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Kametz, who is 6-4, 220 pounds, is being recruited by West Virginia, Kansas State, Rutgers, Notre Dame and Buffalo as a linebacker for most, tight end for some. - Three D-1 prospects champing at bit

Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes County receiver Cory Clemons (6-0/205) camped at FSU, UF and Auburn and said he expects to take official visits to UF, FSU and probably Georgia. Clemons, who said he also likes Clemson and UCF, grew up as a Gators fan. . . . St. Augustine's coveted safety, Willie Cooper, has listed FSU, Florida, Oklahoma, Georgia and Rutgers as his current Fab Five. High School Sports

Knights in the Pros - Mike McMahon

As much as an athlete Mike McMahon is, critics and coaches alike think it would be best for McMahon to show more patience before abandoning the play. But few realize that if McMahon stands any chance in staying alive not only in the quarterback race, but PERIOD, he will have to resort to his "old ways" and continue being the extremely mobile and agile quarterback that he is.
Yahoo! Sports: NCAA Football - Column: Mornhinweg should unleash McMahon

Ray Lucas

Lucas was the most productive of Miami's three quarterbacks, leading one touchdown drive and marching the Dolphins into position for another. But Travis Minor fumbled on first-and-goal from the Tampa Bay 1, and safety John Howell recovered.
Yahoo! Sports: NFL - Bucs 14, Dolphins 10

Big East Football

Big East - Not the "Big Least" anymore

It wasn't long ago that the Big East was being ridiculed as the Big Least and the conference's coaches were regularly forced to defend the quality of play in the nascent league. No longer. Start with defending national champion Miami, whose fall from national prominence in the mid-90s created a drag for the entire conference. The Hurricanes, arguably the best team in college football for each of the past two seasons, have bounced back and so has the league. NCF - Not the Big Least anymore

Boston College

Boston College has landed tight end Trey Koziol, from Hinsdale Central, in Illinois.  The successful recruiting effort overcame Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State (O), and Northwestern (O).  Wisconsin expressed interest early on, but did not offer.
Boston College Lands Koziol


If the UM running backs corps suddenly seems more like a rehabilitation ward than a stable of fine-tuned thoroughbreds -- Frank Gore is rehabilitating after knee surgery, Jarrett Payton is out with back spasms and now Cobia -- you wouldn't know it from the coaches.
The Miami Herald | 08/13/2002 | UM backfield in personnel motion


Yesterday, Big Dog reported that Cecil Howard is leaving Syracuse. Pitt also has lost a big name player from its roster.

The football career of Pitt fullback Dustin Picciotti is over. Picciotti, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound sophomore from perennial power Central Bucks West High School, had missed all of last season because of a concussion. It was his second in as many years and severe enough that he had dizzy spells for more than six weeks.
Pitt's Picciotti decides to quit football - Once-heralded Pitt fullback calls it quits

Lamar Slade always wanted to be a Division I football player and always wanted to showcase his skills on a prominent stage. But there was a slight problem when he finished up his career at Tabb High School in Yorktown, Va.: Nobody wanted him. He received exactly zero scholarship offers after a senior season that saw him earn second-team All-State and first-team All-District honors. To make matters worse, he played for a high school coach who flat out told him, "You'll never make it." - Slade's time to showcase his skills has arrived

Virginia Tech

The Hokies held a scrimmage in Lane Stadium Saturday. The scrimmage was highlighted by a 60-yard TD run by Kevin Jones, an interception by DeAngelo Hall, a 17-yard catch and run by true freshman Mike Imoh, and a clothesline tackle of Imoh by fellow true freshman Jimmy Williams. News and Notes: Depth Chart and Injury Notes, 8/7/02

Opponent Football


BUFFALO, NY ­ On the eve of the first day of fall workouts for the University at Buffalo football team, several Bulls earned accolades this summer in college football preview magazines.  Not surprisingly, senior tight end and John Mackey Award candidate Chad Bartoszek (Salamanca, NY/Salamanca) earned the majority of the attention. The Bulls' leading returning receiver was ranked the fifth-best tight end in the nation in Phil Steele's College Football Preview and was also the first-team selection on the All-MAC team in the same publication. In the same publication, sophomore center Eric Weber (Canandaigua, NY/Canandaigua) earned second-team Preseason All-MAC honors and junior Lamar Wilcher (Ossining, NY/Ossining) was a third-team selection. Bartoszek was also selected to the first-team All-MAC Offense by Athlon Sports in its college preview.
University at Buffalo - Football Press Release - Go Bulls!


The bad news for Brett Gordon as he prepares to open his final season at quarterback for Villanova is that when he looks behind him in the Wildcats' backfield, he won't see Brian Westbrook. But the good news for Gordon as preseason camp starts today is that when he looks down, he won't find a brace on either of his knees.
Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/09/2002 | Brace-free Villanova QB set for big year

Big East Basketball

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The Big East Conference reached a multiyear agreement with the National College Sports Network, giving the cable network rights to broadcast conference championships in 19 sports. | Providence | PC Sports

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Gary Waters came in and fashioned a decent team in his first year. He
squeezed every bit of talent out of those kids implementing his pressure
defense for the first time at RU. Waters is committed to recruiting stable
kids who are team players. If the stars-to-be are also stable, team
players - great. Until then, I will take my chances with whoever Waters
finds under those rocks. After last year, I have no doubt that Waters can
coach. Under Waters system, RU teams will win or at least be competitive and
their "stars" will probably jump to the NBA after a mediocre freshman or
sophomore year. In a few years, I am betting that our "team" will beat their
"stars" on a consistent basis. I wouldn't be surprised in a few years to see
Waters choose some of those kids from under the rocks over those "star"

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