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The Last Picture Show - the Finale

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The Last Picture Show - the Finale

Court Club Meeting

The Final Court Club meeting of the year will take place at 7PM on Monday, June 16, 2003, at the Hale Center. Rutgers Men's Coach, Gary Waters, will be there to wrap up the past season and give you an eye to the coming year. Be sure to be a past of the team behind the team, THE RUTGERS COURT CLUB.

Clinics and Camps

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Graduation

Some of the 2003 graduating Scarlet Knights
Graduation 2003

Football

The good news this week was the Bridge Jumping Prevention Unit got to catch its breath up there on the rain-swollen Raritan River. For once, the small-but-fanatical band of Rutgers football followers, beseiged by the gloom triggered by the about-to-be-realized Atlantic Coast Conference decimation of the Big East, had a glimmer of hope the fallout would be favorable.
`Grab any log floating by and cling to it' seemed to be the philosophy.
The impending departure of Miami, Syracuse and Boston College from the Big East, and dire forecasts ranging all the way to a death blow to Rutgers football, immediately created widespread depression among the RU faithful.
Rutgers would fit Big Ten perfectly

Women's Basketball

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Men's Basketball

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Baseball

Junior third baseman Vinny Esposito (Middletown, NJ) was selected in the 22nd round, 650th overall, by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2003 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. Esposito was the lone Rutgers player selected.
In his first season as a starter, Esposito batted .328 with 16 doubles, four home runs and 43 RBI, while walking 42 times and posting a .448 on-base percentage. He hit .375 in BIG EAST games and finished his season with a 3-for-9, two home run, four-RBI effort in the NCAA Regional at Tallahassee, FL.
Esposito Drafted by Toronto Blue Jays

Last Friday, Vinny Esposito was knocked to the ground, dazed by a pitch that hit him in the face during the NCAA tournament.
Yesterday, the Rutgers third baseman found himself in a much better place, having been selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 22nd round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft.
Rutgers' Esposito selected

Eric Young was at Piscataway High School on Wednesday when he received the most important telephone call of his athletic career. It was nearing 2 p.m. when Colorado Rockies scout Mike Garlatti delivered the news.
"He called me up and told me I had been drafted (by Colorado)," said Young, Piscataway's senior second baseman. "I didn't really expect it, but my immediate reaction was, `Wow.'‚"
Young, Esposito, Hunton get drafted

Lacrosse

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Where are there now?

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Around Big East

General

After spending Wednesday morning at a prestigious think tank discussing a report about what could happen in the aftermath of a catastrophic terrorist attack on Congress, then taking nearly two hours at the White House presenting the report to Vice President Dick Cheney, University of Miami president Donna Shalala addressed the issue capturing the attention of thousands across the nation -- conference realignment in college sports.
Source: UM's decision days away

Jake Crouthamel is in a delicate position. One of the founders of the Big East Conference, the Syracuse University athletic director could play a significant role in its demise.
Crouthamel made it clear Wednesday afternoon that in terms of joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, he would recommend what is best for SU regardless of his emotional attachment to the Big East.
Crouthamel plays uncomfortable role

The Atlantic Coast Conference's expansion initiative is moving to a rapid conclusion, with Syracuse University looking more and more like it's content to be swept along.
A nine-member team led by ACC commissioner John Swofford completed two days of what were described as amicable, productive talks in Syracuse on Wednesday. Syracuse athletic director Jake Crouthamel called the meetings "kind of fun."
Looks like the wedding is on

While Atlantic Coast Conference officials wrapped up their visit to Syracuse on Wednesday, Miami president Donna Shalala had a meeting of her own.
Shalala met with the five Big East schools that would be left behind if the Hurricanes, Orangemen and Boston College depart for the ACC.
ACC officials find Syracuse to be 'excellent match'

Basketball

Pitt's football and men's basketball programs not only succeeded in the 2001-02 seasons, they produced in another area where it counts: the university coffers.
Both sports were financial successes for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2002 -- and that was before men's basketball moved into the perpetually sold-out Petersen Events Center and nearly doubled its attendance this past season. So, amid talk about potential Big East Conference defections, the university's prime programs have crashed through a barrier seldom reached in recent years and are profitable in an athletic department that's losing less and less money.
Revenues are up at Pitt

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Around the nation

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Interesting Article

With the obvious exception of LeBron James, the five remaining high school players who have decided to skip college for the NBA are largely unproven as they head into the June 26 draft.
Uncertainty shrouds high school draft entrants

His longtime nickname, "Legend," clearly reflects the kind of esteem afforded University of Texas wide receiver Roy Williams. And his springtime rating by National Football Scouting, Inc., one of the two combine services to which the majority of NFL franchises subscribe, speaks volumes about how personnel directors view the Longhorns star.
Regarded for the past two seasons as one of the country's premier playmakers, Williams is currently the highest-rated senior prospect for the 2004 draft according to the grades by National, which recently concluded its annual spring meetings. The speedy wideout, who averaged 16.3 yards and scored 27 touchdowns in his first three collegiate seasons, has a grade of 7.9 on a system in which 9.0 is the highest possible score.
Williams tops '04 draft class

In a move that will either seal the fate or secure the future of its football program, the University of Massachusetts will begin an aggressive search into the feasibility of moving from 1-AA to 1-A in football over the next several months, with the ultimate goal to become a member of a 12-team Big East super conference that will emerge even if the conference loses Miami, Boston College, and Syracuse to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
UMass exploring 1-A options

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