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WHODDUNIT? With all the controversy surrounding former head coach Mike Rice’s firing, what we want to know is why the abuse was allowed to go on for so long in the first place. The editorial board explores who we should really be pointing the finger at. OPINIONS, PAGE 8

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University President Robert L. Barchi came under fire during yesterday’s strategic planning town hall at Rutgers-Newark, after students and faculty voiced concerns about the University’s handling of the controversy involving former head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, according to CBS Philly. “If there was anything in my time here I would like to have done over again, it would be to have seen that video,” Barchi said. Though protesters were calling for Barchi to resign, State Senate President Stephen Sweeney released a statement calling for any member of the Board of Governors who previously knew of Rice’s actions to resign. “Any trustee or member of the Board of Governors who witnessed the tape at any point before it was publicly aired and took no action, should be removed or resign immediately,” he said. “The standard for them, or anyone in a position of authority at Rutgers, should be no different than for Mike Rice or [Athletic Director] Tim Pernetti.” But Barchi and Board of Governors Chair Ralph Izzo announced plans yesterday, in an email to the University community, to commission an independent adviser to conduct a review of the Rice controversy. Barchi will meet with the Board of Governors Thursday, April 11, to discuss the plans of hiring an independent adviser. “We believe it is in the interest of the entire Rutgers University community to fully understand the circumstances surrounding the inappropriate behavior in the men’s basketball program and how they were addressed, and to make recommendations on how we can improve,” Barchi said with Izzo in a joint statement. Barchi, in a separate email yesterday to the community, announced plans for the search of a new Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for the New Brunswick campus. “The search committee will be co-chaired by former University student athlete Kate Sweeney and SEE

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The University has plans to build a 5,190square-foot addition to an existing School of Communication and Information building on the College Avenue campus this summer. The extension will house 14 faculty offices, a small meeting room and space for approximately 30 doctoral students, said Greg Trevor, senior director of University Media Relations. The University will add the extension to the Annex, a School of Communication and Information faculty office building, to alleviate its office space shortage, said Karen Novick, associate dean of the School of Communication and Information. The addition will create more faculty and doctoral student offices, which are currently scarce, she said. Josh Gelles, assistant director of the Center for Communication and Health Issues for the school, said the planned space for doctoral students would allow the students to collaborate and feed off each other’s ideas the same way that scientific researchers do. SEE

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The new 5,190-square-foot extension to the School of Communication and Information will grant space for faculty and doctoral students. IMAGE MOCK UP COURTESY OF KAREN NOVICK

Hospital opens expanded pediatric center BY TAYLOR LONDINO STAFF WRITER

Saint Peter’s University Hospital held a grand opening ceremony last night to unveil its modern and expanded Dorothy B. Hersh Pediatric Emergency Department. The ceremony, attended by hospital administrators, employees, benefactors and members of the Dorothy B. Hersh Foundation, opened with remarks from the hospital’s Depar tment of Pediatrics’ Chairman, Dr. Bipin Patel. Patel said the pediatrics facility would enable the hospital to make the children of

Saint Peter’s more comfortable and serve them more efficiently thanks to the foundation donating the $1 million, which went into building the new facility. “With your kindness and generosity, you will touch thousands of children in need of care,” Patel said. President and CEO of Saint Peter’s Health Care System Ronald C. Rak and Chairman of Emergency Ser vices Michael Hochberg joined Patel with opening statements about the dedication to quality care that the expansion will support. SEE

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Alumni design customizable, aluminum eyewear ALEX MEIER ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR

After noticing the amount of people wearing Ran Ban sunglasses on campus, University Alumnus Kunal Sheth was inspired to launch a new, innovative product. “I was like, man ever ybody’s wearing Ray Bans and getting ripped off,” he said. “Even

me, I have a pair of Ray Bans. I spent $150 on them — I spent $150 on plastic. We can do better.” This realization marked the start of his socalled non-plastic sunglasses movement. Sheth’s products, Monte Cool Sunglasses, are built with anodized aluminum, the same material used to make Apple iMacs and iPads. Monte Cool Sunglasses also stand out because of the company’s patented hinge,

which allows a buyer to magnetically unattached and reattached the sunglasses’ arms Sheth always had an interest business and money making, and majored in finance at the University. His experiences in Rutgers Business School taught him plenty about the field, but also helped him realized he never wanted a career in finance.

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Rutgers Scuba hosts a “Pro Night” at 7:30 p.m. at the Werblin Recreation Center on Busch campus. The event will feature information from Professional Association of Diving Instructors on diving and diving-instructor certifications, as well as games and prizes for those interested. For more information and to RSVP for the event, email Debby Miller at scuba@rci.rutgers.edu.

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Rutgers Colleges Against Cancer presents the “Rutgers Relay for Life” at 5 p.m. in the Livingston Student Center. The event will consist of a walk to raise money and awareness for cancer research. A suggested minimum donation of $20 is required. For more information, go to www.relayforlife.org/rutgersuniversity. The Kirkpatrick Choir performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Kirkpatrick Chapel at 81 Somerset St. in New Brunswick. Tickets cost $15 for the general public, $10 for alumni, faculty and staff and $5 for students.

Saturday, April 13 Musica Raritana performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Nicholas Music Center on Douglass campus. Tickets cost $15 for the general public, $10 for alumni, faculty and staff and $5 for students.

