Chicago Bears Full Offseason Recap Part 3: NFL Draft


Drafting a player with high potential is a lot like owning a pet tiger. Let me explain.

Part 1: Coaching Staff

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Rutgers officially joining Big Ten

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The Communist Party will have nothing on the Big Ten when it comes to the color red. Rutgers and Maryland joins Nebraska, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Indiana, meaning it’s the primary color for six of the league’s eight teams.

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#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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#39 Rutgers Scarlet Knights: College Football 77 in 77

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There’s a flood watch in effect on the Jersey shore. Kyle Flood takes over the Scarlet Knights football program at Rutgers, the state school of New Jersey. Can he succeed where Greg Schiano failed, and win the Big East? Is Rutgers a true Big East contender?

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Bill Belichick’s Son Joins Rutgers Football Team

Stephen Belichick, the son of legendary New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, has a new gig. (Yes indeed, Darth Sweatshirt has offspring, in case you didn’t know). Belichick the Younger will long snap for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights this season, according to the Newark Star-Ledger via Lost Lettermen.

For our Rutgers season preview go here

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College Football 77 in 77: #63 Rutgers Scarlet Knights

It’s a “Jersey thing” right? I’m SO GLAD the “Jersey Shore” trend is dying out. Haven’t we spent enough time glorifying the lowest elements of our society? I bet the fan base, faculty, students and alumni of New Jersey’s state University hate those guidoes and guidettes besmirching the state’s name too.

Imagine if you’re from Jersey, and when you travel, people ask you where you’re from, what likely gets said first?

Putty from “Seinfeld” was a much better cultural ambassador. He loved his hockey as much as he loved talking in 5 words or less increments: “WE’RE THE DEVILS!”

As for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights themselves, last year was a big step backward, as they missed a bowl game for the first time in six years. In the past decade, this college football program has taken a leap. To show that the change is here to stay, they’ll need to bounce back to a bowl in 2011. If the nation’s worst offensive line shows any substantial improvement, and the new stud RB in town is legit, then it could happen. After all, they do play in the Big Least, where wins aren’t all that difficult to come by.

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