The Last Picture Show - the Finale
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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
Tres Moses' 66-yard punt return for a touchdown last Saturday night not only triggered Rutgers' 24-10 home victory over Buffalo, but also earned him Big East Conference Co-Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Moses, a junior, returned two punts (82 yards) and two kickoffs (22 yards) for 104 total yards. He also caught five passes for 47 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown from quarterback Ryan Hart. Moses finished the game with a team-high 151 all-purpose yards.
Rutgers' Moses shares conference honor
Junior Tres Moses (Delray Beach, FL) was named the BIG EAST Co-Special Teams Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, August 30. He shares the award with Miamis Antrel Rolle.
Moses, in his first game back since he suffered a season-ending knee injury vs. Army on Sept. 14, 2002, returned his first punt 66 yards for a touchdown to give Rutgers a 7-0 lead. On the Scarlet Knights next possession, Moses hauled in a 15-yard TD pass from Ryan Hart to extend the lead to 14-0, giving RU all the points it needed in a 24-10 win over the Bulls.
Moses Named BIG EAST Special Teams Co-Player of the Week
Knights in the Pros
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This week's opponent
Accepted wisdom says a college football team makes its biggest improvement between its first and second games.
Michigan State coach John L. Smith doesn't buy it. He wants improvement to continue each week.
Michigan State coach wants extended improvement
First-year Michigan State coach John L. Smith can be so unconventional.
On Monday, he dismissed the time-honored coaching axiom that a team makes its greatest improvement between the first and second games of the season.
Smith looking for Spartans to cut down on penalties, dropped passes
In the pursuit of a replacement for their best departed player from 2002, the Michigan State Spartans have turned to a sophomore quartet in search of personal redemption -- appropriate, since redemption is this team's central theme, both in sum and part.
Quartet of sophomore receivers answer call for Spartans offense
J.R. Smith of St. Benedict's Prep, the state's top-rated senior boys basketball prospect, fulfilled a longtime dream yesterday when he gave his commitment to attend the University of North Carolina.
At the ABCD camp at Fairleigh Dickinson in July, the fifth-year senior revealed that he would commit to the ACC school if it would just make him an offer. New North Carolina coach Roy Williams, the former Kansas coach, hadn't been recruiting Smith at Kansas. But when he Williams saw the 6-6 swingman play for the first time at ABCD, an offer soon followed.
St. Benedict's star Smith headed to North Carolina
Around Big East
A year ago, Ricky Krautman was preparing for his senior season as Ramapo High School's placekicker. A year from now, he could be preparing to be Syracuse's No. 1 kicker.
For now, however, Krautman must be patient. It's unlikely that he will be kicking Saturday when the Orangemen begin their season at North Carolina.
Syracuse coach Paul Pasqualoni won't announce his starter until Thursday, but said Monday that junior Collin Barber, who was inconsistent last season, probably is a "little ahead" of Krautman and junior Justin Sujansky.
'Cuse kicker bides time
Game of the week
Boston College at Penn State (noon, Ch. 7) - After losing to Wake Forest, Boston College attaches even more significance to its first game against the Nittany Lions since 1992. Penn State didn't play particularly well in beating Temple, and Joe Paterno is still not sure what kind of team he has.
This week in the Big East
Diamond Ferri and Anthony Smith have nudged out Troy Swittenburg and O'Neil Scott for starting jobs at safety in the Syracuse University defense.
Head coach Paul Pasqualoni cautions to keep those rosters handy. He said the Orangemen not only plan to play all four safeties, he's ready to play other defensive backs, including true freshman Tanard Jackson, when Syracuse opens the season on Saturday at North Carolina.
Orange lineup taking shape
Kent State quarterback Joshua Cribbs' secret is out. He can beat a team with his arm as easily as with his legs.
"He is a tremendous football player and a great athlete," said Pitt Coach Walt Harris, whose Panthers will play host to Cribbs and the Golden Flashes at 7 p.m. Saturday at Heinz Field. "He causes a lot of problems with his athleticism, but judging from his numbers from [Kent State's win against Akron Thursday], it looks like he did a lot in the passing game, so that is a little scary."
Better passing a step up for Golden Flashes
Phil Goodman is one of the 18 junior-college football players Temple brought in this year to help the Owls recover after losing a senior class that combined for 405 starting assignments over the course of their careers.
With 13 of the newcomers on the team's two-deep depth chart, Goodman just may turn out to be the cream of the crop.
Wide receiver stands out in Temple's newest crop
It was one missed opportunity in a game rife with them. But the way Jazzmen Williams saw it, his opportunity to help Boston Colllege's football team clinch a season-opening victory over Wake Forest evaded him late in the fourth quarter, with the Eagles clinging to a 28-25 lead, when he dropped a Cory Randolph pass that hit him in the chest of his No. 4 jersey.
It seems O'Brien's Eagles took their eyes off the ball
Around the nation
Defending national champion Ohio State cut into No. 1 Oklahoma's lead in the latest USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll released Monday. The second-ranked Buckeyes, who topped then-No. 19 Washington 28-9, received 26 first-place votes and trail the Sooners by 32 points, 20 fewer than last week.
Ohio State gains on top-ranked Sooners in coaches' poll
The discussion has moved beyond lawyers and courtrooms. Experts say it is inevitable that someone at some time is going to challenge the NFL's draft rules.
The discussion is now about evolution, nutrition and human physiology. In other words, the only reason the discussion exists about a new wave of underclassmen playing in the NFL is because, increasingly, they can.
Young stars make (under)class battle with NFL inevitable
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