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C. Vivian Stringer mother dies, will miss next 2 games

Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer will be absent for the next 2 games, as her mother just passed.

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Just tragic and sad news, as Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer will miss games against Minnesota and Penn State, due to the death of her mother.

"I would like to thank the many friends, fans and members of the Rutgers Athletics community who have reached out with sympathy and support during these past difficult weeks," said Stringer. "The members of this Rutgers team and staff have been incredible sources of strength and encouragement throughout my mother’s illness. While it is difficult to leave my basketball family again, I know that these ladies are up to challenges that await them on the court and that my coaching staff – Timothy Eatman, Kelley Gibson and Ervin Monier – are well prepared to guide the team in my absence."

Last month, Stringer missed her team's game versus Nebraska to be by the side of her ailing mother.