Sopranos star and Rutgers graduate, James Gandolfini and his longtime Rutgers buddies are at it again.
After a very successful TV commercial in 2001 promoting Rutgers football head coach, Greg Schiano and his Scarlet Knights, Jim Gandolfini and his friends, Mark Ohlstein, Vito Bellino, and Tom Richardson, have just wrapped-up the second TV commercial.
Gandolfini Reunites With College Buddies in Second Commercial for Rutgers Football
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
Basketball - Prospect
Like most 17-year-olds, Mike Nardi will long remember the day he was issued his driver's license -- this past Wednesday.
But, as the years and miles accumulate, Nardi is likely to find that the recollection of the day is stronger for him than for most others. That's because on that same day, the point guard from St. Patrick's High in Elizabeth also made a verbal commitment to attend Villanova University on a basketball scholarship next year.
St. Pat's star Nardi picks Villanova
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Syracuse University head football coach Paul Pasqualoni had the last laugh with his critics last year when he led the Orangemen to a 10-3 season that included a victory over Kansas State in the Insight.com Bowl.
Now, the laughs are on Pasqualoni - and he's delivering the punch line.
The university's athletic department is set to launch a 30-second television commercial within the next two weeks promoting the football team
Opponents stew as SU 'cooks up' fun
The controversy surrounding the BCS Rankings after the last two seasons has left many college football fans crying for change.
Most would like to see a playoff in Division I-A after the BCS contract expires in 2006, but according to administrators at the major colleges, that's not going to happen anytime soon.
Playoff opposed nearly 8-to-1 by decision makers
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What's easier, getting to the top of the college football mountain or staying there? Miami (Fla.) is about to find out. The defending national champion Hurricanes will start the season where they ended the last one on top of the USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches' Poll. The Hurricanes received 34 first-place votes from the panel of 61 coaches and 1,444 points to outdistance No. 2 Texas by 45 points. The Longhorns are just two points ahead of Oklahoma. They meet Oct. 12.
Defending champ Miami starts one-up on field
In Chris Simms' perfect world, the college football season would take the quarterback and his Texas Longhorns to Houston's gleaming new Reliant Stadium the first weekend in December.
Waiting there, in the Big 12 Conference title game would be Colorado.
"We'd play 'em again," said Simms, his blue eyes narrowing. "A lot of things have to happen. But that would be ideal."
Simms, Texas want rematch with Colorado
Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: BigDog@Rutgersfootball.com