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Nominations are now being accepted for the Rutgers Football Hall of Fame Class of 2003.
Nominations Now Being Accepted for Rutgers Football Hall of Fame

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An errant throw to first from catcher Alberto Vasquez (Jersey City, NJ) sailed down into the right-field corner, setting up an insurance run for Delaware in the seventh, which allowed the Blue Hens to hold on for a 3-2 win over Rutgers in non-league action today at the Class of ’53 Complex. Rutgers threatened in the fifth, when Nick Cerulo (Woodbridge, NJ) led off with a triple and again in the ninth, loading the bases with one out, but failed to score. With the loss, RU falls to 30-17 while Delaware improves to 21-32.
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You could say Jim Boeheim isn't a big fan of change. He was born and raised in upstate New York, played at Syracuse and is now in his 27th year as the school's head basketball coach.
So it isn't surprising to learn that Boeheim is less than enthralled by a possible move by Syracuse to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
"I'm a status quo kind of guy," Boeheim said. "I always look at change as being bad. I know what we have has been pretty good for us, so I'm not sure I'd be looking forward to radical change."
Boeheim opposes leaving Big East

Jim Boeheim is a self-described "status quo guy," so it stands to reason that the Syracuse basketball coach is less than thrilled about a possible move from the Big East Conference to the ACC.
"I don't like change too much," Boeheim said Wednesday. "I think this change could be bad. What we have is pretty good. What's going to happen in the next couple of weeks will probably change the landscape of Eastern seaboard football and basketball radically."
Keep us out of the ACC

As the University of Miami awaits the Atlantic Coast Conference vote to select the two Big East teams that would accompany the Hurricanes in an expected conference switch, Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver is promoting his Hokies as the logical team to accompany UM -- if the Hurricanes can't be convinced to stay in the Big East.
The Hokies are at the center of an effort that reportedly has Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner working with North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley and Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich to ensure the ACC adds Virginia Tech -- or doesn't expand at all.
Va. Tech bids to join UM in ACC

It's a strategy that just might save the Big East Conference, a league being sized up for ruin by the expansionists from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The school that could turn out to be the biggest player in the struggle between the Big East and ACC might be Syracuse.
Syracuse caught up in conference jumble

With Virginia Gov. Mark Warner trying to exert political pressure, the University of Virginia's insistence on including Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference's expansion plans appears to be the only thing standing in the way of the league growing to 12 teams.
The league voted Tuesday to expand and is expected to invite Miami, Boston College, and either Syracuse or Virginia Tech, to leave the Big East for the ACC.
Virginia wants Tech in ACC

On Wednesday, the Big East Conference was in the business of trying to stay in business, the day after the Atlantic Coast Conference voted to expand from nine to 12 schools by inviting Miami and two other Big East schools to join.
Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese vowed Wednesday "to do whatever it takes" to preserve the conference. According to a Big East source, the conference is expected to make a financial proposal to Miami during its annual meeting this weekend in Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Big East reportedly to make financial proposal to keep Miami in conference

The Atlantic Coast Conference might have fired the first shot to ensure its status by voting for a three-team expansion. But as the Big East Conference made clear, the fight is not over. The ACC, in a surprise teleconference vote Tuesday, voted 7-2 to expand, and is going after three members of the Big East.
"We're trying to do what's best for our conference in the future," ACC commissioner John Swofford said.
ACC has pressure squarely on Big East

Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver said Thursday that the school's top priority is to keep the Big East Conference intact, and he expects representatives of many schools to fight to do just that when the league meets in Florida this weekend.
Facing the biggest challenge of his tenure as athletic director, Weaver termed the struggle of convincing Miami and other Big East teams to stay put, while also working to get the Hokies included if ACC expansion happens, "an unbelievable dynamic."
Virginia Tech fighting to keep Big East intact

Mike Tranghese's first significant act as Big East commissioner in 1991 was to form a football league. His last one might be trying to save the conference.
It won't be easy.
The Atlantic Coast Conference has targeted three Big East schools, with Miami at the forefront, in an effort to expand to 12 teams -- a move that would drastically alter the Big East and quite possibly the rest of college football.
Big East's fate hinges on 'Canes, ACC expansion

The University of Pittsburgh has called a news conference for this morning and will announce Oklahoma's Jeff Long as its next athletic director.
Long, a senior associate athletic director with the Sooners who has worked at eight Division I schools, declined to comment last night, saying, "That should come from someone at the university."
OU's Jeff Long will be introduced today







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The Atlantic Coast Conference will be stepping into a new world if it soon expands by three teams to bring its membership to 12.
Changes, from income to scheduling, would be substantial for the league, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last week and has long been considered one of the top basketball conferences in the nation but something less in football.
Conferences profit by the dozen

Gov. Mark R. Warner said Thursday he is determined that Virginia Tech athletic teams be included in an expansion of the Atlantic Coast Conference and that he is working with two neighboring state governors on the issue.
Virginia governor seeking help for Hokies' ACC bid

Georgia Tech declared 10 football players, including leading rusher Tony Hollings, academically ineligible for next season.
Thursday's announcement came one day after nine Georgia players were declared ineligible by the NCAA for selling their 2002 Southeastern Conference championship rings.
10 Ga. Tech players ruled ineligible

Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese needs to hit a home run. Unfortunately, he's swinging with a Wiffle Ball bat and Roger Clemens is pitching.
Tranghese's conference is breaking up around him after the ACC voted Tuesday to expand. The only remaining details, it seems, are what two schools from the Big East other than Miami are going to be invited.
Desperate Big East should come out swinging

Wayne Morgan was introduced as the basketball coach at Iowa State on Wednesday, succeeding Larry Eustachy and ending a tumultuous two weeks at the school.
Morgan, an assistant under Eustachy, called his hiring "the greatest thing in my life."
Eustachy resigned last week after publication of photographs showing him partying at an apartment in Columbia, Mo., after Iowa State's Jan. 21 loss.
Iowa State names Wayne Morgan new coach

Saying he knows rebuilding the Fordham basketball program "is a hard task but I welcome the challenge," Dereck Whittenburg was formally introduced yesterday as the Rams' new head coach.
"This sure doesn't look like Wagner's first press conference," Whittenburg said to a room full of media, alumni and school staff at the school's Lincoln Center campus. "I don't know what happened here last year. But I'm very excited about this opportunity."
Dereck determined to thrive at Fordham

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The first player in Southern Mississippi history to rush for 1,000 yards in both his freshman and sophomore seasons, Derrick Nix was talking about leaving school after his junior year for the NFL. But in September 2000, a sprained ankle put him on a medical roller coaster. He battled a 50-pound weight gain from fluid retention, blood clots in the lungs, high blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat, anemia, light-headedness, exhaustion, vomiting and acute renal failure — all while continuing to train and play, convinced he could manage the disease and make it to the pros.
Ailing tailback fights on

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