Monday, February 25, 2008

The 2008 Rutgers Football Schedule is (almost) set

The 2008 Rutgers Football schedule has just been announced today, so you can mark your calendar and let your family know what days you'll be unavailable for non-pigskin-related interactions.
The seven games at R House are highlighted in scarlet.
Sat., August 30 Howard
Thurs., Sept. 11 North Carolina (ESPN)
Sat., Sept. 20 at Navy
Sat., Sept. 27 TBA
Sat., Oct. 4 at West Virginia
Sat., Oct. 11 at Cincinnati
Sat., Oct. 18 Connecticut
Sat., Oct. 25 at Pittsburgh
Sat., Nov. 8 Syracuse
Sat., Nov. 15 at USF
Sat., Nov. 22 Army
Thurs., Dec. 4 Louisville (ESPN)
There are some obvious red-letter days here. The first one that stands out is the season-ending Thursday-night game against Louisville, but the September 11th game against the boys in baby blue could be fun, and, of course, there's the return to Rutgers Stadium of the Howard Band(!), which was the highlight of the 2006 halftimes. The TBA on September 27 does not mean that the Scarlet Knights will be playing the Trinity Bible Academy or Trial Balloon Associated law schools, but there's no hint as to who will be filling that open slot yet. The Scarlet Knights website gives no hints, quoting Rutgers Director of Athletics Robert E. Mulcahy,"We have one game remaining on the 2008 schedule and are looking to fill the opening as soon as possible."

Could "TBA" be replaced by the University of Wisconsin Badgers?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Another Historic First for Rutgers and Princeton

I had no idea, until picking up an old (February 14) edition of The Onion at my local newspaper box at lunchtime today, that RU and PU also get credit (or blame) for an annual event that runs on Animal Planet opposite the Superbowl.
An Onion Sportsgraphic on page 16 informed me in its first of many "Puppy Bowl Highlights" of the following historic fact:

1869: Rutgers the basset hound and Princeton the cocker spaniel square off in a playful romp that will eventually inspire today's Puppy Bowl

Let's see those smartypantses at McGill University steal that accomplishment from us!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Tickets on sale at noon TODAY for the GridIron Bash at Rutgers Stadium with Fall Out Boy

Click Here to get to the Rutgers ticket office:
Click Here to read more about the GridIron Bash events being held nationwide at stadiums all across the country on the Friday night, April 18, before the Spring games. I haven't seen anything about the sale of 2008 Scarlet-White Game tickets yet, but those usually aren't too hard to obtain when the time comes.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

RU did defeat the #1 team in the nation two weeks in a row!

Time sure drags in Tennessee. Only in Knoxville does 0.2 seconds not only feel like it lasts more than six times longer than other places, but here's the visual proof that 0.2 seconds lasts 1.3 seconds when the Lady Vols need a little help from the clock:

If the video link goes down, here's a succinct recap from Scarlet Knights Newzer.
Now the gamecast mystery from last night isn't so mysterious anymore; they had it right the first time.
Go Knights! And congratulations from Beat Visitor on the big win!

Monday, February 11, 2008

What a Tease!, or That's enough of the Pink Uniforms

The gametracker at ran the following final score a few minutes ago, confirming that the Scarlet Knights had done the impossible and the unprecedented, beating the #1 team in the country in consecutive games:

Then I called a friend who actually had a television with cable who told me that there was a foul and time on the clock. And two minutes later the teases at posted this alternate (and final) final score:
The Scarlet Knights will have to save their victory over the Lady Volunteers for a date in very late March or very early April (and put their pink jerseys back into the closet).

Games don't get any bigger than this (... at least in the regular season)

Tonight at seven -- in just two hours -- the Rutgers women will have the opportunity to:

1) ... avenge the loss of April 3, 2007 in the NCAA finals (and the losses to Tennessee in 2005 and 2006 that ended the Scarlet Knights' runs in those NCAA tournaments).

2) ... become the first team to beat the #1 team in the country in consecutive games.

3) ... almost certainly clinch a top seed in the NCAA tournament.
4) Do it all while wearing pink uniforms.

Beating #1 Connecticut last week was only a warm up for tonight's match against #1 Tennessee.
No pressure (but if they win this one, they should be the Pink Knights for the duration of the '07-'08 season).
Go Knights!!

Friday, February 8, 2008

This is why you don't throw your white uniforms in the same washer with the scarlet ones!

The Rutgers women will be playing their rematch of last year's NCAA Championship game against Tennessee on Monday, February 11 down in Knoxville. Our team will be wearing the outfits to your left, not because of a foul-up in the laundry, but to support a cause.

Let's hope that Imus & Friends think that they look pretty in pink (though we don't really give a fuck what that old fart thinks).

Seriously though, with Rutgers having beaten #1 Connecticut this past Wednesday, Tennessee will move up into the top spot by the time Epiphanny Prince and friends travel south. Can the Scarlet Knights knock off the #1 team in the country two weeks in a row?