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Posted Dec 18, 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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Bergen Catholic's Sam Johnson is the latest high school star to decide he'll continue his football career at Rutgers. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound tight end admitted he was initially nervous about Rutgers' 2002 record, but the prospects of improvement convinced him staying in state would be better than attending Boston College or Syracuse, his other college choices.
BC football star going to Rutgers

Brad Listorti knew he liked Rutgers from the day he started summer camp there this year.
After an official visit last weekend, Listorti, a standout football player at Notre Dame-West Haven, was convinced it was the college for him.
So Tuesday the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Listorti gave an oral commitment to Rutgers. He’ll sign a national letter of intent Feb. 5.
A Register All-State selection at kicker last season, Listorti, who played wide receiver for the Green Knights, has been told he will play tight end for the Scarlet Knights. Listorti, who has already projected academically, said he expects to redshirt next season.
ND-West Haven’s Listorti to play tight end at Rutgers

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Around the Big East

Smith, a cornerback from Suitland, Md., said one of the reasons he made an oral commitment to the Huskies was UConn's school of business.
"I'm impressed with the business school," Smith said Monday. "I also think the football team is going the right places."
Fullback Sam Dorvil of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and linebacker Ryan Henegan of Fort Worth, Texas, also gave UConn oral commitments after making official visits this past weekend.
UConn-Three More Commit

If heredity means anything, then Pitt has landed a top recruit.
H.B. Blades, a 6-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker from Plantation High School in Florida, has made a verbal commitment to Pitt. Blades is the son of Bennie Blades, who played defensive back in the NFL for 10 seasons.
H.B. Blades also had two uncles who played in the NFL -- Brian and Al Blades. Bennie, Al and Brian Blades all played at the University of Miami. H.B. Blades -- the H.B. stands for Horatio Benedict -- said Miami and Florida recruited him, but he wanted to leave the "Sunshine State."
Florida LB picks Pitt

Around the Nation

Mike Price guided Washington State to unprecedented success in his 14 seasons -- two Rose Bowls and the No. 3 spot in the Bowl Championship Series at one point this season.
When Alabama came calling, however, Price couldn't resist taking over one of college football's most powerful programs, even though it means riding out the remainder of the Crimson Tide's NCAA probation.
on 'Bama: I just can't pass it up

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