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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.

Clinics and Camps

Welcome to Jersey Kicking, your source for quality kicking, punting, snapping and holding instruction! Our #1 goal at Jersey Kicking is to give every athlete a sound understanding of key kicking, punting, snapping or holding principles. We accomplish this by breaking down each step required for a successful kick, punt, snap or hold. Then, with the help of our professional staff, you will build your own individualized technique to maximize your ability.
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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

The Rutgers football coaching staff will hold its annual “Coaches Clinic” for high school coaches this Friday-Saturday, April 11-12.
Clinic registration will begin on Friday at 8 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Somerset. The morning session will feature Rutgers offensive line coach Mario Cristobal and offensive coordinator Craig Ver Steeg, while the afternoon session features head coach Greg Schiano and defensive coordinator Paul Ferraro. The afternoon session will conclude with the Scarlet Knights’ practice session at Rutgers Stadium, which all clinic attendees may observe.
Rutgers Football to Host Annual Coaches Clinic

Women's Basketball

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Men's Basketball

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Baseball

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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:
Jersey Kicking

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.
Message Board

For those high school players who would like to get their tapes on-line, you can mail your tape to:

Mike and the Big Dog LLC
P.O. Box 431
Plainsboro, New Jersey 08536

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.

Recruit Information

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Around Big East

Basketball

A Final Four postscript. Or more appropriate and speaking the local lingo, a Final Four jazz funeral. …
The way Syracuse's Carmelo Anthony played this season, especially in the last two games — 33 points and 14 rebounds in an NCAA semifinal against Texas and 20 points and 10 rebounds against Kansas in the championship — I'm not sure LeBron James is the absolute No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.
Carmelo a wiser pick for No. 1 than LeBron

The afterglow was almost immediate. The planning for next season began at about the same time. As the pile of Syracuse Orangemen formed on the floor of the Louisiana Superdome to mark the school's first national basketball championship following the victory against Kansas, the memories of past tournament heartbreak were no longer quite as painful.
Syracuse now next season's target

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim had just dashed onto the court at the Superdome late Monday night after his team defeated Kansas, 81-78, to win the NCAA Tournament championship when his cell phone rang.
On the other end was Derrick Coleman of the Philadelphia 76ers - arguably Boeheim's best player before Carmelo Anthony.
Win sweetens past for Jim

Skip Prosser and Pitt are believed to be continuing to work out the details of a contract that would bring Prosser, a Carnegie native, back to Pittsburgh as the replacement for Ben Howland. Pitt officials said an announcement regarding the new coach has not been scheduled, but Prosser could be in Pittsburgh by the end of the week or early next week to sign a contract.
Prosser may face difficult decision

Football

Pitt quarterback Rod Rutherford had about as good a season last year as a first-year starter could be expected to have.
But he realizes he still left a lot of room for improvement, and his team's fortunes likely depend on how far he has progressed. That's why he is determined to get better this spring, particularly in the mental part of the game.
Rutherford focuses on staying consistent, correcting mistakes

Baseball

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Women's Basketball

Diana Taurasi tormented Tennessee yet again, and Connecticut proved it could rebuild — and still repeat.
Leading a young team that had four new starters, Taurasi ignored the sore back and ankle that have bothered her for several weeks and carried Connecticut to a 73-68 victory over Tennessee on Tuesday night for its second straight national championship.
UConn territory

Around the nation

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Interesting Article

As soon as Willis McGahee got hurt in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, most thought his future in the NFL was in serious jeopardy.
But after undergoing surgery to repair three torn ligaments in his left knee, the rehabilitating McGahee made it very clear Tuesday that he will return and play this fall.
"I know what I can do and I know how hard I'm working to get back," McGahee told ESPN Radio. "I will play in 2003 ... period."
McGahee says to pass on him is big mistake

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