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Rutgers experts Keith Sargeant and Ryan Dunleavy discuss the latest news and hot topics surrounding the team. With host Steve Politi.

Rutgers experts Keith Sargeant and Ryan Dunleavy discuss the latest news and hot topics surrounding the team. With host Steve Politi.
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Rutgers experts Keith Sargeant and Ryan Dunleavy discuss the latest news and hot topics surrounding the team. With host Steve Politi.

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Rutgers has two wrestling national champions. What’s next for the Scarlet Knights? | S3:E16

3/25/2019
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Rutgers experienced a breakthrough night on Saturday in Pittsburgh when wrestlers Anthony Ashnault and Nick Suriano won national titles. Where does the wrestling program go from here? And what does this mean for the entire athletics department. We also discuss the end of basketball season and the latest from football spring practice.

Duration:00:32:24

Has Rutgers football won the offseason? And what about the hoops team? | S3:E15

3/1/2019
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After three months off, we’re back. NJ.com’s James Kratch, Steve Politi and Keith Sargeant discuss the surging Rutgers men’s basketball program, preview the start of football spring practice, examine C. Vivian Stringer’s status and the women’s basketball program and much more.

Duration:00:39:13

Chris Ash survived 1-11. Where does Rutgers go now? | S3:E14

11/26/2018
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Rutgers’ 2018 season ended at 1-11, as expected. Chris Ash is still the team’s head coach, as expected. So where do the Scarlet Knights go from here? We discuss this miserable year, athletics director Pat Hobbs’ statement announcing Ash’s return, take an early look at 2019 and, yes, come up with a new name for the podcast.

Duration:00:42:11

Where does Chris Ash stand before Rutgers' final game of 2018? | S3:E13

11/19/2018
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Rutgers has finally reached the final game week of the 2018 season. Will it be the final game of Chris Ash’s tenure as head coach too? There’s a sense of uncertainty around the Scarlet Knights as they look toward Michigan State and their last chance to avoid a 1-11 finish. What’s going on here? We break it all down and more.

Duration:00:38:44

Is Penn State a winnable game in any way for Rutgers? | S3:E12

11/12/2018
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Rutgers didn’t lose 78-0 to Michigan, but the Wolverines did dominate them again. Next up, Penn State, which is not as good as it has been, but is still one of the Big Ten’s top teams. Is there any way the Scarlet Knights can compete? Plus, C. Vivian Stringer closes in on her 1000th win, some Greg Schiano coaching carousel talk and much more.

Duration:00:37:59

Should Rutgers be worried Michigan might score 70 again? | S3:E11

11/5/2018
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The Scarlet Knights returned from their bye week and put up a stronger-than-expected fight in a 31-17 loss at Wisconsin. Now they’ll host No. 4-ranked Michigan. Should Rutgers fans be worried Jim Harbaugh will score 78 points again? Was the loss to the Badgers a sign of progress, or a disappointment? Plus, more discussion about Rutgers’ historic field hockey season.

Duration:00:34:20

Will Rutgers use close loss to Northwestern as sign of hope going forward? | S3:E10

10/22/2018
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Rutgers lost its seventh straight game this past weekend against Northwestern, but delivered its best performance of the season in the close 18-15 loss. Will this game be used as a reason for hope going forward after Chris Ash’s revitalized defense impresses? We also discuss the Rutgers recruiting outlook, the upcoming open week, Tom Flacco and much more.

Duration:00:34:52

Could November be the key to Chris Ash's future at Rutgers? | S3:E9

10/15/2018
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We re-assess head coach Chris Ash’s standing after Rutgers’ sixth straight loss. Plus, we discuss quarterback Artur Sitkowski’s struggles, Ash’s decision to take more control of the offense and columnist Steve Politi sends a personal message to Greg Schiano.

