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POST SEASON AWARDS BANQUET
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.
TURNING POINT: RU Standout Nate Jones displayed his talents on the gridiron yet again, this time with an interception that powered the Knights to potentially tying the game at 10. Jones gave the Knights a kick start, but the Knights didn't capitalize off the opportunity as Jones intercepted a pass intended for BC's DuJuan Daniels on third and five. After a collision with teammate Gary Brackett within 10 yards of the end zone, tight end Chris Loomis gained two yards followed by a seven-yard reception by Ray Pilch. But all momentum was lost with a 19-yard missed field goal by Sands.
Highlights and Lowlights of RU Football
After a week-long layoff since defeating Temple on Nov. 24, the Rutgers men's basketball team will host the Marshall Thundering Herd today at 8 p.m. at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.
Against the Owls, Rutgers again had trouble protecting its lead, holding an 18-point advantage over John Chaney and company with eight minutes remaining in regulation that dwindled down to four in the closing minutes.
The Scarlet Knights (2-1) did come away with a 59-53 win, thanks to some solid defensive play in the waning seconds.
Knights back at home for Marshall
Call them the latest version of the Bad News Bears.
As the Scarlet Knights (1-11, 0-7) concluded their 2002 schedule Saturday afternoon on the wrong side of a 44-14 blowout score, the talk of the postgame remained a constant: the future is bright. Rutgers coach Greg Schiano said it. Young Rutgers players said it. Seniors who had just finished their careers said it.
And all had very little proof from Saturday's season finale to back it up.
"Nobody wanted to go through a season like this. It's tough," tight end L.J. Smith said.
Knight runs all over Rutgers in final game
When Gary Waters left Kent State two years ago, his peers in the Mid-American Conference knew he was the right man to rebuild a beleaguered Rutgers men's basketball program.
But none were as confident as Marshall head coach Greg White, whose Thundering Herd (2-0) face the Scarlet Knights (2-1) at 8 tonight at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.
"I have a lot of respect for Gary as a coach, but more respect for him as a person because he's a great guy," White said. "I realize some of the issues and incidents and things that went on (at Rutgers). They fixed that with a stroke of a pen by hiring Gary Waters."
Marshall very familiar to Waters, Shields
Capturing the Coca-Cola Classic title with a 70-41 blowout over Wagner (0-3) and a 62-50 victory against Northwestern (1-3), the Rutgers women's basketball team has started a three-game (pre and regular season), undefeated streak at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.
"To win your own tournament is good and to be undefeated at home is also good," senior guard Mauri Horton said.
The key to the Scarlet Knights (3-1) late success is their "55" full court press defense
Scarlets take Classic
Rutgers may not look like an NCAA Tournament team yet, but Cappie Pondexter believes it is getting there.
Pondexter and the young Knights put on an uneven and sometimes ugly performance in the final of the Rutgers Coca-Cola Classic, but it was good enough to beat Northwestern, 62-50, before 2,379 fans at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. The victory ensured Rutgers' fifth straight Coca-Cola championship. Richmond beat Wagner, 73-64, in the consolation game.
Rutgers does enough
Freshman Michelle Campbell scored 14 points to lead Rutgers women's basketball team past Northwestern, 65-50, in the championship game of the Rutgers Classic on Sunday at Piscataway.
Senior Mauri Horton and sophomore Chelsea Newton added 10 points apiece for the Scarlet Knights (3-1), who won their third-straight game
The Scarlet Knights held a 31-22 advantage at halftime, but the Wildcats closed the gap to 32-29 early in the second half. Rutgers never relinquished the lead, sealing the victory in the final two minutes with a 9-1 run.
Rutgers wins 3 in a row
Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer saw the flaws in her team. They were as clear as the numbers on the stat sheet.
Rutgers was horrendous from the free-throw line, making just 17 of 30 shots, and was significantly worse from the field, shooting 8-for-26 in the second half. But Stringer wasn't upset.
Winning makes up for team's ugly play
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Albert Young of Moorestown ended a career-long quest for the all-time South Jersey state rushing record, but his personal triumph was muted by a heart-breaking one-point loss to Holy Cross.
Holy Cross will now play St. Joseph's of Montvale for the Parochial 3 state crown next week.
Young went into last night's game against Holy Cross needing 139 yards to break the all-time South Jersey rushing record of 5,380 previously held by Ocean City's Kevin Sinclair. Young accomplished the feat with 2:06 left in the third quarter, on his 32d touchdown this season. Young has also rushed for a record 2,150 yards this season.
Quakers'Young sets mark in loss
Around the Big East
Miami is a unanimous No. 1 in the AP poll again, and Southern California moved into the top five for the first time in more than seven years.
The Hurricanes (11-0) strengthened their grip on the top spot in The Associated Press Top 25 poll Sunday, receiving 73 first-place votes and 1,825 points from the sports writers and broadcasters on the AP panel. Last week, No. 2 Ohio State (13-0) had two first place votes.
Miami beat Syracuse 49-7 on Saturday, and close out the regular season Saturday against Virginia Tech. A win over the Hokies, and the Hurricanes will meet Ohio State in the BCS national title game at the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3. The Buckeyes completed their regular season last week.
Oklahoma takes tumble in AP poll
One more game stands in the way of two undefeated teams meeting in the national championship game. During the previous four years of the Bowl Championship Series, teams with perfect records have met in the title game once Florida State and Virginia Tech in 1999.
Now it's the Hokies who hope to ruin the chance of Miami (Fla.) at an undefeated season and in turn spoil the appealing national championship matchup of Miami against Ohio State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3.
Only Va. Tech can prevent battle of unbeatens for title
West Virginia's Rich Rodriguez gets our vote as Big East coach of the year after his Mountaineers (9-3) finished the season with road victories over Virginia Tech and Pitt and locked up a bid to the Gator Bowl.
Mountaineers' Rodriguez scales heights
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