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
Touchdown Club - Tailgate
The Rutgers Touchdown Club will be holding its first ever Tailgate Party on September 6, 2003 for the Michigan State Game. The tailgate will be at Shula's II Steakhouse beginning at 3:00 pm. Shula's is conveniently located by Newark Airport between Exits 13A and 14 off the New Jersey Turnpike. Come join the tailgate, as fellow Touchdown Club Members, former Scarlet Knight Players, and Rutgers Fans of all ages from the Metropolitan Area help cheer the Scarlet Knights on to victory over MSU. This event is free for Touchdown Club Members and will include food, prizes and raffles that will complement a great game and atmosphere. Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are not included. Touchdown Club members, please bring your 2003 membership card or other form of ID. Non members can join the fun for a nominal fee of $5.00. This money goes directly to the Touchdown Club and can be applied to a Touchdown Club Membership application filled out at the event. Mark your calendars - you will not want to miss this exciting event. For more information and TD Club contacts please visit the Touchdown Club web site at http://touchdownclub.rutgers.edu
Clinics and Camps
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General Athletic Information
The Rutgers University athletic department has announced game times for 11 of its 12 regular season football games this coming season. The Scarlet Knights will open their season on Saturday, August 30 by hosting Buffalo at 7:00 p.m. at Rutgers Stadium.
Rutgers Announces Football Game Times
Knights in the Pros
During his long, lonely days, Bobby Brownlie looks around his dusty hotel room and marvels at what a professional baseball contract and a $2.5 million signing bonus got him.
He lives in the Best Western Mezona Inn, a $49-a-night hotel hidden on the corner of a run-down block in Mesa, Ariz. The television gets only 20 channels, forcing him to survive off ESPN and video games. He chokes down goat cheese -- a regional favorite -- for breakfast and lunch, because the hotel restaurant offers little else.
Major setback for Brownlie
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Around Big East
Less than a month ago, when the college sports landscape shook and shivered, the Big East stood helplessly in the epicenter and watched with dismay. The 25-year-old conference lost Miami and Virginia Tech -- its strongest football teams -- to the ACC. The tremors of that change are causing further shifting. Among the 12 remaining Big East members, two tectonic plates of interest have emerged -- plates that figure to either merge or separate in the next months.
The conference's six remaining football schools, during a meeting two weeks ago in New Jersey, discussed forming a new conference, separate from the Big East's five non-football schools. (Notre Dame, the other Big East member, has maintained its independent status on the gridiron).
Divided Big East mulling its options
While the Big East held its collective breath last month awaiting the decision of University of Miami president Donna Shalala to accept an invitation to join the Atlantic Coast Conference with Virginia Tech, Boston College football coach Tom O'Brien wondered where the eight-team football league was headed.
''Are we going to go through marriage counseling, or are we going to have a divorce?'' O'Brien opined.
Makeup before breakup?
John Swofford says Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese has apologized for his conduct during the Atlantic Coast Conference's recent expansion.
Swofford, the ACC commissioner, said Tranghese called and wrote a letter to say he was sorry for the way he acted before Miami and Virginia Tech bolted from the Big East to the ACC.
Swofford says Big East commissioner apologized
The Temple Owls have their own locker room, complete with cherry-red metal lockers, at Lincoln Financial Field.
Temple's 2003 schedule scrolled on the electronic boards during a media open house at the new stadium yesterday.
Yes, it looks as if the Owls will play their home football games at the Eagles' new stadium after all.
All indications say Owls will nest with Eagles
Around the nation
In six weeks ACC officials will start hammering out the finer points of expansion, including two possibilities -- keeping the double round-robin schedule for basketball, and putting the football championship game in Charlotte permanently.
ACC commissioner John Swofford didn't handicap the likelihood of either possibility, but left those and other doors open when he said, "Anything is possible at this point."
4 cities pursue ACC game
Major-college football will have no playoff in the foreseeable future, and a new presidential oversight panel of the Bowl Championship Series wants to meet with presidents from non-BCS conferences to head off any major problems.
In addition, the Big East will keep its automatic BCS slot through the 2005 season, despite losing Miami and Virginia Tech as members next year, and negotiations about the next installment of the BCS will begin in earnest in January.
BCS has no plans for playoffs; Big East keeps BCS spot through '05
The Bowl Championship Series is a cartel that should be eliminated, said a group of 44 presidents of non-BCS schools who formed the Presidential Coalition for Athletics Reform. The group, as well as NCAA President Myles Brand, discussed access to football postseason play during a conference call Tuesday.
"We believe, and I think it's shared by all presidents who were on that call, that the BCS is anti-competitive and has the characteristics of a cartel, and we welcome the congressional hearings looking into the BCS," said Tulane President Scott Cowen, who convened the conference call. Congress is expected to examine the issue after the August recess.
Non-BCS schools assail championship alliance
Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said Tuesday that league officials have not talked to any school about becoming the ACC's 12th member since Miami and Virginia Tech accepted invitations to join the league late last month.
"There is continued interest from a number of our schools in taking a look at going to 12 [teams]," Swofford said. "Do we have to? No. We feel very good about where we are at this point."
ACC: No rush for 12th school
It is just another strange twist in the ongoing feud between the Big East and the Atlantic Coast Conference. Call it the misunderstood apology.
ACC commissioner John Swofford said yesterday that his Big East counterpart, Mike Tranghese, called him and wrote a letter to say he was sorry for the way he acted before Miami and Virginia Tech defected to the ACC.
Tranghese: I never apologized to ACC
John Swofford didn't look like a man who had caused college athletics' biggest upheaval in years.
In fact, the ACC commissioner looked pretty much the same as he did when his league's predatory expansion intentions became public in April. Stylishly coiffed hair, polo shirt with his league's logo, khakis ... and a defensive posture.
Swofford puts final spin on ACC expansion
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