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Health care industry vendors showcase jobs BY ZACHARY BREGMAN STAFF WRITER

In response to the growing demand for jobs in the health care industry, New Jersey Health Care Industry Week kicked off its opening ceremony yesterday at the Rutgers Student Center. New Jersey Health Care Talent Network, the University’s School of Management and Labor Relations, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development among others hosted the event to draw in students and job seekers to learn about health care for this week-long event. New Jersey’s health care sector added 171,100 new jobs from 1990 through 2011, and is projected to add nearly 62,000 jobs from 2010 through 2020, according to the New Jersey Depar tment of Labor and Workforce Development. The opening ceremony featured educational talks from esteemed professionals in the industr y such as Noreen D’Angelo of the N.J. Department of Health, Denise V. Rodgers, president of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey and Aaron Fichtner, the deputy commissioner of the N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Padma

Ar vind, director of the New Jersey Health Care Talent Network, organized the Health Care Industry Week. “We wanted to bring everybody in the health care industry like employers, the government, hospitals and especially students to come together to learn about the opportunities for education as well as jobs in health care,” she said. The health care industry currently provides a greater opportunity for long-term careers compared to other industries, such as pharmaceuticals or information technology, Arvind said. “There is going to be a 25 percent job growth rate in the health care industry and if you look within health care, there is a discipline called community health, and community health centers are going to become really active once Obamacare is implemented,” she said. The program emphasized the need for mental health professions to help prevent violence, especially gun violence. “You don’t need to have an M.D. or a Ph.D. to start working [in the health care industry],” Arvind said. “Some are undergraduate or GED level. People can start at the entry level and work their way up. That is why I think this is a great industry to get into.”

After the information sessions, students and job seekers could network to vendors that provided employment and educational opportunities. One vendor, Rebecca Rathmill, senior program coordinator for the Office of Continuing Professional Education on Cook campus, said her company offers public health training programs. “People think of health care as hospitals, and a lot of times that’s true, but another huge part of health care is public health,” she said. Rathmill said many careers in the health care industry do not exist within hospitals. For example, public health nurses can work at clinics to administer vaccines to patients. The Office of Continuing Education provides a 12-week course called Environment and Public Health, where students can train to become health inspectors. Luisa Gutierraz, a School of Engineering senior, represented the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s station. She said professionals in the field could have careers that involve both engineering and medicine. “For example, one of the tracks is biomechanics, which is related to prosthetics and another track deals with artificial hearts, pacemakers, catheters — you name it,” she said.

Janice Jeschke, a School of Engineering junior, and Maria Qadri, a graduate assistant, talk to Judy Formalarie yesterday at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus about the different courses offered by the School of Engineering for people interested in the health care industry. YESHA CHOKSHI Saint Peter’s University Hospital also held a “Medical Village” that showcased new health care technology, said Kaitlin M. Patullo, an occupational therapist at the hospital. “We have people from different parts of the hospital representing and explaining what they do and how to get toward that so anyone looking for another career or going into college can have an idea of what’s required to do what we do,” Patullo said. Calvin Br yant attended the event because he is seeking a career in the health care industry.

He expressed interest in learning what job positions were open as well as the training required for the positions. “[Dr. Arvind] told us it’s the biggest industry in terms of job openings in the state of New Jersey. She said even if you didn’t have any related experience, there might be entry-level positions that you can apply for,” he said. The N.J. Health Care Talent Network will move its Health Care Industry Week across the state so more New Jerseyans can participate.


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Gelles, who shares office space with a doctoral student, said his work for the Center for Communication and Health Issues, which looks at the varying health issues affecting college students, is highly collaborative both within the office and with the rest of the University. He does not mind sharing space because his officemate also works under the umbrella of the center, he said. “It’s a lot easier for me to turn around and tell [my officemate] something as opposed to having to walk to her room or give her a call or have to shoot her an email,” he said. “It expedites our processes.” Gelles said he had not heard many complaints from people who share offices. Faculty should expect some disruptions in their daily work, but having a collaborative setting minimizes the distraction. Providing an open space for student interaction will also make the school more appealing to interested graduate students, especially those interested in new media, he said. “Giving them a space to work and collaborate is very important, because these are the future faculty members,” he said. Graduate students work for the faculty, conduct personal research, teach classes and bring prestige to the University by presenting their research findings, he said. “The doctoral students, in a way, serve a really important purpose within SC&I,” he said. “They’re kind of the unsung heroes of SC&I.” Novick said the shortage of office space became more critical within the last several years as the school grew. The space shortage has been an issue for years, but the school recently found an opportunity to have the Annex extension address the issue. The school has three undergraduate majors that are some of

the largest degrees offered by the University, she said. The school has more students than it did eight years ago, and the lack of faculty space impacts how students are able to interact with professors and doctoral teaching assistants because many faculty and staff members share offices, she said. The School of Communication and Information ultimately plans to centralize its programs in one building on the College Avenue campus, a long-term goal that requires more time and planning, Novick said. While the addition does not completely solve the problem, the additional space would be a positive improvement on the current situation while the school plans for a new building, she said. “We hope to be able to move in in the early part of the fall semester,” she said. After assigning faculty to the new space, the school will rearrange people in the main building to create more research hubs, as well as provide effective work areas, Trevor said. Gelles said it took him half an hour to find parking that morning because of the shortage of space in the three parking lots immediately surrounding the School of Communication and Information buildings. “There’s a lack of parking here, period,” he said. The school’s expansion risks making the already difficult task of parking more difficult for faculty members, because there used to be a parking lot where the school is building the Annex’s extension, he said. Gelles said the building extension increases traffic to the area but does not address the need to provide parking to accommodate it. “It took me half an hour to find a spot, but I finally found a spot,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s an irresolvable issue at this point, but it’s definitely one that needs to be taken into consideration.”

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SCANDAL Barchi appointed Kirschner as interim athletic director CONTINUED FROM FRONT Executive Vice President and Interim Chancellor Richard L. Edwards,” Barchi said. Sweeney, a former captain of the University’s women’s basketball and lacrosse teams, she serves on the Executive Committee of the President’s Council of the Rutgers University Foundation, according to the email. Barchi said the committee will also have “broad representation” from the New Brunswick community, including faculty, students and former student athletes. Barchi also instated Carl Kirschner, special counsel for academic programs, as interim athletic director. Senior Associate Athletic Director Doug Fillis and chief financial officer for athletics Janine Purcaro would assist Kirschner. According to the investigative report by independent investigator John Lacey of Connell Foley, who was hired by the University, Purcaro attended numerous meetings with Pernetti regarding Rice’s actions. “[Kirschner] has a keen knowledge of athletics at Rutgers from his long service as chair of the Academic Oversight Committee for Intercollegiate Athletics, which reviews the applications of prospective Rutgers student athletes and monitors the academic progress of those who are admitted and enroll,” Barchi said.

