The Rutgers Scarlet Knights represent the athletic teams of the Rutgers University. The institution has twenty-seven teams in the Big Ten Conference that compete in the Division I of NCAA. On 6th November 1869, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team defeated the College of New Jersey team, with a 6-4 score in the first ever intercollegiate football competition. This led the Rutgers University to be known as the ‘Birthplace for the College Football’. Now the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are once again prepared for an exciting season of college football. Get your cheap Rutgers Scarlet Knights tickets and catch them live in action.
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Until the 1940s, the Rutgers University kept its sports independent and unaffiliated with any formal athletic conference. Starting from 1946, the varsity teams have remained part of the Middle Three Conference, Ivy League, Middle Atlantic Conference; and from 1991, the Knights football team joined the Big East Conference. The Rutgers University football program has an accomplished history. They have appeared in nine bowl games since 2005 and have won five out of them. The Knights also have a national title and three conference championships and have produced forty-five consensus All-Americans as well.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team won their first conference championship in 1958, followed by two consecutive titles in 1960 and 1961. During the same period, the Knights were also awarded the Wilmington Touchdown Club Trophy. The 1961 season was also the team’s first undefeated season, in which they finished with a 9-0 record, captained by the future hall-of-famer, Alex Kroll. In 1976, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights had another undefeated season with an 11-0 record. Overall, the later part of the 70s decade cemented their position on the top of the ladder of varsity teams.
In 1979, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights achieved their biggest victory until then, against the Tennessee’s team, with a finishing record of 13-7. Many more wins and a decade later, the Rutgers got to play their first overseas game in 1989. They played against the Emerald Isle Classic in Dublin. The team joined the Big East conference in 1991. The 1994 season brought the 125th anniversary for the team as well as the newly renovated and expanded Rutgers Stadium. By the turn of the century, the Rutgers got a new coach and continued their success streak. In 2003, they won the season finale with a 24-7 score and repeated their success story in 2004 with a 19-14 record.
After having won five bowl games the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are prepared to win another one in the upcoming season. Get your Rutgers Scarlet Knights tickets before they are all gone and become part of the exciting games.