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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As poor as the Rutgers offense performed in Monday's scrimmage, that's how good it looked at times Wednesday. Quarterback Ryan Hart marched the first team 50 yards for a score during a flawlessly executed red zone drill that Marcus Jones capped with a 4-yard touchdown run.
Rutgers' offense impressive during scrimmage
The good news for Rutgers coach Gary Waters is that Shagari Alleyne didn't rule out the possibility of signing with the Scarlet Knights sometime next month.
The bad news is the 7-foot-3 center from New York City's Rice High School didn't exactly give Rutgers a ringing endorsement when asked if the nonbinding commitment he gave last winter was solid.
"It's not solid at all," Alleyne said yesterday. "(Rutgers) did the best job they could recruiting me. I just felt that I rushed my decision. I don't know where I'm going."
Alleyne waiting to make decision
Fernando Perez hit a third-inning grand slam and Joshua Flinn allowed just three hits and one run over 7.2 innings as Columbia defeated Rutgers, 11-1, today at the Class of 53 Baseball Complex. The Lions scored five unearned runs in the third inning against RU starter Jim Jansen (Pascack Valley, NJ) and surrendered a solo home run to Colin Gaynor (Toms River, NJ) as the lone offensive highlight for Rutgers. With the loss, RU is now 12-14, while Columbia improves to 16-19.
Columbia Upends Rutgers Baseball, 11-1
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 Big East Conference should be riding a huge wave of success this month. Syracuse won the NCAA men's tournament, Connecticut won the NCAA women's tournament and St. John's won the NIT.
But commissioner Mike Tranghese - one of the most influential voices in college athletics - is deeply upset about growing reports that the Atlantic Coast Conference - which apparently is looking to expand to 12teams in order to facilitate a lucrative postseason conference football playoff - is attempting to rip the heart out of his conference by assimilating some of its key members. According to Tranghese, the ACC has approached four Big East schools - Miami, Virginia Tech, Syracuse and Boston College - in a variety of ways about defecting from the Big East and joining that league.
Big East boss to ACC: Back off 'Cuse, Miami
Syracuse University quarterback Perry Patterson will need reconstructive knee surgery after a freak accident in practice on Tuesday.
Head coach Paul Pasqualoni said Patterson injured his right knee during warm-ups without any contact. He said it's the same knee Patterson injured in high school that required major surgery.
Perry Patterson likely out for the season
Around the nation
The University of Kansas got permission today to speak with Illinois basketball coach Bill Self about its coaching vacancy, an Illinois spokesman said.
"Kansas has contacted us, and apparently will be contacting Bill," said Illinois sports information director Kent Brown. Self left Illinois today for a Florida vacation.
KU receives permission to speak with Illinois' Self
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