Friday, May 29, 2009

The Quote of the Day

"Having Joe Paterno endorse Rutgers as the 12th member of the Big Ten is akin to having Noah support you for a spot on the Ark."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Scarlet Knights in the Big Ten in 2010??

Is this story from this morning's Smoking Musket about Rutgers moving from the Big East to the Big Ten (soon to be twelve) appearing anywhere else on the internet??

UPDATE 5/28/09: Of course it became obvious immediately after my post yesterday that this "story" from a West Virginia blog was not true when it was not appearing anywhere else on the web (except here at Beat Visitor and some WVU blogs that picked it up from the Smoky Muskrat). But there is good reason to believe a headline that reads, "Rutgers University to Leave Big East, Join Big Ten Conference," especially when we see that Joe Paterno is in the news around the nation again today calling for a twelfth team in the Big "Ten":
"If I had my choice, someone that can give us the biggest TV exposure in the East," Paterno said, offering as possibilities "Syracuse, Pitt, Rutgers. Not in that order." [emphasis added]
I don't think there's any doubt that he exactly reversed the order of his personal preference.
And I don't think that Tim Pernetti and Rutgers should hesitate for one second if the offer is made!

Friday, May 22, 2009

The South Endzone at R House Continues on Schedule

Here's some fiscal stimulus you've got to love (unless you're one of those Knights Who Say Nay).

Click here to go to the Rutgers Stadium Expansion page, scroll down to the "Construction Photo Gallery" and you can see the full May 20th slide show (or any one of the earlier slide shows).

Compare today's picture from the screenshot I posted on April 8th and it seems clear that we'll be looking out at seats filled with new season ticket holders in the South Endzone in 108 days!

But does anyone know where they're going to put the cannon??

Here's a Series I Can Get Excited About!

CLICK HERE for more details about "Rutgers football in negotiations with UCLA for home-and-home series".

I really hope this comes to be. Not only will a series with the Bruins at Rutgers Stadium and the Rose Bowl be a big step in the Scarlet Knights' continuing rise in national prominence, but I have a personal reason to see this come to pass. Both my parents have connections to UCLA and the first college football games I ever attended in the 1960's were Bruins games when they were playing in the Coliseum and fighting for dominance of the city of Los Angeles, the state of California, and sometimes the nation, with USC.

Thanks to Tim Pernetti for all his early efforts to push Rutgers football schedule to the next level.