"This isn't one of those years when there's a clear-cut No. 1 pick," says Littlefield, who, barring a last minute change of mind will select Bullington, who has been likened to Jon Lieber with a little extra fastball. One of the problems is that this is not a college college year; besides Bullington, the two highest-rated college pitchers are Stanford's Jeremy Guthrie, who is 23 and is represented by Scott Boras, and Rutgers' Robert Brownlie, who has had tendinitis problems and is, yes, represented by Boras. "We have to be prepared for either of those pitchers falling to us in the twenties," says one GM. "This draft is that muddled."
Big East Football - Juggling the schedule
The Hurricanes and Hokies have for the most part been the league's top teams. Of the league's 11 seasons of competition, Miami or Tech has won or shared the Big East championship eight times. Miami won the national title last year and many believe should have won it in 2000. Tech played in the national championship game in 1999.
For Syracuse, the presence of Miami and Virginia Tech has also translated into bigger season ticket sales. Splitting up Miami and Virginia Tech could potentially smooth out the spikes that come whenever the Hurricanes and Hokies visit the Carrier Dome one season and are gone the next.
SU, Pitt doing balancing act
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.
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