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Ron Harper Jr. has career night as Rutgers routs Fairleigh Dickinson

It was interesting. And then Rutgers woke up.

Maybe it was the short turnaround. Tryptophan could also be to blame. Perhaps it was the realization this could be the first game of many with Geo Baker in street clothes. Or, you know, it could be that playing in an empty arena in front of a sea of cardboard is just weird once the opening day adrenaline runs dry.

But whatever it was, the No. 24 Scarlet Knights came out flat on Friday at the RAC. Fairleigh Dickinson did not, and the Knights grabbed an early lead that likely would have had Rutgers fans booing if there were any present in the building. But, again, Rutgers then woke up, so this was a night no one will remember by Sunday instead of one that will be stewed over for months.

Ron Harper Jr. scored a career-high 30 points and Jacob Young

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Gov. Ron DeSantis taps Tampa investment firm leader for university oversight board

Gov. Ron DeSantis this week appointed Ken Jones, the head of a Tampa investment firm, to the Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the state university system.



a couple of people that are standing in front of a building: Ken Jones, named this week to the Florida Board of Governors, speaks at a 2013 news conference about the economic impact of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.


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Ken Jones, named this week to the Florida Board of Governors, speaks at a 2013 news conference about the economic impact of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Jones runs Third Lake Partners and is set to join the Board of Governors upon confirmation from the Florida Senate. He is a former practicing lawyer and served as the CEO of the host committee that brought the 2012 Republican National Convention to Tampa. He was recently named to the executive committee of the 2021 Super Bowl Host Committee.

The Board of Governors directs policy for Florida’s many public universities, including the University of Florida, Florida State University and the University of South Florida. This year, members have

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