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 Paterson Catholic basketball star Darryl Watkins has not transferred to national hoops powerhouse Oak Hill Academy, his high school coach said Friday, denying an Internet report from earlier this week that stated otherwise.

Watkins, a 6-foot-11 center, is one of the nation's top prospects at his position, and the Paterson resident is being recruited by Division I schools such as Kentucky, Maryland, Villanova, Rutgers, Syracuse and Seton Hall.
Herald News - northjersey.com


Women's Soccer

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers women's soccer standout Carli Lloyd (Delran, NJ) has been selected as one of 18 players who will represent the United States at the 2002 Women's Under-21 Nordic Cup Championships, held in Finland from July 22-28.

The Nordic Cup, won by the U.S. in 2001, is the top competition in the world for the U-21 age group. Players born after Jan. 1, 1981, are eligible for this year's Nordic Cup team. The USA opens the 2002 tournament against Finland on July 22, in Kaarina, followed by a meeting with Denmark on July 24. The team finishes group play on July 26, in Turku against the full Greek National Team.
Lloyd to Play With U-21 National Team at Nordic Cup

Big East Football

Virginia Tech

Four months, one week and one day after Noel tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, Virginia Tech opens the 2002 football season with a home game Aug. 25 against Arkansas State. Noel has every intention of taking the Hokies' first offensive snap. He's trying to do it without surgery, not unheard of but not the norm either.
TimesDispatch.com | Noel's crucial cruciate?

Pitt picks up verbal #11

All-state football player Chris Vangas gave his mom — and Walt Harris — a memorable present Friday. The 6-foot-3, 292-pound center from Dayton (Ohio) Chaminade-Julienne committed to Pitt, standing by a pledge to wait until his mother's birthday before making his college choice official.
PittsburghLIVE.com - Recruit makes Pitt commitment official


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It is sad to see this site becoming just another website where the poor, those who can't afford to pay to see news that is gotten for free. I used to love this site but now most of the recruiting news I can not get.
Sad, very sad.

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