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.
Rutgers Prepares for Carolina Despite Uncertainty; Defensive End La Lota Transfers to RU
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Tom Savage isn’t sure which North Carolina defense he’ll be facing on Saturday at Rutgers Stadium (3:30, ESPNU).
Will it be the one with four potential NFL players, including star defensive tackle Marvin Austin?
Or will it be the one that has lost back-to-back 30-24 games while competing without those players?
“I know they’re talented kids but watching the film from the LSU game, their backups are right up there with them,” Savage, the Rutgers’ sophomore QB, said Monday after practice. “They’re great players. We’ve just got to focus on the X’s and O’s and not really worry about the personnel.”
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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.