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Rutgers Football

Greg Schiano pointed to the "R" emblazoned on a nearby Rutgers University football helmet. "I knew the one I wanted," the Scarlet Knights third-year coach said. "The non-traditional block R. Do you know what makes that a non-traditional block R? The line on the bottom. You have to get that custom made."
Football: Rutgers' Schiano involved with marketing

The Sports Illustrated article detailing the battle between big-time athletics and academics raging at Rutgers University hardly ruffled feathers on campus. Athletics Director Robert Mulcahy was in good spirits at Friday's practice and Scarlet Knights football coach Greg Schiano was encouraged by the national attention.
Football: Rutgers notebook


Big East Football

While Temple was uncertain where it would play its home football games this season, Owls quarterback Mike McGann and his receiving corps dismissed the controversy by making sure they met on the practice field in preparation for their August camp.
Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/20/2003 | Summer was no breeze for Temple quarterback

MORGANTOWN -- There continues to be a series of nagging injuries to starters at West Virginia University's football practices.
Yet the Mountaineers have yet to suffer a catastrophic, out-eight-weeks type of ailment in their 2003 preseason. The timing of that is good with the Aug. 30 opener against No. 21 Wisconsin just more than a week away.
Charleston Daily Mail

O'Neil Scott bore the horns of a scapegoat on a lousy Syracuse University defense where there was plenty of blame to go around.
The junior free safety from Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, N.J., was an easy target. He played a position exposed for all to see. He replaced Quentin Harris, a four-year starter who was a coaching favorite and media star. He was surrounded in the secondary by three seniors and returning starters.
Simmering Scott Still stung by criticism, safety rebounds

Pitt junior Marcus Furman has the athletic ability and overall talent to be an excellent college football player.
Football: After several position changes, Pitt's Furman has found a home

In less than a week, the wait will be over for junior transfer quarterback Brock Berlin, who gets to direct the University of Miami offense as the starter, three years after leaving Shreveport (La.) Evangel Christian Academy as USA Today's and Gatorade's national player of the year.
The Miami Herald | 08/23/2003 | Berlin's Brock party

Paul Peterson traveled a great distance from Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, transferring to play quarterback at Boston College.
Boston.com / Sports / College / Football / A driven quarterback


National Football

College football was living high in January: A thrilling championship game with no controversy about its participants capped a season full of excitement. Then came the off-season.
Football preview: Season begins amid changes, controversies

Plainfield's Anthony Davis isn't the only local player making a name in a Division I-A football program. But the University of Wisconsin junior definitely is the most well known.
Football preview: Plainfield's Davis heads talented crop of locals who figure to have big collegiate

Football preview: Forecasting the season by fours

Football preview: A look a local kids playing Division I-A ball

Football preview: Top 25 teams at a glance


Jersey High School Football

Bayonne High eagerly awaits the debut of quarterback Ken Jaworski.
Last year he wasIn a perfect world, he was the backup signal caller to precision-passer and field general Shawn Ellerson, who guided the Bees to their first NJSIAA Group IV, Section 1 Tournament championship.
Bayonne abuzz over new QB

The great expectations for the Don Bosco football team have officially begun.The Ironmen, The Record's top-rated team last year after a 12-0 season, have been ranked No. 6 in the nation in USA Today's preseason poll, the only New Jersey team in the Top 25.
North Jersey Media Group



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