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.
Please note that we are having problems with our old domain www.rutgersfootball.com. This also effects any e-mail going to Donald "Big Dog" Forbes at BigDog@Rutgersfootball.com. Everyone that needs to e-mail me, please use DForbes@Theinsiders.com.
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.
The Rutgers womens basketball program welcomes its fans to join the Scarlet Knights for the viewing of the NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday special on March 16 at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus.
Rutgers to Host "Selection Sunday" Event
Rutgers junior forward Herve Lamizana is expected to announce today whether he will apply for early entry in the 2003 NBA draft or return for one more season at Rutgers University. The 6-foot-10 native of Africa's Ivory Coast said last week he was "75 percent" certain he would turn pro. But coach Gary Waters said Monday that he believed Lamizana was leaning toward returning to school.
Lamizana to announce decision today
We have been bringing a lot of articles on-line over the last month. For those who are having problems accessing the archives, please click this link: Story Archive.
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Around Big East
After several days of listening to the pundits discuss the merits of their NCAA Tournament candidacy, Seton Hall decided it was time to take control of their destiny.
Whether or not Wednesday night's impressive 67-52 victory over Miami in the opening round of the Big East Championship is enough to secure the Pirates an invitation to March Madness, they appeared to make a statement to the selection committee with their dismantling of the Hurricanes.
Seton Hall makes a statement
Villanova came close to a second stunning victory in as many days. One day after the women's team snapped Connecticut's 70-game winning streak, the men's team with five players going all but two minutes stayed with Georgetown until the final minute, losing 47-41 Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big East tournament.
G'town nips Villanova; St. John's, Providence, Seton Hall win
Around the nation
Past drafts boasted prospect-laden units such as the Miami secondary in 2002 and the Michigan offensive line in 2001. But there never has been a draft with so many units loaded with NFL potential as this one.
Units with multiple prospects make it easy for scouts to rank players comparatively. For example, when studying the Hurricanes on film last year, there was no question that Phillip Buchanon was a better cover corner than Mike Rumph.
The presence of so much talent on one unit can also be deceiving. For instance, all of the attention defensive end Julius Peppers received from North Carolina opponents made defensive tackle Ryan Sims look better than he really was at times.
The following is a breakdown of the top units with three or more NFL prospects:
The best groups of draft talent
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