#74 Rutgers Scarlet Knights: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

Will the Rutgers Scarlet Knight ever turn the corner as a basketball program?  We’re still waiting for that day as it has now been 11 years since Rutgers has finished with a winning record in the Big East Conference.  Mike Rice has quality talent on his roster but the maturation of his young guards and arrival of one key transfer will be the difference between another below five hundred finish or an opportunity to take a step forward.

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#86 Rutgers Scarlet Knights: College Basketball 111 in 111

rutgers dance team

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

For the Rutgers Football Season Preview GO HERE

Mike Rice’s first season as head coach of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights ended with controversy as his team was somewhat screwed by terrible officiating in a loss to St. John’s in the Big East Tournament.  With a talented group of in-coming freshmen, Rice has Rutgers on the right path, but the program is still a year or two away from competing with some of the bigger dogs in the conference.

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99 in 99: #98 Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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The college football season is right around the corner as camps are opening all across the country.  So what better time to start our team-by-team college basketball previews.  Yes, college BASKETBALL.  The season is still well over three months from tipping off but I have a Brett Favre-sized itch and dammit, I am going to scratch it.

I will be ranking the top 99 teams in reverse power ranking order revealing a team per day leading right into the start of the season.  Those 99 teams will be chosen from the 72 power conference teams and top 27 mid-majors.  If you missed the team that received the dubious honor of being 99 out of 99 from yesterday, check it out by clicking here.

By: David Kay

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