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.
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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In a rare wide-ranging interview over lunch at the NovaCare Complex, Eagles head coach Andy Reid touched on his team's offseason losses, his wide receivers, the health of defensive end Derrick Burgess and this month's draft. Rutgers' tight end L.J. Smith, who blew away his competition at the NFL Combines, will be one the Eagles' first draft visitors, and Reid talked highly of the highly athletic Scarlet Knight. "People know about him," Reid said. "They are talking about him all around the league. He's legit. He can play. The only question is can he make the transition from Rutgers to the NFL."
Eagles are high on Rutgers' Smith
What to watch for this spring: Someone has to step up on offense.
Spring Preview: Ranking all 117 teams
The Rutgers University Men's Basketball program held its Annual Awards Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick on Sunday, March 30. The event was co-sponsored by the Court Club and the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Rutgers Men's Basketball Holds Annual Awards Banquet
Where are there now?
Rutgers last football Big East victory was fueled by an overtime kick by Lee McDonald, which capped an upset victory over Syracuse at Rutgers Stadium.
Where is he now? He earned his masters at Rutgers and is now an Academic Advisor for the Rutgers football team. In addition, he and former Rutgers punter Charlie Titus hold Kicking Clinics around New Jersey. Those who are interested in improving their kicking ability for themselves or their team, please visit the link below:
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Around Big East
Georgetown had played all three of its NIT games on the road leading up to Tuesday night's semifinal at Madison Square Garden.
The Hoyas actually had two games at the Garden during the Big East tournament before traveling to Tennessee, Providence and North Carolina in the NIT, just to get back to New York Tuesday night.
Hoyas, Sweetney exploit Gophers
Undefeated at home. First Big East Championship. Crisis.
It's a jarring sequence for Pitt basketball fans. But reports from Los Angeles say that Pitt basketball coach Ben Howland has accepted an offer from UCLA to become head basketball coach of the storied Bruins.
Those hoping that Howland would stay in Pittsburgh and build on the promising foundation he created here seem to be wishing against some overwhelming forces -- beginning with Howland's bond to Southern California.
Forces pulling Howland west add up to a lot
Though the college basketball season is running out, Marcus Hatten found enough time to pull off one more miracle.
With less than a minute left in last night's NIT semifinal, Texas Tech appeared to have St. John's in a stranglehold. The Red Raiders had a one-point lead, 40.5 seconds to play and 35 seconds to kill on the shot clock. They'd drained it almost all away when the time came to get a shot.
Hatten Johnnie on spot
There will be no need for Texas coach Rick Barnes to introduce himself to Jim Boeheim when the Longhorns play Syracuse in Saturday's NCAA Tournament semifinals at the Louisiana Superdome.
The two go back to the spring of 1988, when Barnes was a newly hired, 32-year-old head coach at Providence, trying to carve out a niche in the high profile BigEast.
Barnes recalls Boeheim as a noble foe
During a different chapter of his life, Jim Boeheim would have spent every minute leading up to the East Regional final agonizing about the Oklahoma defense or breaking down game film. On Sunday morning, however, the Syracuse coach had more serious problems.
He had diapers to change.
"I guess it's good," he said. "You don't have to worry about the game so much or you're going to get dirty."
Orange coach Boeheim is mellow yellow
Former tight end Eric Winston and left tackle Carlos Joseph were moved along the offensive line on Monday as coaches looked to improve a struggling unit that lost two starters from last season's offensive front.
Winston, who switched to the line before spring practice, moved to left tackle while Joseph switched to right tackle.
Miami making changes with offensive line
Lewis Moore might be on the move after all.
At least that's the feeling of the Pitt football coaches as the Panthers enter the final five practices of spring football.
Moore, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound senior linebacker, was expected to move from outside linebacker to middle linebacker this spring to fill All-American Gerald Hayes' spot. But the move was put on hold so the coaches could take a look at two younger players, sophomore Joe Dipre and freshman Azzie Beagnyam, in the middle.
Moore in the middle of the Panthers' shuffle at linebacker
Around the nation
North Carolina basketball coach Matt Doherty, called "a great choice for this program" when he was hired by Chancellor James Moeser just three years ago, resigned Tuesday amid questions from his own players about his ability to lead. The move comes with three seasons remaining on Doherty's contract. His buyout will be $337,500
Doherty resigns at UNC, doesn't attend press conference
Matt LoVecchio's yearlong wait ended Tuesday.
He snapped the chin strap, put on the shoulder pads and finally got hit as the Indiana Hoosiers began spring contact drills in Bloomington.
For LoVecchio, it's the first hit that's mattered in nearly a year -- since he left Notre Dame hoping to again become a starting college quarterback.
LoVecchio happy to be a Hoosier
To start off... I'm sure you want to hear my thoughts and beliefs on the war about as much as you want to hear Donald Rumsfeld's analysis on the Georgia offensive line situation. You don't come to CollegeFootballNews.com or FOXSports.com for political views, so I promise to keep this Attack on Iraq free. My one concern though continues to be about the security for college football games as more needs to be done than frisking Ma and Pa Booster as they come into the stadium.
Cavalcade of Whimsy: Spring Edition
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