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Football - Tech looks ahead to Rutgers (or do they?)

BLACKSBURG - It's Rutgers week on Virginia Tech's football schedule. So that explains all. No wonder, college football was just one of many topics of conversation during the Hokies' weekly media session Tuesday. So forget Rutgers for a few minutes. Forget that third-ranked Tech (6-0, 1-0) is a near-linebuster 42-point favorite in the Big East game Saturday in Lane Stadium. Forget the Scarlet Knights (1-5, 0-2) have lost nine straight games to the Hokies by a combined 428-153 count.
Davis talks up basketball skills, not Rutgers

YOU KNEW IT WAS COMING: Rutgers is a 42-point underdog and it didn't take Beamer long yesterday to bring up the Scarlet Knights' 35-14 loss at Tennessee on Sept. 28. Rutgers was up 14-7 at the half and, Beamer emphasized, "If they can get the ball spiked, they're going to go up 21-7. It wasn't a fluke. They were playing well." | VA. TECH NOTES


Football Recruiting

Brad Listorti, a TE/WR from Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Conn., is hoping Wisconsin and Iowa will offer him a scholarship. Tight End Brad Listorti has been waiting patiently for more offers to roll in, but he's narrowed his choices down to three schools.  Rutgers has offered him a scholarship, while Wisconsin and Iowa are on the brink and are contacting him every day. Listorti, a 6-4, 225-pound senior from Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Conn., said he would be very interested in Wisconsin or Iowa if they offer a scholarship.
Yahoo! Sports: NCAA Football - Connecticut TE hoping for Badger offer


Knights in the Pros - Ray Lucas

Quarterback Jay Fiedler was playing with a broken thumb on his throwing hand when he completed two passes on the Dolphins' final drive to set up Olindo Mare's game-winning field goal. The Dolphins will know more about the injury on Monday, but Fiedler left Invesco Field at Mile High with a cast on his right thumb. An early estimate has Fiedler missing about a month of action, which would put Ray Lucas in the starting lineup.

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Open Letter To The Governor of New Jersey

When you setup a committee to look into combining several universities and then make your former boss from Merck, Dr. Vagalones, the head of that committee, what other answer would you expect but the one you want? Then to add insult to injury, you opt to do away with the name Rutgers, NJIT or UMDNJ and show your insensitivity to the alumni of those institutions. As New Jersey's next one term governor, I implore you to enjoy your ride because it will end soon. As a graduate and degree holder of several universities in this state, I can tell you that you lost my vote and that of most of my classmates that I have spoken to. Adieu, One Term Jim, Adieu.

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