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Most, if not all, of the Rutgers graduates and students would not like to see the name of our institution changed. We can let our voice be heard.
Please contact your state legislator and let her or she know on no uncertain terms that you disagree with this action and it will effect your vote come election time. Below you will find a link on how to find out your legislator contact information. Please let them know today.
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NEXT GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14TH!!
The Touchdown Club's next General Membership Meeting of the 2002 season will be held Thursday night November 14th at the Hale Center in Piscataway. Doors open at 6pm. We will again be hearing from Coach Schiano as he recaps the Miami game and provides perspective on the Temple game. Light refreshments will be served.
We also hope to have a surprise guest speaker at this meeting.
To date we have had two excellent meetings which have been well attended. Please come out and join us again and bring a friend to join the Club!

POST SEASON AWARDS BANQUET
The 64th annual Rutgers Touchdown Club Football Awards Banquet will be held on Sunday December 8th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown New Brunswick. The reception will begin with cocktails at 5:00 p.m. with dinner and the awards program at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in attending please contact Pat English at the football office at 732-445-5126. If you are interested an advertisement of booster ad, please call Doug Dolan at 973-334-6051.

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Football

Rutgers enters its second and final bye week in a similar position as the first -- fresh off a valiant effort against a nationally-ranked opponent and with the peculiar mix of honor and disappointment that goes along with such an accomplishment.
The first part of the season ended with the Scarlet Knights squandering a 14-7 halftime lead in a 35-14 loss against 11th-ranked Tennessee. This one ended with the Knights taking a 17-14 lead over No. 1 Miami into the fourth quarter, only to see it vanish in a 42-17 defeat
Scarlet Knights far from satisfied

Rutgers seemed on the verge of one of college football's biggest upsets before collapsing in the fourth quarter during a 42-17 loss to top-ranked Miami. The Knights led, 17-14, after three quarters. The loss was Rutgers' 20th straight in Big East games, but coach Greg Schiano thinks his team may be turning the corner. "We're going in the right direction," Schiano said
'Canes working on attitude adjustment

Men's Basketball

Adrian Hill, for no explicable reason, had fallen off the radar screen.
After leading Canton-McKinley High School to a record 25th consecutive state tournament appearance the Bulldogs lost in Ohio's 2001-02 Division I semifinals Hill got little respect.
Recruiting analyst Clark Francis rated him the country's 356th best graduating high school senior, and Hill was nowhere to be found on the lists of some other scouting services.
RU's Hill off radar screen

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Around the Big East

There was a whole lot of noise around the Big East last weekend.
There was screaming in New England, as Boston College students tore down a practice field goal post.
There was celebration on Pittsburgh's Oakland campus, from the old Fitzgerald Field House down to Primanti's.
Miami-Pitt, not Miami-VT, could be BCS showdown

Around the Nation

On Tuesday, the good people of Michigan had the opportunity to go to the voting booth and select a governor, U.S. senator and a host of other state officials.
In real world terms, it was supposed to be a big day.
But the lead story on the front page of virtually every newspaper in the state, often under a World War size headline, concerned the dismissal of Michigan State coach Bobby Williams. "Sacked" screamed the Detroit Free Press. "Williams Fired" blared the Lansing State Journal.
Proud Spartan land now must find right man

Interesting Article

Two months after the USA's humbling sixth-place finish in basketball's world championships, college rulesmakers are looking seriously at changes that could move the sport closer to the less physical, more graceful international game.
Sentiment is growing, those officials say, to permanently adopt two significant changes to be tried experimentally this season: widening the lane and moving back the three-point line.
Rules changes may make college hoops more international

Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: BigDog@Rutgersfootball.com
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