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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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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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Baseball

After a one-year hiatus, Rutgers returns to the NCAA baseball tournament for the fifth time in six years when it squares off with South Alabama at 3 p.m. today at Florida State's Dick Howser Stadium.
RU opens NCAA play

Rutgers will be making its fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in six years with a team that may be too young to know or care about the pressure.
At least that is the hope of one veteran player.
"Sometimes having a young team is good," said fifth-year senior Matt Wolski, the Steinert High graduate who leads Rutgers with a .389 batting average. "I've watched us play sometimes, and we're too dumb to know how good we are. A lot of times, with veteran guys who know how good they are, they think they know everything and it comes back to hurt you.
Rutgers, Princeton open play today

Rutgers will be making its fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in six years with a team that may be too young to know or care about the pressure. At least that is the hope of one veteran player.
"Sometimes having a young team is good," said fifth-year senior Matt Wolski, who leads Rutgers with a .389 average. "I've watched us play sometimes, and we're too dumb to know how good we are. A lot of times, with veteran guys who know how good they are, they think they know everything, and it comes back to hurt you.
Rutgers opens NCAA play today against South Alabama

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Knights in the Pros

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Around Big East

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The Atlantic Coast Conference's romancing of three Big East schools has intensified, and a marriage could be consummated within two weeks.
An ACC delegation headed by commissioner John Swofford and associate commissioner Fred Barakat, the former Hasbrouck Heights and Fairfield University basketball coach, began a two-day visit to Miami on Thursday. The delegation's next stop is Boston College, followed by Syracuse.
Trio likely to bolt Big East for ACC

While Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford headed a delegation that began touring the University of Miami, the Big East made the Hurricanes a $45 million guarantee.
Swofford was joined Thursday by Florida State athletic director Dave Hart and North Carolina State athletic director Lee Fowler. Miami has scheduled a news conference for Friday afternoon to include Swofford and Hurricanes AD Paul Dee.
ACC visits Miami; Big East makes lucrative offer

College football is the only sport without a Cinderella. Deep down that hurts the sport's soul.
Just in the last year: The Minnesota Wild got to the NHL Western Conference finals with a $10 million payroll. They were trumped by an even better story, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. That was only months after Anaheim's Angels won the World Series. Tampa Bay won the Super Bowl with a journeyman quarterback in coach Jon Gruden's first year.
Realignment might help non-BCS schools storm the gate

When Atlantic Coast Conference officials had dinner with University of Miami officials Thursday night, they definitely had something to munch on - a five-year, $9 million-a-year offer from the Big East. Mike Tranghese, Big East commissioner, made the guarantee as part of a letter to Miami athletic director Paul Dee. The letter was mailed on Tuesday after all of the conference's presidents and ADs gave their OK. The $9 million also will be higher if the Hurricanes continue going to the Bowl Championship Series.
Big East makes offer it hopes Miami won't refuse

The University of Miami today takes another step toward a potential move to the Atlantic Coast Conference when president Donna Shalala meets with ACC officials, including commissioner John Swofford, on the school's Coral Gables campus.
But the Big East presidents might get the last word.
According to an official with knowledge of the discussions, Shalala has invited Big East presidents to meet with her Wednesday on campus. At least five presidents are expected to attend, including those from Connecticut and Georgetown.
Big East reps set to visit UM after ACC does

Big East Conference commissioner Mike Tranghese is reportedly moving forward with plans to move on without Miami, Syracuse and Boston College.
The league is developing a plan to replace the three schools and separate football and basketball interests. The two groups would operate as something of a federation under the Big East umbrella
Big East preps for life on other side

While proposals and counterproposals fly back and forth as Miami considers a possible move to the Atlantic Coast Conference, some issues, centering on competition in non-revenue and women's sports and academics, are being lost in the debate.
"The decision will be based on the entire package," according to several sources familiar with the situation. "Much of the public conversation is about the money on the table. It might be only marginally different. Other issues could swing the decision."
UM weighs more than money in ACC move

With the Big East Conference possibly on the verge of losing three of its top programs to the Atlantic Coast Conference, Temple all of a sudden appears to have something tangible to grab on to with its football membership in the Big East scheduled to end after the 2004 season.
"A year ago, the opportunity for a football affiliation was critically limited for us," Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw said. "Now, another ray of light is in front of us."
Owls hope to profit from any shuffling of Big East

The University of Miami on Friday takes another step toward a potential move to the Atlantic Coast Conference when president Donna Shalala meets with ACC officials, including commissioner John Swofford, on the school's Coral Gables campus.
But the Big East presidents might get the last word.
According to an official with knowledge of the discussions, Shalala has invited Big East presidents to meet with her Wednesday on campus. At least five presidents are expected to attend, including those from Connecticut and Georgetown.
Miami's Shalala reportedly to meet with Big East presidents

Faculty leaders at N.C. State University took no position Thursday on adding new schools to the Atlantic Coast Conference, but -- citing the proposed expansion -- they called on the ACC to strengthen and codify its academic principles.
Group quiet on ACC growth

Virginia Tech fans hoping to make a soft landing in the Southeastern Conference won't find solace in the annual SEC meetings this week.
SEC athletic directors said Thursday that expansion has not been discussed at the meetings, which began Tuesday and conclude today. They said expansion won't be discussed today, either.
Southeastern satisfied with a dozen members '

Basketball

Uncertainty is the word of the day in the Big East, especially at St. John's.
Not only is the Red Storm waiting to learn if Miami, Boston College and Syracuse will bolt for the Big East, as is expected, but the long-term future of coach Mike Jarvis remains unsettled.
JARVIS' FUTURE LOOKING CLOUDY

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Baseball

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Around the nation

If college football’s anticipated movement toward BCS "super-conferences" is supposed to spell doom for the rest of the nation's Division I-A schools, no one's bothered to tell them.
As the ACC nears what's expected to be a seismic power play, some conferences and teams on Division I-A's opposite end are busily plotting their futures with nary a sign of worry
League of their own

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