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Posted Jan 9, 2003



Annoucement

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
directly.
For full schedule and further info, please visit -
Coaches Huddle

Please note that we are having problems with our old domain www.rutgersfootball.com. This also effects any e-mail going to Donald "Big Dog" Forbes at BigDog@Rutgersfootball.com. Everyone that needs to e-mail me, please use DForbes@Theinsiders.com.

As a result of the problems, the redirect or access to the URL is no longer working. Please inform anyone who might be having problems.
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Football

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 Wednesday.
Rutgers Trio Earns ECAC Honors

Women's Basketball

Diana Taurasi scored 24 points, and third-ranked Connecticut withstood late pressure from Rutgers to extend the nation’s 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 Tech’s record. The Lady Techsters won 54 in a row from 1980-82.
Lady 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.
UConn 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.
Rutgers 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.
Relentless Rutgers women push No. 2 UConn to the limit but lose

Men's Basketball

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High Prospects

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.
Football 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.
Shoop named Columbia coach

Interesting Article

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.
Coaching salaries going crazy, and so are ethics, character

Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: dforbes@theinsiders.com
Mike and the Big Dog LLC



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