Fourth of July Edition

Football - Tennessee might face huge losses

I received this note from a long time football source:

"My son just came up from Atlanta where he is still involved in the athletic program at GT. He told me to keep my eyes on Tennessee. Their state legislature is late on the new fiscal year budget. This in turn is forcing a shut down of their educational system for the summer. Generally this would not be a big issue, except that the UT football team has between 20-25 players that have to complete some level of course work credit this summer to be eligible for the fall. Taking summer courses is normal for most programs. The possibility of canceling a semester would be very unusual. When all is said and done, it will all work out for them. It is worth keeping an eye on."

More on the situation at Tennessee

University of Tennessee orange is a conspicuous color. It might be conspicuous by its absence next week when college basketball recruiting hits full stride. The state budget shutdown, if not resolved, will prevent UT men's and women's coaches from traveling when the all-important July evaluation period begins on Monday. Coaches from around the nation annually gather at AAU events and all-star camps to evaluate prospects during a three-week period in July.


Football Recruiting - Track honors for RU recruiting target

Andre Callender, a junior at Seton Hall Prep, was the fastest over the barriers and on the straightaway.
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Big East Football Recruiting

Pitt continues to clean up

Zach Slates, a 6-foot-3, 310-pound interior lineman from Massillon Perry High School in Ohio made a verbal commitment to the University of Pittsburgh yesterday.  He is the 10th player from the class of 2003 to make an early commitment to the Panthers and the third highly touted Ohio lineman to choose the Panthers in the past week.
Recruiting: Third Ohio star commits to Pitt; Penn State gets first 2003 commitment

After being spurned by the WPIAL's top offensive line prospects the past three years, Pitt has turned its attention to recruiting that position in Ohio. The Panthers have found that players from the Buckeye state are eager to cross the state border. - Panthers focus on Ohio for line help

Syracuse picks up steam

Vincenzo Giruzzi could have been excused for taking the day off.  On Saturday, the Thomas R. Proctor (Utica) High School football star told Syracuse University football coach Paul Pasqualoni that he would accept a scholarship offer and attend SU in the fall of 2003.
SU 'perfect fit' for Utica star

St. Peter's Prep quarterback Joe Dailey and Syracuse University: Perfect together.Dailey, who has tormented Hudson County teams with his running and passing for the past two seasons, has given a verbal commitment to continue his academic/athletic career with Syracuse, one of the perennial powers of the Big East and nationally. The Jersey Journal Sports


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