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Fan Fest

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers Football fans are invited to meet and greet the Scarlet Knights' coaches and players at the second annual Rutgers Football Kick-off Celebration on Friday, August 9, 2002. The event will be open to the public from 6-8pm on the practice field adjacent to the Bubble, directly across from Rutgers Stadium.
Rutgers Football Kick-off Celebration Set for August 9th

Arrests

Four Rutgers University football players, three of them rising stars, were arrested in New Brunswick over the weekend after two bike cops confronted a rowdy crowd that bent over a stop sign and stole a street sign, police said.Police charged the four sophomore players and another man with obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct. Two of the players, Tresjuan Moses, 19, a wide receiver, and Edward Grimes, 20, a defensive back, were additionally charged with resisting arrest in the 2:20 a.m. Saturday incident.
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 A confrontation between two city police officers and a rowdy crowd led to the arrests of four Rutgers University football players.
Tresjuan Moses, 19; Edward Grimes, 20; Marcus R. Jones, 20; and Christopher M. Baker, 19, were all charged with obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct. Moses and Grimes also were charged with resisting arrest.
AP Wire | 07/30/2002 | Four Rutgers Players Face Charges

 

Season Matchups

Circle the dates Oct. 12 and Nov. 2 because that's when Rutgers will trying to exact some revenge for the 80-7 defeat it suffered through at Mountaineer Field last year and when WVU will trying to get some of its own revenge for the upset Temple sprang o* WVU last year on the Mountaineers' home turf.
Intriguing games? Try Rutgers, Owls -- Appeared July 25, 2002 - Sports articles from The Dominion Post
 

 

Football Recruiting - Justise Hairston

Hairston originally verballed to RU and then decommitted and signed with Iowa. Now Iowa looks out of the picture. I tried to call Hairston last night but was unable to get through. Is RU involved. Stay tuned we'll keep you up to date.

 

CHICAGO - Iowa football coaches spent a lot of time and effort in recruiting Justise Hairston.
Now, the Connecticut running back's future with the team sits up in the air.
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Where are they now? Delrico Fletcher

Delrico Fletcher

Pro:
Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Bills ('02)
Buffalo Bills - Player Page
 

Ray Lucas

DAVIE -- Dolphins quarterback Ray Lucas knows how it feels to be forgotten.

In 2000, the New York Jets relegated him to that status. That was the thanks Lucas got the year after going 6-3 as a starter while replacing an injured Vinny Testaverde.
Sun-Sentinel: Dolphins

 

Big East Football

Big East

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Mike Tranghese never tires of hearing compliments on the state of Big East Conference football. But the league's longtime commissioner would like to set the record straight."A lot of people say we're coming off a great year,'' Tranghese said Wednesday at the Big East's annual football media day at Giants Stadium. "I think we're coming off a series of great years.''
Gazette Online - Beast of a conference

 

Boston College

Last season, the Boston College football Eagles came within a tipped slant-pass of upsetting the eventual National Champion University of Miami Hurricanes. Despite this heartbreaking loss in mid-November, the Eagles ended their 2001 campaign with a solid 8-4 record, and defeated the Georgia Bulldogs in the Music City Bowl to finish the season with a No. 21 ranking from the Associated Press, and a No. 23 ranking from the ESPN-USA Today poll. The Eagles return 16 of their 22 starters on offense and defense in 2002, including senior signal-caller Brian St. Pierre, a second-team All-BIG EAST Conference selection a year ago. He threw for over 2,000 yards, and connected for 25 touchdown passes, good for second best in school history.
EagleInsider.com -- BC Football Season Preview: Part 1

 

Miami

East Rutherford, N.J. -The Miami Hurricanes show every indication they're going to rule the Big East Conference with few objections. They are the preseason pick by acclamation to win the league title and are talking openly about defending their national title.
'Canes still are clearly the best

 

Opponent Football

Bufflalo looks ahead

DETROIT - The University at Buffalo's three-win season in 2001 offered a slight ray of hope for the future but, according to the media's assessment, the Bulls still have a long march to respectability.
UB, which finished 3-8 overall and 1-7 in the Mid-American Conference during coach Jim Hofher's inaugural season, was picked to finish last in the league's East Division in a vote by members of the media who cover the conference.
Buffalo News - Last least concern for UB's Hofher
 

Notre Dame loses running back

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Julius Jones, Notre Dame's leading rusher the past two seasons, will not play for the Irish this fall, offensive coordinator Bill Diedrick said Thursday. University officials previously declined to comment on media reports that Jones would miss the upcoming season because of academic problems. Jones ran for 1,750 yards and had 19 touchdowns in three seasons for the Irish, averaging 4.3 yards per carry. He was plagued by injuries the past two seasons.
CNNSI.com - College Football - Irish RB Jones ruled academically ineligible


 

Bulletin Boards

Talk about it on the Bulletin Boards:

Mike and the Big Dog's Bulletin Boards

 

Fan Feedback

Mike,
I noticed in the link you posted to OrlandoSentinel.com which had top 10 at each position in Florida, the # 2 and # 3 DT's have committed to Miami, and it says Miami is the team to beat for #1.
How much of an impact do you think this will have on Rutgers picking up Big Nate Robinson? (Big Ron Green, Big Nate... I like'm big!) I'm sure it can't hurt.
Is it true it's down to RU and Miami for the ENTIRE COUNTRY'S # 1 DEFENSIVE TACKLE? What do you think our chances are? Since I've heard he will wait until the season is over (ours or his, not sure), I wouldn't be surprised if he's waiting to see how we do this year.
Gosh, I hope we do well this year. I believe showing real improvement will be vital in ensuring a continual flow of good commitments.
We've had some very good players at RU over the year, but I'd have to think Nate would be the highest rated recruit we've ever had we the most potential to deliver right away.

 

Mike Fasano: MikeFasano@comcast.net


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