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?


Rob Tuck said...

Wisconsin already filled their schedule by adding "perennial powerhouse" Cal Poly to their schedule. I think the Big Ten is out from what I see of their schedules. Unfortunately, I see a MAC team in our future.

Beat Visitor said...

That sucks. We really need to add more heft to our non-conference schedule, especially with West Virginia being our first Big East game this year.
The Madison--New Brunswick rivalry just seemed like such a natural for some reason.