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For the second consecutive year linebacker GARY BRACKETT (Glassboro, NJ) was named Most Valuable Player of the Rutgers football team. Brackett was recipient of the Homer Hazel Trophy as the Scarlet Knights MVP at the annual Rutgers Football Awards Dinner, held this evening at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The awards banquet is sponsored by the Rutgers Football Touchdown Club in conjunction with Rutgers’ Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Brackett, who originally earned a spot on the Rutgers football team as a walk-on in 1999, manned the middle linebacker position all season and was the leading tackler for the Knights with 126 stops. Brackett, a senior, was second in the BIG EAST in tackles. Brackett also led the Scarlet Knights with 13 tackles for loss (for minus 47 yards) and was second with four sacks (for minus 26 yards). Brackett recorded double-digit stops in eight of the Scarlet Knights 12 games. Brackett recorded a season high 14 tackles at Pittsburgh.
Brackett Named Rutgers Football MVP

For the second consecutive year linebacker Gary Brackett was named Most Valuable Player of the Rutgers football team. He received the Homer Hazel Trophy as the Scarlet Knights' MVP at the annual Rutgers Football Awards Dinner held Sunday.
Brackett again Rutgers' MVP

Men's Basketball

Gary Waters had a laundry list of reasons.
They included rebounding, free-throw shooting, a key injury, ineffective full-court pressure, poor offensive execution, inside scoring and foul trouble.
The Rutgers men’s basketball coach could have used any of the above to explain his team’s 82-70 loss to Auburn before a crowd of 6,000 at Beard-Eaves Coliseum yesterday.
Auburn blows past uninspired Knights

In a seesaw of lead changes in the first half, the Rutgers men's basketball team tallied its second loss of the season, as the Auburn Tigers pulled away to victory defeating Scarlet Knights, 82-70 yesterday at the Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum.
RU sophomore swingman Ricky Shields scored 17 points in the first stanza but was quiet in the second, scoring two points in 10 minutes due to a sprained ankle. Senior co-captain Jerome Coleman, who seemed to be the concentration of Auburn's defense, was steady early in the first half, but then was silenced, scoring a mere eight points before halftime.
RU's road woes go on

Rutgers found that out the hard way yesterday when it without a field goal for the last 3:27 of the game and lost to Auburn, 82-70.
The Scarlet Knights, who fell to 3-2, shot just 34.4 percent from the field in the second half (11 for 32) and ended the game hitting only 26 of 68 shots.
The game was tied 38-38 at halftime, but Auburn (5-1) went on to outscore the Scarlet Knights, 44-32, over the final 20 minutes.
Rutgers stumbles on the road

Marco Killingsworth scored 23 points to lead Auburn over Rutgers, 82-70, in men's basketball Sunday.
The score was tied 38-38 at halftime, but the Tigers went 15 of 23 (65 percent) from the field in the second half, while Rutgers was held to 34 percent shooting after the intermission, including a dismal 2-for-12 from three-point range.
Rutgers did an excellent job on defense during the first half, especially against Auburn's leading scorer, Marquis Daniels.
The Tigers' star struggled in the first half, while Killingsworth picked up the slack
Auburn rallies to beat Rutgers

It was a staple of his Kent State teams during his five years there and quickly became a trait at Rutgers when he took over as head coach last season. Good defense has been a trademark of Gary Waters' teams.
So it was a little surprising -- stunning, actually -- to see an Auburn team that finished last in the 12-team SEC in field-goal shooting percentage a year ago carve up Rutgers' defense the way it did in an 82-70 victory yesterday.
Good defense disappears

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Around the Big East

Pass the salsa - and make it spicy.
There's no doubt the University of Miami is one of the hottest teams in college football.
Led by Willis McGahee's six touchdowns and Ken Dorsey's 300 passing yards, the Hurricanes earned a berth in their second consecutive national championship game, pounding Virginia Tech 56-45 on Saturday in the Orange Bowl.
Miami stops Virginia Tech; Fiesta is next

The University of Miami may have kept a low profile most of this season. But the defending national champions are starting to warm up their vocal cords.
The top-ranked Hurricanes (12-0) will play second-ranked Ohio State (13-0) on Jan. 3 in the BCS championship game at the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz. But, in their minds, it is just a matter of time before the coronation. "We've been unstoppable the last three years," said All-American center Brett Romberg. "We should have three rings. But we'll take two any way we can get them."
We'll bowl 'em over

Willis McGahee has three losses this season, all to Miami teammate Ken Dorsey in a video game.
The last time, McGahee had the lead and the ball in the last two minutes. He didn't want to run out the clock, though. He started throwing, was intercepted, and lost.
"I wanted to score again," McGahee said. "I like scoring."
McGahee has shot at Heisman

West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez lashed out at Notre Dame on Sunday after the Irish earned a spot in the Gator Bowl and denied the Mountaineers a New Year's Day game.
No. 15 West Virginia (9-3) will get a $750,000 payout for playing unranked Virginia (8-4) in the Continental Tire Bowl on Dec. 28.
W. Va. coach questions Notre Dame's status with Big East

Around the Nation

No surprise in the Fiesta Bowl: It's No. 1 Miami vs. No. 2 Ohio State in the BCS national title game. But the Orange Bowl has a matchup that looks more suited for Pasadena than Miami.
Iowa and Southern California will play in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 2 in a game that already has taken on a new nickname -- Rose Bowl East. And Rose Bowl officials aren't happy about their traditional Big Ten-Pac-10 matchup being played in a stadium 3,000 miles away.
USC will face Iowa in Orange Bowl

You don't mess with your Grandaddy.
Or maybe you do kick his cane knowing the old man is helpless to defend himself.
Either way the Bowl Championship Series didn't show much respect for the elderly on Sunday. The Rose Bowl -- the Grandaddy Of Them All -- suffered the vagaries of the BCS to the point it will not get its traditional matchup for the second straight year.
Rose Bowl kicked in the dentures by BCS

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