Duration:00:33:46

Is Rutgers coach Chris Ash’s seat officially hot? | S3:E8

10/8/2018
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Rutgers is 1-5 and on its way to 1-11 after a 38-17 home loss to Illinois, the Scarlet Knights’ fifth straight loss. Every week, we ask the same question: If Rutgers goes 1-11, does head coach Chris Ash get fired? The answer hasn’t changed, but things may be turning, as we discuss. Also: Breaking down Rutgers’ rough day on defense and looking ahead to the Maryland game.

Duration:00:31:28

Did Rutgers score a moral victory in close loss to Indiana? | S3:E7

10/1/2018
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Rutgers lost its fourth straight game this past weekend, but it didn’t get blown out like in the first three defeats. Did the Scarlet Knights get a moral victory instead with their 24-17 loss to Indiana? Can Rutgers now end the bleeding and beat Illinois? We also discuss the offensive line, de-commitment concerns on the recruiting trail and much more.

Duration:00:40:42

Does reeling Rutgers have any answers to turn things around? | S3:E6

9/25/2018
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The Scarlet Knights got hammered by Buffalo last weekend and are 17-point underdogs at home to Indiana. Is there anything Chris Ash and Rutgers can do to stop the bleeding and end the three-game losing streak? Where is athletics director Pat Hobbs? Can Ash survive a 1-11 finish?

Duration:00:35:10

Rutgers’ ugly loss to Kansas: Is Chris Ash on the hot seat? | S3:E5

9/17/2018
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Rutgers suffered a stunning 55-14 loss at Kansas, and some humiliated Scarlet Knights fans are calling for head coach Chris Ash’s job. Is he in any danger of being fired? Will Rutgers make a quarterback change for Buffalo, and should it?

Duration:00:38:42

Artur Sitkowski is OK, but what was Rutgers thinking? | S3:E4

9/11/2018
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Rutgers quarterback Artur Sitkowski’s injury scare was just that - a scare. But why did Chris Ash and John McNulty have him throwing the ball in the first place? We discuss the 52-3 loss to Ohio State and what to expect from Kansas.

Duration:00:34:56

Is Rutgers ready for Ohio State after Texas-sized win? | S3:E3

9/4/2018
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Steve Politi, James Kratch and Keith Sargeant discuss the Texas State triumph while looking ahead to a Week 2 trip to Ohio State.

Duration:00:31:11

What Rutgers fans can expect from freshman QB Art Sitkowski | S3:E2

8/27/2018
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Steve Politi, James Kratch and Keith Sargeant talk about what Rutgers fans can expect from new quarterback Art Sitkowski, preview the Texas State game and offer fans a chance to rename the podcast.

Duration:00:36:00

Will Rutgers reach the magic number of 6 wins in 2018? | S3:E1

8/22/2018
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Reporters Steve Politi, Keith Sargeant and James Kratch preview the Rutgers football season, and the question is: Will the Scarlet Knights go bowling in Chris Ash's third campaign? To do so, RU will need to reach six wins.

Duration:00:35:57

Special recruiting episode: How does early signing period impact Rutgers? | S2:E14

12/18/2017
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A new NCAA rule allows Rutgers to sign most of its 2018 recruiting class in December. Is that a good thing? Who can play immediately? What’s next in recruiting?

Duration:00:48:19

Setting up expectations for the 2018 season | S2:E13

11/28/2017
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Fresh off covering a 4-8 campaign in Year 2 of the Ash era, NJ.com reporters discuss the expectations for Rutgers next season.

Duration:00:39:19

Would a blowout loss to Michigan State stain Rutgers’ season? | S2:E12

11/20/2017
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Fresh off the Indiana debacle, would Rutgers fans perceive the team’s progress in 2017 differently with a lopsided loss to Michigan State?

Duration:00:30:09

Should Rutgers start Johnathan Lewis at QB in final 2 games? | S2:E11

11/13/2017
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As Rutgers continues its bowl quest, should Chris Ash play for the future by starting freshman Johnathan Lewis at QB against either Indiana or Michigan State? Plus, our team of college football analysts explain once and for all why Penn State is not more Jersey than Rutgers.

Duration:00:32:19