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Cliff Omoruyi representing Uproot, Oleg Stars in Upcoming MR-9 movie, Cliff ranks 3rd in most influential people in Rutgers Athletics

Cliff Omoruyi to represent Uproot Restaurant while traveling to Portugal and Senegal

Uproot, a Warren, NJ, restaurant where casual family dining and a relaxing night out with your friends seamlessly meet, has announced an agreement with Clifford Omoruyi to represent the restaurant while he travels on Rutgers’ trip to Senegal and Portugal. 

Because of restrictions facing F-1 Visa student athletes in the United States, Cliff can only “post” about Uproot from outside the United States. Uproot, however, will be able to discuss its relationship with Cliff and use his photos during the basketball season. 

“I have been a basketball fan my whole life and Cliff is an amazing talent,” said Scott Cutaneo, chef and partner in Uproot. “We are proud to be in his corner and can’t wait for this season, and beyond.” 

Follow Uproot here.

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Oleg stars in MR-9: Do or Die Action Movie

Former WWE star Oleg Prudius has a starring role in the upcoming action movie, MR-9: Do or Die, which is set to hit theaters in the United States on August 25th. In the movie Oleg plays the character Yakub, a bodyguard for one of the characters that is a target by MR9 himself.

This movie also stars Frank Grillo as Roman Ross, Michael Jai White as Duke, and Abm Sumon as Masud Rana aka MR-9.  

You can find the link to the movie trailer here.

NJ.com ranks Cliff Omoruyi the Third most important person in Rutgers athletics

NJ.com, New Jersey’s largest state-wide publication, has listed Cliff Omoruyi as Rutgers’ athletics 3rd most influential person, behind football coach Greg Schiano, and basketball coach Steve Pikiell. 

In the article,

which ranks the 25 most influential people in Rutgers Athletics, nj.com says “Omoruyi is the smiling face of the basketball program after returning for a fourth season — and proof that Rutgers can keep some of its star players happy in the NIL Era. After a pair of starting guards bolted this spring in the transfer portal, the Scarlet Knights face a potential slide in the Big Ten standings. It will be up to Big Cliff, one of the league’s best big men, to keep them in contention for a March Madness slot.
For more information on Cliff click here.

The coach…and his pizza.

It takes $2 and a pizza to get Bob Hurley Sr. into a HS hoops game these days | Politi

“Two seniors, please.”

The man behind the ticket table at the Seton Hall Prep gymnasium has spent the past 45 minutes making change for a steady line of customers, so he barely looks up from the cash box when he hears the latest request. Then he catches a glimpse of the gray-haired man standing in front of him.

His eyes go wide.

His hand shoots out.

Bob Hurley Sr. shakes it and smiles. He is the most accomplished high school basketball coach in this state’s history — maybe in any state’s history — but here, before a game in the state tournament he used to dominate, he is just another customer.

He has to pay his $2.

He and his wife, Chris, head inside the gymnasium, and almost immediately, a dozen heads pivot in their direction. A fan in the bleachers whispers to his buddy and points. The referees, the coaches, the athletic directors — anyone within a few footsteps stops to say hello.

It seems totally normal, of course. Hurley, 70, has spent nearly his entire life in gymnasium like this one, including 45 years as head coach of powerhouse St. Anthony in Jersey City. Why wouldn’t he be here at the West Orange school for a playoff game against St. Peter’s Prep?

Little did everyone know that Hurley has attended just a handful of games this season, and in order to just get the Naismith Hall of Fame coach into this gym, we had to bribe him.

With pizza.

Read the full story on NJ.com.