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Knight Caps: Another round of this & that around Scarlet Nation

Amazing as it may be, other things are happening at Rutgers know.

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Hoops....nothing like changing the subject

The Knight welcome back an old friend to the IMG Broadcast team for men's basketball.

Boylan was Tom Young's assistant on the 1976 Final Four team and was with radio team from 1985-91.  He replaces long time radio analyst and former coach Dick Lloyd.  Welcome back, Joe.

Alums in the coaching ranks

Rutgers grad Joe Nardella ('15) was hired as an assistant coach at Harvard.

Nardella was drafted by the MLS Boston Cannons.  As a student-athlete "on the banks", he earned All-America third team and Scholar All-America honors in his senior campaign. In addition to being named first team All-Big Ten, Nardella was also named the Big Ten Specialist of the Year.  Good job, Joe!

Let's talk about the classroom

College is expensive.  The stories about student debt are rampant in the news.  But being a Rutgers student, while not cheap, can lead to good things.

The U.S. Department of Education put RU in the top 10% of four-year publics on graduation rate and median earnings.  Illinois, Michigan, and Maryland also made the list.

RFootball Show

The RFootball Show chronicles the Rutgers football program during the 2015 season made its debut on MSG Plus, The Comcast Network, MASN and FOX Sports Sun.

The 30-minute show, narrated by WNBC-4 sports anchor Bruce Beck, will include game highlights, features on head coach Kyle Flood, select Scarlet Knights and behind-the-scenes access into various aspects of the football program.  The RFootball Show will also be made available via RVision on

Does the man ever stop?

Recruiting coordinator EJ Barthel is a prolific tweeter.  He is constantly putting out information about, and promoting, Rutgers.  Another example from the other day (note: the article is about NFL QBs and their college preparation, Barthel's point).

As the recruiting coordinator, he's telling kids that Rutgers will prepare you for the "next level", something, it seems, other big name schools may not be doing.

Did you know....

Rutgers was founded in 1766 as Queens College, affiliated with the Dutch Reformed church, and named in honor of Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg.  Yes, I was a history major.

The breaking of the pipe was a symbolic breaking of the ties between college life (smoking....hmmm) and moving into real life.  Cool stuff.

Our moment of Zen

Some university presidents get it.  Just sayin'.....

And as a follow up with breaking news, the president is acting to change the leadership of Texas athletics.  Think...then act.  Pretty simple.