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Would the Rutgers season be different if Gio Rescigno had played sooner? | Politi — MINNEAPOLIS - So where the heck was this guy? Rutgers has been searching for a good quarterback, with a few notable exceptions, since 1869. It certainly has been looking for one since the very start of this season, or really, from the very first moment that Chris Ash and his coaching staff stepped foot on campus.

Rutgers 5 observations: Gio Rescigno gives fans a reason to hope vs. Minnesota | Politi — MINNEAPOLIS - You wanted a competitive game. You wanted a competent offense. You wanted, most of all, a reason to watch the rest of this season with the Scarlet Knights in full rebuild mode. Gio Rescigno gave you all of that on Saturday afternoon - and then some - if you're a Rutgers fan during this heartbreaking but encouraging 34-32 loss to the Golden Gophers.

How is Josh Brown still on the Giants roster? | Politi — Josh Brown is a liar. This is clear now, because based on police documents first obtained by NJ Advance Media, the alleged abuse of his wife was anything but "just a moment." That's what the Giants kicker called his domestic abuse arrest two months ago, but the documents reveal something else entirely.

The never-ending QB conundrum: Why can't Rutgers find a decent quarterback? | Politi

Which Big Ten school has the best quarterbacks in its history? — Rutgers is searching for a star quarterback again. Its conference foes have had plenty over the years, but which program boasts the best?

Desperate switch to Geno Smith will backfire on Todd Bowles | Politi — Todd Bowles is a smart man. I'm sure he considered his options, looked at the putrid results from his offense so far this season, and reached the logical conclusion when he decided to switch to Geno Smith: What do I have to lose? The answer: Not much, Todd.

Why this Rutgers naming-rights deal is a game changer in its quest for Big Ten relevancy | Politi — Well, this is one way to change the narrative during a lousy football season: Strike an eight-figure deal with a major health-care provider to not only buy naming rights for an important new athletic facility, but to become part of the recruiting pitch to potential athletes.

President Trump? 14 reasons you're NOT moving to Canada — Many red-blooded Americans, and some socialists, too, have claimed that if The Donald is elected president, they're packing up and moving to join our cousins in the north. Sports columnist Steve Politi lists a few reason's why they won't.

Giants report card: You get an A, and you get an A, and ... | Politi

Odell Beckham Jr. shows Giants why he's worth the headaches | Politi — EAST RUTHERFORD - Odell Beckham Jr. was limping around the Giants locker room like an old man after this one - only, in this case, it was an old man wearing skin-tight leather pants and a brown ballcap with the word "finessing" on the front.
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Oct 22, 2016

Four Cubs fans. Two Minnesota fans. One out-of-town sportswriter. All celebrating. #CubsNation

Oct 22, 2016

It's good! Rutgers 32, Minnesota 31. This is incredible.

Oct 22, 2016

The scoring drive: 15 plays. 90 yards. 6:31. Real numbers. It's a 31-29 Minnesota lead. Can the defense make another big stop?

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