Three Days 'Til The Big Ten: The Announcement

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers officially becomes a Big Ten member July 1, and as's countdown continues we re-visit the introductory press conference from Nov. 20 2012, involving Big Ten commission Jim Delany, then-Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti and Rutgers president Richard L. Barchi.

Rutgers will officially become a member of the Big Ten conference Tuesday, more than 19 months after it was invited and accepted an invitation into the league.

As continues its countdown to the magical day, it re-lives the excitement of the press conference announcing the move. The event was Nov. 20, 2012.