Completing Kent's USA coaching staff is Waters, whose first involvement with USA Basketball came last summer as a court coach at the 2001 USA Basketball National Team Trials.
"I consider it an honor to have the opportunity to represent the United States and Rutgers University with the Junior World Championship Qualifying Team," said Waters. "USA Basketball is a terrific organization to be a part of and I had a great experience last year when I was a court coach for the 2001 USA Basketball Men's National Team Trials. I once again am looking forward to interacting with so many talented young players, while at the same time sharing ideas with a group of tremendous coaches."
Gary Waters Of Rutgers Named USA Assistant Coaches
Ricky Lucas hears the comparisons all the time.
"All the time," he says about the comparisons to Joseph Forte. "I like his game, I really like his game."
After all, the comparisons are pretty on point. The smooth 6-5 scoring wing guard has the polished mid-range game, the ability to drive and the accuracy from the outside. Like Forte, he knows how to score and he knows how to look rather smooth while doing so.
Lucas is a smooth operator
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Instead of coming home to play at Rutgers, former Notre Dame quarterback Matt LoVecchio has decided to play for the Indiana Hoosiers.
But the Franklin Lakes resident did not cut all his Notre Dame ties. At Indiana, he will be joining a pair of coaches who have previous Golden Dome connections.
The former All-Stater from Bergen Catholic made the announcement Wednesday, but was tight-lipped about whether he had considered Rutgers, how many schools he considered, and what led him to a school that has an entirely new coaching staff led by Gerry DiNardo, an All-American guard at Notre Dame in the Seventies.
LoVecchio will stay in Indiana
Indiana felt right to Matt LoVecchio.
So on Wednesday, LoVecchio, a former Notre Dame quarterback, announced he would continue playing college football in Indiana — this time for the Hoosiers.
Ex-Notre Dame QB LoVecchio picks Indiana
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The defending national champion Miami Hurricanes sent four first-rounders to the NFL two years ago, then lost five more first-round players in April. That is why the talent-laden Hurricanes will have to take the term "reloading" to a new level if they hope to compete for another national championship.
Miami reloading for another run
By nearly any measure, the Pac-10 has been one of college football's strongest conferences over the past two seasons.
Its 52-19 non-conference record (.732) is eclipsed only by the Big 12's (.756) and comes in just ahead of the SEC's (.730). Similarly, only the Big 12 (seven) has had more 10-win teams than the Pac-10's five, or more teams ranked among the final BCS standings (eight) than the Pac-10's seven
Pac-10's bowl lineup not reflective of on-field strength
That's right, college football. There likely would be no lawsuit and certainly less controversy if football wasn't the nerd in the punch bowl. ADs won't say it, but those 85 Division I-A scholarships are a witch when it comes to gender equity. They count against Title IX requirements, and there is no comparable women's sport to balance them out.
Still, football is left untouched on its exclusive, private island. Name, if you can, the number of the 117 I-A programs that have cut one football scholarship in order to get in compliance with Title IX.
Football needs to start making Title IX sacrifices
Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: BigDog@Rutgersfootball.com