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Dec 25, 2012

Bowl Experience Includes Best Buy Reward for Rutgers

For most fans, a bowl game is the last game of the season you watch from your TV at home during the winter holidays or a chance to follow your team to a different city. For players, bowl games are rewards and the Rutgers football team immediately found that out upon arriving in Orlando for the Russell Athletic Bowl. Shortly after arriving to the team hotel, players were treated to pizza in the “player lounge,” an event room in the […]

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Dec 25, 2012

What To Do In Orlando On 12/25

Ok, so it’s Christmas Day and you probably already have plans, but on the off chance that you are in Orlando and looking for some activities, we’ve got a few ideas. And of course, you can check out our Orlando Bowl Week City Guide for more recommendations on attractions, dining, shopping, nightlife and more. Weather Report Partly cloudy with a high of 78 and a low of 62. Official Events None today. Merry Christmas! Local Events Movies Jackie Brown at […]

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Dec 25, 2012

Rutgers Looking To Keep The Streak Alive

If Rutgers bowl history is any indication of the upcoming Russell Athletic Bowl, then the team should have no trouble pulling out another win to wrap up their season. The team holds the nation’s longest active bowl winning streak at five along with Mississippi State. This will be the teams’ seventh bowl in the past eight years. The Streak 2006: Texas Bowl vs. Kansas State, 37-10 2007: International Bowl vs. Ball State, 52-30 2008: Papajohns.com Bowl vs. NC State, 29-23 […]

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Dec 24, 2012

Virginia Tech Honors Sandy Hook Victims

Despite being 563 miles away from Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Virginia Tech knows exactly what they are experiencing. “We’ve been through what those people up in Sandy Hook are going through,” Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer said.  “We prevailed in Blacksburg.  If anything, it brought us closer and more determined and the same thing is going to happen there.  “It’s a terrible thing to happen but we have to prevail.  We can’t let one person define […]

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Dec 24, 2012

What To Do In Orlando On 12/24

There’s plenty to keep you occupied while you’re here for Orlando Bowl Week. Rutgers and Virginia Tech have already arrived in the City Beautiful and will be spending their holidays taking in the theme parks between practices. If you need more ideas for what to do while you’re in town, check out our Orlando Bowl Week City Guide for more recommendations on attractions, dining, shopping, nightlife and more. Weather Report High of 75, low of 54. Partly cloudy. Local Events […]

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Dec 24, 2012

Player Spotlight: Khaseem Greene

Rutgers senior All-America linebacker Khaseem Greene has had a phenomenal season and football career. Greene was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year. He is the second player in BIG EAST history to win Defensive Player of the Year award in consecutive seasons, joining Corey Moore of Virginia Tech. He was a unanimous selection after finishing the regular season with 125 tackles and six forced fumbles to help Rutgers become the No. 4 […]

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Dec 22, 2012

Unit Breakdown: Virginia Tech Offense

Here’s a look at the Hokies offense, which has struggled at times in 2012.  National Rankings: 71st Total Offense 78th Scoring Offense 61st Passing Offense 64th Rushing Offense Atlantic Coast Conference Rankings: 9th Total Offense 8th Scoring Offense 9th Passing Offense 5th Rushing Offense Virginia Tech relied heavily on their defense this year, as the offense was 80th in the country in points per game.  They have a primarily young offensive core with 27 freshmen.  Team Statistics: 37 touchdowns 1893 […]

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Dec 22, 2012

Unit Breakdown: Rutgers Defense

One thing that defines Rutgers football this season is their strong defense. Ranked 14th in the country, the Knights D excels against the run and in keeping opponents out of the end zone.  National Rankings: 11th Rushing Defense  25th Pass Efficiency Defense  4th Scoring Defense (Big East Conference Leader in this category)  2nd Big East overall ranking Big East Conference Rankings: 2nd Total Defense  2nd Rushing Defense  1st Scoring Defense  3rd Passing Efficiency Defense Team Statistics:  321.3 average yards per […]

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Dec 21, 2012

Unit Breakdown: Rutgers Offense

The Rutgers offense has struggled at times in 2012, with young players in key skill position roles. The development during bowl practice could define how this team grows in 2013. National Rankings: • 100th Total Offense • 94th Scoring Offense • 83th Passing Offense • 100th Rushing Offense Big East Conference Rankings: • 6th Total Offense • 6th Scoring Offense • 7th Passing Offense • 7th Rushing Offense Many of Rutgers offense key players are underclassmen, which makes Rutgers offense […]

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Dec 21, 2012

Unit Breakdown: Virginia Tech Defense

Virginia Tech is among an elite group of schools.  They are one of three to be playing in 20 consecutive bowl games.  Although this year is uncharacteristic given the Hokies’ recent history under Frank Beamer, the team still has a chance to finish above .500 and it starts with their defense.  National Rankings: 34th Rushing Defense 23rd Pass Efficiency Defense 39th Scoring Defense Though they are in the top third nationally they don’t quite rank as an elite team; however, […]

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