Bruce's Blog

18 years of futility
Posted 1/13/2013 12:56:00 AM

     What do Bob Wenzel, Kevin Bannon, Gary Waters, Fred Hill and Mike Rice have in common?  Not one of them has ever led a Rutgers basketball team to a 3-1 record in a Big East season.  Rice made it 18 straight years of no better than 2-2 with Saturday night's 68-58 home loss to #21 Cincinnati heard on the new talk radio, 1450 WCTC and WCTCAM.com.  18 straight years!  We're not talking about the first 12 games of a Big East season nor the first ten nor the first eight...not even the first six.  A Scarlet Knight team has never won three of its first four games in a Big East campaign.  If that doesn't show RU's futility in one of the best leagues in the nation, then I don't know what does.  Oh, wait a minute.  Yes, I do.  The Scarlet Knights have never had a winning record in an entire season in the Big East....oh-for-18!  And time's running out.  Rutgers only has this season and next before it moves into the much-easier Big Ten.  Pardon move as I move my tongue out of my cheek.

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  1. Peter from Cliffwood Beach posted on 01/13/2013 09:07 PM
    I wasn't exactly doing cartwheels after the St. John's win, but I looked forward to hearing an upbeat Tom Ortuso on his Knight Cap show. He hasn't had many opportunities to brag about men's hoops during his tenure as host. The statement that really puts things in proper perspective was when he said that if the Knights keep on winning these type of games they have a chance to make the NIT. Unfortunately, he's right. That's where the program is and that's where it is going to stay in the forseeable future. Bummer.
  2. Kyle posted on 01/19/2013 07:42 PM
    Bruce Johnson was the best radio announcer we need him back
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