Cincinnati-Rutgers Will Open Big East Race

[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 in  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.


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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

2 thoughts on “Cincinnati-Rutgers Will Open Big East Race

  • August 31, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Of course it’s dollars. And here is the latest piece of absurdity from the NCAA. Remember this the organization that doesn’t want a D-I playoff because it would add another game and keep the student-athletes out of classes too much.

    News flash. The NCAA has just announced that they will be expanding the D-II playoffs from 16 teams to 20 and the playoffs will no longer end the third week of December but will end in early January instead.

    The NCAA isn’t just two faced. It is two face squared.

  • September 1, 2009 at 3:42 am

    The key thing here is that they ARE holding a playoff system. The absurdity of the BCS is almost as ridiculous as not allowing video gaming at Kentucky racetracks. A 16 (or 20) team playoff for D1 football is way overdue and the only thing that makes sense for declaring a national champ.

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