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The Last Picture Show - the Finale

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The Last Picture Show - the Finale

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Freshman Jim Jansen (Pascack Valley, NJ) fired six scoreless innings to extend his shutout streak to 13 innings and a quartet of Scarlet Knights – Johnny Defendis (Staten Island, NY), Vinny Esposito (Middletown, NJ), Nick Cerulo (Woodbridge, NJ) and Steve Normane (Pt. Pleasant, NJ) – knocked in four runs apiece to lead Rutgers to a 20-0 win over Princeton today at Clarke Field. Rutgers set a new single-game high in runs today, besting its previous total of 18 vs. Pace on March 24. It also won for the 15th time in 16 games, improving to 27-15 overall.
RU Baseball Sets Season-High For Runs in 20-0 Win Over Princeton

Lacrosse

At the start of the season, Laura Brand was impressed with the passion and potential of her Rutgers University women’s lacrosse team.
At the end of the season, after the Scarlet Knights achieved a 12-4 mark and returned to the national rankings, it was evident that Brand had the ability to use that passion and bring out the potential of the Knights.
RU’s Brand named Big East Coach of Year

Where are there now?

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It was some three years ago that Seton Hall, St. John's and the other non-major football-playing members of the Big East Conference first pondered life on their own -- minus the likes of Miami (Fla.) and Syracuse.
The consensus then and now, Seton Hall athletics director Jeff Fogelson says, is they could survive.
Non-football schools in Big East strategize

The Atlantic Coast Conference is moving closer to becoming a football powerhouse, but basketball schools like Duke and North Carolina could eventually stop that from becoming reality.
The ACC has gone public with its campaign to add three teams - including perennial national-championship contender Miami - but can only do so if the votes are there.
ACC seems set to tackle Big East

Whether or not Miami's latest flirtation with the Atlantic Coast Conference results in the Hurricanes leaving the Big East, one thing seems certain: The landscape of big-time college athletics is about to change.
Big East: Miami may leave

Temple must be laughing itself silly.
If misery loves company, the Owls might be fronting for a whole regiment.
The Big East Conference, with Rutgers supposedly a ringleader, tossed Temple out of its football league for failure to meet minimal standards. We've expressed sympathy in the past for the Owls' plight, being left to find a place to play when there is no such place.
Big East's Temple move on the verge of backfiring

With ACC expansion talk all the rage, these are your key points to consider:
All discussions must start with the year 2006. Nothing is likely to happen until then. That is when the Bowl Championship Series is likely to be reconfigured. Everyone -- and we mean everyone in Division I-A -- is making sure they are set for that year going forward.
It's all about football. Sorry Roy Williams and Mike Krzyzewski, you have little say in the matter if the ACC decides to expand. Despite the billion-dollar CBS/NCAA Tournament contract -- actually, because of it -- football is still king. Football is far and away still the main revenue producer in I-A. Because of that, the best place to be in 2006 is in a conference that stages a league championship game.
Give blame, thanks or credit to Roy Kramer. It was the former SEC commissioner's vision in 1992 that created the championship game.
Miami to ACC would bring football power, mega money

There are so many reasons why the Atlantic Coast Conference won't steal Miami, Boston College and Syracuse from the Big East and expand to 12 teams.
The pro-expansion faction won't be able to get the seven votes at the ACC meetings. BC and Syracuse will come to their senses, realize a move would be bad for business and stick to its roots. The ACC will be satisfied building in steps and grab only Miami.
ACC poaching could make dominoes fall nationwide

We understand the arguments. We know revenue streams are crystal meth to college administrators. We know there is a panic that if a school doesn't protect its football interests now, it might find itself out of the inner circle for good.
But Syracuse and Boston College in the ACC? The Orange and Eagles out of the Big East?
BC, Syracuse move wouldn't make sense, just dollars

In the eat-or-be-eaten world of college football, the ACC is trying to wolf down the largest item on the menu: the University of Miami.
The ACC's hunger for Miami is driven by a survival instinct centered around the pursuit of money. ACC expansion is a football-driven reality that bites, says Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese, who may have inadvertently hastened the demise of his own league by lashing out at the ACC last month during an interview with the New York Daily News.
ACC expansion makes dollars and sense

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

University of Pittsburgh administrators were interested in hiring Marc Boehm as athletic director because, above all else, he was the perfect person to maintain the positive direction established by Steve Pederson.
But Boehm, who worked for six years as Pederson's top lieutenant at Pitt, got tired of waiting for Chancellor Mark Nordenberg to make the move official, something that appeared to be a foregone conclusion to nearly everyone in the university community.
Pitt waited too long to keep Boehm

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Around the nation

On June 11, 1963, Alabama Gov. George Wallace stood in the doorway of the University of Alabama's Foster Auditorium and refused to permit two black students to register. Wallace's "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" shook all of Alabama and much of the country that day.
Forty years later, Alabama could make another type of history. If the Crimson Tide hire former Alabama player and assistant coach Sylvester Croom, he would become the first African-American head football coach in the Southeastern Conference. Croom, running backs coach for the Green Bay Packers; former Alabama quarterback Mike Shula, quarterbacks coach for the Miami Dolphins; and former Alabama player and assistant coach Richard Williamson, receivers coach for the Carolina Panthers, have emerged as top candidates. No one has been offered the job, a school spokesman said Tuesday.
Alabama can make history

Miami Dolphins assistant coach Mike Shula and Carolina Panthers assistant Richard Williamson and Green Bay Packers assistant Sylvester Croom have emerged as top candidates to replace fired coach Mike Price at Alabama.
Alabama looks at ex-Tide players in seach for Price's replacement

Interesting Article

You hold the deed to the NBA Draft’s first pick in one hand, a telephone in the other.
You’ve been affiliated with more loss than Jenny Craig.
And you’re on the clock.
Is Carmelo still a notch below LeBron?

As Alabama searches for its fourth coach in three years, here's a quick look at some of the names that may pop up on the Crimson Tide's wish list.
A look at who may be on 'Bama's wish list

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