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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

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 has a significant place in college football history, having played in the first game, a 6-4 victory over Princeton in 1869.The problem is the Scarlet Knights don't have much recent tradition.
Rutgers ducks negative vibe

Despite preparing to take another young team on its first road trip of the season - and to a difficult environment - Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano says he hasn't spent much time thinking about where the Knights are playing when they visit Michigan State tomorrow.
His focus, he said, has only been on ensuring that they play to their ability.
Rutgers quietly hits road

There was no pain at first, which Tyrell Dortch thought was a bit odd. He knew he had landed awkwardly, was certain he heard the frightful sound of shattered bone, but as he lay on the field turf at Wisconsin's Camp Randall Stadium, he felt nothing.
Rutgers: Michigan St.'s Dortch carries on courageously

Tres Moses is younger. And he doesn't have the "SportsCenter" clip cache. So he said no, punt returns aren't any harder than kick returns.
Nate Jones is older. And he's an All-American with his own promotional Web site. So he laughed at Moses' half-hearted diplomacy.
Moses, Jones yield spectacular returns





Women's Basketball


Men's Basketball

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Baseball

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Lacrosse

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Knights in the Pros

It's been a heck of a run for Jay Bellamy.
In nine NFL seasons, the former Matawan High School standout picked off 21 passes, registered 8.5 sacks, made over 600 tackles and put together a streak of 87 consecutive starts at safety in a league where durability is the key to long-term success. The 5-11, 200 pounder out of Rutgers used every ounce of talent he had to carve out a nice little niche for himself, emerging as a productive leader the past two seasons in New Orleans.
Bellamy gets chance to start again


Site Information

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Recruiting Information

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Around Big East

Football

Though senior quarterback Rod Rutherford is expected to play in Pittsburgh's opener Saturday against Kent State, he won't be allowed to start because a dispute he was involved in violated team rules.
Coach Walt Harris said Rutherford will also be disciplined in other ways, but he wouldn't give specific.
Pitt's Rutherford will play, won't start

Florida Coach Ron Zook hopes his Gators are better than the oddsmakers think.
The Las Vegas guys believe Miami will win by at least two touchdowns Saturday night.
UF faces long odds not seen in 15 years

The seat is hotter and the safety net no longer looks so forgiving. Paul Pasqualoni embarks on his 13th season as head football coach at Syracuse University with a mandate to turn things around and a team most predict will struggle to escape the Big East basement.
The Orangemen were 4-8 a year ago, their first losing season since 1986. Athletic director Jake Crouthamel called it an anomaly. Many fear the onset of decline.
Defining Season: Coach P



Around the nation

It's only the first week of September, but already you have a "big-game" feeling here. No. 1 is coming to town. Normally, at a program with the tradition of Alabama, playing No. 1 would be no big deal. But this is Oklahoma, and 'Bama coach Mike Shula is one game into a coaching career that began under the strangest of circumstances following the self destruction of would-be Alabama coach Mike Price last spring.
Tide might roll sooner than expected

Ask any self-respecting SEC fan and he'll be glad to share with you his widely held opinion that real football isn't played between the cornfields, but between the hedges. Not near an ocean, but in a Swamp.
Unfortunately for him, reality, at least recently, hasn't been on his side.
SEC's reputation on the line in two non-conference showdowns

Suing the NFL for early entrance is among the options suspended Ohio State tailback Maurice Clarett and his mother are considering, the family's attorney said Thursday.
Alan C. Milstein, a lawyer in Pennsauken, N.J., paints a picture of a contentious relationship between Ohio State officials and Michelle Clarett and her son, the leading rusher for last season's national championship team.
Lawyer says Clarett family may sue NFL

An autopsy in California on Wednesday failed to determine the cause of the death of former Michigan State football captain Brian Ottney.
Ottney, 23, had a seizure and died early Monday morning.
Autopsy fails to reveal cause of Ottney's death

Notre Dame tight end Gary Godsey will undergo surgery on his knee Tuesday and probably will not play this season.
Notre Dame TE likely out for year

There are 64 players from South Florida on active NFL rosters -- 32 from Miami-Dade...
An embarrassment of riches

Big East Expansion News

The Big East is closer to deciding its own fate after more discussions were held yesterday, The Post has learned.
According to sources, Marquette and DePaul have emerged as the favorites to be added to the basketball conference. Louisville and Cincinnati are the runaway favorites to join the football league. Commissioner Mike Tranghese said final decisions could be reached as soon as November.
BIG EAST CLOSE TO ANSWERS


BCS News

Federal lawmakers put college football on notice Thursday they don't care for what they called an emphasis on marketing over fairness in the way a national champion is chosen.
"I think you're throwing the baby out with the bath water by allowing this to continue," House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner told college football officials during a hearing on the Bowl Championship Series. "Fundamental fairness trumps the fundamental of good marketing."
Rep. critiques BCS system, urges changes

Two weeks into the new college football season, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Thursday the system in which a national collegiate champion is determined needs to be changed.
Committee chairman criticizes bowl championship system

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