PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 22, 2014) – The Rutgers University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics today announced that the Washington, D.C., event slated for June 11 at the Grand Slam Sports Bar as part of the “R Big Tour” initiative has been removed from the calendar. Fans and supporters still have ample opportunity to celebrate Rutgers’ entrance into the Big Ten Conference with head coaches and officials at upcoming premier events in Cherry Hill, N.J. (P.J. Whelihans; Thurs., May 29), Hoboken, N.J. (Cadillac Cantina; Thurs., June 19) and Lake Como, N.J. (Bar Anticipation; Sat., July 12).
“R Big Tour” has already enjoyed successful premier events at the Public House in New York City (May 2) and at the Landshark Bar in Atlantic City (May 15). A highlight video on the New York stop can be viewed here, while a video on the Atlantic City event can be watched here.
The premier stops feature an informal, meet-and-greet format where guests 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 and many Olympic sport head coaches. Big Ten Conference commissioner Jim Delany was 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 event in Lake Como and $10.00 for the other 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.
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.