Ash chooses true freshman Sitkowski as Rutgers quarterback
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers is going to have a true freshman at quarterback for the season opener for the first time in almost two decades.
Coach Chris Ash announced Friday Artur Sitkowski will start at quarterback against Texas State next weekend.
The last true freshman to start a season opener for the Scarlet Knights was Ryan Cubit in 2001. The last true freshman to start any game behind center for Rutgers was Gary Nova in 2011.
Ash facing tough task at Rutgers heading into third season
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Chris Ash heads into his third season as football coach trying to make Rutgers more than an also-ran in the Big Ten Conference while the shadow of a credit card scandal involving several of his players looms over the program.
It's an annoyance for a team that has enough problems on the field.
The Scarlet Knights are coming off a 4-8 season that included a 3-6 mark in the Big Ten. While that isn't impressive, it was an improvement from the 2-10, 0-9 mark in his first year.
Lot of questions as Rutgers prepares for opener
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Just over a week into training camp, the two biggest questions surrounding Rutgers are who'll be the starting quarterback against Texas State and how will the investigation of credit-card fraud impact the roster.
Three quarterbacks are vying for the starting nod in senior Gio Rescigno, sophomore Johnathan Lewis and freshman Artur Sitkowski. Six players were left off the roster amid the credit-card fraud investigation.
Bolin to start at QB for Rutgers
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Kyle Bolin has won the starting quarterback job at Rutgers.
Bolin beat out redshirt junior Giovanni Rescigno and freshman Johnathan Lewis. Rescigno started the final five games for Rutgers last season, completing 86 of 153 passes for 889 yards and five touchdowns, while Lewis is a highly touted recruit out of St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Bolin is a graduate transfer from Louisville. Despite being on campus less than three months, he was voted a team captain.