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Mike Jensen: Rutgers' woes the price it paid for joining Big Ten

What was supposed to be the easy opening week of Rutgers football, a soft start for the Scarlet Knights Saturday against Norfolk State, has turned into maybe the darkest chapter yet for an athletic department that specializes in setting itself on fire. All this seems to be the real cost of joining the Big Ten, of trying to be big time. The latest Rutgers headline: "Five Rutgers players are arrested." The details are ugly. An allegedly unprovoked assault by four players. A fifth player and a former player charged in home invasions and armed robberies. The only number attached to Andre Boggs this week was $500,000. That was his bail after being charged with the home invasions, with...