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The 64th annual Rutgers Touchdown Club Football Awards Banquet will be held on Sunday December 8th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown New Brunswick. The reception will begin with cocktails at 5:00 p.m. with dinner and the awards program at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in attending please contact Pat English at the football office at 732-445-6217. If you are interested an advertisement of booster ad, please call Doug Dolan at 973-334-6051.

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Go ahead and poke fun at Rutgers football. Nathan Jones won't get discouraged.
Deep down inside, Jones knows the Scarlet Knights are headed for better days. He's personally trying to make sure of it.
"Struggling? We're not struggling. We just don't have the wins and losses to prove it," Jones said. "We are improving, regardless of what anybody may think. And I know what kind of athlete I am."
Rutgers' Jones a special talent

Nearly lost in Saturday’s 20-17 loss to Temple was the continued emergence of quarterback Ryan Hart. The 18-year-old true freshman not only showed marked improvement from his first start against Miami, but also showed that he learned quickly from past mistakes.
After the loss to Miami, Hart said he too often stayed in the pocket and left himself a stationary target rather than making things happen by scrambling or moving outside the pocket.
Hart making most of experience: Stingy ND defense next challenge for frosh QB

Two Rutgers football juniors, cornerback Nate Jones and fullback Ray Pilch, were selected to the 2002 Verizon Academic All-District 2 first team.
District 2 consists of Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Both New Jersey natives and starters for this year's Rutgers squad, Pilch and Jones were honored for their academic prowess by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Jones, Pilch garner academic acccolade

It was with equal parts skepticism and curiosity with which Ryan Roberts approached his first meeting with Tyrone Willingham.
The skepticism was only natural. Roberts, a former standout at Haddonfield High School in South Jersey, had been recruited by Notre Dame's previous coaching staff and was a two-year starter at defensive end for the fired Bob Davie.
Notre Dame's attitude adjustment a success

Men's Basketball

North Carolina’s early season confidence builder meant a berth in the semifinals of the Preseason NIT.
Rashad McCants scored eight of his 18 points over the final 6:25 and North Carolina rallied for a 71-67 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday night to improve to 12-2 all-time in the tournament.
The Tar Heels, despite 20 turnovers, are off to a 2-0 start off last season’s worst-ever 8-20 record and now head to Madison Square Garden in New York. On Nov. 27, North Carolina will face the winner of Friday night’s second-round game between N.C.-Greensboro and No. 2 Kansas.
Upstart Knights thwarted by Heels

Rashad McCants scored eight of his 18 points over the final 6:25 and North Carolina rallied for a 71-67 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday night to advance to the semifinals of the Preseason NIT.
The Tar Heels, despite 20 turnovers, are off to a 2-0 start off last season's worst-ever 8-20 record and now head to Madison Square Garden next week.
Rutgers (1-1) led 59-48 with 7:26 left, but fell apart down the stretch against a North Carolina lineup of three freshmen and two sophomores.
North Carolina Rallies to Defeat Rutgers, 71-67, in Preseason NIT

Thanks to Jawad Willliams' layup that gave his team a two-point lead, with 29 seconds remaining the North Carolina Tar Heels escaped with a 71-67 victory over the upstart Rutgers Scarlet Knights last night at the Dean E. Smith Center.
The second-round loss eliminates RU from the Preseason National Invitation Tournament.
"We should have won this basketball game," Rutgers coach Gary Waters said. "We out-played them for thirty minutes and then let them back in the game. We have to control the last four minutes of the game and we let them control it."
Scarlet Meltdown

Rutgers forward Herve Lamizana slipped in front of the North Carolina student section during the second half of Wednesday night's Preseason NIT game. As Lamizana got up, a UNC student yelled at him: "That's why you're playing for Rutgers."
Coach Gary Waters hoped his Scarlet Knights would go into the Dean Smith Center and beat the Tar Heels - and all their history - to help change the perception of his program. Although Rutgers came within 30.9 seconds of beating the ACC and traditional national power, it lost a 11-point second-half lead and the game.
Jawad Williams' hook shot with 30.9 left lifted the Tar Heels to a 71-67 win over Rutgers in a second-round game.
UNC 71, Rutgers 67: Rutgers throws a scare at Heels

They were seven minutes from a program-building victory, seven minutes from defeating one of the most storied teams in college basketball history.
The Scarlet Knights had an 11-point lead against North Carolina at the Dean E. Smith Center, the banners from 15 Final Fours and the jerseys from 40 famous players hanging above the court. A trip to Madison Square Garden for the Preseason NIT semifinals was waiting.
Rutgers lets one slip away

A white towel covered his head and his voice barely climbed above a whisper. Shooting guard Jerome Coleman briefly considered not talking to the media after his 2-for-18 performance, but he bravely stuck around for questions.
The answers, however, were hard to come by.
Rutgers notebook: Coleman at a loss for an answer

Women's Basketball


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Around the Big East

November in Blacksburg always seems to have Big East championship implications, and it did again Wednesday night. This time, though, it was West Virginia that stayed alive. The Mountaineers (8-3, 5-1 Big East) ran all over No. 12 Virginia Tech for three quarters and then made two huge defensive stands in the final minutes to preserve a 21-18 victory — and their hopes for a title.
W. Virginia upends No. 12 Virginia Tech

Miami (Fla.) leads the field in the Bowl Championship Series standings as the race for a spot in the national championship game heads down the stretch. But in the Big East Conference, the Hurricanes are looking up — at least for now — at Thursday night's opponent.
It's No. 19 Pittsburgh (8-2, 5-0), which tops the Big East by a half-game heading into the contest at Miami (9-0, 4-0). The Hurricanes need to win three in a row for a berth in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, and the Panthers view Thursday night's game as a chance to make their biggest splash since Dan Marino's days at old Pitt Stadium.
Pittsburgh chases respect vs. No. 1 Miami

West Virginia's Brian King intercepted Bryan Randall's pass in the end zone with 12 seconds left Wednesday as the Mountaineers defeated No. 13 Virginia Tech, 21-18.
Tech coach Frank Beamer surely will be questioned about calling two straight passes into the end zone when the Hokies were well in range for the game-tying field goal.
Before that, the Mountaineers (8-3, 5-1 Big East) stopped Virginia Tech (8-3, 3-3) on three consecutive rushes from inside the 1-yard line with under five minutes remaining, and hung on.
Virginia Tech squanders chance to win

Around the Nation

During training camp, when a writer mentioned Michigan to Jim Tressel, the Ohio State coach promptly said the game was only 174 days away. "We all have idiosyncrasies and mine might be keeping track of that," he admitted.
Actually, everyone in Columbus has been counting the days to this one, as the usual fierce and historic rivalry has so much riding on it this year.
All or nothing for Ohio State

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There was something about Kareem Reid that Daon Merritt really liked. Maybe it was that the former high school All-American from St. Raymond's was undersized with extraordinary talent. Maybe it was the self-confident style that Reid, now with the Harlem Globetrotters, carried onto a basketball court. Or maybe it was that Reid was the ultimate underdog in his senior year in high school, the "other guy," who played in the shadow of Felipe Lopez.
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