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Dec 28, 2012

Virginia Tech Comes Back To Trump Rutgers In Overtime

Virginia Tech completed its 20th consecutive winning season with a 13-10 overtime victory over Rutgers in the 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl. The Hokies rallied from a 10-0 deficit to tie the game in the fourth quarter before Cody Journell’s field goal in overtime gave them their first lead of the game. They sealed the victory when Rutgers kicker Nick Borgese missed a 42-yard field goal attempt in the Scarlet Knights’ overtime possession.   With the win, the Hokies ended a two-game losing […]

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Dec 28, 2012

Antone Exum, Virginia Tech Outlast Rutgers

Nobody had a better week than Virginia Tech cornerback Antone Exum. Earlier this week Exum gave his Best Buy gift cards to three kids in need and gained national attention. ESPN, CBS and many other media outlets praised his actions. He was a star at the Give Kids the World Village dancing and playing games with the children. And now he’s the 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl MVP after Virginia Tech defeated Rutgers 13-10 in overtime. “Words can’t explain how happy I […]

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Dec 27, 2012

Flood Gets Down To Business In Final Pre-Bowl Press Conference

On Thursday morning, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood met with media one final time before tomorrow’s game. He began the press conference praising the week that rutgers has spent in Orlando, calling the Russell Athletic Bowl a new standard for the Scarlet Knights’ bowl experiences. He then discussed his biggest concerns about the upcoming bowl game. “I think when you get to this point in the season, it’s not really about concerns,” Flood said. “I felt all year that we’ve had […]

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Dec 26, 2012

Rutgers Seniors Carried Off the Field for their Final Practice

Today’s Rutgers football practice was unlike any other this year, ending with 17 seniors being carried off the field on the shoulders of their teammates. Greg Schiano started this tradition back in 2001 in his first season as Rutgers coach. Amazingly, even the senior offensive linemen, in particular fifth-year senior Devon Watkis who weighs in at 320 lbs., were carried off by position teammates.  “One of the important things in these bowl games for the seniors is to allow the […]

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Dec 26, 2012

Give Kids The World Village Visit Impacts Lives Across The Board

Today, both Virginia Tech and Rutgers football teams spent the morning at Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, Florida for the Russell Athletic Bowl Day for Kids. This village is located near Central Florida’s most beloved attractions, set on 70-acres of a ‘storybook’ resort where children with life-threatening illnesses can be treated for a free week-long adventure.  “This is an unbelievable experience coming to work with kids, anytime you get to work with kids is amazing because they are […]

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Dec 26, 2012

Virginia Tech and Rutgers Give Back

Virginia Tech and Rutgers gave back to the Central Florida community at the Give Kids the World Village Wednesday morning. “Sometimes you go through life and don’t understand what else is going on out there, so I think it gives everybody a great appreciation for what they’ve got and what they can give to other people, making them happy for a day,” Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer said.  During the two-hour visit, players danced with the kids, played basketball […]

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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 12, 2012

The Rookie: Is Kyle Flood Off To A Better Start Than His Predecessor?

When Greg Schiano left Rutgers to become the head coach of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Scarlet Knights turned to a familiar face in former offensive line coach Kyle Flood. Flood has done a great job in his first year as the 29th head coach to Rutgers.  But how does he really stack up against the prior coach? Schiano served at Rutgers University for 11 years and transformed the Scarlet Knights into a consistently competitive and respected football program. […]

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Dec 10, 2012

Rutgers Link Round Up

After the announcement of Rutgers coming to the Russell Athletic Bowl last week, we thought it would be great to have a place where you can refer to all your Scarlet Knights football news updates. Scarlet Scuttlebutt is a big time blogger about Rutgers, specifically this article about Head Coach Kyle Flood. If you’re looking for a place to hear about anything related to Rutgers football, Scarlet Nation is the place for you. Not only can you read about posts […]

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Dec 06, 2012

Flood Grateful For Chance To Continue Rutgers Bowl Streak

Bowl prep began in earnest on Wednesday as Rutgers Coach Kyle Flood joined Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer for an introductory press conference with Orlando media.  “In terms of going to bowl games, we’ve been fortunate as a program,” Flood said during the press conference. “This will be our seventh bowl game in the last eight years. We’ve won the previous five that we’ve played in and I don’t know if we’ve been in a location that offers as much […]

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