The Last Picture Show - the Finale
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The Last Picture Show - the Finale
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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
Rutgers baseball coach Fred Hill has just four seniors on his 35-man roster. He has relied on all of them throughout the duration of this season. But none has made a bigger impact than designated hitter Matt Wolski.
"He's probably been the difference for us this year," said Hill, whose team, after being picked to finish fourth in the Big East, won the regular-season league title.
Wolski producing for Rutgers
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Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese has yet to contact Fred Jacoby, former commissioner of the now-defunct Southwest Conference, once one of the country's most powerful leagues.
"I know Mike well," Jacoby said. "It (the ACC's raid of the Big East) is none of my business. He won't call me and I don't expect him to."
But if Tranghese did reach out to Jacoby -- the one man who knows exactly what the Big East is going through and could offer plenty of historical perspective -- he'd get an earful.
Big East facing familiar problem
Four days of Big East meetings ended Tuesday as they began, amid a somber sense that the 24-year-old conference is headed for change at best, extinction at worst.
Big East wraps up meetings with somber tone
Somehow we missed it. So did almost everyone else, of course. What we are talking about is the switch at the top of the Atlantic Coast Conference. John Swofford, the energetic, ambitious commissioner is out. His replacement: Gordon Gekko, the ambitious wheeler-dealer portrayed by Michael Douglas in the movie ''Wall Street.'' The new ACC motto: Greed is good. If the rumblings about the expansion of the ACC from nine to 12 teams (with the addition of Miami, Boston College, and Syracuse) are to be believed -- and at this point in time, there is little reason to doubt it -- the ACC will turn into a super conference, stretching from Miami to Boston, with all 12 schools earning millions of dollars.
BC should do the right thing
As the Big East meetings ended yesterday, Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo returned home to prepare for a visit from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The ACC last week announced plans to expand and said it would like to issue formal invitations to BC, Miami, and Syracuse. The formal offer cannot be made until after an ACC committee visits each school. The ACC is expected to be at BC early next week and no official invitation is expected to be extended until the first week of June.
ACC to visit DeFilippo
Although he is not a father, Mike Tranghese talks about the Big East Conference as if it is his child. Back this prideful commissioner into a corner and he comes out swinging.
Winning a war of words with the Atlantic Coast Conference, however, won't guarantee that Miami, Syracuse, and Boston College will reject overtures from the ACC. A couple of Big East athletic directors were in the room Monday at Tranghese's news conference in which he made the ACC sound like the evil empire of college athletics, but the Miami, Syracuse, and Boston College representatives were not.
Money, deceit fueling this tale
A somber Big East Conference wrapped up its meetings Tuesday, one day early and one day after commissioner Mike Tranghese's remarkable vow to fight the enemy.
It remains a difficult, perhaps impossible task. And while Tranghese's vent summed up the anger and frustration of many, the verbal attack on the Atlantic Coast Conference came off some thought as desperate and may have hastened the departure of the University of Miami.
Big East appears to be beaten
The Big East Conference this week received commitments from its schools that none would leave for the Atlantic Coast Conference if Syracuse and Boston College stay.
That's a considerable bargaining chip conference commissioner Mike Tranghese will use while trying to convince Syracuse and Boston College to remain in the Big East.
Tranghese pushes to get Syracuse, BC to stay
Yesterday, the Big East Conference split up along its fault lines. Division I-A football schools met in one room. The schools that don't play I-A football were down the hall. Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese shuttled back and forth answering questions.
But the split wasn't permanent. Not yet, anyway. Yesterday, there was a lot of talk of unity among the schools that would be left behind if Miami, Boston College and Syracuse accepted an invitation to join the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Big East ponders life without Miami
It appears to be no longer a question of if, but when the ACC announces it has added Miami, Boston College and Syracuse.
The Big East pulled out all the stops to prevent that during an 8-1/2-hour meeting here yesterday, bringing in a TV consultant to convince those three schools there is no way the ACC, which paid member schools $9.4 million last year, can come up with the whopper numbers needed in a new TV contract to help them arrive at the additional $30 million needed to justify expansion.
Big plans for East as 3 near exit
The Big East meetings ended Tuesday much like they began: with Miami mulling a decision that will shape the future of the conference and college athletics, and everyone else waiting for the answer.
Miami athletic director Paul Dee said he heard some "new ideas" during the four-day meetings, which focused primarily on the Atlantic Coast Conference's attempt to lure the Hurricanes, Syracuse and Boston College away from the Big East. Now Dee will take those ideas back to university president Donna Shalala for consultation and consideration.
Big East meetings end with Miami weighing options
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