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It is one of Richard McCormick's
earliest memories: He is 4 or 5, accompanying his historian father for an
interview with William H.S. Demarest, who was an elderly former president
of Rutgers University.
As Demarest and McCormick's father talk about the history of Rutgers for a
book, the young boy plays with a replica of the Liberty Bell on the former
president's desk. Charmed by the boy, Demarest gives him the cast-iron bell.
a son of Rutgers, top job is irresistible
For the second time this
season, cornerback Nathan Jones of the Rutgers football team has been named
Special Teams Player of the Week by the BIG EAST Conference, it
was announced today.
Jones, who hails from Scotch Plains, N.J., was a dominant force on special
teams for the Scarlet Knights in their game at Syracuse on Saturday (Oct.
26). With 4:54 remaining in the third quarter, Jones raced 100 yards with
a kickoff return for a touchdown. Earlier in the contest, the junior from
Scotch Plains, N.J., blocked an 18-yard field Syracuse field goal attempt,
which was scooped up by Rutgers teammate Brandon Haw, who returned it 90 yards
to give the Scarlet Knights a 7-0 lead.
Named BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week
For the second time this
year, the Big East honored Rutgers cornerback Nate Jones, as he was awarded
Special Teams Co-Player of the Week by the league yesterday.
The 5-foot-10 inch, 175-pound Jones was the most productive Knight on the
gridiron in RU's 45-15 loss to Syracuse last Saturday.
Jones gets BE award
An MRI taken on the throwing
elbow of quarterback Ryan Cubit came back negative Monday. Cubit hurt it when
he was sacked on the third series of the game in a 45-14 loss at Syracuse
"It's great news for us, but it doesn't mean he'll be able to throw the
ball. He's still in a lot of pain," said coach Greg Schiano, who will
use the remaining four games to develop true freshman quarterback Ryan Hart,
whose redshirt year he burned on Saturday.
defense should get better against Rutgers
There isn't a worse combination
for a football fan. There can't be. Being a fan of Rutgers and the Jets makes
nearly every weekend another trip to a torture chamber.
The events of Saturday and Sunday captured perfectly in a pair of 60-minute
snapshots what life is like supporting a college and pro team that each manages
to redefine despair on a weekly basis.
cursed combo: Rutgers and the Jets
Two local big men are
expected to make verbal commitments early next week.
Shagari Alleyne, Rice's 7-foot-2 center, has narrowed his college choices
to two and will announce his decision on Monday at the Manhattan school.
RUTGERS, KENTUCKY LEFT ON
Shagari Alleyne has a
sense of humor much like that of former St. Raymond's star Julius Hodge. Now
he just hopes to have as much success as Hodge has had in college.
"I'm going to the NBA," the 7-foot-2 Rice senior deadpanned to open
his press conference yesterday at the Harlem school. He was kidding, just
like Hodge was. Instead, Alleyne will head to Rutgers, selecting the Scarlet
Knights over Kentucky.
RICE'S ALLEYNE PICKS RUTGERS
Shagari Alleyne wanted
to show his flexibility.
Rice's 7-2 center told a roomful of reporters and teammates that after he
graduated he would be entering the NBA draft.
joke: Rutgers is choice
Shagari Alleyne was supposed
to announce at a news conference last night where he is going to play college
basketball next season. Instead, he said, "I decided for my senior season
to hire a personal trainer and enter the NBA draft. Any questions?"
Knights Get Alleyne
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Around the Big East
Despite rising fan dissatisfaction
over the sudden fall of Syracuse football, Paul Pasqualoni was given a vote
of confidence Monday by the university as he endures his worst season in 12
years as head coach.
''This is not a snapshot in a one-year situation,'' athletic director Jake
Crouthamel said before Pasqualoni's weekly news conference. ''It is a long-term
evaluation, and we are very conscious of making sure that we don't just do
a knee-jerk reaction, that we visit these things and revisit them on an annual
basis over a long period of time.
worst season as head coach
Notre Dame moved a lot
closer to national title territory.
The Fighting Irish narrowed the gap behind second-place Miami in the Bowl
Championship Series standings released yesterday, with Oklahoma holding on
to the top spot.
The difference between second and third is so tiny that if Notre Dame beats
Boston College next weekend, it might be enough to move the Fighting Irish
ahead of Miami. The Hurricanes, No. 1 in both the AP media and the coaches'
polls, visit weakling Rutgers.
BLIGHT; Playing pathetic Rutgers could hurt Miami's BCS status
Dame moved a lot closer to national title territory. The Fighting Irish narrowed
the gap behind second-place Miami in the Bowl Championship Series standings
released Monday, with Oklahoma holding on to the top spot.
holds off Notre Dame for No. 2 spot in BCS
Big Ten Commissioner Jim
Delany says he has allowed head football coaches to be more critical of officiating
than at any time since he became commissioner in 1989. And he points to his
respect for Penn State coach Joe Paterno as the reason for that latitude.
stature staves off discipline
From a non-call Saturday
that cost Penn State a potential game-winning drive at Ohio State, to the
wrong call two weeks ago that gave USC a touchdown it didn't deserve, college
football officiating blunders keep piling up in the games that matter most.
As the season rolls on and the stakes grow higher, every crucial flag dropped
or whistle not blown could mean $13 million in somebody else's pocket. Just
look at the Trojans, who were the beneficiaries of a gift touchdown that beat
California two weeks ago, keeping alive their BCS hopes and the big-money
payout that comes with it.
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