Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Show Me My Opponent - Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Nickname: Scarlet Knights
Location: New Brunswick & Piscataway New Jersey
Mascot: Scarlet Knight
First Season: 1896

Claim to Fame
: Finishing 1976 regular season undefeated, reaching the Final Four before losing to Michigan in semifinals

Versus the Cards: Louisville leads all-time series 6-1, including winning last season 87-50

History of the program
: Rutgers is one of the oldest basketball programs in the county, entering their 102nd season this year. Having nice runs through the 1970's with star players such as Roy Hinson and "fast" Eddie Jordan, topped of with a Final Four team in 1976, finishing that season ranked 4th in the nation.

Notable Alumni:

Joanne Angel - You always have to be proud when your alumni grow up to be porn stars....I would be.

Bill Bellamy - Stand up comic, was noticed on Def Comedy Jam but has since starred in the movies. Boomerang, How to be a player and Buying the Cow to name a few.

Asia Carrera - One porn star alum is cool but two...I might have to go to Rutgers

Kristen Davis - Actress know best for her role as Charlotte on Sex in the City (Andy Sweeney's favorite show)

James Gandolfini - Actor made famous as Tony Soprano

Samuel Blackman - First reporter to break the Lindbergh kidnapping story

John Battle - Former NBA forward

Quincy Douby - Current NBA guard (Kings)

Roy Hinson - Former NBA guard

Eddie Jordan - Former NBA guard and head coach

David Stern - NBA commissioner

Jim Valvano - Led North Carolina State to 1983 title and founded the Jimmy V foundation

Gary Brackett - Current NFL linebacker

Eric Foster - Current NFL defensive tackle

L.J. Smith - Current NFL tight end

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