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An article from the Providence Journal (always a decent source for BE info due to its proximity to conference offices) over the weekend mentioned that,

Big East associate commissioner Nick Carparelli is heavily involved with the athletic director’s opening at Rutgers

Further Googling reveals this previously unknown item:

Rutgers: Rutgers will soon have a DFO position open. No phone calls please. Send your resume via email to (deleted)

ESPN U was useful for the first time ever in its wretched, miserable, viewer-hating existence, by sparing Rutgers fans at home the indignity of another loss to Seton Hall.

It was like pulling teeth, but the women's basketball team beat Georgetown.

Count Jabu Lovelace out for spring practice.

The Ledger had a nice story over the weekend about Dino Mangiero's coaching career at Poly Prep, where he was able to send Robert Joseph to Rutgers this year. Coach Flood is working harder every year to paint NYC Scarlet.

The view from Atco: the coin flip was real, that's their story and they're sticking to it. Look at it this way: apparently everyone at his press conference was happy that he picked Rutgers, and it gave West Virginia the opportunity to go after another in-state player in Taige Redman.

Good news for Zeus: it went under the radar, but the recent announcement that the Tampa Bay Bucs have hired Jeff Jagodzinski as their new offensive coordinator is a very positive development for Jeremy Zuttah. Jags worked with the guru of zone blocking himself, Alex Gibbs, while with the Falcons from 2004-2005. Zuttah is a perfect fit for his new blocking schemes, and should see increased playing time as a result.

State Senator Steve Sweeney is still calling on Richard McCormick to resign. Before the McCormick haters get too excited, from Sweeney's comments in December it's hard to consider him a friend of Rutgers.

NFL.com has its Combine profiles up. They were purchased from NFL Draft Scout, and from what I can tell, are largely terrible. That's the information the world is getting though.

Awww, why couldn't this have happened:

The Nets also offered a deal for third-year guard Maurice Ager in exchange for third-year Kings guard Quincy Douby earlier this season.

RU Wrestling continues its rise, taking down #21 American. Freshman Scott Winston is nationally ranked and showed it with a 9-1 decision. Everything came down to the final match, where heavyweight D.J. Russo scored a come from behind victory.

Rutgers news: gentrification comes once again to New Brunswick, as the ugly facilities building on the corner of Easton and Somerset is going down, and NJ Books will have its new home in that location. Somerset Street will be the the home of DEVCO's Gateway project, including the new Rutgers Bookstore (which Barnes and Noble took over from eFollett last year). While everything worked out well here, don't forget that George Zoffinger is a higher-up at DEVCO; hence, Rutgers fans have a duty to scrutinize their dealings with a fine-toothed comb.

Way to go, dropouts! Rutgers is no longer housing students in the Crowne Plaza (for now). New dorms are two and a half years away.

Rutgers neuroscientists work to help stroke victims. Meanwhile, Rutgers biologists are doing pioneering work on gene silencing. Rutgers is also looking to license IP to a biotech startup.

Speaking of ESPN, Who's N...errr, who falls on New Jersey's Mt. Rushmore of Sports?