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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!!!

Football

Greg Schiano begins his third spring practice session as Rutgers football coach Friday with a new offensive coordinator, a new offensive line coach and an unwavering belief that progress is being made.
Questions abound at a program that was 1-11 last year -- and is 3-20 in Schiano's first two years -- especially on offense, which was the nation's worst last fall.
Rutgers' Schiano hopes practice makes ... better

Women's Basketball

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Men's Basketball

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Baseball

After finishing a frustrating trip down South to open its season, the Rutgers baseball team will begin the regular part of its schedule this afternoon when it travels up the Turnpike to take on the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights at 3 p.m. on the Teaneck campus.
Sophomore right-hander Aaron Kalb will make his first career start in the game and will likely be opposed by junior Gregg Pleeter, proud owner of the 1-8 Knights' only win on the season, a 9-4 defeat of the Long Island Blackbirds on Saturday
Knights return north to pay a visit to FDU

Site Information

We have been bringing a lot of articles on-line over the last month. For those who are having problems accessing the archives, please click this link: Story Archive.

Please visit our Message Board. We will provide updates and information. We also like to start some interesting discussion.
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For those high school players who would like to get their tapes on-line, you can mail your tape to:

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P.O. Box 431
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TAPE WILL NOT BE RETURNED. Please send HIGHLIGHTS or your best game. WE WILL SELECT THE CLIPS TO BRING ON-LINE.
NOT ALL TAPES WILL BE BROUGHT ON-LINE.

Around Big East

Basketball

You heard a lot of talk from TV weather yappers the past couple of months about synergistic conditions that created so-called perfect winter storms. In a way, that's what makes Pittsburgh so scary in its drive to reach the Final Four.
Round of 16 not sweet enough for Pittsburgh

Football

One bad moment, and Pitt left tackle Rob Petitti paid for it. Woozy and bleeding, he called for help.
This wasn't on the football field. Petitti isn't prone to the kind of lapses that leave him vulnerable to getting bowled over by defensive ends.
This was while driving on an Oakland street one night last week. One moment, he and his girlfriend had nearly reached Petitti's place. The next, they were wrapped around a telephone pole
Panthers' Petitti OK, back after car wreck

Baseball

Seton Hall has launched a "comprehensive review" of its baseball program, according to a letter the university sent last week to current and former players.
The administration yesterday confirmed it had hired an Indianapolis law firm that specializes in NCAA investigations to conduct the review. Representatives from the firm are on the South Orange campus this week to interview the players, the letter states.
Seton Hall investigating baseball team

Around the nation

It figures that Butler guard Darnell Archey used to watch the film "Hoosiers" all the time when he was growing up. That 1987 movie, which is based on the journey the team from tiny Milan High School took on the way to the 1954 Indiana state basketball championship, should be required viewing for all high school players from that hoop-crazy state.
Butler in 'Hoosiers' remake

Interesting Article

With a full six months to go before the 2003 season kicks off, the names of the five Heisman finalists that'll convene in New York at the end of the year are as predictable as next month's calendar of events in Baghdad. However, history has provided us with some clues that help take some of the guesswork out of the most prestigious individual award in American sports.
SPRING PREVIEW: Heisman Watch

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