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Rutgers experts Keith Sargeant and James Kratch discuss the latest news and hot topics surrounding the team. With host Steve Politi.
92 Episodes
Rutgers will finally begin spring practice, but it will do so without one of its quarterbacks. What does Artur Sitkowski's departure mean for the Scarlet Knights? And was C. Vivian Stringer's new deal too much?  See for privacy and opt-out information.
It has been a wild few weeks for Rutgers athletics. The football program just scored its biggest commitment in years with Kentucky four-star quarterback Gavin Wimsatt. The men's basketball roster is in flux amid a wave of transfer portal comings and goings. The fall/spring sports are surging. And much, much more.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat. Rutgers experienced both this past weekend. The Scarlet Knights' first NCAA Tournament win since 1983 quickly gave way to arguably the most devastating loss in program history. What just happened? And what is next?  See for privacy and opt-out information.
We are making history, folks. Rutgers is in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 30 years, so we have an actual Big Dance game to preview. Can the Scarlet Knights knock off Clemson? Do they have a chance to make it to the Sweet 16? Could they go further? We break it all down and more. Plus some wrestling and women’s hoops talk, a look back at the Big Ten Tournament and much more.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
They are in. Rutgers has made itself a lock for the NCAA Tournament after Jacob Young's heroics lifted the team over Minnesota in overtime. We break down a moment and victory 30 years in the making and preview the Big Ten Tournament. We also talk women's basketball, wrestling and a little football.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
All Rutgers had to do was beat the worst team in the Big Ten hours after its top scorer left the program. But Rutgers had to Rutgers, suffering an ugly loss at Nebraska that denied them a chance to wrap up an NCAA Tournament bid according to most experts. Are the Scarlet Knights now squarely on the bubble? Can Rutgers still get into the Big Dance for the first time in 30 years? We also discuss the recent Olympic sport surge, Big Ten wrestling and more.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Rutgers has never beaten Michigan in men's basketball. Rutgers has never beaten a top-3 team. And Rutgers has not been to the NCAA Tournament in 30 years. But if the Scarlet Knights can upset the Wolverines in Ann Arbor, they would take care of the first two items and potentially clinch a bid to the Big Dance. Would it be the biggest victory in program history? We also discuss plenty more hoops, break down recent football recruiting news and more.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Rutgers fans are able to breathe a bit. The Scarlet Knights have overcome their slump and are right back in firm standing for their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 30 years after beating Northwestern for their third straight win. But how high can Rutgers be seeded in the Big Dance? We also discuss Geo Baker's recent comments on NIL rights, the football offseason, a rough weekend for the wrestling program and more.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Rutgers' promising hoops season has hit a snag. The Scarlet Knights have lost four straight and fans are beginning to worry what seemed like a surefire NCAA Tournament bid could be slipping away. Is it time to panic? We also discuss Nick Suriano's international splash, the football roster outlook, Chris Ash's NFL future and much more.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
It's officially college basketball season, so Brian Fonseca makes his Rutgers Rant debut to discuss Rutgers' historic start and its close loss to Iowa over the weekend. How concerning are the free throw issues? And was this game proof the Scarlet Knights are a serious Big Ten championship threat? We also preview the upcoming Rutgers wrestling season, answer insider questions and more.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Rutgers finished the 2020 season with a home loss to Nebraska, capping Greg Schiano's first season back at 3-6. What did we learn about the Scarlet Knights? We discuss their quarterback situation, 2021 bowl chances and more. We also talk hoops, wrestling and answer your questions.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Rutgers is flying high after its emotional overtime win at Maryland -- one that showcased the culture Greg Schiano has restored to the program. Now the Scarlet Knights have a chance to get a school-record fourth Big Ten win against Nebraska. Will that be enough to earn a bowl bid, and should Rutgers take one? Plus hoops talk, more Seton Hall jokes and more.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Rutgers' dream to beat Penn State was quickly dashed as the Nittany Lions dominated the trenches in a 23-7 win. Was this proof the Scarlet Knights are still far away from contending with the Big Ten's top teams? We also talk Matt Millen, the future of the QB position, the men's basketball break and more.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Rutgers football is flying high after a stirring comeback win at Purdue. Can the Scarlet Knights make it two in a row and beat struggling Penn State for a historic victory? We also break down the fast start for Rutgers basketball and more.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Rutgers dropped a heartbreaking 48-42 loss to Michigan in triple overtime a year after losing 52-0 to the Wolverines. Does that mean fans should not be upset about blowing a 17-point lead? We debate that argument, preview Purdue and discuss how the upcoming college basketball season is likely to be messy amid the coronavirus pandemic.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Rutgers let a win slip through its fingers in a devastating loss to Illinois, but the Scarlet Knights again showed they have made significant strides in Greg Schiano's first season back. Can Rutgers bounce back by handing Michigan its fourth straight loss? We also examine the QB situation, break down the rest of the schedule and discuss basketball media days.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Rutgers' unexpectedly strong performance against Ohio State has raised expectations and has the Scarlet Knights as a betting favorite over Illinois. Can Rutgers take care of business? We also talk trick plays, the quarterback outlook, the misery of Penn State and Michigan, Rutgers basketball and more.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Rutgers fell back to Earth a bit with its loss to Indiana in the home opener. Now the Scarlet Knights need to face Ohio State in a tough turnaround. How concerning was the Scarlet Knights' offensive effort against the Hoosiers, and what would be a realistic expectation against the Buckeyes? Plus two spirited debates about the past and present of Rutgers football and more.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
The Scarlet Knights snapped their 21-game Big Ten losing streak with a surprisingly-decisive win over Michigan State in Greg Schiano’s first game back, and excitement around the program has spiked yet again. But does this win change the season outlook?  See for privacy and opt-out information.
The longest Rutgers offseason in over 100 years is finally about to end. The Scarlet Knights are scheduled to kick off their 2020 season - and the second Greg Schiano era - on Saturday at Michigan State. Can Rutgers, a double-digit underdog, pull the upset and knock off the Spartans?  See for privacy and opt-out information.
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