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The Last Picture Show - the Finale

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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!
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Clinics and Camps

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Football

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

Women's Basketball

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Men's Basketball

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Baseball

The Rutgers University baseball team's string of consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances was broken at four last year when the Scarlet Knights believed they were snubbed by the selection committee.
While many of the players felt they deserved a bid again this season, none were certain they would get one following Saturday's loss to Notre Dame for the Big East Tournament championship.
Well, Rutgers, the Big East regular-season winner, finds itself back in the field of 64, this time as a No. 3 seed with an at-large berth, playing in the same bracket with host and national No. 1 seed Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla.
Rutgers, Princeton get NCAA Baseball Tournament bids

What a difference a year makes.
This time last year, Rutgers, coming off a loss to Notre Dame in the Big East tournament championship game, waited for an NCAA baseball tournament at-large bid that never came.
This time around, the Scarlet Knights, also coming off another defeat to the Irish in the conference title game, didn't have to wait long. Their selection as the third seed in the sub-regional at Tallahessee, Fla., was announced at the start of Monday's selection show on ESPN2.
Rutgers gets NCAA berth

One year after sitting through an agonizing 30 minutes without an invitation, it took just nine minutes for the Rutgers Baseball team to see its name on locker room television inside the Louis Brown Athletic Center during the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship selection show. The BIG EAST Regular Season Champion-Scarlet Knights (36-20) are seeded third and headed to Tallahassee, FL for the NCAA Division I Baseball Regional at Florida State. Rutgers will face second-seeded South Alabama (40-17) on Friday.
Rutgers is back in the tournament after a one-year hiatus, making its fifth trip in the last six years under head coach Fred Hill. RU appeared in four-straight tournaments from 1998 through 2001, beginning the streak, ironically, with a trip to Florida State in 1998. In that regional, RU beat Auburn, 17-15, before falling to Oklahoma (9-7) and Auburn (7-4). That regional was the last time the six-team format was used.
Rutgers Baseball Headed to Florida State for NCAA Regional

Lacrosse

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Knights in the Pros

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Site Information

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Recruit Information

Darryl Watkins, a 6-foot-11 senior at Paterson (N.J.) Catholic High School, visited Syracuse University over the weekend, but returned home for a post-prom trip with friends without making a decision on his basketball future.
SU basketball recruit completes visit

Around Big East

General

Mike Tranghese was standing in the lobby of a posh beachside resort in northeast Florida last week, grandstanding like a man with one last request while waiting for the red phone to ring. The Big East has a proud history. The Big East has won national titles. The Big East cannot be so callously purged from the college football landscape.
But there will be no last-minute reprieve. The ACC will take Miami, Syracuse and Boston College from the Big East and expand to a 12-team superconference. And there's nothing Tranghese, the Big East's feisty yet overwhelmed commissioner, can do about it.
A view of the new league landscape

For the past few weeks, Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo has struggled with an identity crisis for his school, pondering the future of life in the Big East as opposed to life in the Atlantic Coast Conference, which may come if the league, as expected, extends invitations to BC, Miami, and Syracuse in the next several days.
DeFilippo has kept his comments mainly in neutral, but he recently addressed what he feels would be the upside of such a move, which will be decided at the presidential level of the university.
DeFilippo sees upside to ACC

Basketball

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Football

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Baseball

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Women's Basketball

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Around the nation

Activity tied to possible expansion by the Atlantic Coast Conference should pick up this week with site visits expected to the campuses of three Big East schools.
Teams of ACC officials — including an athletics director, faculty representative and conference office official — are headed to Miami on Thursday and Friday, according to a person familiar with the process. They also are expected at Boston College and Syracuse by Thursday or early next week at the latest. ACC presidents voted May 16 to discuss expansion with those schools, making plans to grow from nine to 12 members. No formal negotiations have begun, and no invitations have been offered. Site visits are required by ACC by-laws.
ACC officials plan visits to Big East sites

Interesting Article

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Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: dforbes@theinsiders.com
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