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Note: the widely talked about omission of Shawn Tucker from this roster is apparently just a misprint.

Big East Football

Will Syracuse LB show all?

Clifton Smith, a two-time All-Big East linebacker on the Syracuse University football team, has been selected as a preseason All-American by Playboy magazine.
SU linebacker to grace pages of Playboy

Breaking down Big East Schedules


1. Miami: A rebuilt offensive line and secondary will be tested by non-league games at Tennessee and Florida, as well as by a visit from Florida State. In all, seven 2001 bowl teams are on the menu. The last four games are key: at Tennessee, vs. Pittsburgh, at Syracuse, vs. Virginia Tech.
Yahoo! Sports: NCAA Football - Pigskin Professor: Breaking down Big East schedules


Big East Basketball

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame has rewarded Mike Brey, the first basketball coach to lead the Irish to consecutive 20-win seasons in his first two years on the job, with a two-year contract extension. ''We couldn't be more excited with the direction of the program, from the on-court success the last two seasons, to our return to being a factor in the NCAA Tournament, to what Mike and his staff have accomplished from a recruiting standpoint,'' athletic director Kevin White said.
Brey led Irish to back to back 20 win seasons

Where are they now? Davalyn Cunningham WNBA - Orlando places pregnant McWilliams-Franklin on injured list


Opponent Football

Notre Dame short on talent

The Tyrone Willingham era begins in South Bend this season, with Notre Dame aiming to re-establish itself as a major force on the college football landscape. But it will take time for Willingham to approach the success of the Lou Holtz era, during which the Fighting Irish captured the 1988 national championship. The reason is simple: a lack of top-flight personnel and difference-makers at key positions. While the Irish have developed some solid college performers, they have lacked in recent years super blue-chippers with the potential to become first- or second-round draft choices. The proof is in the NFL draft.
Mel Kiper - Recruiting, draft key to Irish fortunes -

National Football - Never too early to project bowl bids | BOWL PROJECTIONS: Early look at who will play where


Bulletin Boards

Talk about it on the Bulletin Boards:

Mike and the Big Dog's Bulletin Boards


Fan Feedback

More on Saturday's fan feedback:

I almost fell over when I read that complaint you posted on your site yesterday. First, I can't believe you even posted it. I would have just deleted it. Second, the guy has some nerve. You guys basically give the same info you always did, plus some extra for the paying folks. Like most, I don't like the new format, but that is just because I am lazy and liked reading all the day's news on one page. However, the big plus of the new format is that you can easily find news from days past by clicking on the appropriate link.

As someone who has been in the internet from the beginning, having run about ten different sites, I always want to punch people who think that webmasters should spend countless hours of their time researching, writing and posting for free. These are the same guys that would probably charge me $200 just to check my blood pressure. Sad.

On fans and recruiting:

Mike - it has occurred to me that RU camp has concluded, and it has been remarkably quiet on the commitment front. Kane and Sosa were supposed to be so close - now it seems they are thinking it over.

So I was wondering what might help to convince people. Simultaneously Tre Timbers' father posted here and on the Rivals board with a message about how his son dreams about going to the NFL, and how Schiano might help to get him there. For me it was a message that might make prospective recruits feel more confident in verballing to RU. This board happened to handle it well. The other board had a series of assholes emerge challenging most of what he said. Remember how Schiano essentially gave you a message for everyone to be careful not to f@#$ it up for him? Well RU must have somewhere between the dumbest sons of bitches and the most masochistic fans. They couldn't just leave it alone, no they had to poke holes in a well intentioned message and if anything do more harm than good with the overall thread. I think they want to fail.


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