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Kickoff @ the Shoe is getting close

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Get your popcorn ready folks. Gametime is almost here.

BTN Poll picks RU as tough road game

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Michigan State was not included in the poll, as the Spartans probably would have run away with the voting. However, with the less-than-hostile environments of Maryland, Purdue, and Illinois remaining, Rutgers was a popular choice for second-toughest road venue for week 6.

SI.com favors Rutgers

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I think it's fair to say the editors from Sports Illustrated college football think Rutgers will win against Michigan. Except you, Brian Hamilton. #CHOPNation will remember this.

Fantastic Work from EDSBS

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Seen above: Cornelius Springsteen Rutgers valiantly battles an opponent as memorialized in the Rutgers Football Creation Museum. "Having been bested by Rutgers in this formative contest, the velociraptor left New Jersey in disgrace and later founded Penn State." Full story here

The Carousel Continues... Chas Dodd will start at QB for the Knights today. Coach Schiano changes...

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The Carousel Continues... Chas Dodd will start at QB for the Knights today. Coach Schiano changes QB's quicker then Sandusky changes job titles... Too soon?

They (meaning most likely an inconsiderate social media intern working for the St. John's athletic...

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They (meaning most likely an inconsiderate social media intern working for the St. John's athletic department) actually said this. In recognition of their tainted victory I doubt many Rutgers fans will be buying Vitamin Water any time soon (as Mike Repole is a major St. John's booster.) On that same note, ESPN's Eamonn Brennan mistakenly thinks that Tim Higgins should be forgiven. That would be unthinkable. This was not an isolated incident where an otherwise-superb official made one awful error, such as when Jim Joyce blew Armando Galarraga's perfect.game. Higgins is a terrible official, as is Jim Burr. The end of the Rutgers/St. John's game was only the latest in a pattern of egregious errors for each. Neither has any business ever working a Big East conference game again.

Click to zoom in. Mental note: try to finish better than fourth in the Big East this year. Guess...

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Click to zoom in. Mental note: try to finish better than fourth in the Big East this year. Guess they have to make up for that $2 million payout somehow. Opposite the #7 Big XII team, it's hard to imagine much of a crowd paying these prices if Rutgers isn't involved.