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2-10, 7th in Big Ten - East
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17hBrian Bennett

Stats that defined 2016: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Here are three stats to help explain the 2016 season for Rutgers, which went 2-10 and was winless in the Big Ten under first-year head coach Chris Ash.

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Janarion Grant is returning for a fifth year at Rutgers. The receiver/returner broke his ankle against Iowa on Sept. 24 and missed the rest of the season. Grant is tied for first in FBS history with eight combined career kick return TDs (five kickoff, three punt) and had six total touchdowns before his injury last season. His return is a much-needed jolt for the Scarlet Knights, who were the lowest-scoring team in the Power 5 last year at 15.7 ppg.

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8dBrian Bennett

Coaches, revenues pushing Big Ten toward top

Maybe bowl season didn't quite go as planned for the Big Ten, but the league is as strong as its ever been from top to bottom and trending up.

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10dAustin Ward

Three questions for 2017: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The Scarlet Knights went winless in conference, so there are a lot of questions; maybe new offensive coordinator Jerry Kill will have some answers.

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During Monday's recruiting personnel forum at the AFCA convention, recruiting staffers also raised a lot of concern about the proposed June singing window. A Rutgers staffer said: "The June signing period idea is a disaster." His statement was greeted with a cheers and a smattering of applause. Most staffers said their biggest issue with the June signing period is the proposed legislation doesn't call for adjustments to the contact period. "By having a June signing period, it really narrows our ability to get to know these kids and foresee any potential issues," Missouri recruiting coordinator Austyn Carta-Samuels said.

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Watch: Big Ten trio in the mix for ESPN 300 ATH Markquese Bell

ESPN 300 athlete Markquese Bell is announcing his commitment on January 1 at the Under Armour All-America game. Bell is likely down to Maryland and Ohio State with Virginia Tech and Rutgers in the mix as well.

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Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 athlete Markquese Bell is announcing his commitment on January 1 at the Under Armour All-America game. Bell is likely down to Maryland and Ohio State with Virginia Tech and Rutgers in the mix as well. Bell is the No. 4 ranked prospect in the state of New Jersey.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

The NCAA notice of allegations against Rutgers says former sports medicine director Robert Monaco and former head coach Kyle Flood allowed 16 players from 2011 and 2015 to continue playing with no disciplinary measures despite their testing positive for banned substances. The NCAA also alleged Monaco and Flood failed to notify the athletic director of positive tests and did not count subsequent failed tests against players as additional violations.

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Rutgers received a notice of allegations from the NCAA about seven possible infractions stemming mostly from the Kyle Flood era. Flood's role in contacting a professor about former player Nadir Barnwell's academic status -- for which Flood was suspended three games last year -- is one of the allegations. The NCAA has also hit the school with a failure to monitor charge and accused it of covering up positive drug tests of players between 2011 and 2015.