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Former Rutgers president Francis Lawrence says there is one reason he's "surprised" by reports that Miami is considering leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference: It represents a complete reversal of the school's position on the subject when similar speculation arose just a year and a half ago.
Lawrence was chairman of the Big East Presidents Council in 2001 when rumors surfaced that Miami was entertaining overtures from the Southeastern Conference and the ACC. After studying the possibilities, Miami president Donna Shalala assured the rest of the league presidents at a closed meeting in November of 2001 that the Big East was where her school belonged, Lawrence said.
Possible Miami exit surprising

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The Rutgers University baseball team, winners of 14 of its last 15 games and sitting atop the BIG EAST standings with a 15-4 record, is ranked 29th nationally in the latest Collegiate Baseball Top 30 national poll. It is Rutgers’ first appearance in a national poll since ranking 23rd early in the 2002 season.
Rutgers Baseball Earns a Spot in National Rankings

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Kansas and North Carolina, two of the most storied programs in NCAA history, have become late entries into the suddenly wide-open recruiting of Blair's Charlie Villanueva.
The 6-10 forward verbally committed to Illinois in November but did not sign a letter of intent, leaving him free to sign with any school, an option he said he would consider after coach Bill Self left Illinois to coach Kansas.
Boys basketball Villanueva also considering Kansas, North Carolina

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Miami is exploring the possibility of moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference, athletic director Paul Dee confirmed.
Dee told The News-Press of Fort Myers he has spoken with ACC commissioner John Swofford as well as athletic directors in the league.
"The status is there are discussions and we're exploring possibilities, but there has been no real invitation or acceptance either way," Dee told the newspaper for Sunday's edition, his first public comments on the issue.
Miami, BC, Syracuse: ACC's expansion wish list?

Miami (Fla.) officials are expected to decide in the next two weeks whether to start negotiating a possible move to the Atlantic Coast Conference in concert with Big East co-members Syracuse and Boston College.
The three schools will act jointly, according to a person familiar with discussions between the institutions and the two affected leagues. That person laid out two options, either of which would alter the Eastern landscape of big-time college athletics. The three schools could:
Miami, Syracuse, BC discussing ACC move

While the University of Miami's flirting with the Atlantic Coast Conference continues to gain steam, the Hurricanes won't be moving from the Big East in time for the ACC's 50th anniversary celebration Thursday, athletic director Paul Dee said.
But a decision appears likely within 30 to 60 days, according to UM officials. One high-level official associated with the program said UM is leaning toward joining the ACC, if a formal invitation is extended and finances and other aspects of the deal meet UM's approval.
UM weighs merits of joining ACC

The Atlantic Coast Conference began to develop a strategic plan for its future more than a year ago, and a central part of the plan involves expansion. The ACC's television contracts with ESPN and ABC will be up shortly. Bringing in a Miami would surely bolster the league's negotiating position, in, given the current economy, what will be a tough market (and no, the guys with the sharp pencils at ESPN didn't ask me to write that).
Defections would badly wound Big East

Football: Not sure BC would notice the difference on the football field in the ACC. The Eagles are never an easy mark and would enjoy the recruiting benefits that moving to the ACC and fruitful North and South Carolina could bring.
New league would help some, hurt others

Marc Boehm, the interim athletic director at Pittsburgh, is leaving to join his old boss at Nebraska.
Boehm said Monday he is leaving Pitt after six years to join former athletic director Steve Pederson at Nebraska in an associate's role. Both Boehm and Chancellor Mark Nordenberg confirmed that Boehm withdrew his name from consideration to become Pittsburgh's permanent athletic director.
Boehm, 41, will become executive associate athletic director for the Cornhuskers effective June 1. It is the same position he held under Pederson at Pitt.
Boehm leaving Pitt to become associate AD at Nebraska







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The names and events run together now, each admission and revelation more confounding and confusing than the next. There are two ways to look at the latest public implosion with the head coaching position at Alabama: It's another kick in the gut or a final chance for bigwigs in charge to get it right.
Alabama needs Tom Coughlin

Miami Dolphins assistant coach Mike Shula and Carolina Panthers assistant Richard Williamson have emerged as top candidates to replace fired coach Mike Price at Alabama.
Alabama athletic director Mal Moore and president Robert Witt met Sunday with Shula in Miami, and with Williamson in Atlanta on Monday, according to newspaper reports.
NFL assistants Shula, Williamson top 'Bama candidates

The 3-point line in men's college basketball would be moved back 9 inches to 20 feet, 6 inches under a recommendation from an NCAA rules committee Monday. The current distance of 19-9 has been in place since 1986.
The panel also suggested expanding the 12-foot-wide college lane by adopting the trapezoid used in international play. At its widest point, the trapezoid lane's width is 19-8 3/4.
Recommendations to push back 3-point line, change lane

Price had to go. I guess. Such is the landfill Alabama football is in today, that it can no longer offer championship contenders, but only multiple choice questions in ethics. Your new football coach was just caught crimson-handed spending the shoulder-pad money at a strip club. (Suggested headline: Brainless coach found in topless bar.
The best response would be:
A. Clarify what his idea of a recruiting trip is.
Forrest Gump to Mike Price: Stupid is as stupid does

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Don McPherson knew the general history. He needed some specifics. So while a star junior quarterback at West Hempstead High in New York, McPherson began investigating interested schools.
He had two primary questions.
Black quarterbacks still working to make believers out of skeptics

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