IN BRIEF The University libraries have increased their hours of operation on the New Brunswick campus for the spring semester’s finals period, according to the libraries’ website. Alexander Librar y on the College Avenue campus and the Library of Science and Medicine on Busch campus will be open for 24 hours beginning Monday, May 6 — the last day of classes. In response to feedback, the two libraries will be open for 24 hours during weekdays and until midnight Friday and Saturday through Wednesday May 15, the last day of exams.

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CENTER Hartman says facility will be equipped with round-the-clock specialists CONTINUED FROM FRONT New Brunswick Mayor Jim Cahill, who was also in attendance, said a robust health care system is a vital component of a thriving community, and Saint Peter’s has been a shining part of the New Brunswick community for decades. “Saint Peter’s has been a leader and a pioneer in children’s health care, especially. More than 22,000 children are given top medical care in its emergency facility each year,” Cahill said. Phill Hartman, chief communications officer for Saint Peter’s, said the new pediatric department is the first phase of the twoand-a-half-year project the hospital set in motion last July to expand and remodel their entire emergency department. “Here at Saint Peter’s, we operate the largest neo-natal intensive care unit between Boston and Washington, D.C., and we have more babies born here every year than any other hospital in New Jersey, so pediatrics is a big part of our business,” Hartman said. Everything from the floors to the ceilings will be brand new and up-to-date, including state-of-

the-art ultrasounds and computers, he said. Rev. Paul Bootkoski, the bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen, who also offered opening remarks, officially opened the new facility with a blessing. The new department includes 14 new beds, 11 of which are in private rooms — making it the largest pediatric department in the region including Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon, Union and Monmouth counties, Hartman said. The hospital believes the new, state-of-the-art expansion will be a large factor in making sure the experience of each patient is positive and efficient, Hartman said. “Our staff in the facility will be fully 24-7, patients are going to be seen only by board-certified pediatric emergency specialists and pediatricians,” Hochberg said. Hartman said the new facility will be equipped with a roundthe-clock child-life specialist on call to help children feel more comfortable and parents understand what is happening with their child’s injury. “When a child is brought in who is confused or traumatized, the child-life specialist will use devices like videos and dolls to

Dr. Bipin Patel, far left, chairman in the hospital’s Department of Pediatrics, says the new pediatric center will help make child patients more comfortable. KARL HOEMPLER try to show the child what will happen to get them to feel comfortable,” Hartman said. In addition, a fast-track station will care for patients with non-lifethreatening injuries — aiming to treat and discharge them within 90 minutes, increasing efficiency greatly, he said. “With fast track, kids who come in with scrapes, lacerations or minor broken bones won’t have to sit and wait for hours but will be saved time and stress with a shorter stay at the [Emergency Department],” Hartman said. Hochberg said the philosophy held by Saint Peter’s is no patient should ever be in the waiting room. “If there is an open bed in the emergency facility, the patient should be brought back immedi-

ately to be seen by a physician. This bright new space will help us accomplish this,” he said. Saint Peter’s has, over the past several years, been able to reduce the time patients spend in the hospital by 60 percent, Hochberg said. “We want the experience of our patients from the very beginning to the moment they are discharged to be the best they can possibly have,” Hartman said. President Robert Donnelly of the Dorothy B. Hersh Foundation said the new expansion is exactly the kind of project the foundation aims to support because of its focus on helping children first. “The Hersh Foundation is dedicated to children and children’s problems, and what we really look for are sort of brick-

and-mortar type projects that really contribute to solving those issues. So this project was really the perfect fit for the foundation,” Donnelly said. “This is phase one of the global expansion of our emergency services, because it is vital to provide the kind of services we can to the children first,” Hochberg said. Cahill thanked Saint Peter’s University Hospital for its contributions to the New Brunswick community and all of its members in need of top-notch care. “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Saint Peter’s on behalf of thousands of parents and at least one grandfather that I know of, for their outstanding commitment to children’s health care,” Cahill said.


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EYEWEAR Company is looking to sell its first batch of 1,000 to 1,500 sunglasses CONTINUED FROM FRONT After graduating last summer, Sheth and Matov moved to California where they devoted their time to attracting investors, designing prototypes and preparing to launch the website. The website launched last week, and Monte Cool currently has 10 prototype sunglasses, Sheth said. The company now hones in on selling their first batch of 1,000 to 1,500 sunglasses by allowing buyers who make a reservation through the website to receive a 30 percent discount from the product’s $99 retail price. Buyers have the option to custom laser engravings the detachable arms, so now the company focuses on selling the

products to fraternities, clubs and organizations who can use the product to sport their letters or logos. Sheth said even the Miami Heat showed interest in engraving players’ numbers on the arms. In the future, Sheth hopes Monte Cool can partner with clothing brands that will rebrand the sunglasses with the clothing company’s logo. Now, blogs promoting the product and social networks have created a market for new customers, Chandran said. “There’s a new Thrillest ... We woke up one day, [our product] jumped up 50 orders in one day, how did that happen?,” he said. “I called Kunal and we tried to figure it out and we decided it’s because this blog decided to post our product up.”

