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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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Just a couple of days on the job and Richard L. McCormick is already faced with several issues for which he must prepare himself.
For the past few months, Gov. James E. McGreevey has been lobbying Rutgers, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and New Jersey Institute of Technology to merge and form one state university. In theory, his plan should bring excellence to higher education in New Jersey. However, McCormick and others are concerned about the money for this massive project.
McCormick speaks about merger
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.
Understanding that the landscape of the team could change based on this winters recruiting, here is a look at who Rutgers returns for the 2003 season:
QUARTERBACK: Both coach Greg Schiano and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bill Cubit lamented the teams inability to find a QB this season.
Improving offense is Rutgers No. 1 priority
The parallelism between Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano and former Scarlet Knights coach Terry Shea is getting a little scary.
In his first year as head coach in 1996, Shea went 2-9. Schiano went 2-9 in his first season last fall.
In his second year as head coach, Shea set a school record for most losses in a season by going 0-11. Schiano tied that record in his second year last week with a loss at Boston College that closed out the season at 1-11. Interestingly, Shea went 5-6 in his third year and was named Big East Coach of the Year. He fizzled out at 1-10 in 1999 and 3-8 in 2000 before getting fired.
Schiano, Knights may break cycle of loss in 2003
Junior cornerback NATE JONES was named to the Verizon Academic All-America Second Team (University Division), which was released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Jones was also a First Team District 2 pick.
Nate Jones Earns Verizon Academic All-America Football Honors
In honor of Rutgers recently completed 11-loss season, in which it lost all seven Big East games for the third straight season and tied the school record for most single season losses in the program's 133-year existence, here is a look at the 11 most glaring questions that face the team headed into the offseason:
Eleven losses, 11 questions
Turning over the ball in Virginia Tech's red zone hurt. So did the phantom holding call against Nate Jones in the Miami game. As did that late-game collapse against Temple. Really, all those things would've hurt a lot less if Rutgers was just a mite better.
Second-year coach Greg Schiano has said multiple times good teams get over those things, and battle back. Rutgers wasn't a good team this past season.
Rutgers' holiday wish list is mighty long
Staff writer Aditi Kinkhabwala calculates the assets and liabilities of the football program following the 2002 season:
This time last year, the defensive line coach was prepping the Patriots for a Super Bowl run. He brought that professionalism and those expectations to Rutgers, creating the team's most technically sound and dependable unit - everything starts up front.
Rutgers football balance sheet Assets Liabilities
Four years of experience on the Scarlet hardwood has taken Charlotte Sting center Tammy Sutton-Brown to unprecedented levels in just her first two seasons in the WNBA.
Reaching the WNBA Finals in her rookie season and chosen as a 2002 All-Star, the former Scarlet Knight standout has taken all she has learned from Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer's basketball program and used it to reach the next plateau.
Former Knight enjoys success in pro ranks
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Around the Big East
If I had a vote ...
Ken Dorsey would get it.
Now many of you fair-minded folks out there may disagree. We could engage in lengthy, spirited e-mail debates over Dorsey's accomplishments at the University of Miami, but until someone convinces me otherwise, I still say he is unquestionably the best ... quarterback to ever play for the Hurricanes.
But that's hardly enough justification to allow Dorsey to strike a Heisman Trophy pose.
So, here's my plea to voters:
Heisman for best year, not career
Around the Nation
The Big Ten must be pretty confident Iowa will receive a BCS at-large bid because it told Capital One Bowl executive director Tom Mickle yesterday the 11-1 Hawkeyes would not be available for his game.
The Capital One (formerly the Citrus Bowl), which normally takes the Big Ten's second-best team, then offered 9-3 Penn State a bid to its Jan. 1 game in Orlando.
Iowa won't take less than BCS
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