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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Report: Rutgers receiver Ruhann Peele arrested for simple assault

By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto
tbarto@trentonian.com

PISCATAWAY — Rutgers wide receiver Ruhann Peele was arrested in late August and charged with simple assault, according to a report by NJ.com.

Peele has not appeared on the field with the team since suffering an upper-body injury during training camp. His timetable to return is unknown.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rutgers backup quarterback Chris Laviano adds to small body of work

By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto
tbarto@trentonian.com

PISCATAWAY — It didn't happen under the circumstances he favored, but Rutgers backup quarterback Chris Laviano appeared in his second career game in Saturday's loss at No. 13 Ohio State.
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VIDEO: Rutgers AD Julie Hermann reflects on return to Nebraska, talks Kyle Flood

By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto
tbarto@trentonian.com

PISCATAWAY — Rutgers AD Julie Hermann met the media Tuesday to discuss the football team's trip to her native Nebraska, where she is also an alumna and volleyball letterwinner.

She is also encouraged by head coach Kyle Flood's 5-2 start.
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Monday, October 20, 2014

By the numbers: Rutgers' Andre Patton's role finally grows at Ohio State

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By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto
tbarto@trentonian.com

PISCATAWAY — Lost in Saturday's 56-17 loss to No. 13 Ohio State was the subtle return of sophomore Andre Patton to a normal diet at wide receiver.

Relegated to Rutgers' run-heavy packages after returning from an upper-body injury that cost him the first four games, Patton played a season-high 36 snaps Saturday, second most at receiver to Leonte Carroo.
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Rutgers linebacker TJ Taylor's learning curve evens out in Big Ten

By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto
tbarto@trentonian.com

PISCATAWAY — Playing time hasn't come quickly for  TJ Taylor, who's backing up two-year starter Steve Longa, but the former safety is taking solace in instinctively playing like a WILL linebacker.

And the sophomore remains ready in case he's forced into action as the Big Ten season wears on.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rutgers linebacker Steve Longa says he's satisfied with numbers

(For The Trentonian — John Blaine) 
By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto
tbarto@trentonian.com

PISCATAWAY — The top of Rutgers' defensive stat sheet reads like you'd expect, with usual suspect Steve Longa leading the team in tackles.

But Rutgers' freshman All-America in 2013 is on pace to finish with two-thirds of his 123-tackle total from a year ago and has only 2.5 tackles for loss (two are sacks) midway through the season.
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In half a year, Andrew Turzilli goes from Kansas backup to Big Ten

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By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto
tbarto@trentonian.com

PISCATAWAY — When Andrew Turzilli finally decided he would transfer from Kansas, it set in motion a six-month process that eventually landed him into the second-most snaps as Rutgers' No. 2 receiver.

But in mid-April — late by transfer standards — Turzilli a soon-to-be fifth-year senior, was still saddled on the second team of a program that has historically been among the worst in the power conferences.
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