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An undyingly loyal Rutgers football fan, Scott Gerba may be part of a dying breed. After his beloved Scarlet Knights lost to Buffalo, the season-ticket holder and Rutgers alumnus sat in a hamburger joint, explaining his blind faith to a reporter. He heard the promises of former coaches Dick Anderson, Doug Graber and Terry Shea. But similar guarantees from the mouth of Greg Schiano were ineffably different. Gerba can't pinpoint exactly why he trusts Schiano. He says he just does. "I think he's going to make us a winner," said Gerba, citing improved training facilities, academic support and recruiting classes. "We're going to be much better."
Die-hard fans still believe in Rutgers' Schiano - Courier News

PISCATAWAY -- The Rutgers offense got a badly needed jump start last week, producing four touchdowns in the 44-0 victory over Army. Today reality hits. Hard.
The Trentonian

PITTSBURGH - In what quickly became repetitive, Rutgers coach Greg Schiano described some facet of his team's previous weekly opponents as underrated, and talented, and dangerous. Three opponents, three different leagues, and each earned enough adjectives to spell challenging. Then came this week. And Pittsburgh."They are a big, big team," Schiano said a few days ago. "This is a physical, Big East-style team."
NorthJersey.com - Rutgers

Rutgers has not won a Big East game since Nov. 13, 1999, when it stunned visiting Syracuse in overtime, 24-21. Since then, the Scarlet Knights are 0-15 in league play, 6-20 overall. They opened this season with lopsided losses against Division I-AA Villanova and poorly regarded Buffalo before smacking Army last week, 44-0.That win gives the Panthers something to talk about at least.
University of Miami Football:: The Hurricanes Official Athletic Site

Pitt senior linebacker Gerald Hayes is a native of New Jersey, so it made perfect sense for him to consider playing college football at Rutgers. "I thought about it for a while, then I was like, 'Nahhhhhh,' " said Hayes, a native of Paterson. Hayes is not alone in shunning the Scarlet Knights, even though he grew up in their backyard. It's commonplace for New Jersey kids to pack their bags and go elsewhere.
PittsburghLIVE.com - Senior linebacker Hayes wants to keep perfect mark against Scarlet Knights

Rutgers-Pittsburgh scouting report - Courier News


Basketball Recruiting

One look was all it took for Paterson Catholic's Marquis Webb. The 6-4, 195-pound senior guard, one of the top recruits in the state, gave a verbal commitment to Rutgers yesterday, saying he felt it was the place for him after one trip to the school.
Rutgers basketball: Impressed by Waters, Webb commits

"Rutgers is not only getting an excellent basketball player," Slezak said, "they are getting an excellent person." Webb is the second player to commit to Rutgers this fall, following the lead of St. Thomas More (Ct.) Prep School's Quincy Douby, another guard who is regarded as one of the country's finest shooters.
Scarlet Knights get nonbinding commitment from Webb - Courier News

"I just felt something in my gut to stay home, go to Rutgers, and play with him," Webb said Friday, obviously relieved to announce his decision. "Rutgers is an up-and-coming school, and somebody has to test the water."
NorthJersey.com - Rutgers


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.

For information email sdw@lawroth.com


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