Sullivan: Rutgers' Failure Extends Fans' Disappointment

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Sullivan: Rutgers' Failure Extends Fans' Disappointment
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PISCATAWAY – Like a cold, sad rain of surrender, the white towels floated down from the rafters, the same towels that only minutes before had been waving in frantic hope, whipped to a frenzy by a sold-out crowd. Tied late, with possession of the football, these long-suffering Rutgers fans were willing their team to drive to the end zone, to drive out of the Big East and into the Big Ten with this trophy in hand, a major bowl bid in view and a long, tortured history of failure forever in the past.

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