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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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Hard as it is to believe, Rutgers has had an impact on the national championship race. A day after needing a 28-point fourth-quarter explosion to rally for a 42-17 victory over the lowly Knights, Miami's penalty was a demotion from No. 1 to No. 2 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 Poll, with Oklahoma taking over the top spot. Somehow - inexplicably - the Hurricanes lost 27 of their 59 first-place votes from a week ago for doing what they do best, and better than any team in college football: win.
Rutgers effect: Miami No. 2
Last December, Rutgers coach Greg Schiano shelled out $12,000, slapped his mug across a billboard, and told every driver in South Florida he was serious about recruiting.
Forget the mammoth Christmas card this year. All he has to do now is tie some ribbon on the game tape and toss it in the mail.
Sure, Rutgers' 42-17 loss to Miami on Saturday doesn't make Schiano's 1-8 record look any prettier. But Rutgers' 17-14 lead in the fourth quarter and Rutgers' ruggedly never-say-die play against the defending national champion - which hasn't lost in 30 tries - did more for recruiting than any advertisement could have.
Loss adds up to big win
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Around the Big East
The Temple football team heard boos yesterday at Veterans Stadium.
It was not hard to understand why. Facing West Virginia in a Big East matchup the Owls deemed critical to their chances of ending the season strong, Temple was left staggering after the Mountaineers steamrolled to a 46-20 victory before a crowd of 15,042.
"It was a total collapse from the top down," Temple wide receiver Zamir Cobb said.
A wretched first half dooms Temple to rout
Miami, which had been No. 1 in both polls since the preseason, including a one-week tie with Oklahoma in the AP, trailed for three quarters against 1-8 Rutgers; Oklahoma passed a much tougher test with a 27-11 win against No. 21 Colorado.
What did the country think when they saw the Miami score after three quarters? "I'm sure they were happy," Hurricanes center Brett Romberg said in the locker room. "Everybody is waiting for us to lose."
Unbeaten Miami losing ground in BCS
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