Rutgers Roots: Steven Van Zandt’s Commencement Message Resonates for Scarlet Knights Football

Few things are as synonymous with the state of New Jersey as Bruce Springsteen. Thus, it stands to reason E. Street Band member Steven Van Zandt would implore graduates of the Garden State's largest university to "stay true" to their Jersey roots. Van Zandt's Rutgers commencement speech delivers a message that resonates for the direction…

Q&A: A Sopranos Head Coach for Rutgers; Best IC Champs

HBO grew into the hub for critically acclaimed, mature TV it is today thanks to one series: The Sopranos. With all due respect to OZ -- or Dream On or Spawn, if those were your sorta thing -- The Sopranos was the first series that made HBO must-subscribe television. This week's edition of CFB Huddle…

Defending Home Turf Crucial for Chris Ash at Rutgers

Present the elevator pitch for Chris Ash's top priority as Rutgers head coach, and it probably goes something like this: prove Scarlet Knights football worthy of its place in the Big Ten. A simple enough concept in theory, but Chris Ash has certain challenges inherent with the program itself that make his task tough. Rutgers…

5 For Friday: Football Trick Videos

Congratulations on enduring another work week. To celebrate, enjoy some football trick videos, inspired by San Jose State quarterback Kenny Potter. San Jose State's official athletic account tweeted the following clip of Potter launching a pass from the back row of Spartan Stadium, into a trash can below. We see you @kpot_5: Drop it in…

5/3 News: Oregon Uniforms; Rutgers Wrestling Doubleheader

Always finding ways to stay fresh and original, the Oregon uniforms sported Saturday in the Ducks' spring game paid homage to the program's 1916 season. Oregon's 1916 throwback uniforms for spring game pic.twitter.com/gsV036uLZG— Athlete Swag (@AthleteSwag) April 30, 2016 The Ducks' threads look good, but how will Oregon shape up on the field in 2016?…

Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Politicking Football

The 2016 Rose Bowl Game serves as an allegory for the ill-fated and now suspended presidential campaign of Carly Fiorina. Shortly after the former HP executive tweeted this: Love my alma mater, but rooting for a Hawkeyes win today. #RoseBowl— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) January 1, 2016 The Hawkeyes gave up a 75-yard touchdown run to…

A Dream for Big 12, Championship Game Deregulation

The NCAA announced Wednesday, via the DI Council conference championship deregulation. The decision effectively opening the door for the Big 12 and Sun Belt to host title games without expansion. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby immediately followed the NCAA's announcement with a statement of his own, reassuring opponents of a potential championship game after the…