Saturday marks the conclusion of spring game for Rutgers football. The annual Scarlet-White Game will take place at 3 p.m. at SHI Stadium. It is free to attend and park. This is a great opportunity for fans to see the 2023 team in action and up close.
There is a pregame fan fest that begins at 2 p.m. On the South concourse, there is an auction held by the Touchdown Club as well as former Rutgers players who played in the NFL signing autographs. The program specifically referenced Kenny Britt and Brian Leonard in regard to being there. In addition, the popular Rutgers Boardwalk which debuted last season outside the stadium will be taking place on the field behind the North endzone. There will be rides, games, and giveaways.
Another popular activity from recent spring games is the return of the punt receiving contest. It will include notable participants from within the Rutgers community. The game will end by including the Special Olympics New Jersey. Following the end of the game, current Rutgers players will sign autographs on the field and is sponsored by Knights of the Raritan.
As for the exact format of the Scarlet-White, Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano said on Saturday it was yet to be determined.
“I don’t know yet. I got to see how we do Tuesday and Thursday,” he explained. “We’re right on the cusp injury-wise, where it could have an effect on how you run in, but I like to run it as a game with two separate teams, a total split — the whole coaching squad. Everybody in the Hale Center goes on one team or the other. You’re all rooting for somebody. We may even take the food service people and put them on a team. We like to get that competition going after Thursday’s practice. It gets a little spirited.”
The game will air live on the Big Ten Network at 3 p.m. The broadcast team includes Connor Onion (play-by-play), Eric LeGrand (analyst) and Dom Savino (sideline). You can listen to the game broadcast on WRSU 88.7-FM.
The Scarlet-White Game is is one of many activities on campus on Saturday for Rutgers Day. Below is more info on additional activities involving Rutgers Athletics:
“A celebration of everything Rutgers, the begins at 10 a.m. with Athletics inviting sports fans of all ages at a special pop-up on the College Avenue Campus in the Voorhees Mall area. There will be giveaways, prizes and a chance to take a photo with the Scarlet Knight. Student-athletes from some of Rutgers’ 24 varsity sports will also be on hand for a meet and greet.”
“Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Rutgers fans are encouraged to visit The Yard on College Avenue for a screening of the documentary Forgotten Champions, which features the 1982 Rutgers women’s basketball team. The film, which follows the Scarlet Knights on their run to the 1982 AIAW National Championship, is part of a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX.”
Rutgers Day will include over 500 programs, 30 live performances and 20+ food vendors across multiple campuses. For more information on Rutgers Day, click here.
Stay tuned to The Scarlet Faithful for a full Scarlet-White Game preview and additional spring camp coverage the rest of this week.
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