Five Rutgers teams -- football, gymnastics, tennis, men’s cross country and women’s soccer -- received public recognition from the NCAA for top academic performance for their multi-year Academic Progress Rate scores, the NCAA announced today.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jim Tressel, who guided Ohio State to its first national title in 34 years, resigned Monday amid NCAA violations from a tattoo-parlor scandal that sullied the image of one of the country's top football programs.
Getting over a serious relationship - New year brings new love, challenges, living for you, dealing with baggage, baby mama drama.
Relationship break ups can be rough especially going into the new year. After all nothing lasts forever. This is a lesson we all learn the hard way. Break ups are emotionally exhausting, stressful and can be extremely difficult. Some people start to dwell in remorse, depression, and regret. While others tend to inflict self harm.
If your relationship ended, you may start to assume that you are just unlucky in love, you might be nervous about stepping back into the dating pool, or you may be nervous that you will never find true love. But in order to deal with a new partner or find new love you first have to deal with baggage from the past. Including previous relationship baggage, baby mama drama, and current emotional baggage.
While everyone is affected differently by events from their past, some people are affected to the point that it prevents them from moving ahead to the future. If the past prevents you from moving forward you may have psychological baggage. Tonight the ladies of OWWHH is going to get deep. After all, you can't live for someone else if you first don't live for yourself.
Special Co-Host: Bad Girls Club Season 9 Drea Jones
Drea Jones from "Bad Girls Club: Mexico" is one of the bad girls in Season 9 of the Oxygen reality series. Her nickname on the show is "The Pin-up Princess." She is from Long Island, New York. Drea came on as a replacement bad girl for Erika Jordan in the fifth episode of the season after Erika was removed for coming to physical blows with Rima Mellal. Drea later left the house voluntarily in the eleventh episode after a physical altercation with Julie Ofcharsky, Falen Ghirmai and Rima.
Special Guest: American International Defensive Back Carron McCluney
Played in all 10 games, totaling 58 tackles (40 solo) with five interceptions … had six tackles (three solo) with one pick in an overtime win over C.W. Post (9/3) and in a win over Assumption (9/17) … registered a season-high 10 tackles (nine solo) in a win over Stonehill (9/24) … had five tackles (four solo) and an interception against Bentley (9/30) … tallied eight tackles (five solo) and an interception in a win over Saint Anselm (10/8) … registered five tackles (three solo) against New Haven (10/15) … totaled seven tackles (six solo) against Southern Connecticut (10/22) … had four tackles (two solo) in a win over Merrimack (11/5) … recorded five solo tackles and an interception in a win over Pace (11/12).
High School: 2009 graduate of Hillside High School … was coached by John Power as a member of the football team … served as team captain as a senior and was named team MVP … earned all-conference and all-state honors … led his team to a conference title … was also a member of the basketball team.
Personal: Son of Reginald McCluney and Stephanie McCluney … criminal justice major.
Special Guest: Gardner- Webb Defensive Lineman Maurice Dickson
Preseason second-team All-Big South Conference selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview Magazine and College Sports Madness … One of the league’s most productive linemen … Versatile defender who excels at both end and tackle … Has added size since the 2011 season, but should remain in the mix at both end and tackle … Has shown an ability to impact a game quickly … Part of a very experienced defensive front four … Made five tackles to go with a sack and a tackle for loss in the 2012 spring game.
2011 at Gardner-Webb: Played in 10 games and made two starts … Collected 29 total tackles (14 solo), 10.5 tackles for loss (minus-46 yards) and 4.5 sacks (minus-28 yards) … Made five solo stops and had 2.0 tackles for loss in his first start of the season at Presbyterian (10/15) … Came off the bench for a career-best game against Charleston Southern (10/22) … Finished with 10 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in that game, along with four quarterback hurries … Helped GWU register a season-high 7.0 sacks and 11 quarterback pressures in that game as a team … Dickson earned Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts … Made three total tackles vs. Liberty (10/8) and Virginia State (11/3) … Had a solo tackle and sack at Wake Forest (9/17) … Forced a fumble at Samford (10/1). 2010 at GWU: Played in all 11 games … Made two starts … Finished with 29 total tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss (minus-2 yards) … Had a five-yard fumble return … Broke up one pass … Collected a pair of quarterback hurries … Had a season-high five tackles three times, vs. Presbyterian (10/23), at No. 16 Liberty (11/6) and vs. VMI (11/20) … Had 21 tackles in the season’s final five games.
High School: Played 2009 season at Fork Union Military (Va.) Academy under Major John Shuman … Started on both sides of the football for one of the nation’s top postgraduate teams … Played senior season at Hillside (N.J.) High under Coach John Power … Helped team to an 8-3 record … Earned All-County, All-Conference and All-Group 2 honors in 2008 … Registered 77 total tackles, seven sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery on defense … Was a two-way starter as a junior and senior … Also earned All-Conference and All-Group 2 honors as a junior … Chose Gardner-Webb over Delaware, James Madison Monmouth and Wagner
Special Guest: University of Syracuse Linebacker Marcus Sprus
At SU: Two letters ... Enrolled in January 2010 and participated in Spring practice ... One of 15 true freshmen to play in 2010.
