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22 straight seasons...and counting
Posted 2/16/2013 3:43:00 PM

     Look in the dictionary for the definition of "futility" and you see a photo of the RAC basketball court.  That's because the Scarlet Knight men's program now has clinched its 22nd consecutive non-winning conference regular season.  Thanks to Saturday's 75-69 loss at DePaul (against a last-place team on a nine-game losing streak), head coach Mike Rice and Company are 4-9 in conference with only five regular season games left.  The best RU can do is 9-9...a non-winning record.  So, make that eighteen straight non-winning records in the Big East (in 18 seasons in that league) preceded by non-winning marks in its last four seasons in the Atlantic-10.  The last time, the Scarlet had a winning regular-season record in a conference was in 1990-91 when it won the A-10 title en route to its last appearance in the NCAA Tournament.  But, Scarlet Knight fans, don't despair, even if next year's last season in the Big East results in another non-winning record, you still have entrance into the Big Ten in 2014-2015.  No problem there.  Watch out Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, et al.  The Rutgers basketballers are headed your way!

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  1. Don Rich posted on 02/19/2013 10:55 PM
    WOW. Two basketball programs that appear to be going absolutely NOWHERE! What's the answer? Well Pernetti, it's your call!!
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