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Netizens, must you brace yourself for "cold turkey"?

WorldCom is $32 billion in debt and hovering near bankruptcy after announcing it had improperly booked $3.8 billion of operating expenses over the past five quarters. Now the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are conducting investigations on the Clinton, Miss.-based company, whose assets include MCI, the No. 2 long-distance provider, and UUNet, a unit that carries the bulk of the Internet's traffic.
News: Bracing for an Internet disaster


Football - On TV

The University of Pittsburgh's Sept. 21 game with Rutgers at Heinz Field will be televised by ESPN Regional and have a noon kickoff.
PittsburghPanthers.com - Football Stories

The Full Big East Television Schedule

BIGEAST.org: The Official Site of The BIG EAST Conference


Football - On the field - Rutgers preview

Schiano, an energetic 36-year-old, has mined the two best recruiting classes in school history while establishing the rock foundation he plans to build the program on. While the Knights aren't ready to challenge Miami -- Schiano's last stop on the assistant coach express -- for the Big East title, they are on the road to respectability.
CNNSI.com - 2002 College Football Preview - Rutgets Scarlet Knights 2002 preview


Basketball Recruiting - Mid summer rankings

Plain and simple: July is the month reputations are made or broken. The following list of 50 players put themselves in a good position heading into the meat and potatoes of the summer AAU/traveling team and camp circuit. Don't bother memorizing the list because surely it'll change in a few weeks.
CNNSI.com - College Basketball - Recruiting - Class of 2003 Midsummer Rankings


Women's Basketball

Ribeirao Preto, Brazil – RU sophomore Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) scored seven points and dished out four assists to help lead the U.S. past Brazil, 81-50, in the gold medal game at the World Championship For Young Women Qualifying Championship.
Pondexter went 3-for-8 (.375) from the field in 29 minutes, including one three-point field goal,. She also led the team with four assists and four steals.
Pondexter, U.S. Capture Gold Medal at COPABA World Championship Tournament


Big East Football - Previewing the Big East

7. Rutgers (1-6, 4-8) - Offense: This will be fun to watch as the offense has players with Big East experience, but now the pieces have to fit into place to actually score some points.
2002 Big East Preview


Opponent Football - Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY ­ University at Buffalo head football coach Jim Hofher has announced that Azzaam Stallworth (Gardena, CA/Gardena) will be joining the 2002 football recruiting class as a transfer from West Los Angeles Junior College.
University at Buffalo - Football Press Release - Go Bulls!


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