Monte Cool is looking to expand their product — magnetized sunglasses made of anodized aluminum which allow customers to change the arms to different colors. PHOTOS COURTESY OF KUNAL SHETH


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Conference. The University president was still the new hen all is said and done, the entire Mike guy trying to win over the student body and was coming Rice saga really comes down to one under fire for not caring enough about their concerns. thing: accountability. And, anyway, a little roughhousing turns boys into men, or With all the firing and finger-pointing going on, the pubso our society says. The drive to succeed trumped what lic really just wants to know how this abuse was allowed to was in the best interest of the students, and played into a continue for so long. Is it the fault of University President macho attitude that seems to pervade athletic programs Robert L. Barchi for letting this happen under his nose? across the country. Former Athletic Director Tim Pernetti for not taking immePlus, we were told an investigation was conducted diate action when this first came to his attention? Former against Rice in December — clearly exemplifying the Director of Player Development Eric Murdock for being a pervading norm of saying what you have to say to skeeze? Former head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice appease the public while not having a concrete redress because, well, shouldn’t he not throw basketballs at players of the issues. in the first place? There was also discrepancy between Barchi and We’ve gone over the timeline time and time again. It’s Pernetti on what being “on the same page” really meant. been published in The Daily Targum, as well as other news One questions how well the two outlets, under searching eyes administrators really communitrying to find just where things “Either Pernetti needed cated with each other, let alone went wrong. But maybe the reahow seamless their cooperation son why we can’t exactly pinto be fired, or he needed to was. Clearly, a common underpoint it is because this all didn’t show he would severely standing was lacking between come crashing down in one the two, and the issue easily fell interaction, but rather was the change his ways — and, in between the cracks. shortcoming of the entire interthis case, the former option Barchi’s lack of responsibility connected web of accountability. clearly cannot be excused. We already know Pernetti was easiest. While it was Pernetti’s duty to was aware of the abuse in take action against Rice’s transNovember. We also know that it gressions, it is also the duty of was brought to Barchi’s attenBarchi to ensure that everyone working under him was tion at that time as well — and that he probably didn’t doing their job the way they were supposed to. The fact watch the video himself to make an educated decision on that he was made fully aware of what was going on makes what course of action to take with Rice. Then there’s this even more troublesome. Murdock, who, according to ESPN, seems to be getting Further, by the time the flurry of media attention came investigated for the possibility of extortion. around, one thing became clear, according to our sports The thing is, at the time the abuse was originally editor: either Pernetti needed to be fired, or he needed to brought to light, administrative officials probably made show he would severely change his ways — and, in this excuses for it, or didn’t think it was serious enough for case, the former option was easiest. redress or possibly just didn’t think it was convenient to As the story continues to unfold and the fog of facts take action. And this is a statement on the culture of colcontinues to swirl, one thing remains clear — this was not lege sports as we know it. the fault of any one person, but rather was the failure of our When Rice’s abuse became apparent, the University University administration as a whole. was in the middle of trying to get into the Big Ten Athletic

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Gold standard not the best for American economy WHAT’S BUBBLIN’? LEE SELTZER

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ey everyone, it’s me again — back to talk to you about the monetary system of Ornamentopia. I know you guys have been dying to hear the rest of this story, probably even losing sleep over it, so here it goes. Last time we checked, paper money that can be exchanged for gold on command. Since then though, much has changed. Ornamentopia has developed quite a bit, and now has much more going on aside from ornamental food found in bars. They’re actually in the middle of an

industrial revolution. However, all is not well in this far-off land. Ornamentopia is currently facing a shortage of gold. Think of it this way: since money can be used in exchange for goods, there is always a demand for money. Since Ornamentopia is undergoing an industrial revolution, demand for money is increasing, and they need more money than ever before. That being said, no new gold has been found. This means there is less money in the economy than is needed, and as a result, prices are lower than they should be. Since prices are lower, people care less about producing stuff that people need, so there are less jobs. However, the people of Ornamentopia realized this gold thing does not have practical value. Sure, you can wear it, and it looks pretty and shows that you have

money, but its value is more theoretical. So then if they just put out more paper money without getting more gold, it would still be theoretical, and that would not really change anything. Maybe this money could be as good as gold. Prices might go up a little bit, but that’s much better than prices dropping. Now, let’s shift gears to the real world. The above problem may seem complex and abstract, but it actually happened in the United States in the 1800s. As the United States was going through the Industrial Revolution, there was a shortage of gold — and prices plummeted, particularly hurting farmers. This is perhaps one of the greater dangers of the gold standard. Proponents of it advocate that it will keep prices stable, but it is at the cost that you cannot control them if you need to.

This is a principally relevant issue right now — since in the previous election, the Republican Party included a provision to create a commission that would discuss returning to the gold standard on their platform in the previous election. Moreover, Representative Ron Paul and Sen. Rand Paul, (R-Ky.), the most dynamic father-son duo in politics are increasingly gaining popularity, and they support returning to gold. So note that while the gold standard seems tempting, there are faults: all that glitters is not gold. Lee Seltzer is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in history and economics with a minor in mathematics. His column, “What’s Bubblin’,” runs on alternate Tuesdays. Follow Lee on Twitter @simplee_bubblin.

Tent State offers unique opportunity for student body THOUGHT CONTROL CAFÉ NAT SOWINSKI

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hough we live in a political system that is considered a democracy, seldom do we actually get to experience the practical, real-life implications of this. Ours is a representative democracy, and our participation seldom extends beyond voting in the presidential election and watching mercurial televised punditry. Media coverage, news analysis and contemporary discourse frame Occupy Wall Street as being the first application of direct democracy in recent times. However, not as many are aware that a precedent for direct democratic movements has been set right here at the University in a campout occupation known as Tent State University.

Tent State University is an occupation and practice in direct democracy that occurs in Voorhees Mall outside Scott Hall on the College Avenue campus. This is Tent State’s eleventh year, and next week — April 15 through April 19, it will be happening again. The premise of Tent State is if tuition continues to skyrocket and state and federal funding for public higher education continues to wane — at its most extreme, students will amass debt and not be able to pay basic living expenses. The occupation and campout composing Tent State University is a “university” created by students — one in which knowledge is shared and community and culture are fostered. Tent State can be considered a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas, much like proper universities. During the day, students and faculty hold workshops and lectures, and some professors teach classes outside. Speaker events are also held. Frances Fox Piven, acclaimed sociologist and political scientist, as well as

professor at City University of New York, will be speaking this year, among others. At night, Tent State transforms into a forum for arts and culture. Performers and musicians hold nightly performances at Tent State, and in the art city tent, occupiers can make artwork while local artists showcase theirs. The aspect of direct democracy in Tent State is embodied in its daily town hall meetings. Like Occupy Wall Street’s general assemblies, the occupiers and organizers of Tent State convene every day to discuss problems, address issues and plan the daily operations in a democratic manner. It is in this way that Tent State becomes less a mere occupation and more a pure democratic movement, inclusively opening up its entire week’s operations for discussion with the general public. To create a do-it-yourself system of governance is powerful, especially when it operates within the larger polity in which we reside. And creating a student-run uni-

