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As Rutgers comes upon the rugged Big East Basketball schedule, they would like to invite you to join the Scarlet R in the Coaches' Huddle - a pre-game meal featuring Rutgers Athletics. The Huddle gives you an opportunity to gain an inside look at the opponent Rutgers will be facing that night with a brief scouting report by a member of the basketball coaching staff. Each Huddle will also showcase the coach of one of our 30 intercollegiate athletic programs. In addition, the event will provide a full buffet-style meal prepared by Rutgers Catering. The cost for each person is $10 - with and additional $5 for those who would like to have beer or wine with their meal.
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The Cubits were almost Rutgers' storybook family.
Dad Bill molded quarterbacks, mom Nancy baked cookies for the football team, and son Ryan was the golden-haired quarterback.
Rutgers' QB quietly leaves the program

Two years after being anointed the program's quarterback of the future, Ryan Cubit's career at Rutgers is now a thing of the past.
The sophomore is transferring out of Rutgers -- and to Western Michigan, a short distance from where he spent most of his high school career --coach Greg Schiano said yesterday. Bill Cubit, Ryan's father and the Knights offensive coordinator, confirmed his son is transferring to Western Michigan and that he will probably enroll at the school sometime this week.
Cubit leaving ; father's future is unclear

Rutgers sophomore quarterback Ryan Cubit has left the school, and the next big question for the Scarlet Knights is will Bill Cubit, Ryan's dad and the team's offensive coordinator, do the same?
While Ryan was unavailable for comment Monday, he is expected to enroll at Western Michigan, the university where his dad was a successful offensive coordinator from 1997-99. The Scarlet Knights' offense has struggled under Bill Cubit's direction the past two seasons, and rumors have long been swirling about his likely departure.
Rutgers' Cubit leaving

Rutgers quarterback Ryan Cubit has left the university.
"I'm sorry to see him leave,'' coach Greg Schiano said. "I think you all know how fond I am of Ryan. I'm here to help him with anything he needs. I hope his career goes the way he'd like it to. I think any time you lose a good person and good football player, it's not something you want to do very often.
It was something Cubit needed to do

Women's Basketball

After months of speculation on when Ksenyia Shneyder would be eligible to play for Rutgers, the answer is finally in:
Rutgers announced yesterday that the NCAA has deemed the 6-4 guard -- a transfer from Iowa Western Community College -- ineligible to compete.
Knights can't use Shneyder

Men's Basketball


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Around the Big East

Miami tailback Willis McGahee took out a $2.5 million insurance policy two weeks before he was injured in the Fiesta Bowl and can collect after a year if the injury prevents him from returning to football, a Florida newspaper reported.
Insurance agent Keith Lerner of Gainesville told Florida Today that the policy was signed and put into effect just prior to the national championship game, the newspaper said in a story for Tuesday editions.
McGahee insured for $2.5 million before Fiesta

Quarterback Joe Dailey of Saint Peter's Prep School in Jersey City, N.J., said he's sticking by his commitment to sign with Syracuse University despite having second-thoughts and making an official visit to Nebraska late last month.
Dailey, who is considered the top prospect in Syracuse's recruiting class, said his issues are resolved, the recruiting process is closed and he's set to sign a letter of intent with the Orangemen on Feb. 5.
After visiting Nebraska, Jersey QB is sure of SU

Ontario Lett scored 10 straight points to start No. 6 Pittsburgh's comeback in the first half, then used his size and muscle to power a 16-0 run in the second half as the Panthers overwhelmed No. 5 Notre Dame, 72-55, Monday night in Pittsburgh.
Notre Dame, denied its fourth victory over a Top 10 opponent, was held scoreless for nearly nine minutes as Pitt turned a 42-38 deficit into a 54-42 lead with 9:12 remaining.
Lett leads the charge as Panthers top Irish

Around the nation

Miami. The big issue? Replacing three-year starting quarterback Ken Dorsey. The defensive line also will have holes. But the Hurricanes are loaded with talent -- highly touted Brock Berlin is the top candidate to replace Dorsey, and Miami has a commitment from Nate Robinson, considered the top high school defensive lineman in the nation.
Best bets: Early favorites for the 2003 title

Interesting Article

All that money. So little time. The pressure is on if you're a hot, young, I-A football coach.
The past three national championships have been won by coaches in their second, first and second seasons at their schools. By name, they are Bob Stoops (Oklahoma), Larry Coker (Miami) and Jim Tressel (Ohio State).
Pressure on young coaches to produce instant gratification

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