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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.
To reserve your spot or to ask questions, please reply back to Keith Norton at Norton@winants.rutgers.edu
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Football

One minute, David Harley was going to sign a letter of intent to continue his college football career at Rutgers University. The next, it was University of Cincinnati.
As was his right, Harley again changed his mind when it came to signing his name on the dotted line last week. He went back to his original decision and signed with Rutgers.
Harley (6-foot-1, 295 pounds), who played defensive lineman for Pasadena City College, faxed his letter of intent to Rutgers without Lancers head coach Tom Maher or any other staff member knowing about it.
It's official: PCC's Harley heading to Rutgers

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Men's Basketball

Rutgers has won two straight and three of its last four. The Scarlet Knights are completing a three-game homestand vs. West Virginia, and are coming off wins over Georgetown (66-59 on 2/11) and BC (75-72 on 2/8). Sean Axani, a 6-8 junior forward, keyed the win over Georgetown with 11 points and a career-high five blocks. Playing the entire 40 minutes vs. BC, 6-10 junior forward Herve Lamizana matched his career high with 22 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out a career-high 7 assists and added three blocks and three steals. For his efforts, Lamizana was named BIG EAST Co-Player of the Week.
WEST VIRGINIA (12-9, 3-6) at RUTGERS (11-10, 3-6)

The last time the Rutgers men's basketball team faced Big East foe West Virginia, the Scarlet Knights looked like a team on the verge of destruction.
Giving up 26 and 32 points to sophomore guard Drew Schifino and freshman center Kevin Pittsnogle, respectively, the Knights' defense -- an element that the team prides itself in -- was no where to be found due to their concentration on offense.
RU aims for three straight

Drew Schifino might as well be a businessman carrying a briefcase from one Big East city to the next instead of a basketball player toting a 20-point-plus scoring average wherever he goes.
The attention level isn't much different.
Think of the Big East's best players and chances are it will be a while before the West Virginia sophomore's name finally comes up.
West Va. star going unnoticed

By beating Georgetown Monday night, Gary Waters' Rutgers squad now has control of its destiny. The Hoyas, and not Rutgers, occupy the bottom spot in the Big East's West Division. The Hoyas, and Providence in the East, are in jeopardy of not making it to Madison Square Garden when the Big East Conference tournament begins in less than a month.
And Waters, now that he is not speaking in his own self- interest, said yesterday he believes it is wrong for any team to be left out of the conference tournament.
Waters likes tournament for all

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Interesting Article

For about 14 minutes, it looked like Teresa Phillips might not only be the first woman to coach in an NCAA Division I men's basketball game, but also the first to win one. Phillips' Tennessee State men led Ohio Valley Conference rival Austin Peay 22-21 with 6:18 left in the first half, but that's where the Cinderella story ended.
Undone by a 17-0 Austin Peay run, Tennessee State trailed 38-22 at the half and fell to 2-21 with a school-record 17th consecutive loss 71-56.
Woman makes history, coaching men's college team

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