The smiles around the Rutgers football office were broad yesterday after one of the state's leading offensive tackles, Pedro Sosa of Union City, became the third New Jersey player to make a verbal commitment to coach Greg Schiano's building program.
Sosa, 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds, received almost 20 other scholarship offers, including bids from Tennessee, Virginia, Clemson, Wisconsin, Purdue, Maryland, Indiana, North Carolina, Kansas State, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Duke.
Standout tackle selects Rutgers
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Standing at 6-foot-5 and weighing 275 pounds with plenty of room for more, Pedro Sosa is just the physical specimen the Rutgers offensive line is looking for.
A senior-to-be at Union Hill High School in Hudson County, Sosa recently made a verbal committment to attend the state university.
Lineman Sosa heading to Rutgers
Rutgers sophomore-to-be Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) scored five points and dished out five assists to help lead the USA Basketball World Championship For Young Women Qualifying Team to an 89-56 exhibition win against the Brazil Young Womens National Team July 14 at the COC University gym in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.
Pondexter, named one of the teams co-captains on the eve of the exhibition game, made two of her three field-goal attempts, including her only three-pointer, as a starter. She also collected two rebounds and one steal in her 21 minutes.
Pondexter Leads USA Basketball Past Brazil 89-56
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Kentucky hired Oregon State's Mitch Barnhart on Monday to guide its embattled athletics department, stung the past few years by turmoil off the playing field and failed expectations on it.
Barnhart, 42, is credited with rebuilding Oregon State's program in his four years there, hiring former NFL and University of Miami coach Dennis Erickson to turn around the football team while tirelessly raising money to make the department more financially solvent.
Barnhart goes Blue
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