Rutgers Jump to the Big Ten!
“The Big Ten is really where Rutgers belongs,” Rutgers President Robert Barchi said. “This is not just a good fit for us athletically, it’s a good fit for us academically and as an institution.”
“It’s a transformative day for Rutgers University,” Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti said. – nypost
The NJ Rutgers NCAA football program is switching (from the Big East) to the Big Ten conference! The news became official on Tuesday afternoon! The Big East has been shelled apart with conference realignments, and Rutgers (along with the Scarlet Knights from Maryland) were improving far behind the conference in recent years! It was time for a change; the switch will be official in 2014-15! Check out some other college football programs that are changing conferences in 2013-14 in the chart below!
College Football Programs switching in 2013-14
|School||Former Conference||New Conference|
|Boise St.||MWC||Big East|
(chart courtesy espn)
- athletic director
- Big East
- Big Ten
- New Jersey
- NJ Rutgers
- Scarlet Knights
- Tim Pernetti