The Last Picture Show - the Finale
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The Last Picture Show - the Finale
Clinics and Camps
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With 18 wins in its last 20 games, including two of three this weekend vs. Notre Dame, the Rutgers baseball team (30-16 overall, 17-5 BIG EAST) jumped seven spots to No. 22 in the latest Collegiate Baseball Top 30 national poll. Rutgers is the highest-ranked BIG EAST team, one spot ahead of No. 23 Notre Dame, which fell three spots from last week.
Ranked 29th last Monday, Rutgers enjoyed a 4-1 effort in five games this past week. After beating Ivy-League champion Princeton, 20-0, on Tuesday, Rutgers held off St. Peters, 8-3, in the final tune-up before a three-game series with the Irish.
Rutgers Jumps to No. 22 in Collegiate Baseball Poll
After having staged the last two national championships, Rutgers obviously has the hosting thing down pat. Maybe, as it turns out, just a little too well.
Making its first NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament appearance since 1991, the Scarlet Knights graciously spotted Georgetown a three-goal lead in the first quarter and never quite caught up Sunday. The Hoyas' 9-6 victory before a crowd of 1,919 at Yurcak Field earned Georgetown a spot in the quarterfinals, in which it will face second-seeded Virginia in Towson, Md.
Rutgers loses in first round of NCAA tourney
Knights in the Pros
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Even though he submitted his name for the NBA draft last week, Charlie Villanueva will take an unofficial visit to the UConn campus next. Villanueva, the 6-10 recruit from Brooklyn by way of Blair Academy in New Jersey, would like to decide on a college before he starts thinking about the NBA, according to his AAU coach Gary Charles.
"I would like to see him make a decision about what college he wants to go to before he works out for any NBA team," Charles said. "He had a tremendous visit to Kansas and liked the team and the campus. Then he will probably decide between UConn and Kansas before he starts working out for NBA teams."
Villanueva will visit UConn
Around Big East
The Atlantic Coast Conference has always been a basketball league: Duke, North Carolina, Tobacco Road and national titles have gone hand and hand for 50 years. The conference's long-term survival, however, hinges on football. Trying to secure its future, the ACC is in a courting process with Miami, a school that has been in college football's national title game the last two years but has never distinguished itself in hoops.
ACC is on a Miami mission as meetings begin
Miami didn't win the national title in January, but make no mistake, the Hurricanes flex the most muscle in college athletics today.
Just watch what happens if the ACC invites Miami to join its conference to make it a 10- or more likely 12-team league. A simple yes from Miami president Donna Shalala will create the most exciting bit of scrambling on the East Coast since Michael Vick played quarterback at Virginia Tech.
Everyone waits for Miami
Atlantic Coast Conference expansion has gained momentum at the league's spring meetings, with all three anti-expansion schools softening their stance.
Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, the league's most prominent critic of expansion, said his concerns have been allayed.
"I don't know which direction this will go," Krzyzewski said Monday after emerging from a series of meetings. "But I do know the best interests of basketball will be served. ... Based on the last 24 hours, I believe that will happen."
Move to expand ACC gains momentum
The Big East may eventually lose some of its members to ACC expansion, but the conference is not going to go down without a fight.
The Big East is working on a very ambitious counterproposal that would actually expand the league. The working title is "The Big East Coalition," and it would separate the eight football playing schools from the five basketball-only schools in the conference. The football schools would act independently while two or three more basketball-only schools would be recruited to give the Big East eight schools on either side of the ledger. Among the candidates would be DePaul, Marquette and Xavier.
Big East tries to flip the script
The first day of the Atlantic Coast Conference's spring meetings did not include formal discussions on expansion.
ACC commissioner John Swofford said he did not feel there was any rush to take a vote on the subject Sunday.
"I would be surprised if something came out of this weekend," Swofford said, though he admitted he also is trying to figure out where each school stands. "Until we reach the point of actually voting, that's just guesswork."
No ACC expansion talks yet
The University of Miami is on the verge of making one of the biggest football blunders in its history -- right up there with battle fatigues and Fran Curci.
Word out of UM is that the Hurricanes are lobbying hard to get into the Atlantic Coast Conference and are poised to bolt the Big East. If this happens, it will go down as the most disastrous departure since Suzanne Somers left Three's Company.
Hurricanes need to resist ACC's alluring option
Florida State athletic director Dave Hart announced Sunday during the opening of the Atlantic Coast Conference meetings that the ACC had the lowest ratings of any football league with ESPN and ESPN2 contracts
ACC lowest-rated on ESPN, ESPN2
It seems all anyone wants to talk about this week is conference musical chairs, and why not? It's like playing fantasy football or making up NBA trades -- the possibilities are endless.
The reality, however, is that the ACC is a long way from agreeing on anything, nevertheless inviting Miami, nevertheless bringing about the demise of the Big East, nevertheless setting off a chain reaction throughout the rest of the country.
Miami's ACC move a hot topic, but will it actually happen?
The Atlantic Coast Conference has always been a basketball league: Duke, North Carolina, Tobacco Road and national titles have gone hand and hand for 50 years.
The conference's long-term survival, however, hinges on football. Trying to secure its future, the ACC is in a courting process with Miami, a school that has been in college football's national title game the last two years but has never distinguished itself in hoops.
ACC meetings dominated by talk of Miami courtship
As a part of his College Football Mailbag, SI.com's Stewart Mandel gives his projection of what would happen if the Big East's Miami, Syracuse and Boston College made the move the ACC.
A stab at three new East Coast conferences
Around the nation
On hearing that Mike Shula was the latest Alabama football coach, Bobby Ross asked, "Did they interview Sly?"
Yes, they did.
The old coach said nothing then.
Instead, there came to his face a quizzical look, as if to suggest the implausibility of anyone interviewing Sylvester Croom and not hiring him.
Tide rolls right by the nicest story of all
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