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Posted Dec 12, 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

Success at Rutgers isn't necessarily measured in wins and losses. The Scarlet Knights (1-11, 0-7) couldn't match the two victories coach Greg Schiano won in his first season, but they were more competitive than in 2001. Of course, that's relative. Rutgers' average margin-of-defeat this season in conference games was 24.2 points, compared to 41.2 points last year. The biggest problem at Rutgers may be a general lack of interest in the program. The Knights averaged a league-low 19,818 for six home games.
Big East joins ranks of elite conferences

Men's Basketball

After scoring a career-high 34 points Wednesday night, senior shooting guard Jerome Coleman was more than happy to share the spotlight with three of his younger teammates.
Freshmen Cortez Davis, Adrian Hill and Calvin Wooten all had breakout games, combining for 25 points as Rutgers handed Fordham its sixth straight defeat, 94-83, before a crowd of 4,114 at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.
Scarlet Knights flatten Fordham

Rutgers coach Gary Waters realizes that December is a time to gear up for the Big East schedule, and part of that is giving his freshmen some experience.
He did just that last night and got some positive results as Adrian Hill, Cortez Davis and Calvin Wooten combined for 25 points in helping the Knights to a 94-83 win over Fordham.
Coleman leads Scarlet Knights

Jerome Coleman scored a career-high 34 points and Rutgers had its highest scoring night in four years in a 94-83 win over Fordham Wednesday night.
Rutgers (4-2) won for the third time in four games while handing Fordham (1-6) its sixth straight loss.
Ricky Shields added 12 points and seven rebounds for Rutgers while the Knights' freshman trio of Calvin Wooten, Adrian Hill and Cortez Davis combined for 25 points.
Coleman Lifts Rutgers Past Fordham, 94-83

Cortez Davis lowered his eyes and tried shaking his head. But nothing was erasing the smile from his face.
Yes, he had looked at the box score. And yes, he was pleased.
After playing in just three of Rutgers' first five games, and scoring in only one, Davis notched a career high in points, minutes, rebounds, and assists. Wednesday night, when senior guard Jerome Coleman threw in a career-high 34 points and Rutgers turned back Fordham, 94-83, Cortez and Rutgers' other two freshmen elicited the most oohs and ahhs from the 4,114 fans at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.
RU puts it together in ripping Fordham

It was no accident that Rutgers' three freshmen -- limited to scraps of playing time through the team's first five games -- were major factors in the Knights' home victory over Fordham last night.
That's exactly the plan coach Gary Waters has mapped out for Cortez Davis, Adrian Hill and Calvin Wooten -- and not just for this game, but for the remaining six nonconference games Rutgers has.
Freshmen finally break through

Maybe this is just the way it's going to be for Rutgers this year. Lots of turnovers (both forced and committed), plenty of Jerome Coleman and an ongoing search for supporting help, with the names and faces changing depending on the game and situation. That's the way it was again last night as the Scarlet Knights, impressive at times but lackluster at others, rode Jerome Coleman's career-high 34 points and some surprising help from several complementary players to a 94-83 victory over Fordham at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway.
Coleman was the offensive star, as the senior guard usually is. But on a night when Rutgers' veteran frontcourt trio of Herve Lamizana, Kareem Wright and Sean Axani combined for just seven points against the smaller Rams, help instead came from an unexpected source: the team's three freshmen and sophomore defensive specialist Jason McCoy.
Coleman gets help

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Around the Big East

Several Miami players have tough decisions to make about the NFL.
Wide receiver Andre Johnson, running back Willis McGahee, offensive tackle Vernon Carey, defensive lineman Vince Wilfork and linebackers Jonathan Vilma and D.J. Williams are considered early-round picks in April's NFL draft if they leave school early.
Several 'Canes could leap to NFL early

Around the Nation

Top-ranked Miami's Ken Dorsey and Willis McGahee are Heisman Trophy finalists, the first time since 1994 that teammates were among the top five in the voting. Iowa quarterback Brad Banks, Penn State running back Larry Johnson and Southern California quarterback Carson Palmer also were invited Wednesday for the award's presentation.
Hurricanes put pair on list of 5 Heisman Trophy finalists

Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey has trouble keeping track of all the trophies in his off-campus apartment. His roommate, senior All-American center Brett Romberg, has done some interior decorating with some, but most just sit there by the couch, collecting dust. One was even broken by the house cat.
For Miami, Dorsey's best

Tighten the laces on your sneakers, America.
LeBronmania is finally going prime time.
LeBron James, perhaps the most talked about high school basketball player ever and the probable No. 1 overall pick in next year's NBA draft, will make his national television debut tonight.
'Lebronmania' hits national TV tonight

Tighten the laces on your sneakers, America. LeBronmania is finally going prime time.
LeBron James, perhaps the most talked about high school basketball player ever and the probable No. 1 overall pick in next year's NBA draft, will make his national television appearance tonight.
For curious hoops fans, it's must-see TV.
James gets a national hoop stage

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