versity within a university is a symbolic and poignant display of student power. We may realize the discontents in the current system of governance, but even the largest organizations can sometimes fall short of actually enacting any real change. However, by creating a community and subsequent mode of planning and governance, even the smallest voice has a substantial impact. There is some truth to conservative political activist Paul Weyrich’s words when he says, “Small scale is critical to local life, to the ability of local people to control what happens where they live.” And to me, little is more beautiful and empowering than having the ability to come together as a community to democratically shape and mold their experience. Nat Sowinski is a School of Arts and Sciences senior, majoring in middle eastern studies and minoring in philosophy. Her column, “Thought Control Café,” runs on alternate Tuesdays.

Was the University basketball team really abused? COMMENTARY ALEX LEWIS

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hen uncertainty abounds, it’s best to start small. Let’s just list the things we know. We know that someone close to us has done wrong. He knows it, too. We know that even though his crime is individual, the shockwaves are communal. That’s how it works. Just ask Penn State University. We know, deep down, only the most naïve among us still look toward the sports world for our heroes. If you didn’t pick up on that after Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods, O.J. Simpson or Pete Rose, then it’s time for you to wise up. Your naiveté is only going to leave you even more disappointed in the future. On a really, painfully, ironically basic note, we know that it’s wrong to abuse young people, wrong to call anyone a faggot, wrong to lay your hands on others with the intent to harm. Lessons bred in the kindergarten bone should stick out in the collegiate flesh. That goes for students, faculty and coaches. We know that. We all know that. On the other hand, we know that we’re not fully comfortable with throwing the “abuse” moniker around so casually, when

it comes to this episode. The gravitas of buzzwords ebbs and flows relative to the current events to which they are applied. And in today’s college-sports world, the examples of abuse we’ve all digested over the past couple years have really done a number on our innate sensibilities. With all we’ve seen, with an appreciation for just how low the moral bar has sunk, one could forgive us for being a little bit cynical when it comes to the definition of abuse. We know that everyone shifted uncomfortably in their seat just now when I suggested that maybe the University’s men’s basketball team wasn’t really “abused” abused. But it’s a part of the dialogue we can’t just ignore. We have to discuss it if we want to paint a holistic picture of what really happened. Our sound byte-saturated culture does its best to oversimplify everything and that includes the contextual and cultural aspects of any high-profile news story. Abuse is a transitive thing, something that requires a doer and a receiver. Conventional wisdom states that only the victims have the standing to say whether they felt abused, and to date, most of the young men in question have stopped short of claiming that they ever did. Some have defended Rice, his methods and the environment he built on the court. Sports are sports, and it is, always and everywhere, a macho universe. Much like with the mili-

tary, we tend excuse harsh conditions out of deference to operational effectiveness. Whether we ought to do so, especially at the collegiate level, is another crucial question. Chances are, when that discussion finally has its day, we’ll end up doing the same thing we did other times we had to decide whether student-athletes were more students or more athletes. We’ll do with abusive coaching what we did with monetary rewards for college athletes: shake our heads, wag our fingers but eventually relent in the face of the trend’s seemingly monolithic prevalence. It happens everywhere, so why not here? But until then, I’m going to continue asking if abuse is the right label. Sorry I’m not sorry. On the other hand, we know that much of the context really doesn’t matter, and an appeal to nuance or culture or what goes on inside “every other locker room in every other college in America” is just a cop out. See the previous bit about how hitting people is just plain wrong. Wrongness that is also very common does not make a given instance of it somehow less wrong. Two, or three or a hundred wrongs do not collectively make a right. We know we can’t let blowhards complaining about the “wussification” of the American man turn all us men into walking Rambo caricatures. We know we deserve better.

But we also know how quickly the public discourse gets galvanized at the expense of sober reflection. That kind of thing is hard to avoid once the media has descended, all steamrollers and satellite vans, onto campus. The beckon of a grandstand is often hard to resist. But deep down, we all know that you can’t use the law to stop abstract mean-ness. You can’t legislate away bullying. Even if you could, you wouldn’t want to. You just end up stifling discourse and dissent in an educational environment that is supposed to nurture both. Remember that the next time you’re staring down the barrel of a reporter’s microphone on College Avenue. Most of all, we need to know that we aren’t slaves to the diametric media narratives being crafted right now in the theater of the modern weekly news cycle. Pride and spirit are magically intangible commodities, but they are the only means of currency available to a school’s crestfallen students. The fluid nature of something like pride is actually a blessing: you can pick and choose, you can say you support the institution but not the leadership, the team but not its coach or the coach but not the coach’s decisions. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t. Alex Lewis is a class of 2012 University alumnus and former columnist for The Daily Targum.

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TIGERS Alleyne could miss game with injury to upper body CONTINUED FROM BACK Sophomore midfielder Joseph Nardella could be Rutgers’ way of doing so. The face-off specialist played well against Villanova, as he won 17 of 24 possible face-offs against the Wildcats. Nardella has taken the majority of the face-of fs for the Knights and wins about 66 percent of them. Princeton wins just less than half of its face-of fs, which may give Rutgers the chance to really control the tempo and pace of the game. “[I’m] ver y confident with [freshman goalkeeper] Kris [Alleyne] and Joe to keep us in ever y game with how well they’ve been playing all year,” Brecht said. “Joe has been one of the leaders in the nation at what he does and with faceof fs being such a tough area to control game-by-game, hopefully he can stay hot.” But the Knights might be without one of them, as Alleyne may not be able to play. Alleyne has star ted ever y game so far this season, but left Saturday’s game against Villanova with an undisclosed upper-body injur y. He will be a game-time decision, but Brecht is optimistic about his status for the game.

