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Gathering of Former Players

I was informed by one of my fellow letterwinners that the Football Letterwinners association will be having a picnic at 3:30PM on April 25th prior to the annual Spring Game. As a result, I would like to modify the plans and invite all former football Scarlet Knights to Athlete's Glenn at 3:30PM.

Please spread the word. It would be great to see everyone again.

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A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE TOUCHDOWN CLUB:

INVITATION to Scarlet Knights Football Practice!

TOUCHDOWN CLUB DAY-THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2003 at 4:20PM

All Touchdown Club members are invited to "Touchdown Club Day" at Spring Practice on Thursday, April 3rd for the 4:20 PM practice. Touchdown Club members in active standing will be allowed inside the ropes to watch the practice up close. If you are not an active member, you will have the opportunity to join the Touchdown Club at the practice.

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Informational

Please note that we are having problems with our old domain www.rutgersfootball.com. This also effects any e-mail going to Donald "Big Dog" Forbes at BigDog@Rutgersfootball.com. Everyone that needs to e-mail me, please use DForbes@Theinsiders.com.

As a result of the problems, the redirect or access to the URL is no longer working. Please inform anyone who might be having problems.
Thank you!!!

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Women's Basketball

Christi Thomas, Alexis Kendrick and Ebony Felder each scored 17 points as Georgia beat Rutgers 74-64 in the second round of the Midwest Regional on Monday night.
The fifth-seeded Lady Bulldogs advanced to the round of 16 for the 13th time. They will face the winner of Tuesday’s game between Duke and Utah in the regional semifinals Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M.
Georgia KOs Scarlet Knights

Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer called it a strange game. And with the way the final minutes panned out, strange seems like the only word that can describe it.
Knights bitten by Bulldogs

The deficit barely less than the number of seconds left, Rutgers' Chelsea Newton scrapped under the basket for the missed free throw. Boxed in by three Georgia players, she stayed low, flailed her fingers, and when one of the black-jerseyed Bulldogs came up with the ball, she stole it - as they say here in the south - right fast.
The Scarlet Knights refused to give up Monday night, but far away from home and up against a barrage of head-shaking sweet Georgia moves, Rutgers fell, 74-64, to the Bulldogs in the second round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament.
Knights foul out

Sure Georgia has the crowd. And the familiar rims. And the confidence from a perfect 13-0 mark on its home court.
But the Bulldogs also have the shirts, the "TMW" shirts.
When Rutgers and Georgia tip off tonight at Stegeman Coliseum in the second round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament, the Scarlet Knights won't just be coming into somebody else's house, they'll be coming into a fairy tale of a run.
RU looks to end Georgia fairy tale

Scrambling for a rebound after teammate Dawn McCullouch missed an inside shot late in the game, senior Mauri Horton fouled Georgia's Alexis Kendrick, which earned her a fifth whistle and a disqualification. She pulled her teammates close, walked to the Rutgers' bench, and pulled out her jersey.
Late technical foul ends any hope for a victory

When C. Vivian Stringer told her mom where the Final Four would be held this year, Thelma Stoner was ecstatic.
"So you're bringing your team down to Atlanta?" the mother, a Georgia resident, asked her daughter.
Rutgers' run comes to end

They would not use it as an excuse after the 74-64 loss to Georgia last night. But as the Scarlet Knights travel back to New Jersey this morning, eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, they can only wonder.
What if they didn't have to travel?
For the first time, the NCAA used predetermined sites for the first two rounds of the women's tournament. In the past, the top four seeds would have hosted the subregionals on their home court.
New format hurt a travelin' team

Rutgers went into Monday's game against fifth-seeded Georgia needing to accomplish five things in order to win. Failure to accomplish all five resulted in a 74-64 loss.
1. Contain 6-foot-5 Georgia center Christi Thomas, who scored 31 points on 13-of-21 shooting in the Bulldogs' win over Charlotte in the opening round.
Key to Georgia's 74-64 victory over Rutgers

Men's Basketball

 

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Around Big East

No sooner had the NCAA men's basketball tournament field been unveiled when some critics said the selection committee had given the Big East Conference short shrift. Considering the league's 8-0 record in the tournament thus far, that criticism seems well-founded.
Big East becomes big beast

It took Pitt half of last season to get its tailback spot settled. Now the Panthers have taken a step back at the position.
But just a tiny step.
Brandon Miree, who emerged as the solid starter, has returned. So have the other three players who saw game time at tailback, although Marcus Furman has moved to cornerback. Jawan Walker, who played a limited amount as a freshman, and 2001 starter Raymond Kirkley are the primary tailbacks behind Miree this spring.
Miree anchors Panthers' backfield

The Big East threw its own block party at the NCAA Final Four in 1985 when Villanova, St. John's and Syracuse represented the conference in Lexington and Rollie Massimino's Villanova Wildcats won the national championship.
For Big East's 4, 1 for all, all for 1

Suddenly, people are falling over themselves to say good things about the Big East. A little more than a week after being slapped with four measly bids to the NCAA Tournament, the conference full of wallflowers is the darling of the dance. Going 8-0 in the first two rounds of a tournament rife with surprises can rewrite a reputation in a hurry.
Big East makes perfect case for more respect

Jim Calhoun stomped his foot and demanded that his team slow it down, and for once the Connecticut Huskies ignored his rant. His screams had grown silent, his arena had turned dark. "Nobody's listening to you, Jim," Pat Calhoun told her husband as he glared through the TV and worked the refs, coaching against doctor's orders because no medicine could treat the void in this basketball lifer's heart.
Calhoun's a builder and a survivor

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