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Four hours and 42 minutes into the game, senior Steve Normane (Pt. Pleasant, NJ) drove a two-out, two-run home run over the right-field fence, giving No. 29 Rutgers a 5-3, 19-inning win over No. 20 Notre Dame in a Mother’s Day matinee today at the Class of ’53 Complex. In a game that featured several dramatic moments, Normane delivered the biggest, sending Matt Laird’s offering 350-feet from home plate to punctuate a successful weekend for the Scarlet Knights. RU won two of three from the Irish, and improved to 30-16 overall and 17-5 in BIG EAST play while Notre Dame, which has lost four of its last six games, fell to 37-14, 15-6 BE. Today’s was Rutgers’ longest game since a 9-6, 17-inning win over Seton Hall in the opening round of the 1998 BIG EAST Championship.
Normane’s 19th-Inning Blast Gives Rutgers a 5-3 Marathon Win Over ND


Rutgers freshman Greg Havalchak, who established himself as one of the nation's premier goaltenders this year, smashed the butt end of his stick into the turf at Yurcak Field following yesterday's 9-6 loss to Georgetown in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Nobody may have taken the defeat harder than Havalchak, who led the Scarlet Knights to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1991.
Rutgers falls in opening round of NCAA lacrosse tourney

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As expected, Blair's Charlie Villanueva announced yesterday that he will enter the NBA Draft but not retain an agent, thus maintaining his college eligibility if he subsequently decides to remove his name before the draft.
The 6-10 forward made his decision official yesterday by faxing a letter stating his intentions to the league office.
"I reached my decision and I'm going to end up putting my name into the NBA Draft," Villanueva said from his Brooklyn home. "I'm pretty much going to test the waters, but college is still an option for me."
Villanueva in NBA draft, for now deck Blair standout will head to college if he feels he won't be a first-rounde

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The ACC's pursuit of Miami as the first step toward expanding to 12 schools has come down to one president making a decision -- and it's not the president at Miami.
N.C. State's Marye Anne Fox controls the ACC's future, according to numerous sources who arrived Sunday for the conference's spring meetings.
Late last week, Miami told league officials it wants to join the ACC, but commissioner John Swofford does not have seven votes from league presidents to extend that invitation.
N.C. State may hold key to UM in ACC

Bill Cousins has some advice for folks who are trying to understand why the Atlantic Coast Conference is enticing Miami to divorce the Big East and start over again on Tobacco Road.
"Follow the money," Cousins said. "Money talks."
Money matters in league mergers

The lobbying has started, but whether the outcome will result in the Miami Hurricanes receiving an offer to join the Atlantic Coast Conference in the coming days -- or weeks -- is still unknown.
Between the meetings, rounds of golf and poolside lounging that will take place through Wednesday at the conference's annual spring meetings, the athletic directors, football and basketball coaches and conference officials should have a good idea of where the others stand on the topic of expanding to 12 schools.
Expansion likely topic for ACC

Like Florida State a decade ago, football powerhouse Miami and the Atlantic Coast Conference appear to be a perfect match for expansion.
But at what cost?
The Hurricanes are considering a jump from the Big East Conference to the ACC, a move that could include two other schools -- maybe Boston College, Syracuse or Virginia Tech -- and alter the landscape of college football and the Bowl Championship Series.
Worth the move?

Administrators at the University of Pittsburgh are trying to narrow their search to find an athletic director to replace Steve Pederson with an emphasis on finding a candidate with Division I experience and strong marketing skills.
Two candidates were interviewed over the weekend -- Mark Hollis, an associate athletic director at Michigan State, and Jeff Long, senior associate athletic director at Oklahoma -- and several more are expected on the Pitt campus this week.
Pitt AD hunt keys on able marketer







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Ohio State star RB Maurice Clarett, who last season hinted at challenging the NFL's early entry rules, has secured a hefty insurance policy for the remainder of his college career. Sources say Clarett's policy is worth $1 million to $2 million and would pay off only if Clarett sustains a career-ending injury.
OSU's Clarett insures remaining college career

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Alabama has honored the legacy of Bear Bryant is almost every respect, sometimes to ridiculous extremes. For the most part since 1982 their coaches have walked, talked and even looked like The Bear (see: Mike DuBose).
With the hiring of Mike Shula, Alabama has ignored Bryant's greatest legacy: football diversity. It was Bryant who began the widespread recruiting of black athletes in the South after a 1970 game against Southern California in Birmingham. Trojans running back Sam "Bam" Cunningham opened The Bear's eyes after running wild in a 41-21 victory.
Not giving Croom a chance could haunt 'Bama

The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Saturday he plans to protest Alabama's decision to hire Mike Shula at the state Capitol next week.
Jackson to Protest Bama FB Coach Hiring

The war room wasn't covered in plush carpeting, and scouts' phone numbers weren't on speed dial.
Still, high school football coaches from around Southeastern Pennsylvania were busy evaluating future talent this spring - even on a damp, dreary Saturday night in April, when dodging puddles and sitting on wet aluminum benches became part of the job.
At the ninth annual Blue-Gold All-Star Classic for eighth-grade football players at Upper Darby High last month, high school coaches, dressed in their school jackets, were evaluating high school-size linemen, linebackers and running backs who might be wearing those same jackets as early as this fall.
Eighth-grade talent falls under recruiters' eyes

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