Rutgers-Connecticut becoming a Big East rivalry

Rutgers and Connecticut is quickly becoming a Big East

Conference rivalry.

Forget that the universities are located a bus ride from each

other, or that Rutgers’ Greg Schiano and Connecticut Randy Edsall

frequently recruit the same high school players, or that a lot of

the players know each other.

Just look at the last couple of games between the schools. The

closeness makes the rivalry simmer.

The Scarlet Knights (2-2) will be taking a two-game losing

streak into Friday night’s conference opener at Rutgers Stadium

against those Huskies (3-2).