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It is one of Richard McCormick's earliest memories: He is 4 or 5, accompanying his historian father for an interview with William H.S. Demarest, who was an elderly former president of Rutgers University.
As Demarest and McCormick's father talk about the history of Rutgers for a book, the young boy plays with a replica of the Liberty Bell on the former president's desk. Charmed by the boy, Demarest gives him the cast-iron bell.
For a son of Rutgers, top job is irresistible


For the second time this season, cornerback Nathan Jones of the Rutgers football team has been named Special Teams “Player of the Week” by the BIG EAST Conference, it was announced today.
Jones, who hails from Scotch Plains, N.J., was a dominant force on special teams for the Scarlet Knights in their game at Syracuse on Saturday (Oct. 26). With 4:54 remaining in the third quarter, Jones raced 100 yards with a kickoff return for a touchdown. Earlier in the contest, the junior from Scotch Plains, N.J., blocked an 18-yard field Syracuse field goal attempt, which was scooped up by Rutgers teammate Brandon Haw, who returned it 90 yards to give the Scarlet Knights a 7-0 lead.
Jones Named BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week

For the second time this year, the Big East honored Rutgers cornerback Nate Jones, as he was awarded Special Teams Co-Player of the Week by the league yesterday.
The 5-foot-10 inch, 175-pound Jones was the most productive Knight on the gridiron in RU's 45-15 loss to Syracuse last Saturday.
Jones gets BE award

An MRI taken on the throwing elbow of quarterback Ryan Cubit came back negative Monday. Cubit hurt it when he was sacked on the third series of the game in a 45-14 loss at Syracuse on Saturday.
"It's great news for us, but it doesn't mean he'll be able to throw the ball. He's still in a lot of pain," said coach Greg Schiano, who will use the remaining four games to develop true freshman quarterback Ryan Hart, whose redshirt year he burned on Saturday.
Miami's defense should get better against Rutgers

There isn't a worse combination for a football fan. There can't be. Being a fan of Rutgers and the Jets makes nearly every weekend another trip to a torture chamber.
The events of Saturday and Sunday captured perfectly in a pair of 60-minute snapshots what life is like supporting a college and pro team that each manages to redefine despair on a weekly basis.
A cursed combo: Rutgers and the Jets

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.

Shagari Alleyne has a sense of humor much like that of former St. Raymond's star Julius Hodge. Now he just hopes to have as much success as Hodge has had in college.
"I'm going to the NBA," the 7-foot-2 Rice senior deadpanned to open his press conference yesterday at the Harlem school. He was kidding, just like Hodge was. Instead, Alleyne will head to Rutgers, selecting the Scarlet Knights over Kentucky.

Shagari Alleyne wanted to show his flexibility.
Rice's 7-2 center told a roomful of reporters and teammates that after he graduated he would be entering the NBA draft.
No joke: Rutgers is choice

Shagari Alleyne was supposed to announce at a news conference last night where he is going to play college basketball next season. Instead, he said, "I decided for my senior season to hire a personal trainer and enter the NBA draft. Any questions?"
Scarlet Knights Get Alleyne

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Around the Big East

Despite rising fan dissatisfaction over the sudden fall of Syracuse football, Paul Pasqualoni was given a vote of confidence Monday by the university as he endures his worst season in 12 years as head coach.
''This is not a snapshot in a one-year situation,'' athletic director Jake Crouthamel said before Pasqualoni's weekly news conference. ''It is a long-term evaluation, and we are very conscious of making sure that we don't just do a knee-jerk reaction, that we visit these things and revisit them on an annual basis over a long period of time.
Pasqualoni enduring worst season as head coach

Around the Nation

Notre Dame moved a lot closer to national title territory.
The Fighting Irish narrowed the gap behind second-place Miami in the Bowl Championship Series standings released yesterday, with Oklahoma holding on to the top spot.
The difference between second and third is so tiny that if Notre Dame beats Boston College next weekend, it might be enough to move the Fighting Irish ahead of Miami. The Hurricanes, No. 1 in both the AP media and the coaches' polls, visit weakling Rutgers.
SCARLET BLIGHT; Playing pathetic Rutgers could hurt Miami's BCS status

Notre Dame moved a lot closer to national title territory. The Fighting Irish narrowed the gap behind second-place Miami in the Bowl Championship Series standings released Monday, with Oklahoma holding on to the top spot.
Miami holds off Notre Dame for No. 2 spot in BCS

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says he has allowed head football coaches to be more critical of officiating than at any time since he became commissioner in 1989. And he points to his respect for Penn State coach Joe Paterno as the reason for that latitude.
Paterno's stature staves off discipline

Interesting Article

From a non-call Saturday that cost Penn State a potential game-winning drive at Ohio State, to the wrong call two weeks ago that gave USC a touchdown it didn't deserve, college football officiating blunders keep piling up in the games that matter most.
As the season rolls on and the stakes grow higher, every crucial flag dropped or whistle not blown could mean $13 million in somebody else's pocket. Just look at the Trojans, who were the beneficiaries of a gift touchdown that beat California two weeks ago, keeping alive their BCS hopes and the big-money payout that comes with it.
Instant replay under review in college football

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