The presidents of Rutgers, Pittsburgh, West Virginia,
Connecticut and Virginia Tech will get the face-to-face meeting they've been
lobbying for with Miami president Donna Shalala on Wednesday in Washington,
according to two Big East officials, but what she has to say won't be what they
want to hear.
Shalala has agreed to meet her five colleagues next week, essentially to say goodbye and to confirm that Miami will be leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference, taking Boston College and Syracuse along, according to two Big East administrators.
Sources: End is near for Big East
In what will be a final curtain call to her Big East brethren,
University of Miami president Donna E. Shalala will meet with five Big East
counterparts in Washington Wednesday to explain why her school is expected to
jump to the Atlantic Coast Conference along with Boston College and
Boston Globe Online / Sports / Miami set to jump to ACC
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Miami and the ACC traded questions and
answers Friday during a visit by conference officials that perhaps moved the
Hurricanes a step closer to leaving the Big East.
ACC commissioner John Swofford refused to put a timetable on Miami's decision but said it could be made in two weeks.
The University of Miami and Boston College are rolling out the
red carpet and tossing bouquets at the Atlantic Coast Conference, which is on
weeklong road trip to acquire three schools from the Big East Conference.
Syracuse University may roll out and toss something different — hard-hitting questions.
SU expected to ask tough questions
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame is considering three options of
what to do if three schools leave the Big East for the Atlantic Coast
Conference, including possibly joining the ACC as a partial member.If Miami,
Syracuse and Boston College accept an offer to join the ACC, Notre Dame will
first look to remain a member of the Big East and align with the remaining
schools that play football and basketball, a source inside the athletic
department, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the South Bend Tribune for
a story published Friday.
ESPN.com: NCAA - Notre Dame considering ACC, two other options
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Miami and the Atlantic Coast Conference
traded questions and answers Friday during a visit by conference officials that
perhaps moved the Hurricanes a step closer to leaving the Big East.
ACC commissioner John Swofford refused to put a timetable on Miami's decision, but said it could be made in two weeks.
USATODAY.com - Miami still the center of attention
Paterno remembers championing a league more than two decades ago
that would have encompassed all intercollegiate sports, composed of many of the
same teams that make up the Big East today.His plan failed, however, when he
couldn't line up enough support. Later, the Big East and Penn State talked about
hooking up, but Paterno said there was a mix-up as to why the Nittany Lions
didn't sign up.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Rutgers' NCAA baseball regional opener began
poorly and ended worse, with South Alabama piling on seven runs in the eighth to
finish off a 14-1 rout at Florida State's Dick Howser Stadium.
Rutgers is rocked in NCAA regional
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Adversity began with the start of the
regular season for Rutgers. The NCAA baseball tournament is proving no
different.For starters, Rutgers lost cleanup hitter Vinny Esposito in the top of
the first inning after he was plunked in the face by South Alabama right-hander
Tony Neal. It only got worse from there for the Scarlet Knights, who were pushed
to the brink of elimination with a 14-1 defeat in the regional opener Friday at
Dick Howser Stadium.
North Jersey Media Group
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Kevin Sytko hit a three-run home run
and had a career-high six RBIs as South Alabama ran away with a 14-1 victory
over Rutgers in the opening round of the NCAA regionals yesterday.
Where are they now? Doug Graber
Doug Graber, Tampa Bay's defensive coordinator from 1987-89, is
concluding his third season as coach of the Frankfurt Galaxy in NFL Europe.
Frankfurt is 5-3 and in a three-way tie for first place. With a win Sunday (1
p.m., FSN) at home against the Rhein Fire (5-3) on the next-to-last
regular-season weekend, Frankfurt will earn a berth in the June 14 World
Sports: Former Bucs coach enjoys atmosphere
Knights in the Pros - LJ Smith
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - L.J. Smith decided before his junior year
in high school that he was done playing football.
That same year, he was offered a football scholarship to Rutgers University.
Smith obviously was.
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