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Posted Dec 11, 2002



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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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Gov. James E. McGreevey created an implementation committee yesterday to detail the prospective merger of Rutgers, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
By executive order, McGreevey established a Review, Planning and Implementation Steering Committee to employ the recommendations of the Report of the Commission on Health Science, Education and Training, which proposed merging the three universities.
Merger moves forward

Football

Rutgers junior defensive back NATE JONES has been named Co-Special Teams Player of the Year, and first team All-BIG EAST as a kick returner, by the BIG EAST Conference, it was announced today.
Jones was joined on the all-league team by teammate SHAWN SEABROOKS, a second-team All-BIG EAST pick as a defensive back. The All-BIG EAST teams are voted on by the league’s head coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players.
Jones Named BIG EAST Co-Special Teams Player of the Year

The Big East announced its honorees for the 2002 season yesterday and two Scarlet Knights were among those recognized for outstanding seasons.
The league's top kickoff return man, RU junior defensive back Nate Jones, shared the conference honor of Special Teams Player of the Year with punter Andy Lee of Pittsburgh.
Pair of Knights earn Big East seasonal recognition

Miami's Ken Dorsey and Willis McGahee were named the Big East offensive co-players of the year Tuesday, while the Hurricanes' Larry Coker was named coach of the year.
The league's coaches also named Temple's Dan Klecko, a Marlboro High School graduate as defensive player of the year. Andy Lee of Pittsburgh and Nate Jones of Rutgers and Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School shared the special teams player of the year award, and Pittsburgh's Larry Fitzgerald was named Big East rookie of the year.
Rutgers' Jones splits Big East award

Nate Jones, a bright spot in Rutgers' otherwise dismal football season, has been named co-special teams player of the year and first team All-Big East as a kick returner.
Rutgers' Jones is honored

Men's Basketball

Rutgers report: For all the talk about how head coach Gary Waters has stressed improved free throw shooting and rebounding, it's not showing for the Knights so far. As a team, Rutgers is shooting 55.5 percent from the foul line, which is even worse than last year's dreadful 58.3 percent.
A look at game with Fordham

A month into the season, many Big East rookies have already made significant contributions, but Rutgers University's newcomers are still finding their way.
Calvin Wooten, Cortez Davis, Adrian Hill and Harry Good have combined for 118 minutes and 28 points in five games this season.
Their limited productivity can be attributed to a couple of factors: Coach Gary Waters' complex system takes time to learn, and, with 10 lettermen returning, minutes are tough to come by
Rutgers' freshmen struggle to adjust

Women's Basketball

The Rutgers University women's basketball team opted for a blue-collar approach to Tuesday night's 52-42 road victory over Temple.
Attempting to avenge last season's 56-51 loss to the Owls at the Louis Brown Athletic Center, the Scarlet Knights went to work on the offensive and defensive glass with extreme aggression. Rutgers out-rebounded Temple 24-12 in the first half and 44-35 in the game to secure a much-needed non-conference win.
Rutgers women sparked by Pondexter

The Rutgers women's basketball team handed Temple its third straight loss last night at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, defeating the Owls 52-42 behind sophomore guard Cappie Pondexter's 16 points.
This was a low-scoring affair, thanks to the Scarlet Knights (4-2) hustling defense and tenacity on both the offensive and defensive boards. Pondexter and sophomore Chelsea Newton also led the Knights with nine rebounds from their guard positions. The entire RU backcourt, consisting of Pondexter, senior Mauri Horton and Newton, compiled 26 boards as a unit.
RU picks up win vs. Owls

All arms on a wiry frame, Chelsea Newton has had to start answering to "Whitney Houston." Shaking her head at the cruelty of it all, the Rutgers sophomore laughed when reminded Houston is one of the best-selling performers of all time.
Tuesday night, despite a statistically off night, Newton turned in one of her usual intensity-packed performances, wowing the opponents and earning a standing ovation from the traveling fans behind Rutgers' bench. The Scarlet Knights turned back defending Atlantic-10 champs Temple, 52-42, and it was Newton flailing her beanpole body everywhere that made the difference.
Newton makes a difference for Rutgers

The Rutgers University women's basketball team opted for a blue-collar approach to Tuesday night's 52-42 road victory over Temple. Attempting to avenge last season's 56-51 loss to the Owls at the Louis Brown Athletic Center, the Scarlet Knights went to work on the offensive and defensive glass with extreme aggression. Rutgers outrebounded Temple 24-12 in the first half and 44-35 in the game to secure a much-needed non-conference win.
Pondexter leads Rutgers women past Temple 52-42

 

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Around the Nation

THE MOST LIKELY To Succeed honor does not figure to create much debate at St. Vincent-St. Mary High in Akron, Ohio, this spring. LeBron James would appear to be a lock.
James is the nation's best high school basketball player, maybe ever. He will be the first pick in the 2003 NBA draft. He would have been the first pick in the 2002 NBA draft had he been old enough.
The selling of LeBron James

Type the words "LeBron James" into eBay on Monday and you could chose among 235 separate items relating to the Akron high school basketball phenom -- everything from game tickets in Pittsburgh ($199 for 4) to an autographed basketball ($29.99).
Project reasonable attendance for his St. Vincent-St. Mary regular-season games and James will play in front of over 150,000 fans -- from the sold-out 5,500-seat "home gym" at the University of Akron to however many curious Californians file into UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on Jan. 4. And that's before the expected Ohio state tournament run or the McDonald's All-America game at 20,562-seat Gund Arena in Cleveland.
Telecast of phenom James' prep game opens new world

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