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Tom Luicci
Senior Director of Digital Media

Rutgers fans,

Tom Luicci

We know you have questions. Lots of them. Hopefully, we can get you answers.

So we're offering a new feature: A chance for you to ask questions about anything related to the athletic department -- from a specific team to a way to communicate indirectly with athletic director Julie Hermann. Email me and I will do my best to get an answer to most reasonable inquiries, though you should be forewarned: Starting Aug. 1 I will be at football practice on a daily basis filing reports each day. So football will be the emphasis then.

The hope is, with enough questions from you, we will start a weekly mailbag (or two, if needed).

My email address is tluicci@scarletknights.com

Hope to hear from you soon.

Tom Luicci
Senior Director of Digital Media
RC '77

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Articles by Tom Luicci

2014 Big Ten Media Festivities Wrap Up
Two days of Big Ten football media festivities ended today in the massive ballroom at the Chicago Hilton, where all 14 league coaches and 42 players were in one setting for what is almost certainly the last time this year.

Lorenzo Waters Prepared for Leadership Role in Secondary
The role Lorenzo Waters finds himself in this football season isn’t one that came naturally or easily. But as he enters his fifth year at Rutgers – and his third as the Scarlet Knights’ starting strong safety – it’s one he’s embraced.

Q&A with Offensive Coordinator Ralph Friedgen
Scarletknights.com recently sat down with Ralph Friedgen for a wide-ranging interview with his first pre-season camp as offensive coordinator at Rutgers set to begin August 1.

Rutgers Athletics Launches R Fund
Among its features, R Fund offers supporters automatic membership into the program and donors have the option of designating their gift to one or more of three priorities: The R Scholarship Fund, the Big Ten Champions Fund and the Big Ten Build Fund.

Q&A With Rutgers Marching Band Director Tim Smith
Rutgers Marching Band Director Tim Smith sat down with Scarletknights.com to discuss Rutgers’ move to the Big Ten and how it affects the Marching Band, his plans for the coming season and his vision for the future of the band.

Record Football Ticket Sales Continue for Rutgers' Inaugural Big Ten Campaign
Nearly three weeks before Rutgers makes single-game football tickets available to the general public, the school has already surpassed 27,000 season packages sold – a whopping 46 percent increase from just two years ago.

Q and A with Assistant Coach Bob Fraser
Even when Bob Fraser was 1,100 miles away in Tampa coaching in the NFL the past two years, Rutgers was never far from him.

Q&A With Defensive Coordinator Joe Rossi
Joe Rossi understands the challenges Rutgers’ defense is facing this football season better than anyone. But he also has plenty of reasons for optimism that the unit will improve dramatically following a nightmarish statistical season.

Ask R Tom Mailbag - July 4, 2014
Let’s start the next countdown now that the B1G celebration is over: Marking the days until the start of pre-season football camp on Aug. 1. Until then, keep the questions coming. I’ll be around all summer to answer them when they start accumulating in my mailbox.

Ask R Tom Mailbag - June 25, 2014
Thanks for a solid initial response to the new “Ask R Tom” feature. As more questions come in I’ll compile more of these mailbag-type posts. I tried to answer as many of the questions as I could. If yours did not make the cut this time it’s probably because it was a recruiting question and I can’t – and won’t – answer those.

A Walk To Believe
There are plenty of ways Kyle Flood could have spent a rare weekend day off with his family, but none better, according to Rutgers’ third-year football coach, than where he was Saturday morning.

Q&A with Eddie Jordan
A year ago at this time Eddie Jordan was a new coach preparing for a new league with a strange roster. The league will be new again – after spending last season in the AAC, Rutgers officially joins the Big Ten on July 1 – but Jordan’s comfort level now has him prepared for what’s ahead.

Rutgers B1G Signage Placed Around State
Rutgers has already called for its first blitz on the Big Ten. Twenty-two billboards throughout the state, placed strategically to appeal to local residents, are currently trumpeting the school’s upcoming membership in the Big Ten.

R Athletics Year In Review
It’s easy to get caught looking ahead these days at Rutgers with so much of the focus on the school officially joining the Big Ten on July 1. The reality is – even before that historic event occurs – 2014 has already provided its share of athletic highlights to celebrate.

RFootball Participates in Special Olympics New Jersey Opening Ceremonies
David Milewski’s tireless involvement in charity work is something he almost always does for the simple joy of giving. But his appearance along with 18 teammates and head coach Kyle Flood at Friday night’s opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics took on a personal meaning.

Football Mini-Plan Sales Already Surpass 2013 Totals
The impact of Rutgers’ inaugural Big Ten football season continues to be felt at the box office, with the school already surpassing last year’s sales totals for three-game mini-plans prior to those plans being made available to the general public.

Pritzlaff Convinced Rutgers Will Make Mark in Big Ten
Few people understand the daunting challenge that Big Ten wrestling presents to a new arrival like Rutgers than Donny Pritzlaff.

Former Rutgers Tight End Fabian Ruiz Finds His New Calling in Law
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey honors former Scarlet Knight tight end Fabian Ruiz law school scholarship.

Moose Memories
With Rutgers honoring Hill by retiring his No. 24 in a ceremony Saturday prior to the Scarlet Knights’ game against USF at Bainton Field, Scarletknights.com caught up with the winningest coach in school history – in any sport – to get his thoughts...

RFootball Looks Ahead to NFL Draft
Two questions loom over Rutgers football as the NFL Draft gets underway on Thursday. What round will wide receiver Brandon Coleman be selected in? And how many of his teammates will join him in hearing their names called at pro football’s annual talent grab?

As Graduation Nears, Jeremy Deering Awaits Opportunity in NFL
When Jeremy Deering made the decision to graduate on time this month instead of postponing his final semester to prepare for the NFL Draft – a common practice among college football players – it wasn’t advice from any particular person that convinced him to do so.

Delany Heads East to Help Kick Off R B1G Tour Stops
With Rutgers set to kick off the first of six premier R B1G Tour stops Friday in New York City, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has made the trip East to be part of the festivities.

Football Season Tickets Sales See Sharp Increase
Rutgers fans are quickly making the school’s inaugural Big Ten football season a tough ticket. The latest football season ticket count – as of the April 30 deadline to renew – shows an increase of nearly 1,900 season tickets compared to last year and a 27 percent increase over the 2012 season, when the Big Ten formally announced the addition of Rutgers.

Rutgers Athletics Welcomes Tom Luicci
Before we move forward by adding new features and enhancements to scarletknights.com, I hope you’ll keep my email handy. It’s tluicci@scarletknights.com.


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