Junior Year (2012): He ranks 10th in the BIG EAST in tackles for loss (0.75 avg/g) ... He is tied for 10th on SU’s career tackles for loss list with 26.5 tackles for a loss of 103 yards … Spruill moved back to the starting outside linebacker position for 2012 after working as the starting middle linebacker in 2011 … As a freshman in 2010, he was with the first unit as the strong-side linebacker...Against Northwestern, recorded eight tackles, including four solo, two for a loss of eight yards, and one sack ... Against USC, notched five tackles, including three solo and one tackle for a loss of one yard ... Against Stony Brook, had eight tackles, including three solo and 0.5 tackles for a loss of one yard ... At Minnesota, tallied four tackles and broke up a pass ... Against Pittsburgh, recorded three tackles ... At Rutgers, tallied nine tackles ... Against UConn, notched three solo tackles, including one for a loss of two yards...At South Florida, recorded five tackles, including three solo and one for a loss of three yards ... At Cincinnati, notched two tackles, including one solo and one for a loss of one yard ... Against Louisville, recorded five solo tackles ... At Missouri, recorded four tackles, including two solo and one sack for a loss of 12 yards and 1.5 tackles for a loss of 12 yards ... At Temple, had six tackles, including five solo and one for a loss of two yards.
As college football conferences align and realign (hopefully, leading to a football playoff) my alma mater, Rutgers actually finds itself with choices as to what to do with their athletic programs. Presently, with the departures of Pittsburgh and Syracuse, the Big East stands as follows:
Louisville, Cincinatti, West Virginia, Connecticut, South Florida, Texas Christian (next year), and Rutgers in both football and basketball and Depaul, St. John’s, Georgetown, Seton Hall, Providence, Marquette, Villanova, and Notre Dame in basketball only.
On the basketball court, Rutgers would leave one conference where they were an afterthought and go to another. In this scenario Duke, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Connecticut are perennial national powers on the hardwood, with Maryland, Georgia Tech, Clemson and Wake Forest fielding strong teams from time to time leaving Rutgers battling to stay out of the basement in the strongest basketball conference in the nation. In my eyes, this move is a push at best for Rutgers football and a total loss on the hardwood.The word on the street is that the ACC is not opposed to further expansion (to 16 teams) by extending offers to both Connecticut and Rutgers. On the football field, the Scarlet Knights should remain as competitive as they have been in the Big East that is not saying much given that Rutgers has yet to win a Big East title, but the teams in the ACC are not a step above what Rutgers faces on a weekly basis. Since the football dollars are driving the realignment actions, I have trouble figuring out what makes Rutgers so attractive. The New York market argument is dead in my eyes for the simple fact that the Big East has not capitalized on the market and if that was the big reason, would not the Big 10 and ACC invited Rutgers to their respective conferences years ago? I refuse to acknowledge the Big 10 as a destination, as they flirted with us (Rutgers) a few years ago only to determine that we did not bring enough to the table. A better scenario for both basketball and football hinges on the decisions of Oklahoma and Texas in reference to the powerful duo joining the Pac 12. Common knowledge suggests Texas Tech and Oklahoma State follows the pair forming a PAC 16, leaving in their wake Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, and Missouri. The seven football schools already on board led by a rising USF, TCU, and an always consistent West Virginia (a must keep for Big East football) fit perfectly with the left behind Big 12 teams (Texas A&M already slated to join the SEC) for a decent 12-team conference that brings a conference title game into play. Kansas, K-State and a rising Baylor program fills the void left by the departures of Pitt and the ‘cuse. Rutgers would still be behind, but their familiarity with the majority of the teams in the conference, and a possible lighter load by splitting into two divisions should help the Knights compete. Another plus will be playing in the Big East Tournament at the so-called Mecca of basketball Madison Square Garden. More importantly, Rutgers cannot sit and wait the process out. This process is moving quickly, with teams showing no allegiance to league, tradition or rivalry, Rutgers has to choose the best path for Rutgers.
As I gather from various radio stations and websites, Penn State’s athletic coaches began a nine-day, 18-stop caravan in Philadelphia. Not a bad idea, but here is what burns me. Included on this tour is new football coach Bill O’Brien, as an alum of Rutgers, I am curious as to how WE plan to counter this move. What move? The move signifies an attack on the recruits (in all sports) inside the state of New Jersey. Penn State’s caravan stops in Woodbridge, New Jersey (13 miles from New Brunswick) May 9 for lunch.
This has “The Wire” written all over it. New man in town (Marlo) O’Brien makes a move on certain corners that belonged to Greg Schiano (Avon) once Schiano moved on (like when Avon was in jail).
I could see if Joe Pa and those bland uniforms with no names on the back was still there waving the WE ARE PENN STATE flag, but a newbie stepping in like this is insane. Rutgers Coach Kyle Flood can’t let this happen after all the work (inroads) Schiano (not one of my favorite coaches) put in just to get top New Jersey recruits to consider Rutgers.
Schiano did such a good job that the current (2012) Penn State roster listed only seven players on their roster. Penn State has commitments from three 4-star New Jersey (only 11 in the state) recruits and still in play with seven more for the 2013 season. In total Penn State extended offers to 13 players from New Jersey. Even though Coach Schiano is now in the NFL, these are still OUR corners.
I am watching this as it develops, remembering when Penn State used New Jersey high schools as their minor league circuit and cringing by the day.