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Junior outfielder Brian O’Grady and Rutgers will try to get back above .500 today on the road against Fordham. NISHA DATT, PHOTO EDITOR

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with just a 4-3 win against St. Joseph’s during that span. Rutgers learned its lesson Junior centerfielder Brian against an inferior team a few O’Grady was also a little perweeks ago thanks to a 9-3 loss to plexed at Terhune’s effectiveRider in Lawrenceville, N.J., and ness, as he sports a 2-2 record it knows losing games like with a 2.65 ERA. today’s does nothing to help. “Personally, I was a little out in Hill said Sunday junior front to start,” O’Grady said. “I righthander Slater McCue will don’t know what made him so get the nod for his fourth start of effective really. He was mixing it the season. up pretty well. I don’t know — he McCue, who was the losing just did a good job I guess.” pitcher against the Broncs, only For Rutgers (14-14, 6-3), the lasted three and a third innings in series loss was its first to a Big his last start East opponent this against Columbia. season. The Knights dropped “We have to learn He allowed four runs in that outthe first game from this and play ing, but Rutgers against the Pirates, 15-1, behind senior better than we have had one of its most productive lefthander Rob before. You never offensive outings Smorol’s worst outof the season in ing of the season like to lose.” what turned into a and a lack of offenBRIAN O’GRADY 16-6 victory. sive production. Junior Outfielder The offense Rutgers’ permust be the formance in the emphasis today, and the Knights’ second game prevented the track record suggests they are sweep, and O’Grady believes capable of coming through if the series loss is not as bad as McCue struggles. it seems — the Knights curBut Rutgers will have to prorently sit in third place in the duce more than two hits if it Big East thanks to their 6-3 wants to pick up the win. conference record. “We just have to stay focused, “I think we’ll be fine,” O’Grady and we have to play our best said. “We have to learn from this ever y game,” O’Grady said. and play better than we have “We’re a very good team when before. You never like to lose, but we play like we can, but if we sometimes you can learn from it don’t play like we can, we can and I think we will.” lose any game.” Hill will get the opportunity to see how Rutgers responds For updates on the Rutgers today when it travels to the baseball team, follow Bradly Bronx to play its only game Derechailo on Twitter before the weekend against @Bradly_D. For general Rutgers Fordham (11-19). sports updates follow The Rams enter the contest @TargumSports. losers of 12 of their last 13 games,


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basketball coach Rick Pitino headlines a 2013 class of 12 people elected yesterday into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, according to ESPN. Others nominated include former NBA stars Gary Payton and Bernard King, former UNLV head coach Jerry Tarkanian and North Carolina women’s head coach Sylvia Hatchell. Formal inductions will take place in a ceremony Sept. 8 in Springfield, Mass.

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football defensive back Mike McNeil was sentenced yesterday to ser ve at least three years in prison after he pled guilty to first-degree robber y, according to ESPN. His attorney described the incident as “possibly a prank.” Lee County Circuit Judge Christopher Hughes accepted McNeil’s plea deal. McNeal received a 15-year split sentence under the deal, which includes ser ving three years, three more years of supervised probation and paying $2,000 in restitution.

Rutgers drops home loss to Syracuse BY MIKE KOSINSKI CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Syracuse defeated the Rutgers women’s tennis team Sunday, 6-1. The Scarlet Knights (11-7, 5-2) competed well in matches against the Orange (10-7, 6-1), but it was not enough for the win. It was a Big East matchup, which made the stakes higher for both teams. Rutgers dropped to 52 in conference play on the season, while Syracuse improved to 6-1.

stronger this year The Knights’ than seasons past. only point in the “It was a day Junior Stefania contest was in sinBalasa agreed. gles play. Freshman where we needed “We knew that Mariam Zein took to play our best Syracuse was a home a victory in good team going the No. 5 singles tennis, but we into this match,” match, 6-2, 4-6, 11-9. came up short.” Balasa said. “But I According to was more surprised head coach Ben BEN BUCCA with how good they Bucca, Syracuse Head Coach were this year.” has always been a Rutgers underproblem for the Knights, but the Orange were a lot stood it had to be on top of its game

if it wanted to take down one of the stronger teams in the conference. “It was a day where we needed to play our best tennis, but we came up short,” Bucca said. The Knights want to move on from this loss while also preparing for important future matches the rest of the season. Rutgers has two Big East matches remaining and the team is hoping for victories in both matches to improve their seed for the Big East Championships.


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APRIL 9, 2013

GOLF KNIGHTS NEXT PLAY APRIL 20 IN RUTHERFORD INVITATIONAL

SOFTBALL

Layoff gives RU time to practice BY AARON FARRAR CORRESPONDENT

Head coach Rob Shutte admitted the Rutgers men’s golf team’s performance in its most recent outing was a relief. The circumstances of the Scarlet Knights’ season, especially early on,overwhelmed them. “It feels a lot better,” Shutte said of having every player back in action. “It feels good. Certainly guys are hungry. We want to win. Overall, any time you are going in and playing the final groups in the final round, [which] is your experience that you want to try to have the guys play in because that is where you have a chance to win.” The biggest adjustment for Rutgers came with sophomore Hyung Mo Kim’s return to the lineup. After sitting out of the team’s first two tournaments because of a violation of team rules, he tied for 64th at the Whiting Tur ner Towson Invitational with a 159 individual score. Although Kim’s execution on the course surprised Shutte, the second-year coach felt Kim’s presence gave the Knights a boost and provided some much needed momentum this season the squad was searching for. “Mo is the kind of player that gives us a good chance to play our best,” Shutte said. “He is going to go out and give us those numbers. He is a very good driver on the golf ball and a consistent line player. He is just an allaround solid player.” The more than two-week intermission before its trip to

Senior John Fagan will have time to work on his game during Rutgers’ two-week break before the Rutherford Invitational.

