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Rutgers senior tight end
L. J. Smith and senior linebacker Gary Brackett visited Highland Parks
Bartle Elementary School recently as part of the R.U. Reading Into the
Game program, which is sponsored by Rutgers University Athletics. The
program was created to encourage reading in the elementary school grades,
and is available to students in any Middlesex County elementary school in
grades K-5. First Union National Bank is a co-sponsor of the program.
Following the upcoming open
weekend, the Rutgers University football team returns to action on Nov. 16 to
host BIG EAST rival Temple at Rutgers Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m.
Football Players Visit Local School for "R.U. Reading into the Game"
The Rutgers-Temple game will be televised on CN8. The Scarlet Knights, who took
a 17-14 lead into the fourth quarter over No. 1-ranked Miami last Saturday before
falling 42-17, are idle on Nov. 9.
to Host Temple November 16 at 3:30 P.M.
Teams preparing to face
Rutgers this season will know they won't have an easy time playing inside
the Rutgers Athletic Center, and they will know what they're up against in
Jerome Coleman and Mike Sherrod.
But they might not know much about the rest of Rutgers' roster, and coach
Gary Waters is hoping that will work to his advantage. One player Waters thinks
might surprise a few opposing Big East teams this winter is redshirt junior
forward Sean Axani. Axani started 10 games last season, including the last
eight, and Waters thinks Axani will be an important cog in a Rutgers team
he believes is deeper and more diverse, offensively, than last year's.
will count on versatile Axani
Around New Jersey - Basketball
There have been championships
galore, a galaxy of stars raining down on the basketball court and a perennial
national reputation for St. Anthony High of Jersey City.
Each year, St. Anthony participates in the prestigious Prime Time Shootout
in Trenton and will return for two games in February.
Over the years, the game's sting of defeat has been a virtual stranger to
this vaunted basketball machine.
powerhouse fights for survival
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the Big East
Forget about trying to
figure out how the BCS works. And don't bother debating which conference is
best. The more perplexing question as we head down the home stretch is this:
Who will win the Heisman Trophy?
I'll tell you who shouldn't: Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey. He isn't even the
best player on his team. That honor goes to running back Willis McGahee, who
bailed out the Hurricanes last Saturday by rushing for 187 yards and two touchdowns
in a 42-17 comeback win at Rutgers. Heck, cases can be made that receiver
Andre Johnson, defensive end Jerome McDougle, center Brett Romberg and linebacker
Jonathan Vilma are more vital to Miami than Dorsey.
doesn't deserve to win Heisman
No goalposts are safe
these days in the Big East. Case in point: Boston College.
The visiting Eagles fans in South Bend, Ind., after their team posted a 14-7
victory over the previously unbeaten Fighting Irish, knew they couldn't tear
down those goal posts at the risk of: A) Getting arrested; and B) Offending
posted goal is to gain respect
Boston College returned
home late Saturday night from its 14-7 upset victory over fourth-ranked and
undefeated Notre Dame and discovered that the goal posts had been ripped down
on its practice field.
"We don't need them," deadpanned BC coach Tom O'Brien.
O'Brien said his daughter, a sophomore at BC, was on the trip to South Bend,
Ind., and tried to call her friends on campus to share in the jubilation.
She couldn't get through.
"I guess they were up to mischief," O'Brien said jokingly.
returns to jubilant campus
Virginia Tech tailback
Kevin Jones is doubtful for Saturday's game against Syracuse because of a
strained left hamstring.
Jones will have an MRI on Tuesday morning to determine the extent of the tear,
Hokies trainer Mike Goforth said.
One half of Tech's potent rushing tandem -- along with fellow tailback Lee
Suggs -- Jones was injured on his second carry in Saturday's 28-21 loss to
Jones doubtful to play Orangemen
There is no middle ground
on Ken Dorsey. Check those Heisman lists that pop up on every website, newspaper
and pregame show. The Miami quarterback is either the Heisman frontrunner
or completely off the charts.
There seemingly are no second- or third-place Ken Dorsey votes. He's either
the best or the best of the rest.
That's why it hurts to finally address The Ken Dorsey Question. It has been
rattling around the sport -- and the mind of this voter -- for most of the
past two seasons.
Watch: Dorsey poised to win it -- but should he?
Around the Nation
Michigan State has borne
its share of burdens two- and three-win seasons, a last-place finish
in the Big Ten Conference, NCAA sanctions since celebrating its last
football national championship in 1966. But Donald Nugent, Class of '65 and
the chairman of the school's board of trustees, says, "I don't remember
a time worse than this."
times at Michigan State
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