NJIT, the lone independent D-I team, searching for respect and a home

Wednesday February 12th, 2014
Jim Engles has more to worry about than wins and losses as the head coach of the lone independent Division I team.
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But should a conference come calling and fill the second half of his schedule, he would happily turn the tables. "I hope in a few months," he adds, "I can call up all these guys I've got scheduled and say, 'Hey, we can't play you.'" He smiles. It may be somewhat cruel to leave teams scrambling to find games that time of year. But Engles knows that all too well.

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