PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 21, 2014; 7:00 p.m.) – Rutgers Athletics today announced the men’s basketball schedule for its inaugural Big Ten Conference season in 2014-15. The Scarlet Knights will host 16 regular season games at the RAC this winter, including nine Big Ten foes and three teams (Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin) that advanced to the 2014 NCAA Championship Elite Eight.
“This is a very challenging schedule, but it's a challenge we definitely look forward to,” said Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan. “Bringing Big Ten programs into the RAC is not only exciting for Rutgers, it's significant for Northeast basketball. On the road, we will play in some of the nation's premier collegiate environments, as well as prominent metro New York arenas, where our fans can come out and support. It's a very exciting time for Rutgers Basketball."
Day Date Opponent Site Time TV
Saturday Nov. 8 Baruch College (exhibition) RAC 2 p.m. TBA
Sunday Nov. 16 George Washington RAC TBA TBA
Wednesday Nov. 19 Fairleigh Dickinson RAC 7:30 p.m. TBA
Sunday Nov. 23 St. Francis-Brooklyn (Barclays Classic) RAC TBA TBA
Tuesday Nov. 25 St. Peter’s (Barclays Classic) RAC TBA TBA
Friday Nov. 28 vs. Vanderbilt (Barclays Classic) Brooklyn, N.Y. 7 p.m. NBCSN
Saturday Nov. 29 vs. Virginia/La Salle (Barclays Classic) Brooklyn, N.Y. 7/9:30 p.m. NBCSN
Monday Dec. 1 at Clemson (ACC/Big Ten Challenge) Clemson, S.C. 7 p.m. ESPNU
Saturday Dec. 6 at Seton Hall Newark, N.J. TBA TBA
Tuesday Dec. 9 New Hampshire RAC 7:30 p.m. TBA
Sunday Dec. 14 vs. Manhattan (MSG) New York, N.Y. TBA TBA
Saturday Dec. 20 St. Francis, Pa. RAC TBA TBA
Tuesday Dec. 23 Sacred Heart RAC 7:30 p.m. TBA
Sunday Dec. 28 at Monmouth West Long Branch, N.J. 3 p.m. TBA
Tuesday Dec. 30 Northwestern* RAC TBA TBA
Saturday Jan. 3 Penn State* RAC TBA TBA
Thursday Jan. 8 at Nebraska* Lincoln, Neb. TBA TBA
Sunday Jan. 11 Wisconsin* RAC TBA TBA
Wednesday Jan. 14 at Maryland* College Park, Md. TBA TBA
Saturday Jan. 17 at Minnesota* Minneapolis, Minn. TBA TBA
Tuesday Jan. 20 Michigan* RAC TBA TBA
Saturday Jan. 24 at Penn State* University Park, Pa. TBA TBA
Tuesday Jan. 27 Michigan State* RAC TBA TBA
Saturday Jan. 31 at Indiana* Bloomington, Ind. TBA TBA
Tuesday Feb. 3 at Illinois* Champaign, Ill. TBA TBA
Sunday Feb. 8 Ohio State* RAC TBA TBA
Thursday Feb. 12 Purdue* RAC TBA TBA
Thursday Feb. 19 at Iowa* Iowa City, Iowa TBA. TBA
Sunday Feb. 22 Indiana* RAC TBA TBA
Thursday Feb. 26 at Purdue* West Lafayette, Ind. TBA TBA
Tuesday Mar. 3 Maryland* RAC TBA TBA
Saturday Mar. 7 at Michigan* Ann Arbor, Mich, TBA TBA
Wednesday, March 11 – Sunday, March 15: Big Ten Championship (United Center, Chicago, Ill.)
*- Big Ten Conference game
Rutgers begins Big Ten play with a pair of home contests, hosting Northwestern in RU’s inaugural league game on Dec. 30, before welcoming Penn State on Jan. 3. The Scarlet Knights also square off against Final Four qualifier Wisconsin (Jan. 11), and Elite Eight participants Michigan (Jan. 20) and Michigan State (Jan. 27) in the month of January. NCAA Tournament mainstay Ohio State (Feb. 8), Purdue (Feb. 12), and five-time NCAA champion Indiana (Feb. 22) visit the truncated pyramid in the month of February, before RU hosts regional rival Maryland (March 3) on Senior Day.
On the road in the Big Ten, the Scarlet Knights travel to Nebraska (Jan. 8), Maryland (Jan. 14), Minnesota (Jan. 17), Penn State (Jan. 24), Indiana (Jan. 31), Illinois (Feb. 3), Iowa (Feb. 19), Purdue (Feb. 26) and Michigan (March 7). The 2015 Big Ten Championship takes place March 11-15 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill.
After hosting Baruch College in an exhibition game on Nov. 8, Rutgers opens its regular season by welcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament participant George Washington on Nov. 16. November also features Fairleigh Dickinson (Nov. 19), as well as games versus St. Francis-Brooklyn (Nov. 23) and St. Peter’s (Nov. 25) at the RAC as part of the Barclays Center Classic. RU travels to Brooklyn to meet Vanderbilt in an evening contest on Nov. 28 before meeting either Virginia or La Salle the following night. Both contests in the Classic in Brooklyn will be televised on the NBC Sports Network.
In the month of December, RU travels to Clemson (Dec. 1) for an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game to be televised on ESPNU. The Scarlet Knights then venture to rival Seton Hall (Dec. 6), host New Hampshire (Dec. 9) and travel to Madison Square Garden to meet Manhattan (Dec. 14). St. Francis, Pa. (Dec. 20) and Sacred Heart (Dec. 23) arrive “On the Banks” before Rutgers closes its non-conference schedule at Monmouth (Dec. 28).
Season tickets are available now by clicking here or by calling 1-866-445-GORU (4678). Season tickets in the 100 level are $656.00 (plus an R Scholarship Fund gift) and $400.00 for the 200 level. The RSF seat gift for the 100 level ranges from $275.00 to $525.00, depending on location. For more information on RSF gifts, please click here. Season tickets provide considerable savings as compared to single-game prices. Season ticket holders will also have the opportunity to buy additional single-game tickets before they are made available to the general public. Discounted season tickets are available for faculty/staff, graduate students and young alumni. For more information on these discounts, please call the ticket office.
Additional game times and television information for the 2014-15 Rutgers men’s basketball season will be announced at a later date. The schedule is subject to change.