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Friday Knight Sites - Week of March 31, 2014

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

Former Knight star WR Tiquan Underwood signed a deal with the Carolina Panthers
Former Knight star WR Tiquan Underwood signed a deal with the Carolina Panthers
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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 |

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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
WR coach Ben McDaniels and graduate assistant Mike Teel stress technique with receivers.

Rutgers spring practice: No significant movement in QB competition |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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.


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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
Ravens star likely will avoid a trial with PTI

Haiti trip a 'life-changing experience' for Rutgers players |
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 |
Well-traveled receiver signed a two-year contract with the Panthers.