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Football - Up and coming programs

Rutgers: May one day give Penn State the boot and take ownership of New Jersey recruiting turf. Doing a bang-up job already.
azcentral.com sports | FanBoy's 2002 College Football Preview


Football Recruiting - Jamar Brittingham

Jamar Brittingham, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound running back out of Neshaminy High, is going with his backup plan and attending a Pittsburgh preparatory school in the fall. Brittingham had intended to enroll at Rutgers. But he did not do well enough on the SAT and decided to play at Kiski Prep this year, then consider his college choices.
Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/22/2002 | Neshaminy star headed to preparatory school


Basketball Recruiting

The Teaneck standout already has scholarship offers from many lower-level Division I programs, including Manhattan, Central Connecticut, and Fairleigh Dickinson. Kent State, a mid-major program, has shown interest. Following Irick's strong Adidas camp, Teaneck coach Curtis March said he has fielded calls from Rutgers' chief recruiter, Garland Mance; Hofstra, Wichita State, and Pac-10 power Southern California.
NorthJersey.com - High School Sports


Big East Football

Pitt's schedule against Big East football opponents could become easier in 2005, when the University of Connecticut becomes an official member of the conference and Temple is ousted.
PittsburghLIVE.com - UConn to replace Temple on Pitt's schedule


Opponent Football - Previewing Villanova

With 23 letterwinners and 12 starters returning from last year's team that went 8-3 overall and captured a share of the Atlantic 10 championship with a 7-2 league mark, Villanova head coach Andy Talley and the Wildcats are excited about the 2002 season.
Villanova Football Looks to Defend Its Co-Atlantic 10 Championship in 2002

Previewing The Notre Dame Offensive Line

Notre Dame has talent at offensive line. They don't have a lot of experienced depth but they do have some talent. Even the second string offensive linemen were heavily recruited by the top programs in the country. I think more than any other unit, this unit is going to embrace the new system. I think this unit needed a breath of fresh air and I think they will benefit the most from the coaching change.
FightingIrishInsider.com -- Offensive Line Key To Irish Success


High School All Star Games

George Curry, Pennsylvania's coach for the Big 33 All-Star game, had talked all week about how no one on his team could cover or run with receiver Steve Breaston in practices. Then again, Ohio didn't have anyone who could do it, either.

Breaston, a former star at Woodland Hills High School, put on one of the best shows in Big 33 history last night at Hersheypark Stadium and led Pennsylvania to a 40-17 victory against Ohio. A crowd of 17,800 watched Pennsylvania beat Ohio for the third year in a row.
Big 33: Woodland Hills' Breaston shines as Pennsylvania routs Ohio, 40-17


National Basketball - Jumping through hoops

The NCAA will work through the weekend to certify the coaching staffs of up to 56 of the 324 Division I programs, including high-profile schools like Kansas, Duke, Mississippi State and Pittsburgh, so the coaches can go on the road Monday for the first of 20 recruiting days this month.

To receive certification under NCAA constitution 6.5, Division I institutions have to submit paperwork that addresses the following:
Coaching staffs must provide financial information


Women's Basketball - NCAA "Neutral Courts"

INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee has selected the 16 first- and second-round sites for the 2003 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship.
Neutral Courts


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Fan Feedback - From a knowledgeable observer of high school sports

Don't know if you saw it but here in Jersey we could take notes on how
to run an All Star game from Pennsy and Ohio. A crowd of 20,000 and a game
that was exciting and well run unlike the disaster we ran 2 weeks ago.
Tyler Palko bound for Pitt was an impressive looking QB and a kid named
David Abdul hit a 57 yard FG. He is also bound for the Panthers. I liked a
kid from Ohio named Phillips a tough rb bound for WVU . Jamar Brittingham can
play and I wouldn't quit recruiting that kid.

Mike Fasano: MikeFasano@comcast.net

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