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Nominations are now being accepted for the Rutgers Football Hall of Fame Class of 2003.
The Rutgers Football Hall of Fame Class of 2003 will be recognized at ceremonies on “Hall of Fame Day” on October 4, when the Scarlet Knights play host to Virginia Tech at Rutgers Stadium.
Nominations Now Being Accepted for Rutgers Football Hall of Fame

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Rutgers, the 2003 Big East regular-season champions and the top seed in the upcoming Big East Baseball Championships, will play No. 4 Virginia Tech in an opening-round game on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
The tournament is being held at Commerce Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. Notre Dame, the third seed, faces second-seeded West Virginia in the other first-round game at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The tournament continues with three games on Friday in the double-elimination format and the championship on Saturday.
Virginia Tech first up for Rutgers in tournament

Rutgers, the 2003 BIG EAST Regular Season Champions and the top seed in the upcoming BIG EAST Baseball Championship, will play No. 4 Virginia Tech in an opening round contest on Thursday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. at Commerce Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ. RU’s appearance in the tournament marks the 17th-consecutive season of postseason play under head coach Fred Hill.
RU (33-18, 19-6 BE) captured the regular season crown with a doubleheader sweep of Villanova (5-0, 9-0) on Friday in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Sophomore Jack Egbert (Rutherford, NJ) and freshman OJ DeChristofano (Pequannock, NJ) combined on a two-hit shutout in the opener, while junior Shaun Parker (Westampton, NJ) fired a five-inning no-hitter in the second game, which was halted after five due to rain.
No. 1 Rutgers to Face No. 4 Virginia Tech in BIG EAST Tourney Opener

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Mike Tranghese would never, ever swipe a school banner from another conference's gym. No honorable man would even entertain the thought. Yes, the Big East grew from seven members to 14, but that was some inexplicable piece of magic, like a young Pearl Washington weaving through those old John Thompson traps.
So when Tranghese stepped up to the mike yesterday to attack the attackers from the Atlantic Coast Conference, he had every right to assume the role of a kindly commissioner scorned. You say the Atlantic 10 has served as his minor-league affiliate, playing the Columbus Clippers to the Big East's New York Yanks? He says it's one thing to raid someone else's back yard in the name of your own natural progress, and another thing to have your own back yard raided in the name of someone else's greed.
Moral compass spins out of control

Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese won't let his conference fade away without a fight.
Admitting the Big East is in crisis, Tranghese claimed yesterday that a move by Miami to the Atlantic Coast Conference would "be the most disastrous blow to intercollegiate athletics in my lifetime."
That line was the highlight of the commissioner's bombastic 30-minute news conference, a whopper of a show designed to sway public opinion and put pressure on Miami president Donna Shalala.
Tranghese calls ACC expansion a blow for collegiate sports

Big East Conference commissioner Mike Tranghese simmered for three days. Monday, he came to a boil.
Tranghese criticized the Atlantic Coast Conference, defended the Big East, reflected his disappointment in the University of Miami and said if Miami chooses to defect to the ACC, ``this will be the most disastrous blow to intercollegiate athletics in my lifetime.
''This is a crisis, make no mistake about it,'' he said. ``The University of Miami is going to make a decision, and it's that decision that's going to drive the wagon [of Boston College and Syracuse]. Because if Miami doesn't go, there's not going to be any expansion.
Big East leader: League in `crisis'

The commissioner of the Big East Conference lashed out Monday at the rival Atlantic Coast for trying to lure Miami (Fla.), Syracuse and Boston College away, a defection Mike Tranghese said would be "the most disastrous blow to intercollegiate athletics in my lifetime."
Big East commissioner gives scolding to ACC

Miami (Fla.) points to finances and questions about long-term conference stability as motives for a possible move to the Atlantic Coast Conference. But Big East officials are trying to inject other, more emotional issues.
Such as loyalty. And integrity.
"When we extended the invitation to Miami (to join the league in 1991), there was no one else there," Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese said Monday. "I remember telling (then-Miami) President (Tad) Foote, 'This is a union, and we will help you in a lot of ways. And you will help us in a lot of ways.' And we've done that.
Big East appeals to Miami's loyalty

Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese won't let his conference fade away without a fight.
Admitting the Big East is in crisis, Tranghese claimed Monday that a move by Miami to the Atlantic Coast Conference would "be the most disastrous blow to intercollegiate athletics in my lifetime."
Tranghese: Big East in crisis mode

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.- It was a good day to die, which is what the Big East Conference seemed to be trying to do with dignity on Monday.
There was thunder, sprinkles, intermittent blasts of sunshine and enough dark images and sounds to suggest that this is an athletic conference resigned to finding closure.
Tranghese lashes out at Miami, ACC

