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The Last Picture Show - the Finale

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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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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

Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin, spurned by Larry Brown and Jeff Van Gundy, realized he could not let Eddie Jordan get away, too. His pitch to the New Jersey Nets assistant during their interview Wednesday was so attractive -- four years, roughly $12 million -- that Jordan couldn't wait to get home to inform Pollin he would take the head coaching job that had been held by seven people since the team last made the playoffs in 1997.
For Jordan, Excitement, Patience

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Recruit Information

Charlie Villanueva, a 6-10 high school All-American from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., withdrew his name from the NBA draft pool yesterday. Instead, Villanueva has decided to attend UConn.
"The last few days, Charlie has realized how much work and discipline it is going to take," said Gary Charles, coach of Villanueva's Long Island Panthers AAU team. "Charlie doesn't want to just be a good pro, he wants to be a great pro and he thinks that UConn is the place where he can do that."
Charlie opts for UConn

Now that Charlie Villanueva finally has answered the big question of where he will be playing basketball next season, the 6-10 Blair (N.J.) Academy star may have to deal with a few inquiries from the NCAA.
Villanueva, who withdrew his name from the NBA draft yesterday and committed to UConn, has been on a whirlwind tour the past few months.
For Charlie, NCAA questions

The Haverford School's Bryan Savage, considered one of Southeastern Pennsylvania's top quarterback prospects, has given an oral commitment to play his college football at Wisconsin.
Savage, a 6-foot-4, 210-pounder, informed the Badgers' coaching staff of his decision during a weekend visit to the Madison, Wis., campus.
Wisconsin gets Haverford School QB

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Virginia Tech, approached by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday about possibly joining the league, is expected to indicate to the league, perhaps today, that it is prepared to enter formal discussions if the ACC desires, according to sources with knowledge of Virginia Tech's situation.
As a condition of moving forward in what has become a very public process, Virginia Tech almost certainly would have to remove itself from a lawsuit filed by five Big East schools against the ACC, Miami and Boston College, several sources said.
Va. Tech Has a Right To Choose

Just when you thought the ACC expansion saga couldn't get any weirder, along came the news that Virginia Tech might get an invitation after all.
You've got to hand it to the Hokies. They couldn't get any regular action from the ACC, so they got involved in a legal action. Suddenly, they could become the ACC's 13th member.
Virginia Tech belonged all along

Not too many weeks ago, in this space, I recommended that Virginia Tech take the high road on the subject of ACC expansion.
Tech can't take the high road anymore. Not to get where it wants to go.
Ire certain, Tech must seize chance

Proponents of Atlantic Coast Conference expansion have become more optimistic the past two days, believing there are now a few scenarios in play that could push through the addition of three or four members of the Big East.
After a week-long stalemate, the ACC on Wednesday decided to explore Virginia Tech's interest in becoming its 13th member.
ACC growth gaining support

A day after the Atlantic Coast Conference raised the possibility of adding Virginia Tech to its expansion plans, a person in the Big East familiar with the talks said Thursday that school officials are open to exploring the option.
Another person with ties to Tech said the school is interested and is conducting serious discussions about the possibility of leaving the Big East to join what would become a 13-team ACC. First, however, Virginia Tech wants the ACC to formalize its interest in writing.
Va. Tech considers the ACC

The Atlantic Coast Conference's stunning run at Virginia Tech has sparked outrage and indignation in the Big East Conference, which finds itself facing the prospect of losing a fourth school.
The Hokies notified the Big East on Thursday they plan to explore any opportunities the ACC might offer. The ACC has been in membership talks with Syracuse, Miami and Boston College from the Big East about joining their league.
ACC seen as 'desperate, disunified'

A conversation between two old friends, G. Wayne Clough and Charles M. Steger, in Blacksburg, Va., on Wednesday has changed the dynamics of Atlantic Coast Conference expansion as the nine university presidents prepare to meet again either today or Saturday.
It's clear that Clough, Georgia Tech's president, and Steger, Virginia Tech's president, discussed expansion and what interests the Hokies might have. Beyond a discussion of interests, nothing is certain.
Virginia Tech may shift balance in ACC

Virginia Tech officials said yesterday the school has not received an invitation, formal or informal, to join the Atlantic Coast Conference.
But they did not say they would not accept an invitation if they received one. Nor did they deny having discussions with ACC officials about the school's inclusion in the expansion plans.
Va. Tech still vague on ACC

Virginia Tech's sudden re-entry in the Atlantic Coast Conference expansion picture created quite a stir on campus Thursday, and could put the Hokies in the position of facing a difficult decision. "It's absolutely a double-edged sword," William C. Latham, a member of the school's Board of Visitors, said of the ACC's reconsideration of the Hokies. "It's too simplistic to call it a can of worms -- it's a bucketful of worms."
Virginia Tech faces tough decision if ACC comes calling

Virginia Tech, one of five Big East schools suing the Atlantic Coast Conference, Boston College, and Miami to prevent the ACC's expansion plan, yesterday tried to distance itself from published reports that it, too, may receive an invitation to join the conference.
The school issued a prepared statement stating it had not been extended an invitation ''either formally or informally to join the Atlantic Coast Conference.''
Va. Tech has little reaction




Three hours before Billy Gaines balanced on two wooden boards and wormed his way through a crawl space high above a Homestead church sanctuary, he had a final conversation with his girlfriend.
Details emerge in fatal fall of Pitt football player



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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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Fan Comments

It seems to me that the only way to salvage our football program is to
try for a merger that would add the BE football teams to the ACC.creating a
17 team super league. Ask Notre Dame to join and you'd have a great league
with two divisions, north and south and a great championship game . It would
also be a great basketball league. Let the basketball only teams continue with
the BE name by adding a couple of the Catholic Univs... Everyone would be
reasonably happy.


As a Big East graduate and long time fan I wait for the outcome of the ACC offer and fear the worst for the remaining Big East schools. If the ACC truly is in pursuit of a financially sound super conference then why
not consider the following. Combine the ACC with the Big East creating a super conference with North (former Big East) and South (former ACC) Divisions. Then offer Penn State who seems to be out of place in the Big
Ten to join the conference placing them in the North Division, while moving Miami into the South in exchange for Maryland into the North.
This would create two nine team super divisions within the larger conference. Any Big East fan will tell you that they would take a Maryland and Penn State in exchange for a Miami. The South Division
(former ACC) also gets who they really want which is Miami. It even addresses the travel concerns and solidity's a divisional championship game. If you assume an eleven game season, each school plays everyone in
their division (8) leaving room for three out of conference games. Now this is what they should be talking about.

Big East/ACC North
Penn State
West Virginia
Virginia Tech
Boston College

ACC/Big East South
Florida State
Wake Forest
Georgia Tech
North Carolina
NC State

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