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.
To reserve your spot or to ask questions, please reply back to Keith Norton at Norton@winants.rutgers.edu
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Sundays game marks the 38th meeting between the Scarlet Knights and Panthers. Rutgers leads the series, 22-15. In BIG EAST regular-season games, the series is tied 6-6. Pittsburgh, which has won the last three meetings, was the only team to sweep the Scarlet Knights last season, defeating Rutgers 66-58 at the RAC on January 8, 2002 and posting a 78-59 victory at home on Feb. 21, 2002.
All-Time vs. Pittsburgh (22-15, Rutgers leads)
#5 ESPN/USAToday/ #6 AP PITTSBURGH (11-1) at RUTGERS (8-4)
Bobby Brownlie will make his final pitch on Jan. 20 to convince the Chicago Cubs that his right arm is healthy and worth an investment of millions.
That's when the Rutgers right-hander will throw from a mound for Cubs GM Jim Hendry at the University of California-Irvine. If Brownlie's father, Rob, doesn't hear an offer that pleases his son and his advisor, Scott Boras, Brownlie plans a return to Rutgers for his senior year.
Brownlie will return if he doesn't like Cubs' offer
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The recruiting battle for running back Jamar Brittingham has begun - again.
Brittingham led Neshaminy to the PIAA Class AAAA football championship in 2001, rushing for 2,575 yards and 30 touchdowns. He verbally committed to Rutgers but decided to attend Kiski School, a prep school in Saltsburg, to improve his grades.
While his statistics last season were not as impressive as those in 2001, he rushed for 888 yards in nine games as Kiski School went 6-3.
Others join Rutgers in Brittingham pursuit
Paulsboro High School running back Isaac Redman confirmed on Wednesday night that he was strongly leaning towards verbally committing to the University of Iowa during his official visit which begins on Jan. 17.
Redman said that Syracuse, which he visited in mid-December and was a front-runner, is no longer under consideration. Redman was also considering Rutgers, Temple and Kent State.
Redman leaning to Iowa
Around the Big East
When the shock of its loss to Ohio State wears off, Miami will start to look toward getting to the 2004 Sugar Bowl, next season's national championship game. But the Hurricanes, while very talented and always a factor in the title chase, likely won't make that trip to New Orleans.
Miami must replace quarterback Ken Dorsey, who leaves school with a 38-2 record as a starter. The favorite to take over is Brock Berlin, who was considered by many to be the nation's top quarterback coming out of Shreveport (La.) Evangel Christian Academy in 1999. But Berlin sat out 2002 after transferring from Florida, and he threw just 87 total passes in two seasons at Gainesville.
Miami faces question marks in 2003
Around the nation
Notre Dame center Jeff Faine, Georgia linebacker Linebacker Chris Clemons, TCU junior linebacker LaMarcus McDonald and Illinois kicker Peter Christofilakos will forgo their senior year to enter the NFL draft in April.
Faine, a three-year starter for the Irish, said he made the decision after petitioning the NFL draft advisory board to see where he might be drafted. He received notice Monday that he likely would be a second-round pick.
Irish's Faine, Georgia's Clemons, TCU LB go pro
While Major League Baseball's Bud Selig weighs the reinstatement of Pete Rose and the NFL's Paul Tagliabue moves to clean up an officiating mess, Myles Brand formally takes the stage this weekend as the titular head of college athletics.
The position, however, is president of the NCAA. Not commissioner. Brand, who addresses the opening session of the association's annual convention Sunday in Anaheim, Calif., is settling into a job with considerably less power than his pro-league counterparts.
If it holds any at all.
Brand takes control, such as it is, of NCAA
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