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Rutgers Day and football spring game

The Scarlet-White game is Saturday, 3 pm. at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway. The game will be streamed live on Scarletknights.com for anyone unable to attend. Admission is free, although donations will be collected for local hospitals. It's essentially the final scrimmage of spring practice, more of a reward for the players and fans than anything else. There probably isn't much substantive to gleam, but after Saturday the football program goes dark for the next several months.

This year marks an evolution in the spring game, with the event now linked to the year-old Rutgers Day festivities occurring from 10-4 in New Brunswick and Piscataway (visit the website for a full list of activities). The Cook/Douglass campus offers Ag Field Day and the New Jersey folk festival, Busch has all the cool science-y stuff, and College Avenue has something for everybody. Livingston, well, they're unveiling the upcoming drastic campus renovations.

Rutgers just approved $85 million in funding for a new business school on Livingston. Construction will run from 2011 to 2013. The project will be the first step in a transformation of Livingston into a center for business and professional studies.

The inaugural Rutgers Day in 2009 was a big success with great weather and a high turnout. It's an opportunity to bring in local families just looking for a fun day out, giving everyone a positive impression of the university as a whole. Right now the forecast for Sat is mostly sunny in the low 60's, which more than works.