[stextbox id=”custom”]The dollar signs were apparently too much for the athletic departments of Cincinnati and Rutgers to resist. Their football teams will kick off the Big East Conference race against each other Monday.
ESPN will telecast the 4 p.m. game at Rutgers’ newly-expanded stadium inÂ Piscataway, N. J. where seating capacity has increased from 41,500 to 52,454.
Coaches know their teams better than anybody, but not that much in the first outing. A conference game to start the season? Rutgers has yet to even name a starting quarterback.