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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
directly.
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Football

Rutgers
Home: Buffalo, Navy, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Syracuse
Away: Michigan State, Army, West Virginia, Temple, Connecticut, Miami
Comment: A win at Michigan State may mean a 4-0 start: Buffalo, at Michigan State, at Army, Navy. The Scarlet Knights may, just may, have a bowl bid on the line when Syracuse visits for the last game of the year.
Big East schedule analysis

Women's Basketball

Rutgers' coach C. Vivian Stringer had threatened to put on a uniform.
She'd scheduled that seven-hour bus ride home last month so she could bond with this team, her 31st ever but the first she admitted to really wanting to hang out with. Taboo and gossip and cards were supposed to fill the route back from Blacksburg Jan. 22, but then Stringer's Scarlet Knights had gone and dropped a two-point heartbreaker - in overtime - on a cheap pair of foul shots, and the only sound on that seven-hour ride home was the opening of sandwich baggies
Rutgers routs Va. Tech for first-round bye

Dawn McCullouch scored 23 points and Rutgers avenged its last Big East loss with a 67-42 rout of Virginia Tech last night.
Rutgers (19-5, 12-2 Big East) has won 10 straight games and 12 of its last 13. The Scarlet Knights’ most recent Big East defeat came at Virginia Tech on Jan. 22.
The victory clinched a top-four conference finish for Rutgers and a first-round bye in the Big East tournament, which will be played at Rutgers beginning March 8. The Scarlet Knights are in second place behind Connecticut. Villanova (11-3) is in third place, followed by Boston College (10-4).
RU women rout Va. Tech, clinch bye

Junior Dawn McCullouch (Long Beach, CA) scored 23 points, one shy of her career high, to help No. 20/23 Rutgers (19-5, 12-2 BIG EAST) hand Virginia Tech (17-8, 8-6 BIG EAST) its worst loss of the season, 67-43, in BIG EAST women’s basketball action tonight at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.
The Scarlet Knights outscored the Hokies, 33-19, in the second half to cruise to their 10th-straight win.
#20/23 Rutgers Rolls Past Virginia Tech 67-42

Cappie Pondexter rarely gets much sleep the night before a game. The Rutgers sophomore point guard gets too excited to rest.
But Tuesday night was particularly rough. So was yesterday afternoon. For 24 hours, all Pondexter could think about was redemption.
Rutgers gains revenge on Va. Tech

With the most important part of the season still to come, senior guard Brandin Knight of No. 8 Pittsburgh seems ready to shine. Knight scored 25 points and hit two of his six 3-pointers during a run that thwarted Virginia Tech's last comeback try Wednesday night in the Panthers' 75-62 victory.
"That's what you want," Pittsburgh coach Ben Howland said. "A senior on the road leading you to a victory. They played a lot of zone and I thought we attacked their zone well."
No. 8 Pittsburgh, Knight pound Virginia Tech

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Prospects

The pieces are there: Russell Robinson, the quick, sharp-shooting guard, and the frontcourt of Arturo Dubois and Shagari Alleyne. They've been there all season - but never at the same time for defending city champion Rice.
Last night, to the amazement of some, the Raiders started to put it together as Robinson returned from a brief ankle injury to score 19 points and lead Rice to a 53-42 win over All Hallows in the New York Diocesan tournament at St. Raymond's.
Rice refuses to fall for hypnotism trick

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Interesting Article

Title IX's athletic policies should be preserved without change, according to the first recommendation in an unofficial minority report written by two members of the federal commission examining the civil rights law.
Julie Foudy and Donna de Varona released their 20-page report Wednesday morning, a few hours before the official report of the Commission on Athletic Opportunity was to go to Education Secretary Rod Paige. The 70-page commission report suggests a number of potential changes to the underlying regulations of Title IX, which bans sex discrimination at schools receiving federal funds. Paige will decide in coming weeks whether to adopt some form of these recommended changes.
Minority report calls for no underlying changes to Title IX

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