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Gathering of Former Players

I was informed by one of my fellow letterwinners that the Football Letterwinners association will be having a picnic at 3:30PM on April 25th prior to the annual Spring Game. As a result, I would like to modify the plans and invite all former football Scarlet Knights to Athlete's Glenn at 3:30PM.

Please spread the word. It would be great to see everyone again.

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As a result of the problems, the redirect or access to the URL is no longer working. Please inform anyone who might be having problems.
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Men's Basketball

In the wake of what has been a disappointing season, when the Rutgers men's basketball team enters the offseason, head coach Gary Waters will have to address the problems his squad experienced over the course of the
2002-03 campaign.
Failing to qualify for the Big East tournament for the second time in three seasons, the future of the Scarlet Knights basketball program looks unclear with speculation of several players departing from the team.
Rutgers looking at possible facelift

It's the shot that everyone wants to hit, but only few are successful on a consistent basis. It's a shot that makes a crowd go wild and brings a game to a whole new level.
But for senior guard Jerome Coleman, the three-point basket is his signature shot.
Coleman's run comes to an end

Rutgers basketball coach Gary Waters said yesterday he has scheduled individual player meetings for a one-week period beginning April 14, with the futures of as many as four returning players being decided then.
"I'm going to sit down with the players and talk with each of them," Waters said. "It will be a week-long thing." He again pledged "personnel changes."
Waters sets meetings to decide players' fates

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After stumbling out of the starting gate with a 7-9 record it appeared Seton Hall coach Louis Orr might find himself on the hotseat by season’s end. But having ridden a wave of momentum to a nine-game winning streak, the Pirates, projected to finish near the bottom of the West division, enter tonight’s Big East Tournament with a chance to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
In recognition of his team’s sudden and dramatic turnaround, Orr, the first former Big East player to become a head coach in the league, was named Coach of the Year Tuesday at the conference’s banquet in New York City.
Seton Hall’s Orr selected as Big East Coach of the Year

If you had walked into the St. John's locker room back in December or January, you might have felt like you were walking in to a carnival. It was a maelstrom of talk, loud music and laughter.
Things are different today. After practice on Monday, the Red Storm's shelter was more like a Big Five accounting firm: all business.
Must Storm through tourney

It seemed like a routine finish to an otherwise special season. Syracuse was playing Rutgers Sunday in the Carrier Dome. The 12th-ranked Orange had already locked up a bye in the Big East tournament. The students were on spring break and the Scarlet Knights weren't going anywhere.
Freshman duo has Orangemen faithful pumped

The following are the latest graduation rates for Big East conference schools, according to NCAA statistics released in September 2002, comparing the graduation rates for all students in the school vs. student-athletes and specifically the men's basketball teams.
The first rate is for the freshman class entering school in the 1995-96 academic year, listing the percentage that had graduated after six years, the NCAA guideline. Students who transfer or leave school early count against the percentage, as do players who use all of their eligibility but don't graduate.
Big East graduation rates

When he first got into coaching, Louis Orr was working as a claims adjuster in a Cincinnati insurance agency and helping his mother run her bar and restaurant.
It's probably safe to say he won't need a second job any time soon. The Seton Hall coach was named the Big East Coach of the Year last night. Orr's selection, in a vote by his fellow conference coaches, is historic. The former Syracuse All-American became the first former Big East player to be named the conference's top coach.
Big East names Orr top coach

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