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The Last Picture Show - the Finale

It is IMPORTANT that you read our article explaining the end of us administrating this site (rutgers.theinsiders.com).
The Last Picture Show - the Finale

Touchdown Club meeting

June Meeting - The next General Membership Meeting will be held on Monday, June 2nd at 7PM at the Hale Center, 3rd floor. Doors open at 6PM with the usual refreshments. This meeting is a great opportunity to join the club or to renew your membership for 2003 if you have not already done so. Coach Schiano will be our featured speaker and he will give us a recap of the Spring practices, the items that our players are working on over the summer months, and a preview of the 2003 campaign. Coach Schiano will also speak about the Hale Center construction project and its impact on the football program. As always, it is a great place to meet your fellow Scarlet Knight fans and to do some early bowl game planning!
Touchdown Club Site

Clinics and Camps

Welcome to Jersey Kicking, your source for quality kicking, punting, snapping and holding instruction! Our #1 goal at Jersey Kicking is to give every athlete a sound understanding of key kicking, punting, snapping or holding principles. We accomplish this by breaking down each step required for a successful kick, punt, snap or hold. Then, with the help of our professional staff, you will build your own individualized technique to maximize your ability.
Jersey Kicking

Graduation

Some of the 2003 graduating Scarlet Knights
Graduation 2003

Football

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Women's Basketball

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Men's Basketball

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Baseball

Sophomore Jack Egbert (Rutherford, NJ) struck out a career-high 11 batters, while scattering just six hits, in a complete game, 6-0 shutout of Virginia Tech in the first game of the 2003 BIG EAST Championships, played at Commerce Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ. The Scarlet Knights gave Egbert plenty of run support as they scored six runs on eight hits, all by the fifth inning. With the win, RU improves to 34-18 overall and will play Notre Dame, who defeated West Virginia 9-1 in the opening round, Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
Egbert Pitches Rutgers Past VTech, 6-0, in BIG EAST Tourney Opener

The reason, Alberto Vasquez said, is obvious.
As sharp as Rutgers' ace Jack Egbert has been all year, this opening to the Big East Tournament was definitely on the mind-boggling side. A shutout, a career-high strikeout total, an unforgiving quashing of any Virginia Tech attempt at a rally - what was up with Egbert?
"I was framing his pitches a lot better today," Vasquez, Rutgers' senior catcher, said. "I called a great game."
Rutgers makes grand entrance

Lacrosse

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Where are there now?

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Site Information

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Recruit Information

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Around Big East

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Big East Conference Commissioner Mike Tranghese insisted Thursday that he never offered to hand Miami (Fla.), Syracuse and Boston College to the Atlantic Coast in 1998, contrary to the claim of a former ACC athletics director.
Now fighting to keep those three from defecting to the ACC, Tranghese has been accused by then-North Carolina State AD Les Robinson of acting hypocritically because of his role in a secret meeting in Atlanta. There, Robinson told The (Raleigh, N.C.) News and Observer, Tranghese and ACC Commissioner John Swofford led a discussion about major football-playing Miami, Syracuse and BC moving to the Atlantic Coast while the Big East moved toward becoming an all-basketball conference. Nothing came of the "fact-finding" gathering, Robinson said.
Tranghese disputes ex-ACC AD's account of '98 meeting

The five Big East football schools not invited to join the ACC are committed to keeping Miami, Syracuse and Boston College from leaving.
Connecticut Athletic Director Lew Perkins said Thursday he's hopeful the united front by UConn, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh and Rutgers is enough to persuade the three to stay put. A decision is expected by June 30, he said.
UConn AD: Big East football schools united

With the college sports world anxiously awaiting whether Miami, Syracuse and Boston College will bolt to the ACC, the Big East's five remaining football schools, facing a possible implosion of their conference, have pinned their hopes on the shoulders of league commissioner Mike Tranghese
Tranghese appears powerless to prevent Big East exodus

University of Connecticut president Phil Austin said yesterday there was a window of opportunity for the other Big East institutions to convince Miami, Boston College, and Syracuse to turn down offers to join the Atlantic Coast Conference.
''In my mind, yes,'' said Austin. ''In talking to [Syracuse president] Buzz Shaw I got the feeling he wanted to keep the status quo, but he also said he had to do what was best for his university. Which is what any president would do. But he also said that he was still gathering information.''
Other Big East schools hope to be convincing

Basketball

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Baseball

Steve Sollmann had four hits while Brennan Grogan and Javi Sanchez had three apiece as Notre Dame defeated West Virginia 9-1 in the first-round of the Big East Tournament on Thursday. Second-seeded West Virginia (35-18) meets Virginia Tech in an elimination game today. Third-seeded Notre Dame (41-15) will play Rutgers.
Notre Dame pounds West Virginia, will face Rutgers today

 

Women's Basketball

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Around the nation

Initial planning for the Big East's future without Miami, Boston College and Syracuse includes exploration of a plan proposed by former commissioner and conference founder Dave Gavitt that could include adding UCF.
The plan, reportedly discussed by the league, calls for a confederation or alliance, with two eight-team leagues -- one for basketball and one for football. Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese would serve as the CEO over both leagues, and a commissioner would be appointed for each league.
UCF may fit in 16-team Big East plan

It appears there might be a window of opportunity for the survival of the Temple football program, after all, thanks to the possible expansion of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Owls have been voted out of the Big East, effective at the end of the 2004 season. But if Miami, Syracuse and Boston College leave the Big East, as anticipated, things obviously can change.
Could Owls remain in Big East?

Interesting Article

LeBron James will begin his NBA career in his own back yard. The Cleveland Cavaliers scored perhaps the biggest victory in franchise history Thursday night, winning the NBA draft lottery and the right to select the high school phenom from nearby Akron.
"I'm not going to guarantee a championship," said James, who signed a seven-year, $90 million deal with Nike just before the lottery. "But I will guarantee we'll get better every day. We're going to be a lot better than we were last year."
Cavaliers Win LeBron James Sweepstakes

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