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Rutgers' President to be named

Pending approval from the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, Richard McCormick could be named the 19th president of the University today.
McCormick, current University of Washington president, was the Presidential Search Committee's top pick for submission to the BOG during the search process, said John Colaizzi, search chairman and dean of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.
Days before current Acting President Norman Samuels was appointed, front-running McCormick decided to withdraw his name from the process. McCormick said he was "honored to be considered" but had decided to step back.
BOG, BOT to name McCormick president

University of Washington President Richard L. McCormick will be appointed president of Rutgers today, according to sources knowledgeable about the university's search for a permanent leader.
Three weeks after suspending the search and appointing former Rutgers-Newark Provost Norman Samuels as acting president, the Rutgers board of governors will name McCormick to lead the state's flagship university, sources said.
McCormick has garnered a stellar reputation at UW, where he arrived in 1995 after serving as vice chancellor of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and as dean of the faculty of arts and sciences at Rutgers-New Brunswick.
Rutgers governors reportedly will name president

Richard L. McCormick became the 28th President of the University of Washington on September 1, 1995. Educated as a historian, McCormick had a highly successful career as a faculty member and scholar before moving into academic administration. During his first seven years at the UW, his leadership has been felt in almost every area of the University's work.
McCormick's top goal as UW President is to preserve and enhance the academic excellence of one of the nation's best public research universities. This means recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty, investing in programs of teaching and research for the future, and obtaining the resources to fulfill these goals. McCormick's leadership contributions include the University Initiatives Fund, a program of budgetary reallocation for new, interdisciplinary opportunities; Tools for Transformation, a program for supporting innovative transitions in the academic units; and a new emphasis on undergraduate involvement in research and other forms of experiential learning. McCormick has traveled extensively in Washington to reach out to citizens across the state, strengthened the UW's ties with K-12 schools and community colleges, and provided leadership for increasing the diversity of the UW's faculty, staff and students.
Profile of Dr. Richard L. McCormick

Football

Perceptions, like losing seasons, are sometimes hard to shake. Greg Schiano is trying to rid Rutgers' football program of both.
It's not going to happen overnight. Schiano is a good story, a local New Jersey product from Wyckoff who has returned home, trying to resuscitate a long-suffering football program.
He hasn't gotten off to a quick start, but Schiano remains undaunted in his effort to make Rutgers a football power. There are people who would first settle for a .500 team.
Rutgers football coach trying to win over his state

One win. Six losses. Three conference losses.
Both Rutgers and Syracuse are owners of these daunting statistics as they head into this weekend's showdown at the Carrier Dome knowing the loser will inevitably claim the booby prize of conference cellar-dweller.
However, despite their mirror-image records, these two Big East foes could not be more different.
RU, Syracuse fight for win

The Syracuse University football team is on a history-making journey. The Orangemen are almost assured of having the biggest fall from one season to the next in school history.
Last year, Syracuse finished 10-3 and was ranked 14th in the final polls. This season, Syracuse is 1-6 with remaining games against Rutgers, Central Florida, Boston College, Virginia Tech and Miami.
Severe drop-off possible for SU

It doesn't take much to provoke Rich Scanlon these days.
Just ask Syracuse's junior linebacker how things are going. That's enough. With his Orangemen reeling at 1-6 overall (0-3 Big East) as they prepare to host Rutgers tomorrow, Scanlon, a former standout at Bergen Catholic High School, admits he's struggling to deal with being part of a program that has suddenly, and unexpectedly, unraveled.
Angry Syracuse awaits Scarlet Knights

The routine is the same after every Rutgers football practice. Long after his teammates have headed to the locker room, Ryan Hart will summon team manager Steve Weiss, a fellow freshman, and throw 50 balls to him on the deserted field - often in darkness these days - to keep his arm limber and ready.
It's not in preparation for this week's Syracuse's game, of course.
It's not even in preparation for any game this season.
Future QB lies in wait

Basketball Prospects

Two local big men are expected to make verbal commitments early next week.
Shagari Alleyne, Rice's 7-foot-2 center, has narrowed his college choices to two and will announce his decision on Monday at the Manhattan school.
RUTGERS, KENTUCKY LEFT ON ALLEYNE'S LIST

Women's Basketball

After 31 years of coaching there's really very little that can surprise C. Vivian Stringer.
But, after just a few weeks of practice, it's been former Notre Dame High standout Michelle Campbell that has been a pleasant surprise for the legendary coach.
Ex-ND star Campbell a pleasant surprise for Rutgers' Stringer

The Rutgers University women’s basketball team was picked to finish sixth in the 2002-2003 Preseason BIG EAST Conference Coaches Poll, the conference office announced Oct. 24 at its annual Media Day.
In addition, Rutgers sophomore Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) was named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team.
Rutgers was ranked sixth in the preseason poll with 107 points. Connecticut and Notre Dame each received 161 points and seven first-place votes to head the list. Boston College was third with 143 points, followed by Villanova (128), Virginia Tech (110), Rutgers, Miami (104), West Virginia (81), Seton Hall and Syracuse (69), Georgetown (64), Providence (33), Pittsburgh (29) and St. John’s (15).
Rutgers Picked Sixth in Preseason BIG EAST Poll

After years of moving from campus to campus, the Big East women's basketball tournament will be played at a neutral site beginning next season, with the Hartford Civic Center hosting the tournament.
The decision was welcomed by league coaches, many of whom had pressed for a neutral site in the past. The Civic Center will host the tourney for three straight years, the league announced yesterday at Big East media day in Newark.
Big East tourney finds neutral site

Although the 2002-2003 basketball season has not arrived yet, Rutgers senior guard Jerome Coleman and sophomore guard Cappie Pondexter are already receiving the spotlight for their talent and ability as they were selected for the Preseason All-Big East Second team for their respective sports.
Pondexter, Coleman garner preseason recognition

Men's Basketball

Teammates Kareem Wright and Jerome Coleman, neatly coiffed and sporting their best suits, sat together at a table beneath a Rutgers banner in The Theater at Madison Square Garden yesterday.
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," said Wright with a smile. "But when they start seeing that we are doing well, they'll be back."
Rutgers content to be anonymous

Harry Good, playing at his fifth school in as many years, took the circuitous route to Rutgers University and the Big East Conference.
The 6-foot-9 junior center followed in the footsteps of his cousin, Miami forward William Frisby, who, like Good, came to the league after attending Fresno (Calif.) City Junior College.
Good said Rutgers coach Gary Waters had recruited him since he was a high school senior in Roosevelt, N.Y.
Long road brought Good to Rutgers

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