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The Last Picture Show - the Finale

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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

Clinics and Camps

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General Athletic Information

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Football

Rutgers' third-year head coach Greg Schiano is a fierce competitor, and it's a given that there's nothing he looks forward to more than those three hours on a college football Saturday when he's guiding the Scarlet Knights on the gridiron.
Schiano welcomes back 43 letterwinners among those who look to establish themselves in anticipation of the 2003 season. "We're going to be a very young team. Fortunately, a lot of the youth has played because of the situation we've been in," Schiano said. "We'll have some experience coming into the season."
2003 Season Outlook

When the Rutgers University football team reports to preseason camp today, several questions will still surround third-year coach Greg Schiano's squad. A few issues were resolved during spring practice, but more questions than answers remain for a team attempting to rebound from a 1-11 mark in 2002.
5 questions the Scarlet Knights must answer

The learning curve for freshmen football players is now even steeper.
In years past, before the entire team reported to preseason football practice, Rutgers University freshmen participated in a three-day mini-camp designed to ease the transition from high school to college. Free from the scrutiny of elders, rookies were given the chance to find their way in a low-pressure environment.
Those days are over.
Freshmen won't get early jump under new rules

Optimism. Now that's something Greg Schiano's never had to worry about.
So he's not.
"Confidence is different from optimism," Rutgers' third-year coach said, on the eve of his third preseason camp. "Optimism is we're all 0-0, we can all dream - the easy part. Now if we can get some confidence, we could be dangerous."
Rutgers greets a new day with confidence

It's not quite the same context as it would be if we were talking Notre Dame or UCLA, but you can make a case that Nate Robinson is the highest-profile athlete ever to come to Rutgers. In any sport.
When the 6-foot-5, 305-pound defensive tackle from Irvington suits up today as the Scarlet Knights report for preseason football drills, Robinson will carry that burden and that promise, after suddenly falling from the sky last week into the arms of coach Greg Schiano.
Robinson will change RU football

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Knights in the Pros

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Site Information

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Recruiting Information

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Around Big East

Football

About 20 minutes into West Virginia’s first official practice of the summer, junior-college transfer Jubal Thomas sprinted from the locker room and ran up to where the wide receivers were working out.
“Did you get cleared?’’ wide receivers coach Steve Bird asked when he turned and saw Thomas ready to join.
“I’m cleared, Coach,’’ Thomas said. “I’m ready.’’
Eligibility questions falling into line for WVU

Preseason football camp at Syracuse University has a new schedule and routine that effectively ends the grind of two-a-day practice sessions on consecutive days.
The NCAA stepped in and mandated the changes in response to growing concerns and problems with heat-related issues that have resulted in the occasional deaths of players.
Changes greet Orange

This was expected: One of Miami's two receivers projected as starters practiced, the other didn't.
What wasn't anticipated was that Kevin Beard and Jason Geathers' roles would be reversed.
'Canes starting receivers switch roles

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Around the nation

Welcome back to college football. Almost all camps open this week with everything you expected and less.
Less practice.
Less players.
Less weight.
Les Miles.
OK, dropping the Oklahoma State coach in there is a stretch, but the issues are real. Any day now, coaches are going to put away their betting sheets and dollar bills and players are going to swear off The Chronic and run-ins with police. Think of it, actual football might break out.
With season upon us, 10 things to watch

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