The Last Picture Show - the Finale
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The Last Picture Show - the Finale
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Rutgers needs to turn everything around in a hurry. When head coach Greg Schiano arrived three years ago after serving as Miami's defensive coordinator, he was going to change the program with a new attitude and an overall upgrade in talent. The athleticism is getting better with 25 players from Florida, while Schiano has convinced some of the top New Jersey players to stay at home. Now the team needs to get more physical, especially on the offensive line. The Scarlet Knights weren't even close to being competitive for most of last season with no offensive firepower whatsoever. The skill players were young and fighting through growing pains, but they weren't able to progress behind one of the worst lines in America.
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Rutgers sophomore All-American Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) has been named one of 60 invitees to the USA Basketball Womens National Team Trials. The USA Trials will be held May 22-25 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
Pondexter Selected for USA Basketball Trials
Rutgers University baseball players making their first trip to Florida are encouraged to participate in "The Rookie Show," an annual rite of passage in which upperclassmen and coaches can be poked fun at without any repercussions.
This year's event, held poolside at the Coral Gables Holiday Inn following a stunning 8-7 upset of Miami in 12 innings, came with a bit of a twist.
Hill closing on 800 victories
Four members of the Rutgers baseball team received All-BIG EAST honors, as announced at the league's annual banquet Wednesday evening. Senior designated-hitter Matt Wolski (Hamilton, NJ) and sophomore outfielder Jeff Frazier (Toms River, NJ) were named first team, sophomore pitcher Jack Egbert (Rutherford, NJ) earned second team honors and senior first baseman Steve Normane (Pt. Pleasant, NJ) was named third team.
Four Scarlet Knights Receive All-BIG EAST Honors
Graig Badger remembers the day he realized he had a future as a baseball player at Rutgers.
"I was a recruited walk-on and I didn't know what to expect," Badger said. "When Fred Hill showed me where my locker was going to be, that's when I knew it was just a matter of time. I had three second basemen in front of me when I got here, so I had to be patient."
Big East Tournament baseball Rutgers' offense starts with Badger
Rutgers baseball coach Fred Hill has just four seniors on his 35-man roster.
He has relied on all of them throughout the 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 one of Rutgers' many unsung heroes
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Around Big East
Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese lashed out at the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday concerning its expansion overtures to three Big East schools, but according to a story in The News and Observer of Raleigh, N.C., Tranghese first broached the idea five years ago.
Tranghese floated idea of expansion in '98
The next step in the Atlantic Coast Conference's courtship with Big East members Miami, Syracuse and Boston College is an on-campus visit from a committee of ACC athletic directors and faculty representatives.
ACC visit a formality
So if the Big East Conference splits apart, who gets the name?
If there is a breakup that goes beyond three schools leaving, and if the rest of the league can't agree to stay together, there is no direct language in the Big East's bylaws covering what happens to the name.
According to some Big East administrators, the name is the intellectual property of the league divided by a vote of the membership.
If Big East breaks up, where will its name go?
It's hard to fault Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese for turning into an angry watchdog trying to protect his most prized property from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Tranghese fought back with an impassioned verbal lashing directed toward the ACC and its attempts to lure Miami, Boston College and Syracuse away from the Big East to form the next superconference, which could create a major ripple effect in college athletics.
Big East must face hard realities
At 3 p.m. on a dazzlingly sunny Saturday, a windowless wood-paneled hotel lounge is the last place a visitor to the seaside resort of Ponte Vedra, Fla., should want to be. But for Miami athletic director Paul Dee, a solitary soft drink is a vacation unto itself these days. Since Miami's football team went to its third straight title game in January, representatives of the Atlantic Coast Conference have besieged Dee with phone calls, urging him to join their fold. And throughout the Big East's annual meeting in Ponte Vedra this past week, Dee's current colleagues, desperate to keep him on board after the ACC's announcement last Friday that it intends to invite the Hurricanes to join it in a 12-team superconference, kept cornering Dee in hallways and pleading with him in boardrooms to be true to his roots. "I am," the 56-year-old AD said, sipping his Coke and rubbing his red-rimmed eyes, "in a really uncomfortable position."
With the possible demise of the Big East Conference, West Virginia's football future is uncertain. But Dale Calloway wants to be part of it.
Calloway, a junior at Washington High School, made a verbal commitment to West Virginia yesterday. A receiver-defensive back, Calloway is the Mountaineers' first recruit from the class of 2004. He committed to West Virginia Coach Rich Rodriguez when Rodriguez visited Washington yesterday.
WVU recruit undeterred by Big East future
Around the nation
LeBron James has always idolized Michael Jordan right down to his shoes. Now the high school star will begin his NBA career just like Mike.
LeBron James OKs Megamillion Nike Deal
The grand prize is high school phenom LeBron James, and the consolation prizes -- Carmelo Anthony of Syracuse and Yugoslavian center Darko Milicic -- aren't bad, either.
Scott Layden hopes he can get one of them, but the Knicks president is more realistic than the average fan who dials into radio chat shows.
Long-shot Knicks try to face reality
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