63 episodes

The Scarlet Spotlight is the preeminent podcast for all topics related to Rutgers University Athletics. Hosted by RU alumni Danny Breslauer and Jon Newman, the show looks to provide Scarlet Knights fans -- and those interested in Rutgers sports -- with a unique analysis of the athletic department and its programs. Check-in on New Jersey’s state university’s college sports and follow their journey in the Big Ten Conference. From interviews with prominent figures in the RU Athletics and New Jersey sports communities to debate segments covering on-field stories, off-the-court information and insider takes, The Scarlet Spotlight will provide your Rutgers sports fix in podcast form.

The Scarlet Spotlight Danny Breslauer and Jon Newman

    • Football
    • 4.8, 82 Ratings

The Scarlet Spotlight is the preeminent podcast for all topics related to Rutgers University Athletics. Hosted by RU alumni Danny Breslauer and Jon Newman, the show looks to provide Scarlet Knights fans -- and those interested in Rutgers sports -- with a unique analysis of the athletic department and its programs. Check-in on New Jersey’s state university’s college sports and follow their journey in the Big Ten Conference. From interviews with prominent figures in the RU Athletics and New Jersey sports communities to debate segments covering on-field stories, off-the-court information and insider takes, The Scarlet Spotlight will provide your Rutgers sports fix in podcast form.

    Roy Hinson - An Unexpected Life in Basketball

    Roy Hinson - An Unexpected Life in Basketball

    The Scarlet Spotlight is thrilled to be joined by former Rutgers All-American basketball player Roy Hinson for Episode 62 of the podcast. Hinson, who is second all-time in blocks in RU history, led the Scarlet Knights to the 1983 NCAA Tournament (their last win in the NCAAs) as Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. He discussed his path to Piscataway, which included time in Trenton, Princeton and Franklin, as well as why he never expected a life in basketball. Hinson then dives into his time as a player in the NBA, which spanned 8 years and more than 7,000 points, as well as an appearance in the 1986 Slam Dunk Contest. He also touches on his current job with the National Basketball Players Association as a Senior Regional Director in Florida, advising players on financial strategy. Before and after the interview, Danny and Jon run through feedback on the Gov. Murphy episode, recap the Hinson interview and discuss the quarantine of the Rutgers football program after 10 positive COVID-19 tests in detail.
    Learn more and stay up to date at thescarletspotlight.com
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    • 39 min
    Governor Phil Murphy

    Governor Phil Murphy

    The Scarlet Spotlight is honored to be joined by the Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, for Episode 61 of the podcast. The Governor discussed the multi-faceted approach to the COVID-19 pandemic in NJ, including testing, tracing and phased reopenings of businesses and schools. He discussed the future of athletics crowds in 2020-2021, athletics quarantine exemptions, Rutgers' overall campus reopening plan, social justice protests, Greg Schiano, marijuana legalization and his presidentially-endorsed infrastructure project. After the interview, Danny and Jon recap the discussion, touch on their thoughts about playing college sports this year at all, and note the financial impact of potential cancellations.

    • 34 min
    Greg Schiano, The Head Football Coach is Back

    Greg Schiano, The Head Football Coach is Back

    The Scarlet Spotlight is happy to be joined by Rutgers football head coach Greg Schiano for Episode 60 of the podcast. Schiano returned to Piscataway in December, nearly eight years after leaving RU for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Schiano discusses the process that led to his return, what operating his program remotely has been like during the COVID-19 pandemic, the #Chop4Change initiative for Black Lives Matter and more. After the interview, Danny and Jon get into what college sports might look like in 2020-2021, and highlight a huge commitment for Rutgers wrestling.
    Learn more and stay up to date at thescarletspotlight.com
    Email - thescarletspotlight@gmail.com
    Join the Facebook Group - The Scarlet Spotlight
    Follow the show on Twitter - @scarletspotRU
    Instagram - @thescarletspotlight/
    Follow Danny Breslauer on Twitter: @DannyBreslauer
    Follow Jon Newman on Twitter: @jonnew

