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Miami and Rutgers meet for the 10th time and the Hurricanes have won all nine previous meetings. The teams have met every season since 1993. Miami, the defending national champion, comes into the game ranked No. 1 in the nation in both the AP and ESPN/USA Today Poll. Last week, behind a school-record 422 yards passing by senior QB Ken Dorsey, Miami pulled away for a 40-23 victory over West Virginia in Morgantown. Rutgers, which trailed No. 3 Virginia Tech 28-14 going into the fourth quarter the previous week before falling 35-14, lost at Syracuse by a 45-14 count. Rutgers junior CB Nathan Jones had a huge day on special teams for the Scarlet Knights. Jones blocked a first quarter field goal attempt and the ball was scooped up by senior CB Brandon Haw and returned 90 yards for a TD. In the third quarter, Jones recorded his second 100-yard kickoff return of the season (he also had a 100-yard vs. Tennessee). Both 100-yard returns are school records. Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano served two seasons (1999 and 2000) as defensive coordinator at Miami before being named Rutgers’ head coach on Dec. 1, 2000.
#1 MIAMI (7-0, 3-0 BIG EAST) at RUTGERS (1-7, 0-4 BIG EAST)

Keeping track of the "funs" became tough after about two dozen.
The "exciteds," well, they were almost as voluminous.
Three days after Rutgers coach Greg Schiano seemed to have cataclysmically altered his well-publicized plans by playing him, freshman quarterback Ryan Hart was completely, totally eager. And enthused. And animated.
A frosh face

In an attempt to inject some life into an offense that is ranked last in Division I-A, Rutgers coach Greg Schiano said Tuesday he will use true freshman Ryan Hart at quarterback against No. 1 Miami on Saturday.
Hart did not complete a pass in six attempts in his debut in Rutgers 45-14 loss to Syracuse on Saturday night. He will share time with senior Ted Trump, who has thrown for four touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season for the Scarlet Knights (1-7, 0-4 Big East).
Hart to play against Miami

How quickly innocence vanishes. And how desperately it tries to resurface.
Go back 14 months - 14 months that seem an eternity around Rutgers football. Go back to the 1-0 Scarlet Knights, having launched the Greg Schiano Era with a victory over Buffalo and now, in fate's capricious way, the first road game would be at Miami, where Schiano just had spent two years as offensive coordinator for Butch Davis.
Rutgers throws courageous Hart into a Hurricane

Commentment - Basketball

With the 2002-2003 basketball campaign less than a month away, Rutgers coach Gary Waters and company are still attempting to "RAC" up players for next season, and have succeeded as Shagari Alleyne, a massive 7'2", 250-pound center, verbally committed to the Rutgers men's basketball team Monday night.
Should he sign, Alleyne would become the tallest player ever to play for Rutgers.
Although he hasn't signed a letter of intent to play here on the Banks for next season, Alleyne said he is more then certain he will play for the Knights citing it was a tough choice to make.
RU receives big verbal

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Around the Big East

When the Temple football team returned to practice yesterday at Edberg-Olson Hall, the Owls were a little dismayed but not at all discouraged about the 3-5 record they own after a 20-10 loss at third-ranked Virginia Tech on Saturday.
"Just because we're 3-5, don't count us out," Owls defensive back Yazid Jackson said. "We're excited about where we're at right now. We don't feel any pressure. We're accepting the challenge."
Temple (3-5) isn't discouraged

The Scarlet Knights appear headed for another finish in the conference cellar after a 45-14 loss to Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. It was Rutgers' 19th straight Big East loss and the 26th in its last 27 league games. ... Starting quarterback Ryan Cubit hyperextended his right elbow in the first quarter and his availability for Saturday's game against Miami is uncertain. ... Cubit was initially replaced by senior Ted Trump, but he was pulled after being sacked eight times and failing to generate any offense. Ryan Hart, a true freshman who had not played this season, replaced Trump and went 0-for-6.
Pittsburgh out for respect against Va. Tech

Early in the season, Miami linebacker Jonathan Vilma boasted of the Hurricanes lined up in front of him.
“I think our defensive front is the best in the nation,’’ said Vilma. “I said it in the spring and I’m going to stick with it. Anybody who goes up against our D-line is going to have a problem, regardless of whether it’s Florida or Temple.’’
No. 1 Miami's defensive front struggling to stop the run

Interesting Article

You hear it at virtually every college football game involving teams from different conferences. "Today's officials," the announcer will say, "are from the (fill in the blank) conference."
Neutral officials a novel idea

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