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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 letterwinners to Athlete's Glenn at 3:30PM.

Please note to cover the refreshments, there will be a $10 admission fee to the Letterwinners' picnic.

Please spread the word. It would be great to see everyone again.

Clinics and Camps

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Football

The annual Rutgers Football Scarlet-White scrimmage will take place this Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Rutgers Stadium. The game, originally scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., has been pushed back 30 minutes to accommodate the Fan Fest, which is set for run from 5-7 p.m.
Fan Fest and Scarlet-White Spring Game Set for Friday

Women's Basketball

Rutgers women’s basketball student-athletes Mauri Horton (Minneapolis, MN) and Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) have been named to the Metropolitan Writers Association All-Division I Women’s Basketball Team, the group has announced.
Pondexter was named the Met Player of the Year and earned a spot on the All-Met First Team, while Horton was a second-team selection.
Horton, Pondexter Named to All-Met Women's Basketball Team

Men's Basketball

His first name translated in African dialect means “leader,” a good sign for a Rutgers men’s basketball program in dire need of direction in the backcourt.
Antwi Atuahene, a 6-4, 190-pound point guard from Toronto’s Henry Carr High School, signed a national letter of intent to attend Rutgers, Scarlet Knights’ head coach Gary Waters announced yesterday.
Rutgers signs Antwi Atuahene

Antwi Atuahene, a 6-4, 185-pound lead guard from Toronto, Canada has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Rutgers University for head coach Gary Waters, it was announced today. Atuahene will be a freshman at Rutgers in 2003-04.
Atuahene, regarded as one of the top players in Canada, starred at Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School in Toronto last season, where he averaged 34.5 points, 11.5 assists and 10.0 rebounds. He scored 48 points in a single game, and dished out 22 assists in another game. He led Henry Carr to a 44-4 record and an appearance in The Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAAA (largest school) finals.
Toronto's Atuahene Commits to Rutgers

Adding another guard to the 2003-04 roster, Rutgers men's basketball coach Gary Waters announced yesterday that Canadian standout Antwi Atuahene signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Scarlet Knights next season.
The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Atuahene averaged a triple double, with 34.5 points, 11.5 assists and 10 boards per game while attending Father Carr Catholic Secondary School. The Toronto native led Henry Carr to a stellar 44-4 record and an appearance in the Ontario Federation of School Association AAAA finals.
Canada's best finds Banks

As expected, Canadian point guard Antwi Atuahene concluded a weekend visit to Rutgers by agreeing to extend his stay - for four years.
Tuesday, just hours after a flight from Newark brought him home to Toronto, Atuahene confirmed he had signed a National Letter of Intent to accept a basketball scholarship at Rutgers. His commitment renders virtually meaningless the confusion over whether junior point guard Mike Sherrod returns or not.
Rutgers goes north of border to sign a scoring point guard

The connection was first made a little more than a month ago. Rutgers was still desperately searching for a point guard on the basketball recruiting trail. Antwi "Tweety" Atuahene, recognized as Canada's best player and a point guard, was still looking for a school he would be able to play at immediately as a freshman.
Once the two sides got together, everything just seemed to fit -- culminating yesterday when Atuahene, who averaged 34.5 points, 11.5 assists and 10 rebounds as a senior, signed a letter of intent to play for Rutgers.
Canadian star gets to the point

Baseball

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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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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.
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Recruit Information

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Around Big East

General

The University of Miami has talked with the Atlantic Coast Conference, and though Hurricanes officials prefer to stay in the Big East, the school might look into switching leagues if Syracuse or Boston College makes the move, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday.
Miami reportedly could join exodus to ACC

Should Miami bolt for the Atlantic Coast Conference, can Syracuse and Boston College be far behind?
That's a hot scenario being tossed around in the wake of yet another inquiry by the ACC into expanding its nine-team league.
The target is clearly Miami, a Big East Conference school that has said no to the ACC on two previous occasions.
Miami controls fate of Big East

Basketball

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Football

Syracuse University defensive tackle Brian Hooper of Auburn has been declared medically ineligible to participate in football after suffering a concussion in spring practice.
Hooper's career with the Orangemen is over.
SU loses Auburn's Hooper


Syracuse University defensive tackle Christian Ferrara and defensive end Josh Thomas were not themselves last season - to put it mildly.
Ferrara battled back from biceps surgery following the 2001 season only to injure his knee in the 2002 opener against Brigham Young. He played in 10 of 12 games and finished with 29 tackles
Feeling That Senior Power

It is common for players projected as high draft picks to be the host of an elaborate party with a large group of people to watch the NFL draft unfold. Former Pitt star Gerald Hayes won’t be one of them.
It is just not his style.
Draft day to remain low key for Hayes

Baseball

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Women's Basketball

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Around the nation

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Interesting Article

Think of the national letter of intent as an engagement ring. Tradition dictates the man buys the diamond. If his fiancee jilts him before the big day, he is stuck with the payments.
That's a little like McDonald's All-American center David Padgett's experience since he signed last November with Kansas. Roy Williams, who wooed Padgett and convinced him to move east from Reno, Nev., abandoned him when he became North Carolina's coach. But Padgett still is committed to KU because of that letter of intent.
Recruits know the true meaning of commitment

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