CHAMPAIGN – One of the unique things about the 2020-2021 season for seniors is that it didn’t have to be their final seasons. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, players were allowed to play an extra year with their program even if they were in the last year of those eligibility. It left a choice for seniors across the country as they looked ahead to what many hope is a more normal season in 2021-2022.
If it feels like Rutgers is bringing back almost everyone this coming fall, it’s because it is. The Scarlet Knights will return 20 combined starters on offense and defense from the 2020 season. That is tied for the most in the Big Ten with Minnesota, according to betting analyst Brad Powers.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The University of Iowa baseball team was down to its final strike before erupting for seven runs to take the series opener against Rutgers, 14-12, on Friday afternoon at Bainton Field. The Hawkeyes have won a season-best five straight games. After Iowa loaded the bases in the ninth in the ninth, the Hawkeyes were down to their final strike with redshirt sophomore Brendan Sher at the plate.