Rutgers–New Brunswick Operating Status

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Athletics

Get in the game as a fan or an athlete, and become a Scarlet Knight for life.

Home of the Scarlet Knights

Rutgers–New Brunswick is part of the Big Ten athletic conference and competes at the NCAA Division I level for men’s and women’s sports. Scarlet Knights provide thrills and excitement all season, and the grand tradition of supporting the team is a big part of the Rutgers experience. Teamwork on the field fuels a pride that resonates throughout the stands, and the entire campus.

Feel the Pride

A few of the milestones, achievements, and distinctions of Rutgers Athletics:

  • Division I Big Ten Rutgers football celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2019. The first collegiate football game was played between Rutgers and Princeton in 1869
  • Head coach C. Vivian Stringer has one of the best records in the history of women's basketball
  • The Rutgers Athletics Center earned the nickname "Trapezoid of Terror" from Rutgers fans during a historic campaign in 2019-20 for the men's basketball program
  • Two-time Olympic gold medalist Carli Lloyd played for Rutgers women's soccer 2001-2004
  • Rutgers wrestling celebrated not one but two NCAA champions in 2019: Anthony Ashnault and Nick Suriano
Knight at basketball game