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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.

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When Bob Mulcahy took over as athletics director at Rutgers University in April of 1998, the department which handled eligibility issues had one staff member.
Mulcahy said that was one of the reasons why the NCAA deemed the previous administration had a "lack of institutional control" within the athletics program prior to 2001.
"The problem was when I got here, the budget wasn't sufficient to run 30 sports," Mulcahy said. "You had one person trying to do compliance. You can't do that."
Rutgers better prepared to handle eligibility issues

Rutgers University hasn't had a winning season in football since the last century and still hasn't been to a legitimate bowl game during the past 133 years. And the last time the men's basketball team had the attention of this state, current coach Gary Waters was a student at Central Michigan.
But now there's hope. Finally there are misappropriations. Infractions. Finally Rutgers gets it.
At long last, our pristine state university has been penalized by the NCAA. The Division I Committee on Infractions has slapped us with a two-year period of probation and a reduction of scholarships
Opportunity often follows infractions

The NCAA announced today that Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey was involved in an infractions case involving eligibility violations that occurred prior to the 2001-02 academic year. The university self-reported these violations to the NCAA, whose enforcement staff noted that Rutgers’ “handling of this serious matter is a model for other institutions involved in self-reporting major violations.”
The university began a review of its eligibility certification process in September 2000, which culminated with Rutgers reporting violations to the NCAA in April 2002. Throughout and as a result of its review, the university took corrective actions, including implementing a new certification process for the 2001-02 academic year.
Rutgers Resolves NCAA Case

The woman in the pink pants listened as Rutgers' athletic director Bob Mulcahy admitted his university had committed extensive academic mismanagement, and that now the consequences would be grave.
She fixed her stare on Mulcahy as he gripped the lectern in front of this group of cameras and tape recorders, one that easily doubled any postgame news contingent he'd ever addressed. And then, the woman in the pink pants raised her hand, cleared her throat and asked, did Rutgers derive any competitive advantage from these violations? "If you looked at our record," Mulcahy said to her, "you wouldn't ask the question."
RU reeling after series of blunders

The NCAA yesterday accepted Rutgers' self-imposed penalties of two years' probation and the loss of 20 scholarships in 10 sports for violating rules on eligibility and financial aid.
In addition, the school was publicly reprimanded by the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions, which also commended the university for "detecting and vigorously pursuing the violations." It is the first major violation for the Big East Conference school, the NCAA said.
NCAA approves Rutgers penalties

Bob Mulcahy said he wasn't in the mood to play the blame game yesterday as he and Rutgers president Richard McCormick reviewed a list of certification and eligibility infractions by the previous athletic administration that landed the school on NCAA probation for the first time.
"I'm not here to castigate anybody from the past," the Rutgers athletic director said during an on-campus press conference.
Infractions result in probation, loss of 20 scholarships

There was a single shining moment yesterday at the press conference Rutgers called to explain how and why the NCAA has put it on probation and taken 20 scholarships away on the one hand, and commended it for its handling of the way it turned itself in on the other.
"Did Rutgers gain any competitive advantage from the violations," a media seeker-after-truth, notebook at the ready, asked the Bob Mulcahy, the athletic director.
It doesn't take rocket science to keep things in compliance

If Rutgers can take any consolation from being hit with major NCAA sanctions yesterday for the first time in school history, it's that the worst was over almost before it began.
The school's decision to overhaul the infrastructure of its athletic department the moment it self-reported violations to the NCAA on April 1, 2002, means Rutgers will be credited with having served more than 14 months of the two-year probation it was handed yesterday.
Response softens the blow

The Atlantic Coast Conference said Tuesday it may not vote until later this month on whether to add Miami, Syracuse and Boston College to the league.
The ACC's statement was issued on the eve of a teleconference among the school's top leaders and league commissioner John Swofford, who insisted last week there was no timetable for the vote.
ACC says vote on expansion not likely until late June

The ACC announced Tuesday that a vote for expansion might not occur until later this month, but regardless of the outcome the Big East is going to be proactive about its future and pursue a 16-team league, a source told ESPN.com.
At least one source close to the Big East said the conference wouldn't stand idle waiting to get raided again by the ACC or another league.
The source said the Big East cannot remain a fractured 14-team league in basketball and eight teams in football. The financial issues would still be divisive if the league remained as is even if Miami, Boston College and Syracuse return to the league. That's why the Big East has to protect itself. The basketball members of the league don't want to get left out by another wave of expansion.
Big East may go to 16 teams no matter what

