PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers University football program will host its annual Kickoff Celebration on Sunday, August 14, 2005 from 5:00-7:00 at the practice field opposite Rutgers Stadium (next to the Bubble).
The Kickoff Celebration starts at 5:00 p.m. and will feature the Rutgers Kids’ Zone and performances by the Rutgers Cheer and Dance Teams and the Rutgers Pep Band. All fans will receive a free copy of the 2005 Rutgers Football poster. Food, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Head Coach Greg Schiano and members of the Scarlet Knights will be available to meet fans and sign autographs at the Kickoff Celebration from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
The Rutgers football team opens its 2005 season on September 3 when it travels to the University of Illinois. The game is set for Noon and will be televised nationally on ESPN2. The Scarlet Knights begin their home schedule against Villanova on September 10, the first of six games at Rutgers Stadium in 2005. Tickets are available in person at the Athletic Ticket Office located inside the Rutgers Athletic Center, via telephone at 1-866-445-GORU (4678) or through the Rutgers official athletics website, www.scarletknights.com.
2005 SCARLET KNIGHTS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 3 at Illinois Noon ESPN2
Sept. 10 VILLANOVA
Sept. 17 at Buffalo
Sept. 30 PITTSBURGH* 8:00 p.m. ESPN2
Oct. 8 WEST VIRGINIA*
Oct. 15 at Syracuse*
Oct. 22 at Connecticut*
Oct. 29 NAVY (Homecoming)
Nov. 5 SOUTH FLORIDA*
Nov. 11 at Louisville* 8:00 p.m. ESPN2
Nov. 26 CINCINNATI*
Home games in CAPS
*BIG EAST Gam