Junior first baseman Alexis Durando hit a momentum-shifting grand slam in Game 2 of Rutgers’ series against Georgetown. THE DAILY TARGUM / APRIL 2012

JOEY GREGORY, SEPTEMBER 2012

Pennsylvania on April 20 for the Rutherford Invitational gives Rutgers the opportunity to polish its game. It may very well be a chance for senior John Fagan to regain his swing. “The reality is the game that we play can be really hard sometimes,” Shutte said. “With golf, you are just out there by yourself. In our sport, a little bit of a swing change, a little bit of swing pattern can mean a really good thing or really bad thing.” Shutte has been assisting at the 2013 Masters Golf Tournament for a few days in Atlanta, but has monitored the Knights through their routines. Rutgers returned to its 7 a.m. strength and conditioning procedures, which include mile

r uns and swinging sessions. Because of the week’s favorable weather, it is likely the Knights will get repetitions outdoors instead of the simulated courses indoors. With the end of the season in sight, the team realizes how crucial the mental aspect of the game is this deep into the year. The last thing Shutte hopes to see is a lack of focus. “It is just a demanding game,” Shutte said. “As golfers, especially when all these guys have played golf at a really high level at times, that certainly makes it more difficult and frustrating when things are not going as well because you know the abilities are there. You just have to be sharp at all times.”

Deflating loss fuels resilient Knights BY GREG JOHNSON CORRESPONDENT

As sophomore leftfielder Chandler Howard drifted back to the warning track Saturday at the RU Softball Complex, it spelled trouble for the Rutgers softball team. A ball off the bat of Georgetown shortstop Alexandria Anttila in the top of the seventh inning landed just out of the reach of Howard’s outstretched glove over the wall to give the Hoyas a 12-11 lead for the eventual win. In a seesaw battle that saw the Scarlet Knights come all the way back from a 7-1 second inning deficit to take the lead in the fifth, Anttila’s two-run blast provided Rutgers this season with arguably its most deflating moment. Though the Knights’ aggressive approach at the plate never wavered — even when staring in a huge hole — it was not enough to win. The true testament to Rutgers’ mental toughness was unveiled in how the Knights subsequently won the next two games of the series. “It was a tough loss for us the first game,” said junior first baseman Alexis Durando. “We could’ve easily just laid down and died, but we don’t say quit — we never say die on this team.” For many teams, bad losses leads to a bad stretch — but not the Knights. They gathered themselves and grinded out two key conference wins — much like they did March 29-30 against Connecticut. “It talks to the resiliency of this team,” said head coach Jay Nelson. “They got in their mind that we’re in the Big East. We were talking to them after wards — a normal team or normal person rolls over and plays dead.” Nelson also took the blame for a managerial miscue that may have cost Rutgers in the top of the seventh inning in Game 1. Debating whether to relieve a tiring freshman righthander

Dresden Maddox with senior righthander Abbey Houston, Nelson opted against it. He did not want Georgetown to see his eventual starting pitcher for the next game. The Hoyas made him pay, as Maddox hit the leadoff batter to put Nelson in a bind. “I had it in my mind if we got the first kid [Antilla] out to walk [then we could] put the tying run on,” Nelson said. “Unfortunately the No. 3 hitter comes up and sticks her hands out over the plate and gets hit, and they give her the base. So … the kid that hits all the homeruns — what are we going to do? We can’t walk her now.” The outcome may have been different had Rutgers simply been able to work around Anttila, but that meant little to the Knights, who have never been about excuses. They refuse to let outside distractions or squandered opportunities dampen their future. “We have an incredible amount of focus,” said sophomore lefthander Alyssa Landrith. “I am so impressed with them — their hitting, and just not giving up no matter the circumstance.” Nelson’s decision to hold off on Houston until Game 2 of the series ultimately paid dividends, as the righthander kept the Hoyas in check for four and onethird innings. Durando belted a grand slam in the bottom of the third, and the Knights never looked back. Rutgers never trailed again in the series — seizing two marquee wins to thrust into sole possession of fifth place in the Big East standings. As the Knights continue their conference schedule, a crushed ball over the left field wall on their home turf may very well have served as the turning point of their season. For updates on the Rutgers softball team, follow Greg Johnson on Twitter @Greg_P_Johnson. For general Rutgers sports updates, follow @targumsports.


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APRIL 9, 2013 WOMEN’S LACROSSE NO. 5 SYRACUSE 10, RUTGERS 8

Junior midfielder Amanda Trendell registered two goals on three shots and collected two groundballs during yesterday’s 10-8 loss to No. 5 Syracuse. Trendell’s last goal gave Rutgers its first lead of the game three mintues into the second half against the Orange. LIANNE NG, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER / APRIL 2012

No. 5 Orange survive upset bid in final minutes BY IAN ERHARD STAFF WRITER

With 10 minutes remaining in the second period Sunday, head coach Laura Brand-Sias was forced to call a timeout. She watched as the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team allowed two straight goals to surrender its second-half lead against No. 5 Syracuse. With the game tied, 8-8, it was a crucial finish for the Scarlet Knights, who had yet to win their first conference game after suffering an 8-7 loss Friday to Connecticut. Midfielder Katie Webster capitalized on a free position attempt

following the timeout to put Syracuse back in front. Heavy defensive pressure by the Orange (7-3, 3-0) left Rutgers (8-4, 0-3) with little chance to draw even. Syracuse was able to maintain possession with caused turnovers and put the game away with another goal. The 10-8 defeat marked the Knights’ third straight Big East loss and second straight at home. But Brand-Sias said there was fight in the team until the very end. “There was never a moment where they had anything in their minds that the game wasn’t in our hands and we didn’t have the ability to win,” she said. “It kind of seems to be our M.O. that when

we play someone highly ranked, we really get up for the game and compete for the full 60 minutes.” With five goals in the first 13 minutes of the second half, it looked as if the Knights were ready to take control of the game. Senior attack Annie McGinley gave the Knights an 8-6 advantage after junior attack Megan Clements and midfielder Amanda Trendell scored in a span of less than one minute to give Rutgers its first lead of the game. But the offense was held scoreless for the final 17 minutes of regulation. The action went back and forth early in the second period, as both teams fired on offense.

