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Football Recruiting -  The top players in Florida

We're still eight weeks away from the start of the high school football season, but there's no reason to wait any longer for a list of the state's top players. Here is recruiting analyst Bill Buchalter's look of the top 10 players at each position: High School Sports


Big East Football - Miami picked again?

July 9, 2002 - The NCS Poll is the average of all 13 major polls listed at the bottom of this page. If for example a team is ranked 6th then they are given 6 points for that poll. The 13 different rankings are then added and the total is divided by 13 giving the average. If a team did not make one of the polls they are given 30 points for the non-ranking. More polls will be added in as they are released. A link is provided to each poll where one is available.
2002 NCS Poll



DANBURY, CT – Rising sophomore Jeff Frazier (Toms River, NJ), a member of the Rutgers University baseball team, has earned a spot in the 2002 New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) All-Star game, which will be played on Saturday, July 20, in Willimantic, CT. Frazier, the lone Rutgers player to earn a spot in the game, will also participate in the home run hitting contest prior to the game.
Frazier Named to NECBL All-Star Team


Basketball Recruiting - What a Caracter

1. Derrick Caracter 6'9 Fanwood, NJ - 8th grader dominated every bigman he faced, and showed off an NBA like array of face up moves to the basket. He left college scouts shaking their heads and NBA scouts writing his name down.
Derrick Caracter

Derrick Caracter's invitation to the Nike All-America Camp was justified the moment he stepped onto the court. His status as one of the potential elite big men in the next few years was cemented once he started to play.But let's keep perspective on this 6-foot-9, 286-pound 14-year old from Terrill Middle School (N.J.) and the soon-to-be primary big man of Al Harrington's alma mater St. Patrick's High (N.J.).
Derrick Caracter


Well, the adidas ABCD Camp all-star games were the finale of a great week of camps. Thursday night's games, love 'em or hate 'em, are in the book and over 200 campers are on their way to their next destinations, which are all over America -- not to mention the world. RECRUITING - ABCD Camp Chatter: Thursday


National Football - Preseason predictions

College football preview magazines are crowding the shelves of your favorite periodical purveyor. They are plentiful, no question. Worth is not clear. - College picks more misses than hits


Where are they now? Chris Dapolito

 Duke quarterback Chris Wispelwey, one of three candidates for the starting job, has been charged with driving while impaired, according to a police report. Wispelwey, a redshirt sophomore, was charged early Sunday morning after he drove the wrong way down a Chapel Hill street, forcing oncoming traffic to drive off the road to avoid a head-on collision, the report states. Authorities said a police officer had to pull up beside Wispelwey and tell him to pull over. He registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.17, the report states. The level at which a person is considered too drunk to drive in North Carolina is 0.08.  Wispelwey is scheduled to appear in Orange County District Court on Aug. 20. Wispelwey came out of spring practice fourth on the Blue Devils' depth chart, but was expected to enter preseason practice with a chance to overtake Adam Smith and Chris Dapolito for the backup job behind returning starter D. Bryant.
Wispelwey one of three starting candidates


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 Although I haven't written in a while, owing to involvement in other
things and the quiet season, I did want to write at least to tell you that I
have signed up for the premium service, gladly. I think I did say, more
than a year ago (?), that I would pay if you got there. Good for you and
your fellows. My impression is that the Rutgers sports program is on the
upswing generally, including, for example, football, lacrosse, basketball,
soccer, and track. Your service is partly responsible; very responsible for
a new sense of community among Rutgers fans and supporters.

You will keep up the good work.


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