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The word I am hearing from sources close to the program is that Ted Trump will start against Buffalo

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Answering the Naysayers

Whenever the Rutgers University football team suffers an embarrassing defeat -- which in recent years appears to be happening weekly every fall -- legions of naysayers say, "Nay, let's return to 'That '70's Show.' "
Take 1974, for example. Rutgers opened against Bucknell, Princeton, Harvard, Lehigh and William & Mary. In 2001, it played big boys, losing to Miami, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Boston College by a combined score of 271-14.

Worse than that, Rutgers, a member of the NCAA Division 1-A, opened this season with a 37-19 loss to Villanova, a Division 1-AA team that would have been a neat fit on that 1974 schedule.

Is it time for Rutgers to return to the Bucknells and Lehighs, and drop from Division 1-A to Division 1-AA?

No. And I can prove it.
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Basketball Recruiting - More on Quincy Douby

Douby averaged 35 points a game as a high school senior. Quincy once hit 18 three pointers in a high school game, going 18 for 21 in that game. He is considered to be perhaps the best shooter to come out of New York City in 40 years. That is impressive since former St. John's great and NBA star Chris Mullin, one of the top shooters in memory, also came out of NYC. -- Quincy Douby


Women's Basketball

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers women's basketball team released its 2002-2003 schedule today, one that features 12 home games. In all, 11 of the 24 teams on Rutgers' schedule played in the 2002 NCAA Tournament, while two others competed in the WNIT. Five of the opponents also appeared in the final 2002 Associated Press and/or ESPN/USA Today Top 25 Polls. In all, RU's 2002-2003 opponents posted a 429-298 (.590) overall record last season, winning 38 postseason games.
RU Women's Basketball Announces 2002-03 Schedule


Big East Football - This weekend's games

Pittsburgh vs. Texas A&M

Everybody's heard the storyline by now: a less-than-impressive showing versus an inferior opponent; an uneven performance by the starting quarterback; an inability to display a killer instinct. Yeah, that's what they're saying these days around College Station, home of the Texas A&M Aggies. - Pitt, Texas A&M on similar path

Vegas: A&M by 2.5


Stanford vs. Boston College

And so what kind of influence will Spurrier's Fun 'n' Gun have on Teevens's offensive scheme at Stanford? ''We'll have an eclectic collection we believe in and worked with before,'' he demurred. ''There'll be components of a lot of different things.''
Boston College v. Stanford

Vegas: Boston College by 8


West Virginia v. Wisconsin

"The biggest thing is probably their size and their physicalness,'' Rodriguez said of Wisconsin, which beat Nevada-Las Vegas 27-7 Saturday night to run its record to 2-0. "They make no secret of how they're going to attack you.''
Gazette Online - The hits keep coming at Wisconsin

Vegas: Wisconsin by 11


Miami vs. Florida

``Florida State-Miami, and Florida State-Florida, is a heck of a rivalry. Now Florida and Miami is just as big of a rivalry. I think they ought to play all the time.''
The Miami Herald | 09/02/2002 | After 15 years, the rivalry finally resumes

Vegas: Florida by 2.5


Syracuse vs. North Carolina

Brief Summary: UNC lost 27-21 to Miami Ohio. UNC's defense allowed Cal Murray to rushed for 101 yards on just 23 carries, possibly because UNC only controlled the ball for just under 22 minutes the entire game. -- Syracuse Gamer: UNC

Vegas: Syracuse by 6


Golf Outing

Hey are you a Rutgers Basket Ball fan?  Do you like golf?  Want to shoot a round with say, Gary Waters or one of his staff?  Here's your opportunity.  The Rutgers Court Club is sponsoring a Golf Outing on Monday October 7, 2002 at the University Golf Course in Piscataway.  Tee off is scheduled for 2PM and is limited to the first 72 RU fans that sign up.  The $150 fee includes dinner.  For $500 you have a chance to be in Gary's foursome and for $300 you can play with Larry, Garland, Kevin, Vince or Stan.  So join the TEAM BEHIND THE TEAM, the Rutgers Court Club and see you on the links.

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