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Rutgers Around The Web: 8/22

Kickoff is closing in on just one week away.

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Here are some links fresh off the press:

Season Preview

Rutgers Football 2013: Scarlet Knights Hunt for a Title - Sports - New Brunswick, NJ Patch
The New Brunswick Patch releases their preview of the 2013 Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

Player Updates

Keith Lumpkin adjusting the special attention he will receive as new left tackle | NJ.com
The 6'8" 315 lb Keith Lumpkin is the focus of this article from Tom Luicci.

Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo hitting on all cylinders for Scarlet Knights | NJ.com
Yet another positive report on Leonte Carroo, who is looking to have a breakout year in the Scarlet Knights' offense.

Marcus Thompson ready for increased role on Rutgers defense | SNY Rutgers
Matt Sugam of SNY catches up with DE Marcus Thompson for this Q&A.

Chas Dodd's commitment to Rutgers offers luxury of experienced backup QB | MyCentralJersey.com | mycentraljersey.com
Backup QB Chas Dodd could have just transferred to another school in search of playing time, but stayed because of his commitment to not just the football team, but to Rutgers University.

Rutgers' tight ends eager to enter receiving rotation | MyCentralJersey.com | mycentraljersey.com
Ryan Dunleavy of the Courier News previews the tight ends and how Paul Carrezola and Tyler Kroft are looking to bring a lot of production to a long lost position within the RU offense.

Fresno State Gameday Prep

Rutgers begins preparing for Derek Carr and Fresno’s up-tempo offense | SNY Rutgers
Fresno State will bring a high-powered attack against the Scarlet Knights, according to Matt Sugam.

Rutgers not taking issue with being double-digit underdog to Fresno State | NJ.com
Tom Luicci of the Star-Ledger discusses Rutgers as an underdog versus Fresno State.

More to Rutgers Than Football

Florida’s Eli Carter, Pitt’s Derrick Randall ‘expected’ to receive NCAA waivers to play immediately | SNY Rutgers
Not long after hearing that Kerwin Okoro's transfer to Rutgers was denied, the NCAA was reported to grant immediate eligibility to former RU players Eli Carter and Derrick Randall. So...two of Okoro's close family members pass away = no waiver. Carter and Randall leave because they don't want to deal with a new staff = sure, you can absolutely play right away. Huh?

2013 Rutgers Women’s Soccer Season Outlook
Enjoy this very comprehensive look at the 2013 RU Women's Soccer team.

Hodge Podge

Ohio State, Rutgers show recruiting can be more art than science | NJ.com
Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger covers the tricks that recruiters use to land big commitments.

Logan Ryan, ex-Rutgers CB, gets preseason snaps as rookie for New England Patriots | NJ.com
The former Rutgers cornerback is starting to impress the Patriots staff, writes Charles Curtis of Nj.com.