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Knight Caps: It's time to look around Rutgers again

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It's been a while, but we have a little of this and a little of that from around Scarlet Nation. And did you know about "Angry Ash"?

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Track and Field

A little late in reporting, but both the men and the women took second in the Metropolitan Championships held at Bauer Track & Field Hockey Complex.

Through the cold and wet of last weekend, the men won nine events while the women took seven.

"Considering the conditions, we had some good performances," said head coach Mike Mulqueen. "We held out a lot of our athletes due to the weather conditions. We did not want to risk injury this early in the season."

Women's Soccer Alums

Did you know.....  There are pro opportunities for women to play in Europe, and thst three former Knights are doing just that.  Cassie Inacio ('11-'15), Amy Pietrangelo ('11-'14), and Shannon Woeller ('09-'12) are professionals abroad. Story can be found through the link in the tweet.

Into graphic arts? So is RU Athletics

We've commented elsewhere how cool some of the posters and other graphics are that highlight RU teams and athletes.  People outside of Piscataway and New Jersey have taken notice, too.

Those posters, along with schedule cards, will be given out at the Spring Game on the 23rd.

Hockey

I know, we don't have varsity hockey.  I'm just getting ready....just in case.  And I get it, this is not directly Rutgers.....but if anyone questions whether there's enough talent nearby to fill a roster....

And what is Tier 3, you ask?  So did I, and Coach Klaassey was happy to oblige:

Basically, in the US there is only one tier 1 junior league (USHL) and one tier 2 league (NAHL)... Everything else is pay-to-play tier 3. But there are so many different leagues that a player could be anywhere from a Jimmy Vesey to a kid who could barely make our 2nd team.

To which you respond, and who is Jimmy Vesey?  Just as I asked.  Again from the Coach:

And as Paul Harvey would say, "And now you have ....the rest....of the story."

You play to win the game

And you get there by hanging with successful people.  "Nuff said

Speaking of Coach Ash, here's an interesting read on him and two others who came out of the world famous Drake University coaching tree.

Ignore the satellite camp stuff, since that's a dead issue.  But Ash is our guy and this gives some insight into a guy who picked up the nickname "Angry Ash".  Really.

Women's Basketball

It wasn't the most successful year for CVS, but it didn't mean there weren't players worth noting.  In some cases, the players were recognized for their accomplishments with awards; for others, it might be a shot at the WNBA.

Copper did more than just make the Met all stars; she's got her shot in the pros.

Among Copper's notables this past season, she averaged a team leading 17.7 ppg/8.0 rpg and made Second Team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media.  She led RU in scoring for a third-straight season and finished her career third on Rutgers' all-time scoring leaders list with 1,872 career points; only Sue Wicks and Cappie Pondexter rank higher.  She scored in double figures in 30 contests, all but four games of the 2015-16 season.  Copper was also named Big Ten Player of the Week following her performance at the Paradise Jam and she is a Big Ten All-Academic honoree. Not. Too. Shabby.

Nobody ever died for dear old Rutgers

So went the song from the o-o-o-old Broadway musical High Button Shoes.  But they do give blood....and so can you.

It's a good thing to do, it makes you feel better, and it lets you lose weight.  For the record, a pint of blood weighs 1.1 pounds.  Yes, I looked it up.

Today's Zen moment

I want one, too