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Most, if not all, of the Rutgers graduates and students would not like to see the name of our institution changed. We can let our voice be heard.
Please contact your state legislator and let her or she know on no uncertain terms that you disagree with this action and it will effect your vote come election time. Below you will find a link on how to find out your legislator contact information. Please let them know today.
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Rutgers College Dean Carl Kirschner held a town meeting yesterday for students and faculty to express their views on the proposed merger of Rutgers University, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Students expressed concerns regarding funding, cutbacks in liberal arts disciplines and the potential Rutgers name change.
Merger concerns students
Syracuse University flanker David Tyree said he remembers his team's 24-21 overtime loss at Rutgers in 1999 "like it was yesterday." The 6-foot-1, 201-pound senior from Montclair called it "a nightmare." But really, that one loss was nothing compared to the lost season the Orangemen are going through now at 1-6. It's the worst start 12th-year head coach Paul Pasqualoni has been through with his team -- a squad that's invented a lot of different ways to lose
Syracuse hasn't forgotten loss to Rutgers in 1999
Rutgers coach Gary Waters said fifth was a "fair assessment" for a team that lost its top rebounder and third-leading scorer, Rashod Kent, from last season. But the ranking didn't seem to matter much to the Scarlet Knights' player representatives, Kareem Wright and Jerome Coleman.
"Being picked fifth doesn't get me rattled or disappointed," said Coleman, a second-team All-Big East selection. "It doesn't mean anything in terms of wins or losses. It's just what people think, it's not how we play."
Star guard ready to lead Pitt to Big East glory
Rutgers senior guard Jerome Coleman was named to the BIG EAST Pre-season All-BIG EAST Second Team. Coleman led the Scarlet Knights in scoring last season with a 16.8 ppg. average and scored 20 or more points in a game 10 times. He also set school records in three-point field goals made (99) and attempted (286) in a season.
Coleman Named Preseason Second-Team All-BIG EAST
Teammates Kareem Wright and Jerome Coleman, neatly coiffed and sporting their best suits, sat together at a table beneath a Rutgers University banner in The Theatre at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. While reporters gathered around other conference players during Big East Media Day, the two Scarlet Knights shared a moment of tranquility.
"I feel as though they can stay over there," Wright said with a smile. "But when they start seeing that we are doing well, they'll be back."
Coleman, named to the All-Big East Second Team in a preseason coaches poll, echoed those sentiments.
Rutgers anxious to improve upon last year's 18-13 record
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Temple will face two huge challenges Saturday when it visits third-ranked Virginia Tech: containing tailbacks Lee Suggs and Kevin Jones, and moving the ball.
The Hokies, who are 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big East Conference, lead the nation in rushing defense and scoring defense, and are tied with California for the lead in turnover margin. They have allowed an average of just 41.0 yards and 10.9 points per game, and are plus 2.0 per game in turnovers.
Yes, Virginia Tech, there is a Temple
The Black Coaches Association called on colleges to fill at least one of every five head football coaching vacancies with a minority over the next three years. After a decade and a half of frustration over the scarcity of African-American coaches, the association is prepared to inform leading recruits of progress or the lack of it at specific schools, and, if warranted, steer them away from offending programs.
BCA seeks 20% rate for minority hiring
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