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Tuesday / February 21.

Big East Freshman Playing Beyond Age; Maryland a Home Away From Home for Rutgers

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Dave Wannstedt wasn’t quite sure what he would get out of freshman linebacker Dan Mason in last Saturday’s game against Navy.

Freshmen are typically unpredictable. On and off the football field, who knows what they are capable of?

“You just don’t know with freshmen,” Wannstedt said on Monday in a conference call. “You see talent and you like them and you draw it on the board. Everybody’s excited and then all of a sudden they have to play. And some of them can handle it and some are just not ready, whether it be physically or mentally or emotionally.”

Read the full story here.

And read about how Rutgers players Joe Lefeged and Jourdan Brooks are returning home for Saturday’s tilt at Maryland.

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. 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.