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After Greg Schiano posted a 2-9 record during his opening season as head football coach at Rutgers, saving face should be motivation enough for this season. In case it isn't, Rutgers has included in Schiano's contract several financial incentives for him to turn the Scarlet Knights around. The incentive clauses -- and contracts for all Rutgers athletic officials -- became public last month when the state's new open records law went into effect.

If Rutgers wins more games than it loses, Schiano gets $10,000. He gets another $10,000 if the team finishes fourth or higher in the Big East conference. First place in the Big East will earn Schiano $25,000. If Rutgers makes it to a bowl game, the head coach takes home $40,000. And if, by some miracle, the team ends up in a Bowl Championship Series game, Schiano will receive $75,000.
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Football Recruiting

But Owens, a second-team All-CVC selection as a junior, is ready for the 2002 season. Ready for interviews. Ready for a season in the spotlight. Ready for - don't laugh - celebrations. "About halfway through last season I thought, `This is stupid,' " said Owens about his lack of attention. "But then I thought, `Farid and Colin are great players, they are seniors, it's their time to shine and they can have it. And now, I'm a senior, so write more about me."
Vet defensive tackle Owens will be in Steinert spotlight


Big East Football


It is a good thing the Hurricanes moved receiver Jason Geathers to running back because it appears Jarrett Payton is going to be sidelined longer than expected. Payton, the son of NFL Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, was supposed to be Willis McGahee's backup at tailback this season. But pain in the lower left side of his back has kept him from participating in most of UM's practices this fall.
Sun-Sentinel: Hurricanes


Pittsburgh - Sloppy Football

Walt Harris was in no mood to celebrate Tuesday after his team completed three-a-day practices. The Pitt football coach was enraged by the lackluster effort put forth by his offense, which is why he put his team through heavy-duty conditioning drills after the third and final workout. - Harris scolds team for sloppy practice

Put a pencil and paper into the hands of Gerald Hayes and watch a new world open before your eyes. He can turn a blank canvass into a bountiful landscape, a human profile or an Egyptian Pyramid. The big kid from Paterson, N.J., is a Rembrandt in shoulder pads, a Picasso in a football helmet, an artist in an assassin's body. - Hayes the centerpiece of Pitt's vaunted defense

The freshman tailback from Erie Cathedral Prep demonstrated a slashing, quick-hitting running style Saturday during an intrasquad scrimmage at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex that impressed anyone who witnessed it. - Freshman tailback has impressive scrimmage



Opponent Football


The days when the University at Buffalo's defense was responsible for horrid, lopsided losses are apparently in the distant past and have been replaced with renewed confidence.
Statistically, the numbers were impressive enough to place UB in the top half of the nation for total defense in 2001, but after losing seven starters the Bulls have some holes that need to be addressed.
Buffalo News - UB bullish about revamped defense


The 2002 edition of the Tennessee Volunteers will be captained by MLB Eddie Moore, OT Will Ofenheusle and DE Omari Hand. Coach Fulmer was very pleased with the three selections that his team made. "All of these guys worked hard over the spring, summer and now the fall. They have set the tempo for our team and I expect they will continue to do so all season." Fulmer was not only verbally pleased, but it was also evident that he was truly happy with the three guys that will be the leaders this fall. Now on with the scrimmage business. -- Tuesday Evening Scrimmage Report

Big East Basketball Recruiting

In May, Demetris Nichols, a 6-foot-7 small forward from St. Andrew's School in Barrington, R.I., decided to attend Syracuse. Earlier this month, Louie McCroskey, a 6-4 guard at St. Raymond's High School in the Bronx, followed suit. Now Syracuse's wish list is down to three frontcourt players. All three are at least 6-8; all three are ranked among the top 75 players in the class of 2003; and all three have scheduled official visits to SU.
Looking forward, Boeheim seeks tall guy

Josh Boone was visiting family in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and decided to make a little detour. The 6-foot-9 forward from Mount Airy, Md., and his mother Rosalie toured the UConn campus Wednesday on an unofficial visit. The Boones stopped by UConn's sports heritage museum and took a brief tour of Gampel Pavilion and other athletic facilities. HUSKY MEN


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