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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

Letterwinners Gathering - August 30th at 4:30

The Rutgers Letterwinners Association will be hosting a gathering of former Rutgers Varsity Football players on August 30th starting at 4:30PM in Athlete's Glenn adjacent to Rutgers Stadium. All former Rutgers Varsity Football Players are welcome.

They would also like all former Rutgers Varsity Football players to join them on the sideline for the game. To do so, please call the Rutgers Football office at 732-445-5100 at least a week before the game.

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

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Football

The toughest part of Nate Robinson's recruiting process last winter wasn't choosing a school. What national top 50 football recruit wouldn't look long and hard at powerhouse Miami if offered the chance -- and a scholarship?
No, the toughest part for Robinson, an Irvington resident, was telling Rutgers coach Greg Schiano that he'd just finished second in his efforts to land one of the state's top high school players.
Top recruit from Irvington Rutgers-bound

Diane Robinson was planning on a Friday farewell party for her son Nate. Now she's thinking about a yard sale.
"We've got a lot of Miami stuff to get rid of," the mother of the country's best incoming college lineman said, breaking into giggles.
After a whirlwind week and occasional stress, Nate Robinson told his mother Wednesday to exchange the orange and green balloons for some red and white ones - the longtime Miami recruit will next week suit up for Rutgers. A 6-foot-5, 305-pound defensive tackle out of Irvington High School, Robinson was the No. 1 player nationally at his position, making him Rutgers' biggest signee ever.
Top recruit on his way to Rutgers

Rutgers University football coach Greg Schiano staged his biggest recruiting coup to date when former Irvington High School defensive lineman Nate Robinson signed an institutional letter of intent yesterday.
Robinson, a 6-foot-5, 305-pound tackle, originally committed to play at Miami, but was ultimately denied admission. He visited the Rutgers campus yesterday and gave Schiano the news.
"I talked with coach Schiano for a few hours and decided to do it," said Robinson, who initially chose Miami over Rutgers and Syracuse. "Schiano is the man. It's amazing how he treats his players. He knows how to interact. He's not a bossy guy, but he's a hell of a coach."
Scarlet Knights land defensive tackle

Standout defensive lineman Nate Robinson of Irvington High School has signed an institutional letter to attend Rutgers University and play football for the Scarlet Knights, it was announced today. Robinson will be eligible to compete beginning in the upcoming 2003 season.
The 6-5, 305-pound Robinson was regarded as the top high school defensive lineman in the country coming out of Irvington High School. Robinson was rated as the top defensive prospect in New Jersey and was a All-America selection by both The Insiders.com/CNNSI.com and SuperPrep. He was a consensus Top 30 player nationally following his senior season.
Standout Defensive Lineman Nate Robinson to Play Football at Rutgers

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Recruiting Information

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Around Big East

Football

Central Florida coach Mike Kruczek and South Florida coach Jim Leavitt came to the Florida Sports Writers media weekend hoping to talk about their upcoming football seasons.
Instead, they spent a lot of time talking about the Big East Conference.
Both programs are improving and have been mentioned as possible candidates for a berth in the Big East, which is adding two schools. Louisville and Cincinnati are considered front-runners because of their basketball programs, but on Saturday, Kruczek and Leavitt fielded questions about a possible Big East future. UCF is in the Mid-American Conference, and USF is in Conference USA.
Big East in their future?

Defensive tackle Eugene Brown has rejoined the Syracuse University football team after spending the spring semester at his home in California.
Brown, a sophomore from Gardena, has been participating in summer workouts with the Orangemen. Head coach Paul Pasqualoni said Brown becomes a key reserve in light of the loss during spring practice of Brian Hooper because of recurring concussions.
SU defense bolstered by addition of tackle and cornerback

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Around the nation

A Superior Court judge has decided to keep the Big East's lawsuit against the University of Miami and the Atlantic Coast Conference on the fast track.
Judge Samuel J. Sferrazza on Monday denied a motion from the ACC that would have prevented the case from proceeding with expedited discovery.
"This ruling preserves the fast-track schedule previously ordered -- including depositions of Miami Athletic Director Paul Dee and ACC Commissioner John Swofford," Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said.
Judge keeps ACC case on fast track


Keith Gilbertson took over as Washington's head football coach Tuesday, the day after Rick Neuheisel's firing became official.
The Huskies' former offensive coordinator will earn $870,000 a year under a four-year contract, athletic director Barbara Hedges said.
Washington Names Gilbertson Head Football Coach

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