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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It's a good thing yesterday's controlled intrasquad scrimmage was closed to the public, because fans would not have liked what they saw, at least from the Rutgers offense.
"If you're having a bad day, it still better be good enough to win," said Rutgers coach Greg Schiano. "We had a bad day offensively, and it wasn't close to being good enough to win. Not in our league.
"It was very mediocre, and that might be a kind assessment of the offensive performance."
Offense puts on mediocre display in Rutgers football scrimmage
The old defensive coordinator in Greg Schiano had to like what he saw yesterday in Rutgers' final spring football scrimmage, with the defense turning in a dominant performance.
But the third-year head coach in him knows there has to be better balance than what took place at Rutgers Stadium, with the redesigned offense of new coordinator Craig Ver Steeg seeming to spend most of the afternoon going nowhere fast.
Schiano is offended by offense
Sophomore right-hander Jack Egbert (Rutherford, NJ) pitched a complete game one-hitter with a career-high eight strikeouts to beat Seton Hall, 5-1, on Sunday and for his efforts, he was named the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week. The award is the first for a Scarlet Knight player this season. Egbert also received the same honor from the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association.
After 22-straight road games to open the season, Egbert earned the start in Rutgers home opener and did little to disappoint the plentiful crowd in attendance. He allowed a one-out, solo home run in the second inning, which gave Seton Hall a brief 1-0 lead, but from that point on, he was near-flawless. He fired 5.2 hitless innings to end the game, faced just one hitter over the minimum, retired seven of the last eight hitters he faced and finished the game with a flourish, striking out the side in the seventh for his fourth-straight win.
Egbert Earns BIG EAST, NJCBA Pitcher of the Week Honors
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
The University of Pittsburgh will have its fan-appreciation banquet for basketball fans tonight at the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers, Downtown. Players, coaches and athletic office personnel are scheduled to attend.
Among the featured speakers at the banquet are interim athletic director Marc Boehm and associate head basketball coach Jamie Dixon, both of whom are waiting and wondering about their job status with the university.
Pitt officials keep quiet as search continues
Freshman Tim Doyle yesterday became the third St. John's player in a week to be released from his scholarship in order to transfer.
"I'm a New York kid and the idea of going to St. John's swept me off my feet," said Doyle, a 6-4 guard who starred at Oyster Bay (L.I.) St. Dominic's High. "I couldn't turn down the chance to play there and all the things that come with it. But this isn't working out."
Exodus continues at St. John's
Around the nation
Roy Williams returned home to North Carolina, hoping to win the national championship that eluded him for 15 seasons at Kansas.
The basketball coach, who grew up in the North Carolina mountains and learned his craft as an assistant to Dean Smith, resigned as the Jayhawks coach Monday to take the job at his beloved alma mater.
Williams heads to North Carolina
There are 117 head coaches in Division 1-A football.
Only four of them are African-Americans.
Fewer than 3 percent of all Division 1-A athletic directors -- the men and women who do the hiring -- are African-Americans.
A lesson in diversity and why big schools miss out
When the Sooners trot out onto the field for the first time at newly expanded Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, the stadium may be updated, but what fans will see on the field will be classic Oklahoma.
To welcome an extra 8,100 fans into the stadium, expanded to include an additional 2,500 club seats and 27 new luxury suites, Sooners players will will be wearing retro crimson and cream jerseys reminiscent of those worn during the Bud Wilkinson coaching era (1947-1963), a time period when the Sooners had a 47-game winning streak and captured three national championships. Bob Stoops and his coaching staff will be outfitted in gear similar to that worn during the Barry Switzer coaching era (1974-1989), when the school's football team won another three national championships.
Something new, something old
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