Turning the calendars to March, Rutgers is now three weeks from the start of its spring practice campaign. Rutgers will have 15 practices through March and April, highlighted by the annual spring game scrimmage April 27.
DePaul (Wayne, N.J.) defensive end Justin Nelson verbally committed to Rutgers. Nelson is the second commit in the class of 2014 and first from New Jersey.
After committing, Nelson told ScarletReport.com, "It's as simple as this, if we all stay home in New Jersey, we're going to bring a national championship one day."
Oakmont (Roseville, Calif.) cornerback Justin Hyde verbally committed to Rutgers as a class of 2013 preferred walk-on. Hyde, originally from Brooklyn, said proximity to family and education were his primary reasons for choosing Rutgers.
Rutgers continues to be busy in recruiting the class of 2014 with another series of verbal offers going out. Tampa Bay Technical (Fla.) cornerback Tajee Fullwood, Middletown (Md.) tight end Ricky Leonard, Weequahic High (N.J.) linebacker Sidney Gopre and Blackhawk (Beaver Falls, Pa.) quarterback Chandler Kincade are some of the latest to receive offers.
Rutgers basketball continued its losing streak with a 64-51 loss to Georgetown Saturday at the Verizon Center. Surrendering 28 points to star Otto Porter, the Scarlet Knights now have a four-game losing streak heading into tomorrow's matchup.
The "Catholic Seven" programs reached an agreement to separate from the current Big East at the end of the academic year and will take the Big East name with it to a new conference, making tomorrow night the last Big East game in the history of the Louis Brown Athletic Center.
Sophomore guard Elijah Carter had successful surgery following a fractured right fibula, said head coach Mike Rice. Carter, initially expected to not need surgery, remains on pace for a June return to the court.
On the women's side, Hall of Fame head coach C. Vivian Stringer picked up her elusive 900th win Tuesday against South Florida. Ending a four-game losing streak, Stringer becomes the fourth coach in women's basketball history to reach 900 wins and the first African American.