Late Night Edition


Dan Welch previews the Tennessee Volunteers.

If it is possible to have a disappointing 10-2 season with a New Years Day bowl win, that would characterize Tennessee's 2001. A late-November win at Florida earned the Volunteers the SEC Eastern Division title and a berth in the SEC Championship Game, with a Rose Bowl bid against Miami as the ultimate prize. But, the road upset of Florida left Tennessee complacent and Louisiana State, who had lost to Tennessee 26-18 in September, convincingly beat the flat Volunteers 31-20 to claim the SEC's Sugar Bowl bid and deny Tennessee the Rose Bowl bid. -- Non-Conference Preview


Men's Basketball

The Scarlet Knights return four starters as they look to continue the momentum that was forged in year one of the Gary Waters era. The 2002-2003 Scarlet Knights will feature a talented and experienced backcourt. While the frontcourt is not as battle-tested, overall Rutgers will be deeper and more athletic than a year ago which will allow Waters and his staff to have more combinations at their disposal.
Rutgers Men's Basketball 2002-03 Season Preview


Big East Football - BE places two teams in Top 5

Rank Team (first-place votes) Record Points Last week
1. Miami (Fla.) (59)4-0 1,523 1
2. Texas (2) 3-0 1,436 2
3. Oklahoma 3-0 1,406 3
4. Florida State 4-0 1,343 5
5. Virginia Tech 4-0 1,249 7

Knights in the Pros - Tough days for Marco

Dudley gives the Bucs four tight ends and Gruden indicated one could be sent packing before Monday night's game against the Rams.

"I think we'll see what happens here in the next couple days," Gruden said. "How many tight ends is it? That's four tight ends. I've never had that."

Ken Dilger, who is probable with a triceps contusion, remains the starter and third-year pro Todd Yoder is a special teams standout. That means Marco Battaglia, who signed a three-year deal as a free agent in March, seems to be the odd man out.
Marco is the odd man out

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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Bulletin Boards

Talk about it on the Bulletin Boards:

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Fan Feedback - From a former wideout

The play calling is one dimensional. No quick stuff to the outside, no crossing patterns, underneath stuff. We need to make them play everyone (backs), and the whole field not just the sidelines. If you can't pass protect that long then we need to get rid of it quicker to backs, receivers. We're still a long way off from really competing.

Mike Fasano:

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