Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell praised his assistant coaching staff profusely throughout the 2021-22 season. The group he called “as great as there is in the country” is staying intact. Associate head coach Karl Hobbs and assistant coach TJ Thompson both signed contract extensions with Rutgers this month,...
Who were Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell and his staff watching at Peach Jam? And what’s their recruiting philosophy going forward?
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell spent much of last week at the Nike Peach Jam watching recruits in the classes of 2023, ‘24 and ‘25, including Class of 2023 commit Gavin Griffiths. Pikiell was accompanied by assistants Brandin Knight and TJ Thompson. In addition...
USC and UCLA join the Big Ten Conference in 2024, and Rutgers men's basketball coach Steve Pikiell is eager to see what the addition of the Los Angeles market might mean for the Scarlet Knights' recruiting capabilities. Pikiell, speaking at Nike Peach Jam, told NJ.com that the Big Ten will benefit greatly from the additions of the Trojans and Bruins — additions which he expects to bolster Rutgers' ability to land talent from the West Coast.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- When the Big Ten Conference expanded eastward in 2014, Rutgers and Maryland joined one of the most prestigious and stable leagues in the nation. Rutgers also stepped up a few weight classes in athletics, especially in football and men’s basketball. With the Big Ten now...
Ron Harper Jr. could be the first Rutgers player chosen in the NBA Draft since 2010, and head coach Steve Pikiell can’t wait to see what’s ahead for his former star. “We’re excited, we’ve been getting some really good feedback,” Pikiell said by phone ahead of Thursday’s NBA Draft at Barclays Center. “We’re excited for him and we’re looking for him to have a great day on Thursday. It would be great for him and his family.”
Rutgers basketball got a huge commitment Thursday. Gavin Griffiths, a top-35 prospect in the class of 2023, announced his pledge to the Scarlet Knights. Griffiths, out of Kingswood-Oxford School, is listed at 6-7, 185 pounds and rated 4-stars, the No. 1 player in Connecticut, No. 5 small forward and No. 33 recruit overall nationally in the class of 2023 on the 247Sports Composite. He had 16 scholarship offers, including Iowa, Maryland, Michigan and Penn State.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Gavin Griffiths and his family were in a holding pattern. It was late November and the elite 2023 prospect, attending his first Rutgers game in person at Jersey Mike’s Arena, just got a front-row view of the Scarlet Knights suffering a stunning upset to Lafayette. Inarguably the worst loss of head coach Steve Pikiell’s tenure, a defeat that hangs over a season and leaves a heavy feeling in a locker room, the Griffiths were unsure of what exactly to expect afterward.
Audacy will be the flagship home for both Rutgers football and men’s basketball starting this fall - and both head coaches called in to Boomer & Gio Friday morning to talk about it!
The phone call was a surprise. Sandra Petway was going to have a couple of visitors at her Florida home she was told last week — Rutgers men’s basketball coach Steve Pikiell and athletics director Pat Hobbs. And the first call she made was to a reporter. “My...
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Rutgers men's basketball program is proud to welcome back the 2022 Steve Pikiell Basketball Camp this summer. Pikiell has led the current resurgence of Rutgers basketball, both on and off the court in the last six seasons as head coach of the Scarlet Knights. Under Pikiell's leadership, RU returned to the NCAA Tournament marking the first time Rutgers has made the big dance in consecutive seasons since 1976.RU's appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2021 was its first since 1991. In 2022, Pikiell surpassed Tom Young with the most ranked wins in school history (13).
If Steve Pikiell could build a basketball player in a lab, Cam Spencer would come pretty close to the final product. And now, Pikiell will get to coach him at Rutgers for the next two years. The Scarlet Knights landed a commitment from Spencer, a sharpshooting transfer from Loyola-Maryland, on...
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The 2021-2022 season ended for Rutgers men’s basketball in crushing fashion with a 89-87 double overtime loss to Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament First Four round. It was the most memorable season that I’ve ever witnessed in four decades of following this program. What made it even more emotionally devastating for everyone involved and supporting this program was that it also likely marked the end of an era.
DAYTON, Ohio — There were two zeros at the center of this devastating NCAA Tournament loss to Notre Dame for the Rutgers basketball team. The first was on the front of Geo Baker’s jersey, the one he pulled over his head in agony when the Fighting Irish survived in double overtime on Wednesday to end his unforgettable college career.
Once Rutgers learned that it had been given life in the 2022 NCAA Tournament, there was little time for head coach Steve Pikiell to celebrate. First on the agenda was preparing for the next opponent in Notre Dame. That started on Sunday night right after the tournament field was announced and continues through today.
March Madness 2022: Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell, players react to double overtime loss to Notre Dame
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights suffered a heartbreaker to see their season end, losing 89-87 to Notre Dame in an NCAA First Four double overtime thriller. Head coach Steve Pikiell and seniors Geo Baker, Ron Harper Jr. and Caleb McConnell were gutted after the loss. The emotions were high but the...
Former Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell loses heartbreaker; his Rutgers team eliminated from NCAA Tourney
Steve Pikiell grew up in an Irish Catholic family. Unfortunately for the former Stony Brook men’s basketball coach, his team was playing the Fighting Irish in a game that ended on St. Patrick’s Day. Pikiell’s Scarlet Knights lost a heartbreaker to Notre Dame early Thursday morning, falling 89-87...
The Rutgers basketball program will be part of March Madness for the second consecutive year, as the Scarlet Knights are set to face Notre Dame in a First Four matchup Wednesday night from Dayton, Ohio. Rutgers reached the NCAA Tournament a season ago and was defeated by eventual Final Four qualifier Houston in the second round.
Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell is getting to be a regular on WFAN! On Tuesday, he made it two appearances in 48 hours, and a third different show on WFAN, when he joined Tiki & Tierney to discuss the Scarlet Knights’ First Four matchup!
Notre Dame’s Mike Brey gets ‘Big East flashbacks’ ahead of NCAA Tournament meeting with Rutgers, ‘gifted’ coach Steve Pikiell
DAYTON, Ohio — Mike Brey got flashbacks when the NCAA Tournament field was announced on Sunday. The longtime Notre Dame coach was transported back to a previous life when he saw his Fighting Irish matched up with Rutgers in a First Four play-in game here at UD Arena on Wednesday.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2022 after being selected for a First Four game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The two No. 11 seeds battle it out in the First Four Wednesday to play for a chance to take on No. 6 Alabama in the West Region in the official 64-team bracket as March Madness is just about set to officially get under way. Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell was thrilled at the team’s return to the Big Dance.