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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

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Dick Hale of Edison still considers himself "a Rutgers sophomore."
That's how enthusiastic he is -- at 80 -- about the school and the role he plays in its development as a great university.
Hale -- Class of '44 -- may be one of the biggest boosters of Rutgers in the state. Scratch him, and he will bleed Rutgers scarlet.
A Rutgers booster took enthusiasm into business


Bearing absolutely no resemblance to Lance Armstrong, Marty Pyszczymuka did all he could to honor the Tour de France-inspired yellow jersey given him by Rutgers University football coach Greg Schiano at yesterday's practice.
"When you've got the jersey, you have to bust you butt," the 6-foot-2, 280-pound senior center said.
Schiano's newest motivational device, which will be awarded before each practice, helped calm Pyszczymuka's nerves as he and the Scarlet Knights opened preseason practice.
Jersey inspires veteran

The ball kind of fluttered, make that wobbled, across the middle of the field.
The threesome, intently surveying Ryan Hart, scrunched up their noses and simultaneously mumbled, "Huh?" Hart, well, he just laughed.
The sophomore quarterback charged with raising Rutgers' offense out of a cavernous pit is a confident man. And one weak-laced pass in, everyone knows it.
Hart enjoying job security

Northern Burlington High grad Anthony Cali was nowhere to be seen during Rutgers University’s first football practice of the preseason yesterday.
While projected starting quarterback Ryan Hart and backup Ted Trump took turns running the offensive drills, Cali was a couple hundred yards away, working with the freshmen on a distant practice field.
After a brilliant high school career, where he passed for over 1,800 yards as a senior, Cali spent last year as a freshman in uniform on the Rutgers sideline, but never got into a game.
Cali sits, but not forgotten

Forget about last year. And, forget about the year before that and the year before that.
That was the crux of the message yesterday as the Rutgers University football team opened camp to prepare for the season opener Aug. 30 against Buffalo.
"The past is the past," said sophomore quarterback Ryan Hart, the projected starter.
RU READY FOR SOME WINNING FOOTBALL? Rutgers opens camp with three-hour workout

Brian Bender has never been very good at dealing with the various injuries he's suffered during his Rutgers career, mostly because he's not very good at standing around and watching when he knows he should be practicing or playing.
He hates the idle time. Loathes being reduced to a spectator, where there's nowhere to channel his energy. Thinks there's nothing worse than being inactive.
"Whenever I'm out and can't play," Bender said yesterday as summer football camp began, "I get bummed."
Competition fine with Bender

Cynics love to rip Rutgers. But for the 100th time, we're warning be wary of the Scarlet Knights. Yeah, they lost to Villanova and Buffalo last season, but Greg Schiano's boys finally will come of age. Rutgers biggest problem, a dreadful O-line, should be much improved under the direction of new line coach Mario Christobal, a former all-Big East lineman at Miami.
Leake no longer has holes in his tackling ability

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Knights in the Pros

Remember Jacoby Shepherd?
He was the Houston cornerback whose 15 minutes came in last summer's Hall of Fame game when Jeremy Shockey planted him in the Canton, Ohio, turf on a 48-yard catch and run. In retrospect, it was a moment that energized the Giants organization and signaled the start of a new era at the tight end position.
It also explains why Philadelphia Eagles rookie L.J. Smith is so pumped up for Monday night's preseason opener.
Former Rutgers standout tight end turning heads in Eagles' camp

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Around Big East

In the first of what is expected to be a series of steps toward the restructuring of the Big East, a select number of league athletic directors and presidents met yesterday with conference commissioner Mike Tranghese for four hours at a Newark Airport hotel.
The group is looking for a workable plan to implement following the departure next season of Miami and Virginia Tech to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Boston College president, Rev. William P. Leahy S.J., attended the meeting along with the presidents of Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Georgetown, Villanova, and St. John's. Athletic directors from Rutgers, eton Hall, Syracuse, and Georgetown also attended.
Big East mulls preservation


As the TV cameras and reporters’ recorders rolled in front of West Virginia running back Kay-Jay Harris, Mountaineer coach Rich Rodriguez strolled past.
“Hey, Coach Rod,’’ Harris said with a sheepish grin.
“Hey, Kay-Jay,’’ replied Rodriguez. “Can I have your autograph? Big letters please.’’
Kay-Jay fine with attention, ready to excel

Every time Rich Rodriguez catches a crowd of reporters around one of his untested newcomers — or when he fields a question about one of them — it isn’t hard to see him roll his eyes, either figuratively or literally.
“I’ve said all along, let’s not anoint any new guys until they do something first in front of the bright lights,’’ Rodriguez said. “They haven’t, you know.’’
On Wednesday, that was in response to questions about tailback Kay-Jay Harris, the most visible and anticipated member of WVU’s crop of new players. But it could just as easily have been in regard to sophomore wide receiver Chris Henry.
Henry one newcomer who may catch on

Syracuse University starting wide receiver and punt returner Jamel Riddle will not report with the Orangemen on Sunday for the start of preseason football camp because of unfinished summer school work.
Head coach Paul Pasqualoni said Wednesday afternoon he does not know when Riddle can start practice. One source put the date around Aug. 25, which is the start of fall classes at SU.
Academics tangle up receiver

A loud whistle blew about 4 p.m. yesterday, and 103 Temple football players quickly scattered to join their position coaches at Geasey Field.
It was the first day of preseason camp for the Owls, who will begin a 12-game schedule at Penn State on Aug. 30. Temple's first home game is Sept. 6 against Villanova, but the site has yet to be determined as the university continues to pursue a deal with the Eagles to play at the new Lincoln Financial Field.
Gov. Rendell has weighed in on the matter - on Temple's behalf - in a letter to the Eagles this week, sources say.
Owls kick off preseason camp

The negotiations between the Eagles and Temple University over Temple's desire to play its football games at Lincoln Financial Field now turn on a single issue - the payment schedule.
According to sources familiar with the talks, the two sides have worked out a 15-year deal in which the university would pay a total of $15 million.
4th down for Owls' Linc talks



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