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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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General Athletics Information

Rutgers athletics department procedures are the subject of an NCAA "inquiry" that began at least six months ago, according to a former university official.
The school committed 80 secondary rules violations the past five years, but whether the inquiry is related to any of them or something entirely different is unknown.
The NCAA conducts inquiries as a result of its own policing, an institution's self-report or credible information provided by tipsters. If a violation is found, a full investigation may follow.
Procedures the subject of NCAA's 'inquiry'

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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Site Information

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Around Big East

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The Atlantic Coast Conference's offices were locked throughout a two-hour meeting Wednesday night. As the conference call between ACC presidents came to a close, a heavy rain fell from the skies. The light brown brick building darkened and a cleaning crew arrived. Another day had passed without a thunderclap.
ACC presidents did not vote on conference expansion for the second consecutive day, though ACC commissioner John Swofford said the discussions "moved the process along and were constructive." The next ACC conference call "will take place no sooner than early next week." Swofford, meeting with a small group of reporters at the league headquarters, also said he did not consider the night "a step backwards. ... I said earlier that the process should be completed by the end of the month."
Another day, another delay on deciding ACC expansion

No vote will be taken on ACC expansion until at least next week after school presidents and chancellors failed to reach a consensus on the plan in five hours of talks over two days.
Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford said after the 2 1/2-hour teleconference Wednesday night a few schools still had concerns over student welfare. However, he said the lack of a vote wasn't a sign the plan to add Miami, Syracuse and Boston College to the nine-team league was falling apart.
Big East wants to meet with ACC

Big East presidents sent letters to their ACC counterparts Wednesday, seeking a meeting about their expansion plans and urging them not to "rush to judgment."
The Big East schools want to know more about the plans to invite Miami, Boston College, and Syracuse to the Atlantic Coast Conference, so the presidents asked Clemson's James Barker, the chair of the ACC presidents, to arrange the meeting.
Big East wants ACC meeting

The nine presidents of the Atlantic Coast Conference talked about expansion for a second straight day and for a second straight day, walked away without taking a formal vote to invite Syracuse, Boston College and Miami.
ACC presidents don't vote again

Atlantic Coast Conference presidents talked for a second consecutive day Wednesday, but once again no vote was taken, slowing the progress more than most expected, but sources indicated the expansion is not dead.
Earlier in the day, the presidents of the five Big East schools that filed a lawsuit in Connecticut Superior Court last Friday wrote a letter to Clemson President James F. Barker and sent copies to his eight colleagues in the ACC asking for a meeting to discuss expansion.
ACC presidents' concerns bog down expansion vote

Presidents of the five Big East schools who filed suit against the Atlantic Coast Conference, the University of Miami and Boston College, reached out to their counterparts yesterday in a letter sent to Clemson President James F. Barker.
In the letter, the Big East presidents requested a meeting with the ACC presidents to discuss the conference's expansion plans, which include adding three current Big East members -- Miami, Boston College and Syracuse -- to the nine-team league. They also urged their colleagues on the Council of ACC Presidents not to "rush to judgment" on any potential plans without first considering all of the consequences.
Presidents still hope to speak with ACC

The Big East's aggressive tactics in trying to fend off a raid on three of its schools appeared to pay more dividends last night when the nine Atlantic Coast Conference presidents and chancellors opted not to take an expansion vote for a second straight day.
The decision to not vote on inviting Miami, Boston College and Syracuse following a two-hour conference call appears to be a byproduct of at least two schools -- Duke and North Carolina -- having second thoughts about expansion, with a third, Virginia, reportedly fence-sitting on the subject.
Big East may be gaining ground

In an afternoon session that resembled a Senate filibuster instead of a confirmation hearing, the presidents of the Atlantic Coast Conference colleges held a 2 1/2-hour conference call yesterday to debate the merits and process of expanding from nine to 12 teams.
What they did not do was take a formal vote on whether to invite Big East members Miami, Boston College, and Syracuse to join the ACC. There is another conference call scheduled for 6 p.m. today.
A lot of talk but no action from ACC presidents

After a second day of conference calls, the nine presidents of the Atlantic Coast Conference colleges still had come to no resolution on whether to officially extend an invitation to Big East schools Miami, Boston College, and Syracuse to join the league.
ACC officials said a vote, which originally had been expected to come this week, would not be taken until next week at the earliest. Seven votes are needed to approve the expansion. Representatives from the three Big East schools were not on last night's call after taking part in talks on Tuesday.
ACC invitation is still on hold

Louisville has been told it's a lock to join the Big East when the conference loses Miami, Boston College and Syracuse, sources close to the process told ESPN.com.
But that's assuming the three schools leave whenever the ACC gets around to actually inviting the three Big East members.
The ACC met via conference call Wednesday without a decision for the second straight day, prolonging what had seemed like the inevitable for possibly another week.
Louisville a lock -- if three schools bolt

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Around the nation

As expected, University of Massachusetts chancellor John V. Lombardi yesterday announced a final budget for the upcoming fiscal year that cuts $2.5 million from the athletic department.
In a statement on the school's website announcing the cuts, Lombardi said the next step in the process is for each affected department to prepare a budget plan implementing the reductions.
Cutdown day for UMass athletics

Interesting Article

I've got a fairly solid hunch that checking into dormitories and tackling freshman classes in sociology and history aren't exactly foremost on the minds of Ndudi Ebi and Charlie Villanueva these days.
Neither is the opening day of practice in mid-October at the Universities of Arizona and Connecticut, respectively.
Preps don't impress in workouts

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