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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

Given a little bit of time, Smith could become a top tight end. He already knows how to catch, but he has to learn how to run routes a little bit better.
2003 NFL DRAFT: Tight end rankings

Tom Kleinlein has been named Director of Football Operations at Rutgers University.
Kleinlein comes to Rutgers after four years as a member of the football staff at Wake Forest University, including serving as Assistant Director of Football Operations in 2002. Kleinlein joined the Demon Deacons staff in 1998 as an academic counselor, before being named Assistant Director of Football Operations. In addition to his academic oversight role, Kleinlein also served as the program's liaison with high school coaches and NFL scouts, while aiding with recruiting.
Rutgers Names Kleinlein Director of Football Operations

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

After being forced to the sidelines for over a week due to the rain and snow that fell on the Northeast this week, the Rutgers baseball team will finally return to action tomorrow for a doubleheader with intra-state rival Seton Hall (11-13 overall, 4-5 Big East) at the Class of '53 Complex. First pitch is scheduled for noon. The two teams will also play a single game on Sunday.
Rutgers faces Pirates 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

Pittsburgh is waiting from the phone call from Wake Forest basketball coach Skip Prosser. Prosser, the top choice to succeed Ben Howland, is weighing whether to pursue a job with a top 10 program in his hometown or stay at a school that badly wants to keep him.
Prosser held his annual end-of-season meeting Wednesday with Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman, who is believed to be preparing a contract extension that would hike Prosser's $800,000-a-year salary. Wellman gave football coach Jim Grobe a 10-year contract in January.
Pitt awaiting word from Wake Forest's Prosser

Football

Fans of the University of Pittsburgh football team will get their first glimpse of the 2003 Panthers tomorrow when the team holds its annual Blue-Gold intrasquad scrimmage at 1 p.m. at North Hills High School Stadium.
Pitt Coach Walt Harris hopes his team gives the fans an exciting exhibition of football, but the Panthers will have to do so without the guy who is arguably their most exciting player.
Pitt's Blue and Gold to face off tomorrow

Baseball

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Women's Basketball

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Around the nation

Roy Williams of Kansas is in serious discussions with North Carolina that could lead to him returning home to accept the head coaching job at his alma mater by next week.
Roy, Tar Heels are talking

Interesting Article

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Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: dforbes@theinsiders.com
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