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Mega Weekend in Sports at Rutgers

Full weekend, from tipoff for both hoops teams to NCAA games to the final football game at home. How many will you make?

If you're one of the people working facilities or operations for Rutgers Athletics, you have a busy weekend.

It starts on Friday night with a doubleheader of sorts.  The Women's Soccer team hosts LaSalle in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament at Yurcak Field. The Knights are 12-5-1, ranked No. 25 by the NSCAA, No. 21 by Soccer America and No. 23 by  The Explorers are 14-5-2, losing 2-1 in the finals of the A-10 Tournament. Kickoff is 7 pm.

Tickets for Friday’s NCAA match are on sale and available for purchase through the Rutgers Ticket Office either online at or by calling 1-866-445-GORU (4678). Ticket prices for the match are as follows:

Adult – $8

Senior – $6

Student – $6

Child (12 and under) – $1

Groups of 20 or more – $4

The Yurcak Field gates will open one hour prior to kickoff. The first 100 Rutgers students to arrive at the game with their Rutgers student ID card will receive free entry and pizza.

NCAA Tournament - First Round
11/14/14 vs. La Salle Yurcak Field 7:00 p.m. ET

Women's Basketball gets underway at the same time.  The women host St. Joseph's - of the same A-10 - in the opening game of the season.  Rutgers is ranked No. 24 in the preseason AP poll.  The Colonials are unranked.  The Knights are coming off a 28-9 season and are the defending WNIT champions, having beaten UTEP in the tournament finals, 56-54.

The women's game will feature several promotions, including a Schedule Poster Giveaway as well as Camo Hats for the first 1,000 Fans along with a Football Ticket Promo. Tipoff is 7 pm.

11/14/14 vs. Saint Joseph's RAC 7:00 p.m. ET

Saturday brings football.  But you knew that.  3:30 pm kickoff.  Be there.

Roll into Sunday and you have your choice of three events.  At 1:00, the Volleyball team hosts Illinois at the College Avenue Gym.  At 6:00 pm, the CAG hosts Wrestling.  The grapplers host Hofstra in their first real test against D1 competition.  Six members of the Rutgers wrestling team were ranked in this week’s set of national polls. Redshirt junior Anthony Perrotti led all Scarlet Knights in the Intermat, The Open Mat and WIN Magazine rankings, moving up one spot in each poll. He is ranked No. 5/5/6, respectively, entering RU’s dual against Hofstra.

11/16/14 Volleyball vs. Illinois * College Ave. Gym 1:00 p.m. ET
11/16/14 Wrestling vs. Hofstra College Ave. Gym 6:00 p.m. ET

At 7:00 pm, Eddie Jordan kicks off his second season with the Knights as they host George Washington. The Colonials open their season on Friday against Grambling and will have one game under their belt as they come to Piscataway.  They were 24-9 in 2013-14, including a first round NCAA loss to AAC member Memphis.  As it was with the women on Friday, it’s Military Appreciation Night at the RAC and the first 1,000 fans will receive camouflage hats adorned with the Rutgers logo.

11/16/14 vs. George Washington TV BTN
RAC 7:00 p.m. ET