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Welcome to Rutgers Scarlet Knights Athletics!

Rutgers University is the birthplace of college football and is home to some of the most historic traditions in intercollegiate athletics.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Location: New Brunswick/Piscataway, NJ
Enrollment: 65,000
Founded: 1766
President: Robert L. Barchi
Conference Affiliations: Big Ten, NJAIAW, NCAA Division I
Director of Athletics: Patrick Hobbs
Color: Scarlet
Nickname: Scarlet Knights

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High Point Solutions Stadium
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Yurcak Field
Bainton Field
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Werblin Rec/Aquatics Center
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Livingston Rec Center
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Tennis Complex
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New Brunswick, N.J.
Piscataway, N.J.

Athletic and Academic Excellence
Three Rutgers programs - football, women's lacrosse and women's golf - earned public recognition from the NCAA for top academic performance for their multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores in 2014.
Nine RU teams either tied (women's lacrosse, 1000; women's golf, 1000; women's cross country, 995; baseball, 978) or set (men's golf, 990; women's basketball, 989; men's outdoor track, 988; men's basketball, 984; men's soccer, 975) program records for their multiyear APR scores. In addition, 20 programs either equaled or improved their multiyear APR score.
On the gridiron, football's multiyear APR score of 980 placed tied for 12th overall in the FBS. Rutgers was one of 14 FBS schools ranked in the top ten percentile, including one of five Big Ten institutions.
The report is based on NCAA Division I APR data submitted by the institution for the 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years.

Rutgers University Joins Big Ten Conference
Big TenThe Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) announced unanimous approval for Rutgers University to join the Big Ten Conference, with competition to begin in all sports on July 1, 2014. As of July 1, 2013, Rutgers University has joined the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of world-class research institutions dedicated to advancing their academic missions.
The Big Ten Conference 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.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to providing services, solutions, and clinical care that help individuals and the local, national, and global communities where they live.
Founded in 1766, Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate; postdoctoral fellowships to residencies; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement.
Rutgers is the sole university in the United States that is a colonial college, a land-grant institution, and a public university. The university draws on a storied legacy of innovation and strong ties to a complex and diverse state to serve the public through education, research, health care, and community engagement.
With the establishment of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences in 2013, Rutgers-already a leading national research university-now stands as one of America’s largest, most comprehensive university-based centers for studying and improving human health and health care. • More

Why Rutgers?
Rutgers is one of the nation's leading research universities with an international reputation for excellence.
Rutgers boasts one of the top graduation rates for student-athletes in the country.
Rutgers has state-of-the-art athletic facilities and will competes in one of the premier conferences in America, the Big Ten.
Rutgers athletics is covered extensively by New York media (the nation's largest media market) and appears regularly on national television.

Visiting Rutgers
The City of New Brunswick centrally located between New York City and Philadelphia with easy access to both cities via NJ Transit trains and buses.
New Brunswick has been dubbed "The Health Care City" to reflect the importance of the healthcare industry to its economy. The city is home to the world headquarters of Johnson & Johnson, along with several medical teaching and research institutions. • More
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NCAA Compliance
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”), Rutgers University must abide by NCAA rules and regulations as they relate to all aspects of its athletic program. In addition to ensuring that all of its coaches, administrators, University faculty and staff, and student-athletes are aware of and following NCAA rules, Rutgers is also responsible for the actions of any individual who is a “representative of athletic interests.”
Compliance with NCAA rules requires the effort of everyone associated with an institution’s athletic program – institutional staff, faculty, students, student-athletes and representatives of athletic interests. In order to act within NCAA rules, it is important to understand not only the rules themselves, but also why the NCAA rules exist and why schools must monitor compliance with the rules.
The information below was developed to provide you with a general overview of key Division I NCAA rules and regulations. If you have any additional questions about NCAA rules and regulations, you should contact the NCAA directly or visit the NCAA website at www.ncaa.org.

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