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With a little over 24 hours away before kick-off, anticipation over Rutgers' opening game is at an all-time high. This becomes most evident after noting the amount of local coverage the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have received this week...and today is no different. Indeed, today may have set an all-time record for most articles featuring Rutgers Football. Enjoy - the clock is ticking. See you at the Stadium, tomorrow!


TouchDown Club 

Calling all Rutgers, Sopranos, Yankees and local sports fans. Mark September 10, 2004 on your calendars for a very exciting event. The inaugural Touchdown Club Sports and Celebrity Auction to benefit the Rutgers University Football Program is set to take place at the "RAC" on the Livingston campus in Piscataway, New Jersey. There will be one-time chances to bid on unique memorabilia, original artwork and opportunities to meet childhood heroes.  Doors are set to open at 5:00 p.m. and bidding on silent auction items will start at 6:00 p.m. Upon conclusion of the silent auction, the live auction will promptly commence at 8:00 p.m.

A few highlighted live auction items include: a personally guided tour and lunch with Yogi Berra at his museum and learning center in Montclair, New
Jersey; Lunch with Frederico Castellucio, "Furio" from the "Sopranos" at his New Brunswick eatery, Attillio's.  Vacation packages to Santa Fe and San Diego; A cast autographed script from the pilot episode of the "Sopranos"; a James Gandolfini autographed football and jersey; original artwork by world-famous sports artist, James Fiorentino, a golf threesome at the famed Baltsurol Country Club- site of the 2005 PGA Championship and a golf package and overnight stay at the Seaview Marriott Golf Resort.

In addition more that 100 silent auction items will allow participants to bid on items ranging from tickets to sporting events, and sports jerseys signed by
Yao Ming and Richard Jefferson to items signed by Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Bon Jovi to local dining and entertainment packages!

Light dinner will be served starting at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for non-Touchdown Club members are $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door. For Touchdown Club members, tickets are $5.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance please contact Lisa Gonzalez of Rutgers Scarlet R at 732-932-3254 or 732-932-7629 or call Doug Dolan of the Touchdown Club at 973-334-6051.

A listing of auction items and more details on the auction will be available soon. Please check our web site for updates

Views of the Nearly completed Rutgers Weight Room




        2004 Preview: Bowl or bust for Knights

          2004 Preview: Can Rutgers turn the corner?

          2004 Preview: Rutgers' opponents capsules

          Defense: Demarest believes changes will help unit improve

          Defensive backs: Roberson, Porter, Gribes take over

          Defensive line: Coach believes squad has talent to fill voids

          Linebackers: Piscataway's Thompson keeping tradition alive

          New assistants praise program

          Offense: Knights hoping to correct second-half woes

          Offensive line: One man's gain is another's loss

          Quarterbacks: Rutgers' field general leading by example

          Running backs: Leonard evolved from scout team to standout

          Rutgers notes: Foster making most of opportunity

          Special teams: Knights import kicker, long snapper

          Wide receivers: Tucker developing into Big East standout

          Time Rutgers realizes all the billing

          Rutgers: The table is set for Knights

          Izenberg: This time the buzz is warranted

          Keys for Rutgers' success

          Rutgers out to convince doubters

          Spartans finding Jersey ripe for picking

          With 19 starters back, is this the year lowly Scarlet Knights end losing skid?




Eagles persevere to take opener

2004 Preview: Future looks bright for Big East

Maiers key to Pitt's rebuilt offensive line

Henry needs partner for offense to sizzle

Q and A: Joe Fields


Pitt to spend weekend on Canadian tour




Expect Sooners to lower the boom

Frances postpones games

Utes gone wild

New Hampshire tops 1-AA champion in opener

New guidelines dry up sales of student tickets at Ohio State

Penn State's Gilmore glad just to be playing again


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