Rutgers Athletics Continues 250th Celebration

Oct. 27, 2016

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers Athletics has announced a number of promotions and events for the university’s 250th celebration, centered around the Scarlet Knights’ home football game against Indiana on Nov. 5 at noon.

At halftime, Rutgers Athletics will honor the 10th anniversary of the 2006 Texas Bowl Championship team. Over 50 members of the squad will be on hand, including several current and former NFL players. That season, the Scarlet Knights finished a historic 11-2 campaign with a 37-10 win over Kansas State to secure the program’s first-ever bowl victory.

During the game, Rutgers will run its 250 Insurance Contest. If the Scarlet Knights score a touchdown in any quarter of the contest with two minutes and 50 seconds left on the clock, 250 randomly selected fans in attendance will win $1,000 each. The prize can only occur once and does not include overtime.

Rutgers Against Hunger will sponsor its 2016 Fall Football Food Drive prior to the game in an effort to collect 250 pounds of food and non-perishable items. RAH representatives will accept non-perishable items from 9 a.m. until kickoff near North Gate D as well as Gates A and B. RAH asks fans who wish to donate to not include any glass items. More information about RAH and its food drive can be found here.

In conjunction with Rutgers’ 250th anniversary, the “Revolutionary 250” monument that has been displayed around the University throughout the year will be located outside the stadium for fans to take photos with. Fans are encouraged to post their photos with the monument on social media along with the hashtag #Rutgers250. The exact location around the stadium will be announced at a later date.

Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook and Twitter (@RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. For specific updates regarding football, follow the program on Twitter @RFootball.



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