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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Roughly one week after saying he was 75 percent sure he would turn professional, Rutgers forward Herve Lamizana announced yesterday that we will be returning for his senior season.
The move comes as a major boost to the teams prospects for next season, when Lamizana will be the likely go-to player and leader. The 6-foot-10, 215-pound power forward averaged 10.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game this past season. The blocks ranked him 12th in the nation.
Lamizana to return to RU
Rutgers University junior forward Herve Lamizana (Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Africa) announced in a statement today that he will continue his education and college basketball career at Rutgers University and not enter his name into the NBA Draft.
Lamizana to Continue Education at Rutgers
After nearly two weeks of entertaining thoughts of applying for early entry to the NBA draft, Rutgers junior Herve Lamizana announced as expected yesterday that he will be back for his senior year.
The 6-10 forward, who averaged 10.6 points and a team-leading 6.4 rebounds, made his decision official in a brief statement issued through the school. An Ivory Coast native, Lamizana flirted with the idea of turning pro in the hope of earning enough money to get his mother and brother out of his war-ravaged homeland and into the United States.
Lamizana decides to stay in school
Junior forward Herve Lamizana said Thursday in a statement released by Rutgers University that he will return to the school for his senior year. The 6-foot-10 native of Africa's Ivory Coast was entertaining the possibility of entering the 2003 NBA Draft so he could make enough money to help his family flee their war-torn homeland and seek safe haven in the United States.
Lamizana to remain at Rutgers
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All avid college football fans realize that coaches work year round to improve their program and overall team performance. For fans, it's obvious that from the end of the season until the signing date, recruiting is the No. 1 priority. After the signing date, the focus immediately shifts to spring football practice. The importance of recruiting and on the field spring practice in the development of the football team is obvious to everyone.
But while every fan's attention is solely on recruiting in January and February, coaching staffs must also focus on something else that is even more critical to their immediate success -- they must find ways to improve the productivity and performance of their existing teams and coaching staffs.
Work in spring key to success in fall
Donald "Big Dog"
Mike and the Big Dog LLC