LB Greene, Scarlet Knights made for Manhattan



PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Khaseem Greene grew up a half-hour train ride from New York City, but the Rutgers junior linebacker never spent “more than a couple hours” there.

So you can imagine his anticipation for when Rutgers spends four days in Manhattan leading up to the Dec. 30 Pinstripe Bowl.

Greene, who is favored to earn the Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday, will look to pad to his league-leading tackles total when the Scarlet Knights (8-4) face Iowa State (6-6) at Yankee Stadium.

“I’m a Jersey kid, but I’ve never really experienced New York,” said Greene, who hails from Elizabeth, N.J. “It’s always an honor to play in that stadium. It was great to be there once, but now we’re going to be up there for a week, and to play a great opponent in Iowa State, it’s just going to be a lot of fun.”