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Knights have reason to remember, hope

Nearly a year after coach Greg Schiano's darkest day, Rutgers is rising once more

Updated: October 14, 2011, 1:54 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers football fans will have even more reason than usual to celebrate homecoming on Saturday.

Nearly a year after the darkest day in coach Greg Schiano's tenure, the sun appears to be rising on the program once more.

The Scarlet Knights (4-1, 2-0), picked to finish last in the Big East in the conference's preseason media poll, instead stand all alone at the top of the eight-team league. And they are coming off a 34-10 walloping of Pittsburgh last weekend.

"That ...

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