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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

Welcome to Jersey Kicking, your source for quality kicking, punting, snapping and holding instruction! Our #1 goal at Jersey Kicking is to give every athlete a sound understanding of key kicking, punting, snapping or holding principles. We accomplish this by breaking down each step required for a successful kick, punt, snap or hold. Then, with the help of our professional staff, you will build your own individualized technique to maximize your ability.
Jersey Kicking

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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We have been bringing a lot of articles on-line over the last month. For those who are having problems accessing the archives, please click this link: Story Archive.

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Around Big East

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ACC Commissioner John Swofford is trying to resuscitate his dying dream, an expansion to 12 schools, even as that dream is attacked by a $750-an-hour Manhattan attorney whom NBA Commissioner David Stern has called "one of the most experienced and accomplished sports lawyers in the country."
Swofford tries to sustain dream

Sandy D'Alemberte doesn't mind saying he has long supported the Atlantic Coast Conference expanding to 12 teams. Like most people not suffering from a Big East identity crisis, he also believes Miami would be a great conference rival for Florida State.
But the former FSU president denies he ever threatened to pull the Seminoles out of the ACC in 2001 if the conference didn't expand by adding the Hurricanes.
Florida State disputes Charlotte Observer report on school's role in ACC expansion plan

The University of Miami's planned change of athletic conferences has somehow turned into a John Grisham novel.
Armies of combatants in business suits - U.S. senators, a governor, a state attorney general, college presidents, conference chieftains and, of course, lawyers - are posturing and accusing and litigating in a desperate dance both silly and sad.
Miami still will have its say in this legal mess

Worried an invitation to join the Atlantic Coast Conference might not come, University of Miami president Donna Shalala has been working the phones lobbying for support, a source with knowledge of the discussions said Thursday.
The ACC is believed to have six of the seven votes necessary to approve the addition of Miami, Boston College and Syracuse. That means one of the universities resistant to expansion - either North Carolina, Duke or Virginia - must be persuaded to vote yes.
Shalala reportedly trying to drum up support for a Miami move

As presidents of the nine Atlantic Coast Conference schools continue to mull expansion issues, the league is considering the possibility of not splitting into divisions in sports other than football.
Presidents Nan Keohane of Duke and James Moeser of North Carolina have expressed concerns in recent days that expansion would lead to longer travel and missed class time.
ACC might split into divisions only for football

The attorney general of Virginia added his name Thursday to the Big East lawsuit seeking to stop the Atlantic Coast Conference's expansion plans.
In a move designed to increase pressure on all ACC schools — especially Virginia — attorney general Jerry Kilgore signed on to motions filed by plaintiffs Pittsburgh, UConn, West Virginia, Virginia Tech and Rutgers.
Virginia attorney general signs on with lawsuit

While there seems to be a pause within the Atlantic Coast Conference over its labor to find enough votes to expand, the Big East Conference pressed its case in court.
Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal filed a motion for expedited discovery on Thursday in a lawsuit by five Big East schools against the ACC, Miami and Boston College.
Big East legal battle escalates

While the vote on Atlantic Coast Conference expansion has been put off until next week, former Florida State University president Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte challenged a report that said he was the impetus behind the proposed expansion.
The Charlotte Observer reported Thursday that D'Alemberte told ACC Commissioner John Swofford in late 2001 that FSU would consider leaving the league unless Miami was brought aboard. On Thursday, D'Alemberte -- now an FSU law professor -- told the Orlando Sentinel the story was false.
FSU, ACC challenge reports


Florida State University trustees will hear recommendations for sweeping changes in the athletic department and a shakeup of the school's athletic board in the wake of a gambling investigation, a source familiar with the report said.
Some university officials will be reprimanded as a result of the review, the source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press.
External athletics review to shake up FSU

The attorney general of Virginia added his name Thursday to the Big East lawsuit seeking to stop the Atlantic Coast Conference's expansion plans. In a move designed to increase pressure on all ACC schools -- especially Virginia -- attorney general Jerry Kilgore signed on to motions filed by plaintiffs Pittsburgh, UConn, West Virginia, Virginia Tech and Rutgers.
The lawsuit, filed against the ACC, Miami and Boston College last Friday in state Superior Court, seeks millions of dollars and an injunction to stop the two schools from moving from the Big East to the ACC. Syracuse is also a candidate to jump to the ACC.
Virginia AG adds name to Big East lawsuit

In late 2001, Florida State Chancellor Sandy D'Alemberte challenged ACC Commissioner John Swofford to annex football powerhouse Miami or risk losing the Seminoles to another conference.
Although Florida State has changed chancellors, that threat -- confirmed Wednesday by four industry sources -- casts a pall over the ACC's stalled expansion effort.
FSU threat spurred expansion

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Football

For Virginia Tech, the ACC threat to Big East football has ramifications beyond the gridiron.
Football is the big money-maker at Tech, reaping millions in revenue thanks in part to its Big East ties. That money not only helps improve the football program but also trickles down to help fund other teams and capital projects.
Other Tech squads count on success of football

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Interesting Article

Before Rick Neuheisel joined the showcase of ignorance, there was a university president at St. Bonaventure who helped an ineligible player into its program, a former national-championship coach at Georgia who allegedly paid players and doctored grades, a football coach at Alabama whose night out at a topless bar cost him his job, and an inebriated basketball coach at Iowa State photographed at a fraternity party.
Since former St. Bonaventure president Robert Wickenheiser, former Bulldogs coach Jim Harrick Sr., former Crimson Tide coach Mike Price and former Cyclones coach Larry Eustachy all lost their jobs, you would think that Neuheisel, who like them worked at an NCAA school, would see a pattern and use some common sense.
Many problems hide behind ivy of colleges

Here we go again...

In their latest attempt to preserve the Big East, the presidents of five conference schools yesterday made an 11th-hour appeal to sway nine colleagues who control the league's fate.
Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick and the leaders of four other Big East schools asked to meet with their counterparts from the Atlantic Coast Conference, who are mulling an expansion that could throw all of intercollegiate athletics into disarray.
Big East leaders tackle ACC crisis

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