Hello, and welcome to On the Banks, the new SB Nation blog covering Rutgers University athletics. This site previously existed for a year and a half in another form on an independent blog hosting service. In all of that time, there was never any attempt at any sort of formal introduction. If you're at all curious, continue reading below to get the gist about what this site is all about and trying to accomplish.
- If there's any sort of grand overarching theme for On the Banks, it's one of historical revisionism. Simply put, there's a great deal of misinformation out there concerning the history of Rutgers Scarlet Knights sports. Like it is for any devoted members of an obscure sub-culture on the web, encountering those brazen dismissals tends to be really, really, annoying. The history of Rutgers athletics is actually rich and compelling, and should be reclaimed from interlopers, and celebrated far and wide.
- The goal then is to give a more factual and representative account of the history and present state of Rutgers sports, both for the sake of accuracy, and for help with inferring future analyses with better predictive power. Above all else, this is a positivist project driven by empirical evidence and reasoning. Giving a blunt (warts and all) and fair account of both triumphs and mistakes, is all the better to help pinpoint critical mistakes, and encourage and promote decisions leading to consistent and sustainable success for the Rutgers athletic department.
Thank for your cooperation, and please enjoy your stay.