USF-Rutgers reading and other links ...
Lots of links to share with follow-ups on stories we've posted here on the blog. Most deal with Thursday's USF-Rutgers football game in New Jersey, but we'll start by linking to a cool video on GoUSFbulls.com. Joel Godett has more on USF freshman volleyball player Caitlyn Breen, whose father Matt is following her breakout season online as he finishes a stint working on a military contract in Afghanistan. It's one of those stories that's better heard and seen than simply read, and you can hear it from Caitlyn, her mother Lisa and USF volleyball coach Claire Lessinger.
-- The Big East's offfical site is doing "16 Teams in 16 Days" to preview men's basketball season, and today's USF's day, with a preview and video clips from Stan Heath, Dominique Jones and Chris Howard.
-- Some aftermath to USF linebacker Kion Wilson's comments about Rutgers' offensive line and how they've given up the second-most sacks in the Big East this season. The Star-Ledger's Brendan Prunty bounced Wilson's comments off Rutgers center Ryan Blaszczyk, but he downplayed them as "just words." The Bigeastsportsblog.com's story shows that Wilson isn't regretting his comments at all.
-- I keep asking to do more video for the blog and Tampabay.com, and NJ.com does a good job, with Prunty and fellow Star-Ledger writer Tom Luicci talking about USF-Rutgers.