If the Big East Conference is sinking, it will not go without a fight.
Commissioner Mike Tranghese yesterday did everything but threaten the University of Miami and the Atlantic Coast Conference with lawsuits if the three-school exodus from the Big East Conference is pulled off.
Tranghese tries to ward off a 'crisis'

Pitt officials yesterday declined comment on a report in a North Carolina newspaper that Chancellor Mark Nordenberg was contacted about the possibility of the Panthers joining the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Greensboro News & Record reported yesterday that Nordenberg sent an e-mail Thursday to Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese and West Virginia University President David Hardesty that an emissary from an ACC school contacted Pitt about switching conferences. The interest, the paper reported, apparently was fleeting, because Friday the presidents of the ACC schools approved entering talks with Miami, Syracuse and Boston College about joining the ACC from the Big East.
Newspaper reports ACC contacted Pitt's Nordenberg

Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese won't let his conference fade away without a fight.
Tranghese said yesterday during a 30-minute news conference that a move by Miami to the Atlantic Coast Conference would "be the most disastrous blow to intercollegiate athletics in my lifetime."
Tranghese said during Day 3 of these five-day conference meetings that athletic directors talked about money, integrity and history, and how all related to Miami's crucial decision, which will likely trigger similar moves by two other ACC targets, Syracuse and Boston College.
Don't defect, Tranghese urges Miami

The University of Miami, for better or worse, has changed the landscape of college athletics as we know it.
Big East optimists can say it's not a done deal, that Miami has not yet bolted for the Atlantic Coast Conference, taking Syracuse and Boston College with it, but the fat lady's testing her vocal chords.
In other words, the die has been cast.
Big East-ACC fallout likely to affect Conference USA

When all else fails, lay on the guilt.
That's what Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese did Monday in an impassioned news conference addressing the state of the Big East Conference, which is fighting the Atlantic Coast Conference for its survival since the rival conference began formally pursuing Miami, Boston College and Syracuse as potential expansion partners.
Guilt trip: Big East official lashes out at UM

Maybe it was the act of a desperate man, but Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese, livid at the ACC for trying to poach Miami, Syracuse and Boston College from his league, fired back yesterday in an attempt to stave off a hostile takeover.
Tranghese knows he has a crisis on his hands and that Miami controls the future of his 14-team conference.
Big East commish rips ACC

The rape of the Big East fell into place too easily, too smoothly. Secretly the participants -- Miami, Syracuse and Boston College -- had known what they were doing for a long time. And, deliberately, they simultaneously played two games.
Publicly, they were Big East members loyal and true. Privately, they knew they were educational hustlers, looking for bigger bang for the buck.
The manipulation between them and the ACC was about as spontaneous as the building of Rome.
Colleges now teach duplicity and deception

Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese won't let his conference fade away without a fight.
Admitting the Big East is in crisis, Tranghese claimed Monday that a move by Miami to the Atlantic Coast Conference would "be the most disastrous blow to intercollegiate athletics in my lifetime."
Tranghese blasts Miami, ACC realignment plan

In the end, it might all come down to Notre Dame.
Not just for its future, but for that of about 30-some odd schools wondering which way, not if, the Big East is going to break.
Yes, Mike Traghese is currently in Florida trying to convince his league to stick together, compromise and work something out. But no matter the public comments of "good discussions" coming out of the league meeting, and no matter the mounting questions about just what bill of goods Miami is about to buy, it's going to take a magical political effort to make that happen.
Custody of Irish key if Big East divorces

Figuring he has little left to lose, Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese tore into those plotting Miami's potential departure from the league and predicted disastrous results if the move is made.
Admitting his own conference is in crisis, Tranghese claimed Monday that a move by the Hurricanes to the Atlantic Coast Conference would trigger "the most disastrous blow to intercollegiate athletics in my lifetime."
Big East commissioner lashes out at Miami, ACC

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He is not talking anymore. That ol' Southern charm, that sweet maple syrup, isn't rolling off his tongue like it did for so many years. The university is clamping down on media access during his summer booster club tour, and publicity flacks are shielding the most available man in college football.
This is the beginning of the end for Bobby Bowden.
All those years of glowing in the role of affable Andy Griffith have dissolved into one last, desperate season as bumbling Barney Fife. His current team is a shadow of Florida State's former productions, and the program is embroiled in a nasty gambling investigation.
The end is near for Bobby Bowden

In the changing landscape of college athletics, an expanded Atlantic Coast Conference might lead to expansion of the Atlantic Ten Conference, which includes Temple, St. Joseph's and La Salle among its 12 teams in basketball.
Linda Bruno, the commissioner of the Atlantic Ten, said yesterday that the conference would aggressively court universities now in the Big East Conference if the ACC is successful in its attempt to wrest Miami, Syracuse and Boston College from the Big East.
If the ACC expands, the Atlantic Ten might, too

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