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5/16/02 (Late Night Edition)

Basketball Recruiting

Time will tell how the Rutgers University men's basketball team's 2002-03 recruiting class stacks up in the Big East. While the Scarlet Knights may not yet be done recruiting, based on the players currently commited to Big East schools, several recruiting experts say Rutgers' class is a question mark.  "If you want to pick apart recruiting classes, they have finished right near the bottom of the Big East," said Dave Telep, recruiting analyst for insidershoops.com. "This recruiting class isn't going to be enough to lift them to where they need to be in the Big East."
IN Jersey Sports: Mixed bag on Knights' recruiting class

Harry Good, the nephew of NBA Hall of Famer Nate "Tiny" Archibald and a former prep school teammate of reigning Big East Player of the Year Caron Butler, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Rutgers University. The 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward/center averaged 17 points and 14 rebounds for 26-8 Fresno (Calif.) City College.
IN Jersey Sports: Good adds size to team
 

Football Recruiting

Editor's note: Wayne Hills tight end/defensive end Greg Olsen is one of the most sought-after junior players in the country. He has scholarship offers in hand from most of the top Division I-A football programs, including Miami, Michigan, Penn State, Tennessee, Florida and Ohio State. Notre Dame, where his brother, Christian, will go next year, also is in pursuit.
Herald News - northjersey.com

 

Big East Football

Miami

Nicknames. We've all had them. Some of us never have shaken a moniker slapped on us in college or high school. Frosty, Meathead, Froggy. It's all about bonding, acceptance and chemistry. And those all are qualities the Miami offensive line is trying to foster.
Miami's new-look line wants its own nickname

 

Big East Basketball

A decision on the fate of Syracuse University point guard Billy Edelin looms in the next few weeks. Edelin said he'll report to the university judicial board June 1, and the decision regarding his reinstatement to the university will come in about a week from that time. Edelin said he's completed all the guidelines set by the university upon his suspension, which included 100 hours of community service. Edelin is living at a hotel in Syracuse waiting for his date and said he's "optimistic" about his future.
Edelin awaits review
 

Court Club

The annual meeting of the Rutgers Court Club will take place on thursday evening, June 6, 2002, at 7:30PM at the Hale Center. Get the low down on Rutgers 2001-2002 season and a look to the 2002-2003 season with the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Coach of the Year, Gary Waters. Find out what the team will be doing this summer to improve itself. Voice your thoughts about the new NCAA regulations on player eligibility and other recent rule changes. Get on board the TEAM BEHIND THE TEAM, the RUTGERS COURT CLUB.

 

Going Bowling - Too Often?

Oh, good. Three more bowl games. We need them like we need three more Taco Bells. When I have trouble going to sleep at night, I now count bowls. Humanitarian ... Liberty ... Holiday .... Alamo ... zzzzzzzzzz
Proliferation of bowl games is amusing, not a cause for alarm - Courier News

 

Miscellany - The Horror

You may think that I'm going to explore the unsettling angst of college football fans who've just watched their star recruit tear his ACL on the opening play of summer practice. Nah, those type of setbacks are merely "flesh wounds" and are recoverable by careful rehab. What I'm talking about is unrecoverable college football quality time, resulting in mental train wrecks that can only be caused by a higher power – completely unavoidable and unmanageable by the focused fan. So without any further ado, following are the top ten fears (in no particular order) of any college football fan…
Top Ten Fears of Every College Football Fan

Mike Fasano: MikeFasano@comcast.net


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