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Rutgers unveiled Scarlet Knight 2.0, a more aggressive looking mascot ready for B1G combat. What do you think?

THIS Knight did not need a B1G makeover
THIS Knight did not need a B1G makeover
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The Rutgers Athletic Department unveiled the new face of the program, a revamped Scarlet Knight mascot, as part of the Fan Appreciation Day celebrations.

Here he makes his dramatic entrance:

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The most dynamic changes are in the Knight's face:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/RUScarletKnight">@RUScarletKnight</a> I always thought you looked great, the makeover just highlights your medieval manliness. <a href="http://t.co/IXiZpBiCA4">pic.twitter.com/IXiZpBiCA4</a></p>&mdash; Travis Coolidge (@TimOConnor11) <a href="https://twitter.com/TimOConnor11/statuses/498216506191519745">August 9, 2014</a></blockquote>

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But his offseason "Training" shows through. . .

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Check out this guy!!! Our Scarlet Knight put in a lot of work this summer for the Big Ten! <a href="http://t.co/RRobqXgt3q">pic.twitter.com/RRobqXgt3q</a></p>&mdash; RFund (@Join_RFund) <a href="https://twitter.com/Join_RFund/statuses/498208952329723904">August 9, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>oh hellooo new Knight <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/scarletknights?src=hash">#scarletknights</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/goRU?src=hash">#goRU</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/weRbig?src=hash">#weRbig</a> <a href="http://t.co/wjimkGG5QG">pic.twitter.com/wjimkGG5QG</a></p>&mdash; Lucy Cruz (@LucyCruz_) <a href="https://twitter.com/LucyCruz_/statuses/498212268791062529">August 9, 2014</a></blockquote>

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As always, he is a ladies' man

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Who better to serve as the Knight's wing-man than fan favorite and 2016 OL commit Ted Field

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hey <a href="https://twitter.com/RFootball">@RFootball</a> fans, this is your future. 2016 OL commit Ted Field posing with new mascot and cheerleaders <a href="http://t.co/jxMqMXkSUA">pic.twitter.com/jxMqMXkSUA</a></p>&mdash; Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) <a href="https://twitter.com/rydunleavy/statuses/498210786989199360">August 9, 2014</a></blockquote>

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So what do you think? Tell us in the comments.