They are academicians, nine of them, accustomed to discretion and an air of collegiality.
However, as presidents of the nine member schools of the Atlantic Coast Conference enter a new week of deliberations over its expansion, they find themselves in the middle of an unsettling, unseemly storm.
ACC expansion creates uncommon conflict

The Atlantic Coast Conference yesterday conducted a conference call among its nine athletic directors, ostensibly to give its expansion plans the due diligence Duke president Nan Keohane had insisted upon before Miami, Boston College, and Syracuse are invited to the fold.
The ADs heard reports on campus visits to the three Big East schools, and another call is expected today, to be followed by a conference call of the league's Council of Presidents tomorrow, according to an ACC source.
ACC addressing concerns

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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Knights in the Pros

New Jersey Nets assistant coach Eddie Jordan met with 76ers officials yesterday to discuss their vacant head coaching position, according to NBA sources. Aside from that, nothing has changed.
As of yesterday, Jordan, having gone to two consecutive NBA Finals, was still believed to be a prime candidate for the job. Sixers president Billy King was unavailable to say otherwise, and Jordan's stiffest competition is expected to be Sixers assistant coach Randy Ayers.
Sixers interview Nets aide Jordan

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Under considerable political pressure to protect the interests of in-state rival Virginia Tech, University of Virginia officials have informed ACC leaders that they cannot be the decisive seventh affirmative vote in the league's attempt to expand to 12 teams, according to two sources familiar with negotiations.
Virginia Will Not Vote 'Yes' For ACC

The Atlantic Coast Conference said it may not vote on adding Miami, Syracuse and Boston College until later this month, further prolonging the league's expansion saga.
The statement issued by the league Tuesday came on the eve of another scheduled teleconference Wednesday morning among the school's top leaders and ACC commissioner John Swofford, who insisted last week there was no timetable for a vote.
ACC vote not likely Wednesday

The ACC might not vote on expansion until the end of the month, according to a statement released to the media Tuesday afternoon.
The nine ACC presidents will talk via conference call at 7 a.m. today for the third time in nine days, but there is no indication a vote will be taken today on whether to invite Big East members Miami, Boston College and Syracuse.
ACC not likely to vote today

The Atlantic Coast Conference resumes expansion talks Wednesday, but the league indicates a decision on inviting Miami (Fla.), Syracuse and Boston College may be weeks away.
Presidents of the ACC's nine member schools, who'll meet via teleconference this morning "may not formally vote on the matter until late this month," the league said in a statement Tuesday — though it doesn't preclude a vote Wednesday.
ACC says expansion vote unlikely until late June

The Atlantic Coast Conference said it may not vote on adding Miami, Syracuse and Boston College until later this month, further prolonging the league's expansion saga.
The statement issued by the league Tuesday came on the eve of another scheduled teleconference Wednesday morning among the school's top leaders and ACC commissioner John Swofford, who insisted last week there was no timetable for a vote.
ACC might push back expansion vote

Round three of the Atlantic Coast Conference expansion saga is set for this morning with a conference call among the league's nine presidents and commissioner John Swofford.
Three Big East schools - Syracuse University, Miami and Boston College - are being considered for membership. ACC members North Carolina, Duke and Virginia apparently are blocking the path.
Vote may be weeks away

Seeking to head off any flurries of speculation that it is unable to keep the momentum going for adding three new members, the Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday cast a vote for more discussion and deliberation.
ACC presidents have a conference call scheduled for this morning, but after a call among the league's athletic directors, Wake Forest Athletic Director Ron Wellman said schools want more time to evaluate membership decisions before voting.
ACC expansion vote uncertain

The latest wrinkle in the Big East-Atlantic Coast Conference expansion soap opera involves speculation that the ACC might be satisfied to add just Miami.
That would leave Boston College and Syracuse out in the cold and make the ACC a 10-team conference.
NCAA rules currently require conferences that want to stage a conference championship game in football to have 12 teams. But the ACC may petition the NCAA to hold a title game, despite having just 10. The league may feel taking just Miami might be the best way forge a compromise and get the presidents of Virginia Tech, UConn, Pitt, Rutgers and West Virginia - the five Big East football schools - to drop their lawsuit.
ACC may want Miami only

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So let's make a deal. It's coming to that time in the NBA with the June 26 draft approaching, though firm offers are hard to find.
Draft rumor mill cranks up

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