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At the College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey, Gov. James E. McGreevey challenged private industries and higher education leaders to participate in creating a system of higher education and excellence during the State Higher Education Summit yesterday.
"Our challenge is to support a system of excellence in higher education," McGreevey said. "We must work closely with the entire education community to establish a clear vision and plan for higher education and articulate clear objectives to guide colleges and universities throughout the state," McGreevey said in a prepared statement.
Gov. calls for U., industry alliance
The Temple-Rutgers game isn't necessarily a battle for last place as it has been in the past -- not with Boston College still winless in the conference and very much in the mix for cellar-dwelling honors. But there will still be a lot on the line for both teams. Temple was clearly stung by its 29-22 loss to Pitt -- which erased any chance Temple could get Bowl eligible -- but coach Bobby Wallace felt he wouldn't have a tough time getting his players ready for Rutgers.
"It's a rival game," Wallace said. "We have a lot of kids from New Jersey. A lot of guys know guys on their team. It's a game our kids get excited for."
Rutgers, meanwhile, is still looking for its first Big East victory under second-year coach Greg Schiano.
Miami-Pitt game significant
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Prospect - Football
Moorestown High School running back Albert Young admits he wasn't optimistic heading into his senior season.
"Really, I didn't know what to expect," Young said. "I knew we had a very young team and we had a very disappointing season last year. I figured we could be a good team, but I really didn't expect us to be this good."
On Friday, Young guided the Quakers to their seventh victory of the season. He rushed for 189 yards and four touchdowns en route to a 31-0 Burlington/Olympic Football League victory over Timber Creek.
Young runs into Burlco's record books in Moorestown's victory
Around the Big East
West Virginia's one-year metamorphosis has been nothing short of remarkable, and thus Rich Rodriguez is deserving of national Coach of the Year consideration.
The Mountaineers (7-3, 4-1 Big East) guaranteed themselves a bowl bid with Saturday's 24-14 victory over Boston College, a significant milestone following a 3-8 record in their first season under Rodriguez.
"I didn't know we would be able to flip it this quick," said Rodriguez, whose team's next game is Nov. 20 at No. 13 Virginia Tech.
Hats off to W. Va.
While mum's the word on talks between Temple and the Eagles on an agreement that would allow the Owls to play at Lincoln Financial Field when the new stadium opens next fall, the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Steelers are sharing a home amicably.
Both Pittsburgh teams make their home at Heinz Field, a picturesque stadium that opened last fall and was the site of Temple's near-miss 29-22 loss to the Panthers on Saturday.
Though Temple coach Bobby Wallace may not have such fond memories of Heinz Field after suffering what he called "the most disappointing loss I've ever been associated with," he took note of the Panthers' new home.
Panthers' stadium proves noteworthy example for Owls
The steady rise of Pittsburgh and the sudden resurgence of West Virginia have shifted the balance of power for the moment in the Big East, the conference in which Syracuse coach Paul Pasqualoni says, "there is no free lunch, no days off."
Pasqualoni's struggling Orangemen rammed that point home to No. 8 Virginia Tech on Saturday, stunning the Hokies with a 50-42 triple-overtime upset in the Carrier Dome.
The loss put the Hokies at 8-2 overall and 4-2 in the conference, knocking them into fourth place behind 18th-ranked Pittsburgh (8-2 overall, 5-0 Big East), No. 1 Miami (9-0, 4-0), and upstart West Virginia (7-3, 4-1).
Balance of power shifting rapidly
Around the Nation
Look close. Try to find a player that knocks your socks off, or in the case of Miami, your sandals. Just when you thought Oklahoma's Quentin Griffin was going to sneak up the list, the Sooners were surprised by Texas A&M. Ken Dorsey barely completed half his passes at Tennessee. Iowa's Brad Banks threw only 10 passes. (Disclaimer: It was Northwestern. No point in playing the bully.)
Anyone want to win this thing?
Coming soon to cable: Lebron James.
The 6-foot-7 senior at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School is considered the nation's top prep basketball player. If he decides to skip college, he most likely will be a top pick in this spring's NBA draft.
High-flying prepster's games to be shown on pay-per-view
In taking a look at the ESPN ACC preview, there were a few familiar names looking to receive conference honors:
Most Valuable Player
Dahntay Jones, Duke
Newcomer of the Year
Todd Billett, Virginia
Less points, more wins, in Virginia?
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