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Football

It what appears to be a textbook case of breaking team rules, Rutgers football player Davon Clark has been suspended indefinitely from the program.
In a statement released by the Rutgers athletic department, the sophomore lineman was suspended for "repeated violations of team policy," as announced by coach Greg Schiano.
Rutgers suspends Clark indefinitely

Women's Basketball

Cathy Inglese remembers when predicting each round of the Big East Tournament was about as challenging as forecasting yesterday's weather.
But the Boston College coach is stumped this year.
"I look at this bracket and say, 'Who is going to win?'" Inglese said. "A few years ago, you could pick who would win each round -- from the first round to the final. You can't do that this year. UConn has proven (itself) and played consistently, but you still have that feeling that anyone out there could win it."
UConn is there for the taking

Men's Basketball

One by one they came off the Rutgers bench, each charged with guarding Marcus Hatten.
And one by one, each Scarlet Knight returned from where he came, having been burned by the St. John's point guard.
Red Storm's Hadden buries Rutgers

It has been a season of maddening frustration and inconsistency for the Rutgers men’s basketball team. There was a rash of early-season losses, a near 0-for-January and a string of brilliant victories followed by baffling defeats.
Yesterday, Rutgers suffered another blow, falling to St. John’s, 75-59, at Madison Square Garden. The loss means that, if the Scarlet Knights (12-15, 4-11) are to qualify for the Big East Tournament and keep alive their longshot bid to reach the NCAA Tournament, they must defeat Syracuse at the Carrier Dome this weekend and West Virginia must lose to Virginia Tech in Morgantown, W.Va.
Rutgers’ tourney hopes suffer blow


He simply shook his head and flashed a smile after every shot that he made.
It was just that kind of night for senior guard Marcus Hatten, who hit from all ranges and made it a one-man show at Madison Square Garden, as he exploded for 44 points to propel the St. John's Red Storm 75-59 triumph over the Scarlet Knights men's basketball team (12-15, 4-11) last night
Hats off to SJU guard as RU folds

Marcus Hatten had plenty of adrenaline left in the tank.
Coming off St. John's improbable win over sixth-ranked Duke on Sunday, in which he scored 29 points, Hatten put up an encore performance that was Ewing-esque as the Red Storm rolled over Rutgers last night at the Garden, 75-59.
Hatten's 44 takes Rutgers by Storm

This is how much Rutgers' season has deteriorated now: One player (Marcus Hatten) outscored Gary Waters' entire team in the second half.
But there was some good news to come from the Knights' latest listless road defeat.
At least they held Hatten under 50 for the game.
Hatten's 44 spark St. John's

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Prospects

The father of Rice High School star Shagari Alleyne dismissed a published report that his son was rethinking his verbal commitment to Rutgers and had reached out to St. John's, saying yesterday, "I wouldn't pay any mind to that."
An item in Thursday's New York Post cited unnamed sources in stating that the 7-2 Alleyne "is reconsidering his decision and has contacted St. John's."
Alleyne's dad calls St. John's story false

Shagari Alleyne, a 7-foot-2 center from Rice High School in New York City, has reportedly reneged on his commitment to Rutgers.
Published reports Thursday indicated that Alleyne is considering a scholarship offer from St. John's. Neither Alleyne nor his high school coach, Maurice Hicks, could be reached for comment Thursday night.
Alleyne reportedly to renege on verbal commitment to Rutgers

Around Big East

They lined up to be prodded, poked, weighed, tested and, most importantly, run while hundreds of eyes examined their every step.
No, this wasn't the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. It was the Hurricanes' NFL Pro Day, where nearly two dozen draft-eligible Hurricanes were evaluated like livestock in their attempt to impress executives that represented every NFL team. And the Hurricanes did just that.
Hurricanes put on show for NFL execs

Around the nation

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Interesting Article

Expecting to decide once and for all whether to allow Don Bosco Prep out of a league game to take on a national power in football next fall, the Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League instead found itself embroiled in more controversy yesterday.
According to a number of sources, Passaic was the lone school from the 19-member NNJIL not represented at the league's monthly athletic directors' meeting at The Brownstone in Paterson, and a vote on whether to make an exception to league rules and allow Don Bosco to cancel its game against Ridgewood and play De La Salle of California on Sept. 13 resulted in a 9-9 tie.
No decision on Don Bosco request yet

New additions to the staff include A.J. Christoff as the co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach and Bill Cubit as the quarterbacks coach.
Teevens Names Two New Coaches; Kelly Promoted to Offensive Coordiniator

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