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The Rutgers Touchdown Club will be holding its annual Recruiting Tailgate Meeting on Wednesday night February 5th at 7:00 P.M. at the Rutgers Athletic Center (The RAC). Doors will open at 5:30 P.M. Coach Greg Schiano will review the 2003 recruiting class in this meeting. Subs and beverages will be served. Remember this meeting will not be at the Hale Center due to the large crowd expected.
If you are interested in joining the Touchdown Club you can join that night or you can visit their web-site at www.touchdownclub.rutgers.edu to learn more about the club and get an application form.

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
directly.
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Coaches Huddle

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Football

Terrence Shawell, The Mercury’s 2002 All-Area Football Player of the Year, has verbally committed to accept a full scholarship and continue his career at Rutgers University.
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Pottstown senior and the area’s foremost quarterback this past season, will make it official on Wednesday, Feb. 5 -- the day he turns 19 and the first day high school football players can sign their binding letters of intent.
Shawell will play for Rutgers

Interesting article
Douglas offensive coordinator Bob Fuller remembers Eagles star receiver/defensive back Shawn Tucker's interest in TV broadcasting and production. During his recruiting trip, Rutgers took Tucker to New York City for a filming of Saturday Night Live.
The Recruiting Game

Women's Basketball

Crystal Starling hit two free throws with 1.2 seconds left in overtime to lift Virginia Tech to a 66-64 victory last night over Rutgers at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va.
Rutgers guard Mauri Horton hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 64-64 with 17 seconds left in overtime, but fouled Starling on the ensuing possession. Horton finished with a game-high 23 points in 45 minutes for Rutgers (9-5 overall, 3-2 Big East), which had been elevated to No. 23 in the Associated Press rankings this week.
Rutgers women tumble in OT

Chrystal Starling scored 21 points and hit two free throws with one second left in overtime Wednesday night as Virginia Tech beat No. 23 Rutgers, 66-64.
The Hokies (13-4, 4-2 Big East) got six points from Starling and four from Ieva Kublina in the extra period, but needed Starling's free throws after Mauri Horton's three-pointer with 17 seconds left.
Horton had 16 of her 23 points after halftime for Rutgers (9-5, 3-2).
Rutgers comes up short in overtime

The Rutgers University women's basketball team did everything it wanted to do defensively as the final seconds were ticking off the clock with the score tied in overtime Wednesday night. Virginia Tech guard Chrystal Starling was pressured away from the basket by Chelsea Newton, then trapped by Mauri Horton.
Out of options, Starling could only hope for a miracle as she tried to break the trap 25 feet from the basket. She got one. The miracle came from the official, who whistled Horton for a blocking foul with 1.2 seconds remaining.
No. 23 Rutgers women lose at Virginia Tech 66-64 in overtime

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Baseball

The Chicago Cubs have made their offer to No. 1 draft pick Bobby Brownlie and the pitcher told his Rutgers baseball coach, Fred Hill, that the final decision will come today.
"I spoke to him and he said an offer was made and he has to decide whether to accept it or not," Hill said last night. "He didn't say what the offer was and I didn't ask him. We start practice on Saturday, and if he's going to be with us, we'd like to know by then."
Brownlie's decision is expected today

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High Prospects

The University of Iowa has received an oral commitment from Holy Cross High wide receiver James Townsend, made inroads on getting a commitment from Moorestown running back Albert Young, and pulled back a football scholarship that was offered to Paulsboro running back Isaac Redman.
Townsend, an all-South Jersey wide receiver, confirmed last night that he had made an oral commitment with Iowa.
Holy Cross star Townsend says his pick is Iowa

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