Freshman attack Halley Barnes scored one goal against Syracuse, Rutgers’ third straight loss in Big East Play after it ended nonconference play 8-1. LIANNE NG, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER / APRIL 2012

A Syracuse free position attempt left senior goalkeeper Lily Kalata far behind her own net — which allowed attack Kayla Treanor to score and bring the Orange within one goal. Trendell had an opportunity to tie the game on a free position shot before halftime, but Syracuse goalkeeper Kelsey Richardson slowed the shot down enough for it to lie still on the goal line. Trendell began its offensive surge less than two minutes into the game — before the Orange strung together three consecutive goals to take a 3-1 lead. Rutgers was overmatched in draw controls, winning only 3 out of 20. “Knowing that we weren’t getting the draw, we had to be a little bit more impatient on the attack and give up some opportunities that we would normally have,” Brand-Sias said. The Knights’ inability to gain possession off the draw was the difference late, as it allowed Syracuse to score four straight goals and secure the ball once it acquired the lead. An unforced Knights turnover ended an attempt to even the game with less than one minute left. Freshman attack Halley Barnes — who scored in two goals in the effort and three on the weekend — received a free position attempt with three seconds remaining, but could not put a shot on net. Rutgers tied the game on two occasions in the second period. The first goal was from Barnes to tie it at 6, and McGinley followed with a goal midway through the second period to draw even at seven apiece. But the Knights were unable to garner enough offense to support a solid defensive effort. “Personally, I think that it was the defense who stepped up,” McGinley said. “The offense didn’t

really change how we played the whole game.” The Knights failed to convert on several scoring chances, including free position shots that did not make it on net. Despite 29 shots attempts against UConn (9-1, 2-1) — more than double the Huskies’ 13 — Rutgers only found the back of the net seven times. “Our shooting was horrendous,” said Brand-Sias. “The of fense wasn’t doing what they needed to do to get the ball in the net. … You’re never going to win a game with 25 percent shooting.” Brand-Sias noted that the defense still gave the Knights an opportunity to get the victory. Kalata made only three saves — none in the second period — as the Huskies struggled to get the ball on goal. UConn only managed four shots in the second half. The majority of UConn’s goals came early in the first period. The Huskies strung together four unanswered goals to take a 5-1 lead midway through the opening half. “We thought to ourselves, ‘we can’t let any more in,’” said junior defender Hollie DiMuro. “Once we came together, I think we did a great job of keeping the ball out of the net.” Goals by Barnes and freshman attack Kim Kolodny brought the lead to within two. In the final five minutes of the first period, junior midfielder and Rutgers’ leading scorer, junior midfielder Katrina Martinelli, scored twice to make it a 6-5 game at halftime. Both goals came during heavy contact by UConn defenders as Martinelli struggled to drive to the net. “This is one of the tough ones, because we could’ve won. We should’ve won,” DiMuro said.


POTENTIAL UPSET Despite a second-half lead, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team was unable to hold on against Syracuse, losing 10-8. PAGE 19

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BREAK TIME The Rutgers men’s golf team will have a two-week period between now and its next scheduled outing, a period they will look to improve in. PAGE 18

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NEVER SAY DIE The Rutgers softball team showed mental strength after losing 12-11 Saturday to the Hoyas. PAGE 18

QUOTE OF THE DAY “A normal team or normal person rolls over and plays dead.” — Rutgers head softball coach Jay Nelson on his team’s ability to bounce back after tough losses

TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013

MEN’S LACROSSE NO.9 PRINCETON-RUTGERS, TODAY, 7 P.M.

BASEBALL

Rutgers sets for rebound versus Rams BY BRADLY DERECHAILO ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

After Sunday’s 5-3 loss to Seton Hall, Rutgers head baseball coach Fred Hill could not quite put a finger on what his team needed to take out of its performance. But then he got hold of the stat sheet. “I don’t know, to be honest with you,” Hill said. “I guess we have to start swinging the bats better. If we swing the bats better with the defense we are presently playing and the pitching we’re getting, we’ll be alright.” The Scarlet Knights produced just two hits against the Pirates on Sunday, including only one in the first seven innings of the game. That can be credited to Seton Hall lefthander Greg Terhune, who went seven and one-third innings without allowing the Knights in the hit column. It was not as if Rutgers was unable to make contact against Terhune, who only had four strikeouts during his stint on the hill. Sophomore outfielder Vinny Zarrillo said after the game Terhune kept Rutgers batters off-balance with his curveball, but otherwise the Knights were able to make contact against the lefthander. SEE

RAMS ON PAGE 16

Junior attack Scott Klimchak is the Knights’ best chance for offensive production against No. 9 Princeton. Klimchak leads Rutgers with 24 goals and 65 points as the Knights try to end their eight-game losing streak. TIAN LI, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

RU hosts highly ranked Tigers BY JIM MOONEY STAFF WRITER

Junior righthander Slater McCue will make his fourth start this season. TIAN LI, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team has the challenge of breaking an eight-game losing streak against a top-10 team — No. 9 Princeton. “This is a great oppor tunity for us playing against a top-10 team at home under the lights,” said head coach Brian Brecht.

The Scarlet Knights (2-9, 0-4) have lost their last three games by a total of four goals, with each of those games decided in the final minute of regulation or over time. Rutgers’ level of play in recent weeks has improved as it has taken two of the Big East’s top teams to the final minutes. Princeton (6-3, 2-1) is coming off a loss Saturday against Syracuse, 13-12. The Tigers lead the all-time series against

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Rutgers, 58-29-3, in a rivalr y that dates back to 1922. Defensively the Knights will have to perform better than usual, as Princeton’s offense ranks among the best in the nation. The Tigers rank fifth in assists per game and eighth in goals per game. The Knights may be able to counter Princeton’s attack if it can control face-offs. SEE

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4-for-4 with two homeruns for Rutgers in Saturday’s 12-11 loss to Georgetown. They were the senior second baseman’s first long balls of the season.

at Georgetown Invite

at Fordham

vs. No.10 Princeton

at Villanova (DH)

Today Washington, D.C.

Today, 3 p.m. Bronx, N.Y.

Tonight, 7 p.m. RU Stadium Complex

Tomorrow, 1 p.m. Villanova, Pa.

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