As Rutgers comes upon
the rugged Big East Basketball schedule, they would like to invite you to
join the Scarlet R in the Coaches' Huddle - a pre-game meal featuring Rutgers
Athletics. The Huddle gives you an opportunity to gain an inside look at the
opponent Rutgers will be facing that night with a brief scouting report by
a member of the basketball coaching staff. Each Huddle will also showcase
the coach of one of our 30 intercollegiate athletic programs. In addition,
the event will provide a full buffet-style meal prepared by Rutgers Catering.
The cost for each person is $10 - with and additional $5 for those who would
like to have beer or wine with their meal.
To reserve your
spot or to ask questions, please reply back to Keith Norton at Norton@winants.rutgers.edu
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Rutgers senior football
players Gary Brackett and L.J. Smith,were named to the ECAC Division I-A All-Star
team, while junior Nate Jones was an Honorable Mention selection, it was announced
Trio Earns ECAC Honors
Diana Taurasi scored 24
points, and third-ranked Connecticut withstood late pressure from Rutgers
to extend the nations longest winning streak to 52 games with a 67-62
victory last night.
Taurasi also had seven rebounds as the Huskies (13-0) won the Big East Conference
opener for both to move within two victories of Louisiana Techs record.
The Lady Techsters won 54 in a row from 1980-82.
Knights fall to UConn
Sue Bird left early.
Sitting behind her old bench, the Connecticut alum had just watched her old
team put together a laryngitis-inducing 15-2 run and turn Rutgers from potentially
interesting to standard cupcake.
The fans at the sold-out Hartford Civic Center had stopped waving their placards,
the cheerleaders had started giggling among themselves, and Bird, now a WNBA
starlet, grabbed her coat and left with her date.
67, Rutgers 62: UConn thwarts RU rally
All logic said Rutgers
would lose to No. 3 Connecticut last night. The Scarlet Knights are unranked,
had lost eight straight games to the Huskies and were playing on the road
in one of the most hostile environments in women's basketball.
The conditions were far from ideal for an upset. Yet, somehow, Rutgers made
one seem possible.
Despite shooting terribly and playing without star forward Shalicia Hurns
for most of the game due to foul trouble, the Scarlet Knights managed to put
a scare into Connecticut before losing, 67-62, at the Hartford Civic Center.
battles to wire but falls to UConn
Trailing by 16 points
to second-ranked Connecticut with 11 minutes remaining Wednesday night, the
Rutgers University women's basketball team started doing what it does best.
The Scarlet Knights pressured every inbounds pass with its unrelenting 55
defense, then something happened. What once looked like an insurmountable
deficit suddenly was within reach as Rutgers chipped away by converting turnovers
into easy baskets.
The Knights forced 11 turnovers over a 10-minute stretch and cut the deficit
to five on Cappie Pondexter's conventional 3-point play with 1:26 remaining.
Rutgers women push No. 2 UConn to the limit but lose
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The question had been
on Cory Boyd's mind for some time, and even after his high school career was
completed, it was unclear whether the Orange star is a better offensive or
defensive football player.
From the time the recruiting process began last spring, most colleges viewed
him as a safety, convincing him before this past season that's where his future
lies. Then he backed that up by intercepting nine passes and earning First
Team All-State honors on defense.
Boyd selects S. Carolina
Around the nation
Columbia hired Bob Shoop,
defensive coordinator at Boston College for the last four years, as its new
football coach Wednesday.
Shoop succeeds Ray Tellier, fired Nov. 26 after 14 seasons.
Shoop, 36, was a wide receiver at Yale and an assistant coach at Yale, Virginia,
Northeastern, Villanova, and Army before moving to BC in 1999. His brother,
John, is offensive coordinator of the NFL's Chicago Bears.
named Columbia coach
It hasn't been a great
year for college football's leaders of men.
On the same November night, a Miami (Ohio) assistant coach allegedly punched
out a fan. Another assistant punched out a press box.
Washington coach Rick Neuheisel sniffed at a detailed NCAA infractions report
that laid out major recruiting violations by him and his staff while they
were at Colorado. Neuheisel explained that he was trying to be "creative"
in luring recruits to the school.
salaries going crazy, and so are ethics, character
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