers budget to spend on satellite campuses.


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