The Last Picture Show - the Finale
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The Last Picture Show - the Finale
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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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Rutgers University football coach Greg Schiano hit the jackpot with a class of eight recruited walk-ons including second-team all-state performers Brian Butler of Piscataway, Dominic Piegaro of Bergen Catholic and third-team all-state selection E.J. Barthel of Becton.
"It's a real sign of Rutgers football moving in the right direction," Becton coach Jim Bononno said of Rutgers' class of recruited walk-ons. "It's a tremendous way of building a program from the inside out. When you can start attracting talented kids as walk-ons, you know you're doing something special, and I think Rutgers football is doing that right now.
Eight recruited walk-ons to join football team
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
Rutgers men's basketball coach Gary Waters may have lost the recruiting war with Syracuse for Paterson Catholic center Darryl Watkins yesterday, but he will welcome a 7-footer who could make a big impact down the road.
Jason Bees, a 7-foot, 240-pound center who played sparingly for Radford University in Virginia as a redshirt freshman last season, is transfering to Rutgers.
In addition, Waters will add some much needed depth with the expected arrival of two recruited walk-ons next season -- 6-6 combo guard Eric Hazard of St. Benedict's in Newark and possibly 5-11 point guard Shayle Keating of Seton Hall Prep.
Waters lands transfer, two walk-ons for men's basketball team
After playing just 14 games as a freshman, Vinny Esposito left the Rutgers baseball team, seeking an opportunity for more playing time at Oakland University in Michigan.
He stayed there for two weeks before picking up the phone and calling Rutgers head coach Fred Hill.
"I decided that I didn't want to be out there and I came back home," said Esposito, a graduate of Middletown North High School. "I called Coach Hill and he said I could come back. I decided to take a year (2001) as a redshirt. He told me it was going to be tough coming back, but I worked my butt off and now I'm very happy."
Esposito's bat key to Knights
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Darryl Watkins, a 6-foot-11 high school senior from Paterson, N.J., could have walked into a starting role at Rutgers University. Instead he chose Syracuse University, where he will compete against two veterans of the Orangemen's 2003 NCAA championship team.
SU gets 6-foot-11 center
Around Big East
Nine U.S. senators united Wednesday to condemn the proposed move of three Big East schools to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
In a letter to the leaders of the University of Miami, Boston College and Syracuse, the bipartisan group representing five states said ACC expansion would have a "devastating impact" on the Big East and "undermine the integrity of intercollegiate athletics," harm women's athletics and "send a troubling message to student-athletes across America."
U.S. senators cry out against ACC expansion
The final courtship of three Big East schools -- Miami, Boston College, and Syracuse -- by the Atlantic Coast Conference will begin today when a group of ACC officials visit Miami.
According to sources in the Big East, Boston College will be the next school visited. ACC commissioner John Swofford, associate commissioner Fred Barakat and Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman are expected to lead the contingent of nine on a two-day visit. The group will then go to Syracuse Tuesday.
ACC visits Miami to kick off final push
A short memory may be the key ingredient for college athletics departments that covet the big time. Take the University of Miami.
Thirteen years ago, the Hurricanes had a losing basketball program and no arena. Their football program was one of the best, but, as an independent with no conference affiliations, it had chronic scheduling problems and poor attendance. Despite its record, the team had a reputation for unsportsmanlike antics on the field and renegade behavior off it. The Hurricanes were on their way to an array of NCAA violations that would leave football hamstrung for years. Yet the Big East looked beyond UM's deficiencies and welcomed it into the conference in 1990.
ACCentuate the lucrative
A group representing the Atlantic Coast Conference will apparently make its official visit to Syracuse University on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The visit is mandated by ACC bylaws for expansion. The delegation visiting Syracuse will likely include ACC commissioner John Swofford; associate commissioner Fred Barakat, the league director of ACC men's basketball; a league athletic director, which is believed to be Maryland's Debbie Yow; and a faculty representative from an ACC institution.
ACC due at SU on Tuesday
Atlantic Coast Conference representatives will arrive at the University of Miami today for a site inspection, but the Big East has not given up its fight to keep the Hurricanes.
Rutgers spokesman John Wooding confirmed Wednesday the Big East offered UM at least $9 million annually if it commits to staying for at least five years. That would nearly match the amount distributed last year to each of the ACC's nine teams. But it might not be enough.
A last-ditch effort from Big East?
The University of Miami's contention that money is the overriding factor in its decision to consider leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference is about to be put to the test.
Big East offers Miami big cash
The University of Miami is moving closer to a decision on joining the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The school's executive committee of the board of trustees will meet Wednesday to discuss moving from the Big East to the ACC. The university also will host the first of three ACC site visits Friday, the next step in a likely relocation that could drastically change the landscape of college athletics.
ACC to begin site visits to Miami, Syracuse, BC
Around the nation
The ACC's plans to expand were considered such a tightly held secret that even members of N.C. State's athletics council and North Carolina's athletics committee were not advised or consulted in advance, according to members of both panels.
Athletic groups in dark
The sounds from Bobby Bowden are so joyous one can't help but wonder whether there's a cloud of laughing gas drifting by. A crackling, down-home "Hah, hah, hah" that bares the Alabama roots of Florida State's football coach reverberates in every ear as Bowden poses with members of the Seminole Club of Clay County. He is pressing the flesh double time, initiating hearty handshakes before and after each photo.
Cloud hangs over Florida State football
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