PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 4, 2014) – The Rutgers University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics today announced “R Big Tour,” an initiative featuring head coaches and officials that will travel the region to celebrate Rutgers’ entrance into the Big Ten Conference. “R Big Tour” will make a total of 145 appearances in the coming months, commemorating the 145thyear of Scarlet Knight football and including six premier stops.
The six premier stops on “R Big Tour” will take place in New York City, N.Y. (The Public House; Fri., May 2), Atlantic City, N.J. (Landshark Bar at Margaritaville; Thurs., May 15), Cherry Hill, N.J. (P.J. Whelihans; Thurs., May 29), Washington, D.C. (Grand Slam Sports Bar; Wed., June 11), Hoboken, N.J. (Cadillac Cantina; Thurs., June 19) and Lake Como, N.J. (Bar Anticipation; Sat., July 12, part of the annual Rutgers University Alumni Association Young Alumni Beach Party).
The premier stops will feature an informal, meet-and-greet format where guests will hear from head football coach Kyle Flood, head men’s basketball coach Eddie Jordan, head women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer, director of intercollegiate athletics Julie Hermann andmany Olympic sport head coaches. Big Ten Conference commissioner Jim Delanywill be a special guest in the Big Apple on May 2.
Online registration for the premier events, as well as additional information on attending officials, is available via the Rutgers University Alumni Association web site at Ralumni.com/RBigTour14. Registration is $15.00 for the events in New York City and Lake Como and $10.00 for the other four premier stops. Walk-up registration will be available for an additional $5.00 at all locations. Attendees of legal age will receive a free drink voucher, as well as a commemorative gift, with their registration. New Big Ten merchandise will also be available for purchase at the events.
Stay tuned to www.ScarletKnights.com in the coming weeks for a listing of all 145 stops on “R Big Tour” as they become available. All events are open to the general public.
Rutgers officially becomes a member of the Big Ten Conference on July 1. The Big Ten is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in student-athletes' lives and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness.