"I felt very good going into this game. It's my first start and I've waited for this moment for a long time, but it was a disappointing loss to go through." -- QB Ted Trump, a senior who made his first collegiate start in the loss to Buffalo
RUTGERS INSIDE SLANT
A Rutgers basketball player was arrested after he and several other men were involved in a brawl at the football game Saturday on campus, police said.
Witnesses said Mike Sherrod, 19, a junior from Brooklyn and at least one other teammate had been arguing with several other men during Saturday night's game against Buffalo at the school. It was not known what sparked the argument, authorities said.
Rutgers' player arrested
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Miami running back Willis McGahee rushed for 204 yards on 24 carries against No. 6 Florida to earn USATODAY.com's National Player of the Week Award. The sophomore powered the Hurricanes offense, which piled up 306 yards on the ground in a 41-16 defeat of the Gators.
Virginia Tech will provide Byron Leftwich and Marshall with a challenge that should help determine if the senior quarterback is a legitimate Heisman candidate and the Thundering Herd a Top 25 team.
The 11th-ranked Hokies host No. 16 Marshall on Thursday (7:30 p.m., ESPN) and represent the toughest regular-season challenge the Mid-American Conference power will encounter.
"We've got [to face] a quarterback who wants to win the Heisman and a team that wants to crack the top 10," Hokies coach Frank Beamer said during Monday's Big East conference call.
Testing time at Va. Tech
Virginia Tech certainly did not expect an easy "W" when it added Marshall -- then just breaking into Division 1-A football -- to its schedule.
A team eager to break into the top 10? A quarterback hoping to boost his Heisman chances? Dozens of players dying to show up a school that didn't recruit them -- and do it during an ESPN Thursday night telecast?
Big East notes: Va. Tech isn't underestimating foe
The footsteps are loud, the sound of handcrafted Italian shoes headed to East Rutherford, threatening to reduce Seton Hall to a footnote in its own house.
Before the Pirates ever take the basketball court for Louis Orrs critical second season, they are being overshadowed. The official announcement of Seton Halls schedule became dominated by visions of the coach who only wears designer labels, writes books about winning and divides Kentucky.
Pitino, Louisville may prove to be too much for Pirates to handle
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