Month: June 2019

Ex-Rutgers captain Eugene Omoruyi announces transfer decision

Former Rutgers captain Eugene Omoruyi has found his new home. The 6-foot-7 forward committed to Oregon, he announced on Instagram Monday night. “Happy to announce that I have committed to Oregon University!,” Omoruyi wrote. “Go Ducks.” Omoruyi took a visit to Eugene, Oregon, last weekend, his second stop since announcing his shock transfer from Rutgers …

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Rutgers men’s basketball to play at Pitt in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

Rutgers will renew another old Big East rivalry in this season’s Big Ten-ACC Challenge. The Scarlet Knights will play at Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Dec. 3, the leagues announced on Thursday. It will be Rutgers’ first game against the Panthers since 2013, the last season in the Big East for both programs. Rutgers leads the all-time …

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Rutgers’ Steve Pikiell on imminent move to ‘game-changer’ new practice facility, Steve Hayn’s hire, why he’ll always thank John Beilein | Part 2 of exclusive Q&A

Steve Pikiell’s office will not be his office much longer. The Rutgers men’s basketball program, as well as the women’s basketball, gymnastics and wrestling programs, are expected to move out of their respective current headquarters at the College Avenue Gym, Livingston Rec Center and RAC and into new, state-of-the-art RWJBarnabas Athletic Performance Center in the …

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Steve Pikiell raves about Rutgers’ progress, talks Akwasi Yeboah impact, Mamadou Doucoure’s health, Big Dance expectations and more | Part 1 of exclusive Q&A

Steve Pikiell’s Rutgers men’s basketball program took a hit last week with Eugene Omoruyi’s surprise transfer. But the Scarlet Knights feel they have a lot more going in their direction than not headed into Pikiell’s fourth season, and he wants to make sure people realize that. “We’re two workouts in with our guys. We’ve got …

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Rutgers’ Steve Pikiell on Eugene Omoruyi’s departure: ‘Some are good decisions, some aren’t so good’

Eugene Omoruyi took an official visit to Texas A&M on Wednesday, a week after he shocked the Rutgers men’s basketball program by placing his name in the NCAA transfer portal. Head coach Steve Pikiell knows the rising senior big man was in College Station, and that he’s expected to visit Oregon next. “I love Gene,” …

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1st suitor emerges for ex-Rutgers big man Eugene Omoruyi | Where is he visiting next?

Former Rutgers forward Eugene Omoruyi is in the midst of finding his new home, and his first known step in that journey came down south. The transfer candidate took a visit to Texas A&M on Tuesday, per his social media accounts. He posted a video of himself wearing an Aggies jersey inside the team’s locker …

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Steve Pikiell officially names new Rutgers hoops assistant (but he’s a familiar face)

Steve Hayn has had the job for two weeks, but Rutgers made things official on Tuesday. The school officially announced Hayn has been promoted to an assistant coach role after three seasons as a senior advisor to head coach Steve Pikiell. Hayn replaces Jay Young, who left Rutgers in March to become the head coach …

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Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany will retire early after Kevin Warren hire

Jim Delany’s departure from the Big Ten has been accelerated. The South Orange native will retire as Big Ten commissioner on Jan. 1, 2020, the conference announced on Tuesday during an introductory press conference for new commissioner Kevin Warren. Warren, the Minnesota Vikings’ chief operating officer, will start with the league on Sept. 16 of …

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Minnesota Vikings exec Kevin Warren is Big Ten’s next commissioner

Minnesota Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren will be named the Big Ten’s next commissioner. Warren’s hire was first reported by 670 The Score in Chicago. The Big Ten will hold a news conference Tuesday at its headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois, at 12 p.m. Eastern to announce Warren’s hire. He will be the first African-American …

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