Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Greg Schiano Press Conference; Young Named Player of the Week
Rutgers running back Kordell Young was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week this week after his stellar performance in Saturday’s 35-17 victory over Syracuse.
The West Deptford, N.J. native rushed 29 times for 143 yards and one touchdown.
Young sat out last season after undergoing knee surgery, but has rebounded to become Rutgers’ top rusher this season. He has 478 yards and five touchdowns despite missing four games because of problems with his left knee. The Knights are 4-1 in games he’s played this season.
Also, junior strong safety Zaire Kitchen was named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll. Kitchen had a career-high seven tackles and a game-changing sack and forced fumble against Syracuse.
The Scarlet Knights (4-5, 3-2 Big East) visit South Florida (6-3, 1-3) on Saturday at noon.
Rutgers also announced that the Nov. 22 home game with Army would kick off at noon.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.