    • 36 min
    Alexi Lalas - Appendectomies, Guitars & Futbol

    Alexi Lalas - Appendectomies, Guitars & Futbol

    The Scarlet Spotlight is excited to be joined by one of the greats in Rutgers men's soccer history, Alexi Lalas. The former National Player of the Year at RU discusses his time in New Brunswick and Piscataway, his path to the United States National Team and experiences overseas. Lalas also touches on his time as a soccer executive and broadcaster, while providing insight into the return of Bundesliga to FOX Sports post COVID-19. He analyzes the current state of U.S. soccer, while also commenting on current events. After the interview, Danny and Jon give a full breakdown of Rutgers Athletics' statements about racial injustice and police brutality, as well as their own longform thoughts following George Floyd's murder.
    Learn more and stay up to date at thescarletspotlight.com
    Email - thescarletspotlight@gmail.com
    Join the Facebook Group - The Scarlet Spotlight
    Follow the show on Twitter - @scarletspotRU
    Instagram - @thescarletspotlight/
    Follow Danny Breslauer on Twitter: @DannyBreslauer
    Follow Jon Newman on Twitter: @jonnew

    • 37 min
    Rich DeMarco - The Voice of Army

    Rich DeMarco - The Voice of Army

    The Scarlet Spotlight is happy to be joined by Rutgers alumnus and the Voice of Army Athletics, Rich DeMarco, for Episode 58 of the podcast. DeMarco, who served as WRSU sports director and worked at WCTC after graduation, discusses his career progression -- which involved seminal moments at RU in the classroom and calling the 1998 Big East men's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden. DeMarco conveys the importance of covering Army/Navy football, and having a connection to the service academy that has superseded that of his connection to his alma mater. In the Scarlet Six, Danny and Jon go over Greg Schiano's May burst in Rutgers football recruiting, post COVID-19 plans from other Big Ten schools and more.
    Learn more and stay up to date at thescarletspotlight.com
    Email - thescarletspotlight@gmail.com
    Join the Facebook Group - The Scarlet Spotlight
    Follow the show on Twitter - @scarletspotRU
    Instagram - @thescarletspotlight/
    Follow Danny Breslauer on Twitter: @DannyBreslauer
    Follow Jon Newman on Twitter: @jonnew

    • 38 min
    The RU Screw Podcast / Scarlet Spotlight Fundraiser Show

    The RU Screw Podcast / Scarlet Spotlight Fundraiser Show

    The Scarlet Spotlight is excited to collaborate with The RU Screw Podcast for a special, two-hour edition of the show. This episode was a live Twitter broadcast on Mon. May 11, 2020. Guests on our Zoom included: former Rutgers men's basketball head coach Bob Wenzel, former RU football players Eric LeGrand, Devin McCourty & Jason McCourty, and RU alumna radio host Carla Marie. Danny and Jon are joined by Adam Helfgott, Max Scheiner and Mike Vorkunov as hosts.
    If you can contribute to our fundraising initiative for Middlesex County Food Bank (MCFOODS) & #FeedRVillage for meals for healthcare workers, you can do so at this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/RUScrewPod-ScarletSpotlight-Covid19
    Learn more and stay up to date at thescarletspotlight.com
    Email - thescarletspotlight@gmail.com
    Join the Facebook Group - The Scarlet Spotlight
    Follow the show on Twitter - @scarletspotRU
    Instagram - @thescarletspotlight/
    Follow Danny Breslauer on Twitter: @DannyBreslauer
    Follow Jon Newman on Twitter: @jonnew

    • 1 hr 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Daprez14 ,

Great show for any Rutgers fan

Jon and Danny bring some entertaining guests on these shows and are always well-prepared with their interviews. Danny is an encyclopedia of Rutgers sports and a pleasure to listen to. Keep up the great work gentlemen!

Can’t wait for the show on Ramaj St. James!

NYR4444 ,

Scarlet Rock Stars!

For any fan of Rutgers sports, this is a an absolute “must-listen”! Great job by Danny and Jon. Go RU!

RU-Knights ,

A new part of my commute

Been looking for a podcast that takes a deep dive on all things Rutgers and I’ve finally found one. I’m thoroughly enjoying the material and would highly recommend subscribing. The sports updates are great and I like the opinions providing by the hosts.

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