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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Rutgers mourns passing of Joseph P. Whiteside
Joseph P. Whiteside, who served as senior vice president and treasurer of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, from 1981 until his retirement in June 2000, died Wednesday evening.
Whiteside was a much-beloved and admired administrator, whose 24-year tenure at Rutgers was marked by numerous, broad programs and initiatives during a period of unprecedented growth at the university.
Rutgers mourns passing of Joseph P. Whiteside, former senior vice president and treasurer
Pedro Sosa, one of New Jersey's finest high school football players, was among the first to commit to Rutgers and become a part of coach Greg Schiano's 2003 recruiting class.
That didn't stop other college coaches from ringing Sosa's phone.
"A lot of schools were calling," Sosa's mother said. "Virginia, Maryland, Miami. They called almost every day."
It just might be time for Rutgers
Bragging rights in the state of New Jersey are on the line as the Rutgers womens basketball team (13-5, 6-2 BIG EAST) takes on intrastate rival Seton Hall (11-8, 5-4 BIG EAST) Sunday, Feb. 9. Tipoff at Walsh Gym (2,600) is at 2:00 p.m. The game is being carried live on the YES Network, as well as on WCTC 1450 AM and WRSU 88.7 FM. A live radio feed of the game also is available on www.scarletknights.com.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (13-5, 6-2 BIG EAST) at Seton Hall Pirates (11-8, 5-4 BIG EAST)
Defense has been a crucial element of the Rutgers men's basketball this season and will be even more vital tomorrow when the Scarlet Knights (9-10, 1-6) host the hot-shooting Boston College Eagles at 2 p.m., opening a three-game stand at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.
The Eagles (11-8, 4-4) are coming off three impressive wins against Virginia Tech, then-No. 14 Connecticut, and St. John's, all Big East conference opponents.
Eagles fly high into RAC
Rutgers - Hall of Fame
Rutgers University will induct four members into its Olympic Sports Hall of Fame at halftime of the men's basketball game against Boston College on Saturday at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. Jim Monahan (Class of 1952), Heidi Faith ('77), Tom Sweeney ('80) and Balazs Koranyi ('97) will comprise the 10th class of the Hall, which has 67 members.
Rutgers set to induct 4 into Olympic Sports Hall of Fame
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After losing four of its last five games last fall to finish 4-8, the Temple football team will face another brutal schedule this fall.
The Owls will meet eight teams that played in bowl games last season - plus a team that reached the semifinals in the Division I-AA playoffs. Five of the games against bowl teams are on the road.
Owls face strong football slate
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Where's the drama?
National signing day used to be the pinnacle of offseason hype and speculation. Yes, fun. Who was going where was still a mystery on a day like Wednesday.
Instead, it was your generic hump day.
Star Search and American Idol used to have nothing on the signing day ceremony, when hundreds of kids put pen to paper in homes and schools across the land. Now it's reality television that's water cooler fodder.
Many prospects sealed, delivered before signing day
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