The Scarlet Knights are coming off one of the best seasons in school history after finishing third in the BIG EAST in 2005. Rutgers ended the season 7-5 overall and played in the Insight Bowl.
Last season, the Insight Bowl posted the top rating for a college football game on ESPN in the New York market in ratings history for ESPN. The Insight Bowl was the fourth-highest rated bowl game televised by ESPN nationally.
Rutgers will have five games broadcast nationally on ESPN and ESPN2 in 2006 and an additional national television appearance on CSTV at Navy. In all, nine games are already scheduled for television this season, with all 12 expected to be televised.
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