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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

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Rutgers senior tight end LJ Smith (Highland Park, NJ) is listed among the top senior prospects by various scouting and evaluation services as the NFL Draft nears (April 26-27).
Smith, who ended his Rutgers playing career as the second-most prolific tight end in Scarlet Knight history, is rated ninth among college tight ends by and Pro Football Weekly. Smith is also rated among the Top 100 players available by The Sports XChange/ Rankings
Smith Rated Among Top NFL Draft Prospects

Giants head coach Jim Fassel was the guest speaker at Friday night’s session of the Rutgers Football 2003 Coaches Clinic.
Photos from the Rutgers 2003 Coaches Clinic

Women's Basketball

The Rutgers women’s basketball program handed out its year-end awards at its annual Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet Sunday, April 13, at the New Brunswick Hyatt.
Sophomore Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) led the list of award winners, earning recognition as the team’s Most Valuable Player and Best Offensive Player.
Pondexter Named MVP at Annual Awards Banquet

Men's Basketball



After 22 straight games on the road, sophomore Jack Egbert opened
Rutgers' home schedule with a complete-game one-hitter to lead Rutgers to a 5-1 win over Seton Hall yesterday. Rutgers fell in the second game, 2-1.
Casey Grimm ripped an Egbert offering over the fence in right-center with one out in the second to stake the Pirates (12-14, 5-6) to a 1-0 lead and Seton Hall starter Mark Irwin took a no-hitter into the fourth until Matt Wolski singled off Irwin's glove to collect his 200th career hit. With 201 hits at the end of the day, Wolski is now tied with current assistant coach Glen Gardner for seventh place on the all-time hits list.
Rutgers, Seton Hall split baseball twinbill

The Rutgers baseball team rallied to save one tremendous pitching performance, but it couldn’t do the same for the other.
Sophomore Jack Egbert helped the Scarlet Knights open their 2003 home season on a winning note, allowing just one hit over his seven innings of work. Egbert’s pitching and a milestone hit for senior star and Steinert high graduate Matt Wolski helped lead Rutgers to a 5-1 victory over Seton Hall in the first of two games yesterday at the Class of ’53 Complex.
Rutgers splits opening-day doubleheader with Seton Hall

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


Skip Prosser signed a 10-year contract Friday to stay at Wake Forest, turning down overtures to coach Pittsburgh. He was Pitt's top choice to succeed Ben Howland, who left for UCLA. "Tough, tough, this was a tough one," Prosser said of his decision.
Prosser to stay at Wake Forest

The search for Ben Howland's replacement is in its 12th day, and Pitt and North Carolina are the only major-conference schools without a coach a week after the end of the season.
Associate head coach Jamie Dixon, Howland's right-hand man the past four seasons, had a second meeting Saturday with interim athletic director Marc Boehm, becoming the first person to sit down twice with Pitt officials.
Pitt still seaching for coach


Syracuse University head football coach Paul Pasqualoni insists that redshirt freshman Perry Patterson can win the starting quarterback job.
The deck remains stacked against Patterson, who is competing with senior R.J. Anderson and sophomore Xzavier Gaines for the starting position vacated by senior Troy Nunes.
Patterson is in the mix for starting quarterback position

Pitt wrapped up its spring football season yesterday with the annual Blue-Gold game at North Hills High School's Martorelli Stadium.
Joe Stephens hauls in a scoring pass in front of the Gold's Larry Moore in yesterday's spring game. (Bill Wade, Post-Gazette)
The Gold beat the Blue, 31-21, but the score was irrelevant since players switched teams so coaches could get a look at a number of combinations.
Rutherford's understudies in spotlight as drills draw to close

The Miami Hurricanes wrapped up spring practice Friday, with the starting quarterback job still up for grabs.
"From what I've seen lately, I think we can win with Brock Berlin, and I think we can win with Derrick Crudup," Coker said about his starting quarterback candidates. "Derrick has been in the system for three years and he has come a long way. Brock is starting to pick it up and he's quite a talent and he has a great arm."
Miami spring practice ends with QB job up for grabs



Women's Basketball


Around the nation

Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams said he'd probably talk to North Carolina athletics director Dick Baddour today.
Williams, North Carlina still talking

The Carolina-blue skies that legend alleges permanently adorn this basketball-bonkers region have disappeared in the unseasonably cool and cloudy spring days since the forced resignation of Tar Heels coach Matt Doherty on April 1.
Now, as University of North Carolina officials clandestinely contemplate a replacement for Doherty to lead their storied basketball program, questions, many of them unpleasant, hang in the air like the lingering April chill:
Trouble in paradise

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