Rutgers adds 'B1G' logo to football field

Rutgers has played its final football game as a member of the American Athletic Conference. Starting this fall, it will be all Big Ten for the Scarlet Knights, who officially join the conference July 1. Seven-plus months away from its Big Ten football debut, Rutgers sure seems excited about the move. Check out the recent makeover the turf at High Point Solutions Stadium received.

Looking good, Rutgers!

The Scarlet Knights open the 2014 season Thursday, Aug. 28 at Washington State, before opening the home slate Saturday, Sept. 6 vs. Howard.

Rutgers, along with fellow newcomer Maryland, will play in the Big Ten’s East Division, which also includes Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State.

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AchtungHawkeye on 1/20/2014 @ 10:44pm EST Said:

I am very excited to have the Scarlet Knights join the Big10! I think “the Scarlet Knights” is one of the coolest names for a college team and, even though I am a Hawkeye fan, I love and respect the people of the great state of New Jersey. You are joining a nation of Big10 fans who are the most passionate, intelligent sports fans in the world.

James Pieper on 1/21/2014 @ 7:26am EST Said:

Birthplace of college football.

ScarletKnight on 1/21/2014 @ 9:52am EST Said:

We R B1G, Go RU!

barnetmx on 1/22/2014 @ 5:38pm EST Said:

Like your spirit ScarletKnight — can’t wait to have you in B1G. Get ready for huge crowds at your games…B1G fans love to travel.

barnetmx on 1/22/2014 @ 5:40pm EST Said:

Like your spirit ScarletKnight… you’re going to love the B1G.

Rease99 on 1/26/2014 @ 2:14am EST Said:

Rutgers is in the words largest media market. People will know when you play us and if you do good, the country will know, if you do not the world will know. Get use to it because NYC is not B1G country. Hope the pressure doesn’t eat you up alive, we’ve been dealing with it forever! On that note however, we are so excited to join this amazing conference. We will represent by continuing to beat Arkansas if they ever have the guts to play us again, as you know we own that SEC team beating them twice in a row. GO B1G or go HOME! Welcome to the Big Apple B1G!

Rease99 on 1/26/2014 @ 2:15am EST Said:

* NYC is now B1G country.

wade on 3/10/2014 @ 10:12am EST Said:

I guess the B10 could use 2 more practice teams! Do Rutgers and Maryland think they can play with the big boys

Peter Hamilton on 3/24/2014 @ 8:32am EST Said:

Wade it’s a process – we’re not worried about this season but the future is exciting. I don’t think the B1G is going to like when it starts losing big recruits to Rutgers and NYC. The B1G has been taking talent from NY and NJ for years and that will change. It should be a fun ride. **** This season is going to be rough though… no doubt ****

M.. Krupa on 4/21/2014 @ 3:17pm EST Said:

Looking Good Rutgers !