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Past articles by James:

NBA Draft 2022: When will Rutgers’ Ron Harper Jr. go off board? Latest mock projection

The Rutgers star – who declared for the NBA Draft earlier this week – is expected to be a second-round pick in June by many. → Read More

Steve Pikiell will not leave Rutgers anytime soon after unprecedented contract extension

Steve Pikiell is not going anywhere after Rutgers’ Board of Governors approved a four-year extension for the university’s wildly popular and successful men’s basketball coach on Friday. → Read More

Has Rutgers secured its bid to March Madness? (PODCAST)

What figures to be a wild March for Rutgers athletics has begun. → Read More

WFAN’s Craig Carton, Evan Roberts regain edge on ESPN’s Michael Kay in seesaw ratings battle

WFAN’s Craig Carton and Evan Roberts have regained the upper hand on ESPN Radio New York’s “The Michael Kay Show” in the eternal conflict for afternoon drive sports talk radio supremacy. → Read More

Stephen A. Smith vs. Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo: ESPN has most ambitious crossover in sports media history

ESPN has something here with its newest “First Take” innovation: Stephen A. Smith vs. Chris “Mad Dog” Russo. → Read More

N.J.’s Kathryn Tappen to make Super Bowl broadcast debut — and it’s just the start of Rutgers alum’s busy month

Rutgers alum Kathryn Tappen is no stranger to the Super Bowl. But Sunday's game between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals will be quite different. → Read More

Can Rutgers justify paying Greg Schiano $32M to coach football? N.J. congressman demands answers.

“Americans across the country have a right to know if their tax dollars are being wrongly used to pad the pockets of athletic coaches in public and private institutions of higher education,” Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. said. → Read More

Rutgers’ March Madness hopes take hit, football transactions, big show news (PODCAST)

There is much to discuss on a special edition of the Rutgers Rant podcast. → Read More

Brian Flores’ Giants coaching candidacy will hinge on Dolphins’ power struggle explanation

Alignment and collaboration were popular buzzwords during New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen’s introductory press conference → Read More

Giants co-owner John Mara: ‘We’re not trading for Deshaun Watson’

New York Giants co-owner John Mara shot down the potential of a trade for Houston Texas quarterback Deshaun Watson, who did not play in 2021 amid sexual assault allegations. → Read More

Joe Schoen says Giants will build offense around QB Daniel Jones as critical contract decision looms

The old guy was in full-bloom love. Is the new guy going to fully guarantee? New York Giants GM Joe Schoen addresses the future of quarterback Daniel Jones. → Read More

Rutgers in NFL playoffs: Super Bowl trip at stake for Scarlet Knights’ most underrated pros

A pair of former Rutger stars have lived most of their NFL lives in the shadows. Now they both stand a win away from the mountaintop: Super Bowl LVI (56). → Read More

NFL insider Jay Glazer on mental health, new book, ‘Jersey attitude,’ Giants and more

The FOX Sports insider details his lifelong battle with anxiety and depression in his new book. → Read More

Recapping the Gator Bowl, looking ahead to 2022 (PODCAST)

Rutgers played Wake Forest tough in the first half, but the Gator Bowl played out as expected for the most part. → Read More

Emergency podcast! Rutgers is going to the Gator Bowl

Christmas came early for Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights are suddenly headed to the Gator Bowl in stunning fashion. → Read More

Rutgers to play Wake Forest in Gator Bowl after surprise bid finalized

The Scarlet Knights will play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the Gator Bowl on Dec. 31 in Jacksonville, Fla. → Read More

Rutgers positioned to receive stunning Gator Bowl bid after COVID outbreak at Texas A&M

The Scarlet Knights are expected to receive and accept an unexpected Gator Bowl invitation. → Read More

Robb Smith out as Rutgers defensive coordinator; expected to land at ACC school

Rutgers did not renew defensive coordinator Robb Smith's contract after two seasons. → Read More

Rutgers-Rider hoops game scrapped due to COVID cases

Saturday’s Rutgers-Rider men’s basketball game is expected to be canceled due to positive COVID-19 cases inside the Scarlet Knights’ program. → Read More

What Magic Johnson, rest of world are saying about Rutgers’ epic upset of No. 1 Purdue

Magic Johnson was blown away by Ron Harper Jr.’s heroics in Rutgers' stunning 70-68 win over No. 1 Purdue. → Read More