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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: 45,059
Founded: 1766
President: Robert L. Barchi
Conference Affiliations: Big Ten, NJAIAW, NCAA Division I
Director of Athletics: Julie Hermann
Color: Scarlet
Nickname: Scarlet Knights

INSIDE RUTGERS ATHLETICS
History/Tradition
Athletic Director
Staff Directory
Visitor's Guide
NCAA Compliance
Leadership Academy/Life Skills
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RECRUITING QUESTIONNAIRES
Baseball
Cross Country/Track and Field
       •Men   •Women
Field Hockey
Football
Women's Gymnastics
Lacrosse
      •Men   •Women
Women's Rowing
Soccer
      •Men   •Women
Softball
Swimming    •Diving
Wrestling
FACILITIES/VENUES
High Point Solutions Stadium
Rutgers Athletic Center
Yurcak Field
Bainton Field
Softball Complex
Bauer Track/Field Hockey Complex

Werblin Rec/Aquatics Center
College Ave. Gym
Livingston Rec Center
Rutgers Boathouse
Tennis Complex

RUTGERS CAMPUS (New Brunswick/Piscataway)
Visit Rutgers
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Virtual Tour
Attractions & Destinations
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New Brunswick, N.J.
Piscataway, N.J.
Athletic and Academic Excellence
Three Rutgers teams – football, women’s golf and women’s lacrosse - received public recognition from the NCAA for top academic performance for their multi-year Academic Progress Rate scores in 2013. It marked the sixth consecutive year that the Scarlet Knights’ football program was cited by the NCAA.
These awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their APRs.
The Rutgers football program was the lone state university on the list to be ranked in the top 10 percent nationally in APR for the sixth straight year. The Scarlet Knights continue to be one of the leaders nationally in both production on the field and in the classroom. In 2012, Rutgers football was ranked ninth nationally in Academic Progress Rate, after placing number two in 2011 and number one in 2010.
Rutgers is one of only 13 Football Bowl Subdivision programs to be ranked in the top 10 percent in the APR scores.
Mission Statement

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
Maps & Directions

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.

Introduction Rutgers Compliance Staff NCAA Principles for Conduct
Recruiting Prospective
   Student-Athletes
Academic Eligibilty Benefits to Prospective and
    Enrolled Student-Athletes
Financial Aid Atheletic Eligibilty  
Practice and Competition Violations of NCAA Rules COMPLETE PRINTABLE VERSION

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