Hoops....nothing like changing the subject
The Knight welcome back an old friend to the IMG Broadcast team for men's basketball.
Thrilled to welcome Joe Boylan to the Rutgers broadcast booth this year. He's going to be fantastic. Great to have him back On the Banks.— Chris Carlin (@ChrisCarlinSNY) September 11, 2015
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.
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 ScarletKnights.com.
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.
TBT - Rutgers Tradition - At Commencement exercises undergraduates break clay pipes over the Class of 1877 Cannon... http://t.co/0r44Ge1imW— Rutgers Alumn Assoc (@RAANewBrunswick) September 10, 2015
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'.....
University of Texas president Gregory Fenves weighing athletic director Steve Patterson's future: http://t.co/lttpRlClBp— Jason Belzer (@JasonBelzer) September 14, 2015
And as a follow up with breaking news, the president is acting to change the leadership of Texas athletics. Think...then act. Pretty simple.