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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.
Jersey Kicking

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

Tom Kleinlein, a 1993 graduate of Wake Forest and a four-year letterwinner on the Demon Deacon football team, has been named Rutgers University's director of football operations.
Kleinlein held a similar position for the past four years at his alma mater, where he also served as academic advisor.
He replaces Bobby Erhardt, who left Rutgers to spend more time with his family.
Rutgers hires Kleinlein

The Rutgers football coaching staff will hold its annual “Coaches Clinic” for high school coaches this Friday-Saturday, April 11-12, and will feature head coach Jim Fassel of the NFL’s Giants as a guest speaker on Friday night.
Rutgers Football to Host Annual Coaches Clinic

Women's Basketball

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Men's Basketball

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Baseball

The Rutgers University baseball team will finally get a chance to play at home this weekend, when the Scarlet Knights take on in-state rival Seton Hall for three BIG EAST contests. Rutgers and Seton Hall will meet on Saturday at 12 noon for a doubleheader, while the teams will play the third game on Sunday, also at noon.
Rutgers (10-12 overall, 4-2 BE) has yet to play a home game this season, although it did play two home innings vs. Rider last Wednesday before rain postponed the remainder of the game. The Scarlet Knights are on a three-game winning streak, winning the second game of the Pittsburgh doubleheader on Friday, April 4 and sweeping Georgetown on Sunday, April 6. The Rutgers hitters have been swinging the bats well of late while the young pitching staff has been very effective lately for Coach Fred Hill. Both of Rutgers’ mid-week games, at Princeton and Rider, have been postponed because of weather.
Rutgers Baseball Faces Rival Seton Hall in First Home Series

 

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

The Skip Prosser Watch continued yesterday, and there are indications he will make a decision today or tomorrow about the basketball job at Pitt.
Prosser, a Carnegie native, met with Wake Forest Athletic Director Ron Wellman yesterday for a previously scheduled end-of-the-season meeting. Wellman presented Prosser with a new contract offer in an effort to keep him. Prosser made about $800,000 this past season. Pitt's offer is believed to be in the $1 million range
Prosser nearing decision on Pitt

The NCAA will not sanction Villanova over allegations that former basketball star Tim Thomas accepted lavish gifts from a man who wanted to be his agent, the school said Wednesday.
Villanova officials said the NCAA had determined that too much time had passed since the alleged violation, in the 1996-1997 school year.
NCAA opts not to sanction Villanova

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Baseball

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Women's Basketball

The glow was just minutes old on Connecticut's second straight national championship at the Georgia Dome Tuesday night when there were questions about next season's chances.
"When we get back, they'll say, 'You're still young. Next year, you guys will be really good,' " coach Geno Auriemma said.
UConn women will be loaded again next year

Around the nation

Tennessee has a dynamic weapon in Mark Jones. In a recent scrimmage, he ran back a punt 50 yards, took a reverse for a touchdown and shined in the secondary. Look for Jones to play both offense and defense often this fall. ...
Clemson also is considering having star CB Justin Miller play on offense. ...
Vols' Jones is a 2-way threat

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