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The Last Picture Show - the Finale

It is IMPORTANT that you read our article explaining the end of us administrating this site (rutgers.theinsiders.com).
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

Rutgers University senior Nate Jones (Scotch Plains, NJ) has earned Preseason All-America honors (third team) from Athlon Sports. Jones was also rated the eighth-best kick returner in the nation by The Sporting News. Jones received the honors in the football yearbooks of the respective publications.
Nate Jones Named Preseason All-American By Athlon Sports

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Lacrosse

Rutgers University men's lacrosse coach Jim Stagnitta has been named Division I National Coach of the Year, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announced during its annual All-American banquet June 6. This is the second posteseason award garnered by Stagnitta, who also was named ECAC Coach of the Year on May 9.
Rutgers' Stagnitta named national Coach of the Year

Knights in the Pros

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Site Information

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Around Big East

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Governor Mark Warner and the presidents of five Big East schools called for mediation Tuesday as a way to thwart ACC expansion. Their wishes alone won't get NCAA President Myles Brand involved, though.
The ACC has been talking with Big East members Miami, Boston College and Syracuse about coming aboard, prompting a lawsuit last week by Virginia Tech and four other Big East schools. Warner suggested a different approach.
Warner makes case for ACC-Big East mediation

Virginia athletic director Craig Littlepage said Tuesday night that he was unaware of any major snags that might prevent the ACC from extending invitations to Miami, Syracuse and Boston College.
"I'm hopeful," Littlepage said. "I would say 'optimistic' is a little too strong a word."
Littlepage participated in a conference call Tuesday afternoon in which he described ACC athletic directors as united in favor of expansion.
Presidents meet but don't vote ACC invitations yet to be extended

Miami athletic director Paul Dee said yesterday that the school's possible move to the Atlantic Coast Conference could be delayed by a lawsuit filed by five Big East schools.
But Dee said Miami's plans haven't been derailed by the suit filed a day earlier. It accuses Miami, Boston College and the ACC of concocting a scheme to destroy the Big East with the departure of the two schools.
"Derail's not the term, maybe tapping on the brakes," Dee said. "The train's not off the track but it's slowing down."
Big East lawsuit expected to slow ACC expansion plans

Rumors run rampant, but one thing remains certain: The University of Miami still can call the Big East home -- at least for another day.
After convening by telephone for about two hours late Tuesday afternoon, the Atlantic Coast Conference's nine school presidents will continue their discussions by phone later today.
It is unknown whether the presidents of Duke, Wake Forest, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Maryland and Virginia will cast three separate votes today to invite Big East schools Miami, Boston College and Syracuse into the ACC.
UM's future remains in limbo

Amid a legal challenge from the outside and doubts about expansion expressed by two of its schools, the Atlantic Coast Conference reached no conclusion Tuesday on whether to add Miami (Fla.), Syracuse and Boston College as members.
Presidents of the ACC's nine universities are expected to resume deliberations and possibly vote today, though commissioner John Swofford stressed "there is no definitive timetable."
The CEOs met via teleconference for two hours Tuesday, joined at one point by the presidents of Miami, Syracuse and BC. Swofford termed the discussions "constructive."
ACC still trying to find solution in expansion talks

The nine presidents of the Atlantic Coast Conference discussed adding Syracuse, Miami and Boston College without a decision during a two-hour conference call on Tuesday. Another conference call among the ACC presidents is scheduled today at 6 p.m.
ACC delays decision on expanding

The nine Atlantic Coast Conference presidents held a two-hour conference call on Tuesday to discuss expansion, but the issue never reached a vote, increasing speculation that the addition of Miami, Boston College and Syracuse might be in some trouble.
"The ACC Council of Presidents had a constructive call that was an integral part of the on-going process," Commissioner John Swofford said. "No conclusions were reached, nor were any intended to be reached. There will be further discussions."
No vote on ACC expansion

Presidents of the five Big East Conference schools who sued the University of Miami, Boston College and the Atlantic Coast Conference supported a call by Virginia Gov. Mark Warner to have the NCAA or an outside party mediate the dispute between the two conferences.
The presidents -- Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, Rutgers' Dick McCormick, Connecticut's Phil Austin, Virginia Tech's Charles Steger and West Virginia's David Hardesty -- issued a statement that embraced Warner's call for mediation and urged university leaders from across the country to come together to talk about "establishing such ways to resolve disputes between athletic conferences."
Big East seeking mediator; ACC expansion vote put off

If you see a well-dressed man in his 50s, a bit on the short side, walking along Forbes Avenue in Oakland and wearing a signboard that reads, "Save The Big East," well, that's Mark Nordenberg, the chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh.
To which we would say: More power to him.
Nordenberg and presidents of four other football-playing Big East universities refuse to fade away. They refuse to do the gentlemanly thing and fall on their swords. They refuse to let a good conference die. They're fighting as well as they know how to save the Big East from a possibly destructive raid by the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Big East's lawsuit achieves first goal

When the presidents of five Big East schools - Pitt, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Rutgers and UConn - filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Miami, Boston College and the Atlantic Coast Conference last weekend, it was considered nothing more than sabre rattling on Tobacco Road.
But Gov. Mark Warner of Virginia may have gotten the ACC's attention yesterday when he called for the NCAA or some other group, perhaps Congress, to step in and mediate the planned defection of Miami, BC and Syracuse to the ACC. The suit contends the defections would ruin the Big East.
Va. governor calls for ACC mediation

The Big East remained intact for another day yesterday, but that might not be the case after the nine Atlantic Coast Conference presidents hold a second straight teleconference call tonight.
A two-hour conference call yesterday involving all of the ACC presidents and their counterparts from Miami, Boston College and Syracuse -- the three Big East schools targeted for expansion -- didn't produce a vote on whether to extend invitations to the trio, but did address growing concerns about the situation.
No vote, ACC mulls expansion concerns

New York Gov. George Pataki has become a backer of Syracuse's sports teams, but he is no fan of having the university leave the Big East Conference and join the ACC. "I'm very concerned about it," Pataki said Tuesday. "We were all enormously excited and proud when Syracuse won the NCAA basketball championship and now it seems as though many of the Big East teams, including the New York teams, might be left behind if the ACC is successful."
New York governor no fan of Syracuse leaving Big East

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Around the nation

University of Washington head football coach Rick Neuheisel has reportedly been fired after twice participating in an NCAA tournament gambling pool, something strictly forbidden for college athletes and staffers.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that Neuheisel was informed by Washington athletic director Barbara Hedges of the firing on Tuesday morning.
Washington cans Neuheisel over pool winnings

Interesting Article

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Here we go again...

As turmoil within the Big East Conference erupts into a legal brawl, the battle lines are being drawn in a renewed debate over athletics at Rutgers.
Advocates of Division 1-A sports contend Rutgers' football program has been maligned by critics who have long opposed the university's involvement in the Big East.
However, the university spends less money on football and basketball than on Olympic sports - which include tennis, fencing, track and lacrosse - claimed Ronald Giaconia, chairman of the board of governors' Athletics Committee and a leader of the Scarlet R Club, which raises funds for Rutgers athletics.
What's the value of Rutgers athletics?

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