Kickoff Celebration set for August 13

The Rutgers University football team will open the 2006 season by hosting its annual Kickoff Celebration on Sunday, August 13, 2006, 5:00-7:00 p.m., at the practice field opposite Rutgers Stadium.

The Kickoff Celebration starts at 5:00 p.m. and will feature the Rutgers Kids' Zone and performances by the Rutgers Pep Band. All fans will receive a copy of the 2006 Rutgers Football poster. Head coach Greg Schiano and members of the Scarlet Knights will be available to meet fans and sign autographs at the Kickoff Celebration from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

The Rutgers football team opens its 2006 season on September 2 when it travels to the University of North Carolina, for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff in a game that be televised nationally by ABC. The Scarlet Knights open their home schedule against Illinois on September 9. Tickets are available at the Athletic Ticket Office at the Rutgers Athletic Center (Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). Tickets may also be obtained by calling 1-866-445-GORU (Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) or through the Rutgers' official athletics website,

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