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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

Fred Gruninger always loved big words, loved to dazzle interviewers with them in pedagogic fashion.
The dictionary definition of pedantic as "characterized by a narrow often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules" seems made for any description of the fastidious former Rutgers athletic director.
So it becomes the ultimate irony that his long regime at Rutgers now will be remembered as one filled with rules violations, with failure to abide by the NCAA book which eventually landed the university on athletic probation.
Gruninger's image takes a huge hit

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Knights in the Pros

Eddie Jordan, a Washington native who played basketball for Archbishop Carroll High School, will be named head coach of the Washington Wizards, league sources confirmed.
Jordan, who has spent the past four seasons as the lead assistant coach of the New Jersey Nets, agreed to a four-year deal yesterday after interviewing with team owner Abe Pollin and President Susan O'Malley, sources said. Financial terms were not available.
E. Jordan Set to Coach Wizards

You'd think that the Washington Wizards would have had their fill of guys named Jordan by now.
But apparently not.
Eddie Jordan, the architect of a Nets offense that ran and slashed its way to consecutive Eastern Conference championships, accepted a four-year contract to become the Wizards' head coach last night, according to several people close to Jordan.
Nets' Jordan agrees to be coach of Wizards

Site Information

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Around Big East

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Its expansion talks all but dead, the Atlantic Coast Conference Wednesday made what appears to be either a bold or a desperate move to revitalize them. And this one is aimed even deeper into the heart of the Big East than ever before.
The league now is apparently considering extending an invitation to Virginia Tech.
When a three-hour conference call of ACC presidents Wednesday morning failed again to bring about a consensus on adding Miami, Boston College and Syracuse to the league, the group decided not to give up. Instead, according the multiple sources cited by the Washington Post and the Associated Press, the group decided to approach Virginia Tech.
ACC approaches Hokies

Desperately seeking to move forward with expansion, the Atlantic Coast Conference appears ready to consider adding Virginia Tech to its plans, potentially creating a 13-team league, three sources familiar with the situation said yesterday.
After a two-hour conference call of ACC university presidents yesterday morning showed that the current expansion plan involving Big East schools Miami, Boston College and Syracuse lacked the seven votes necessary to extend any invitations, University of Virginia President John Casteen proposed the league reconsider Virginia Tech, according to a source with knowledge of the discussion.
ACC Will Reconsider Hokies for Expansion

Atlantic Coast Conference presidents and chancellors discussed expansion Wednesday for the third time in eight days without voting on the issue, but The Associated Press, citing unidentified sources, reported Wednesday night that they have asked Virginia Tech to consider joining three other Big East schools by jumping to the ACC.
The Associated Press reported that the decision to add Virginia Tech was made during a teleconference of the nine school leaders after it appeared that the original expansion plan involving Miami, Boston College and Syracuse would not get the required seven votes for approval.
Tech in the mix?

In an apparent bid to salvage its plans for expansion, the Atlantic Coast Conference is preparing to invite Virginia Tech along with three other Big East schools and become a 13-team conference.
The Associated Press reported Wednesday night the move was initiated during Wednesday morning's 3 1/2- hour teleconference among the nine ACC presidents.
ACC leaders agree to pursue Virginia Tech

Atlantic Coast Conference presidents have asked Virginia Tech to consider joining three other Big East schools in jumping to the ACC as part of its expansion plan, two sources told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.
The sources spoke to The AP on the condition they not be identified.
The decision to add Virginia Tech was made during a three-hour teleconference of the nine league presidents on Wednesday after it appeared that the original expansion involving Miami, Boston College and Syracuse would not get the required seven votes for approval, a government source with knowledge of the talks said.
ACC asks Virginia Tech to join

Unable to muster enough support for three-team expansion, the Atlantic Coast Conference is taking the surprising step of pursuing Virginia Tech to join Miami, Boston College and Syracuse in a 13-team ACC, a source with knowledge of the discussions said Wednesday night.
If Virginia Tech president Charles Steger agrees to the idea, Virginia president John Casteen would change his expansion vote from "no" to "yes" and the ACC likely would have the seven votes necessary to add the four Big East schools. Duke's and North Carolina's opposition to expansion would then be rendered moot.
ACC pursuing Virginia Tech for possible 13-team league

Just when it appeared the Atlantic Coast Conference's effort to expand had waned, the ACC simply took another step forward -- a political one.
Already considering whether to add three schools from the Big East, the ACC added a fourth for consideration Wednesday by opening discussions with stunned Virginia Tech, multiple sources told The Associated Press.
New ACC twist: Invite Va. Tech

Basketball

Charlie Villanueva w00ill have one more workout for an NBA team this morning before deciding whether to withdraw from the NBA draft.
Villanueva, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound forward from Brooklyn, N.Y., will work out for the New Jersey Nets before meeting with his advisers to choose if he will stay in the draft or attend the University of Connecticut. Villanueva needs to fax the NBA by 4 p.m. today if he is going to withdraw his name.
Decision day is here for Villanueva

Football

University of Pittsburgh wide receiver Billy Gaines was in critical condition last night at Mercy Hospital after a bizarre 25-foot fall in a church.
Pitt football player Billy Gaines hurt badly by fall inside church

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Around the nation

The Ivy League has adopted tougher academic standards for incoming athletes and modified a controversial off-season practice rule at its biannual meeting Tuesday. The league's presidents also approved proposals that would limit the total number of athletes a school can enroll in any four-year period, and require athletes in all sports at a school to meet the average academic qualifications of non-athletes at that school.
A statement released Wednesday on the league's Web site outlined the changes. Jeff Orleans, executive director of the Council of Ivy Group Presidents, was not available for comment Wednesday. The Ivy League athletic directors did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
Ivy League raises academic standards for athletes

Interesting Article

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Here we go again...

Rutgers has not lost 20 athletic scholarships. It has saved them.
What the NCAA, and even the Rutgers administration, may call a punishment, I would call a gift.
Professors call on Rutgers to study up on downgrading

Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: dforbes@theinsiders.com
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