Come on out!
The annual Fan Appreciation Day was a hit with fans as a huge crowd came to the open practice and stayed for the autograph session that followed.
Great turnout for #RFootball Fan Appreciation Day! SRO crowd already for practice. #BattleReady pic.twitter.com/eM6OxdrO4s— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) August 15, 2015
Looks like folks are ready for the season.
May I have your attention, please.
There have been a number of comments about the graphics and social media work done by the Rutgers PR staff. And I agree; it's been unique, colorful, and a way to grab the public's attention. Like this:
#PosterSwag Social Vote: RETWEET this to vote for @RFootball @RUAthletics as the #1 FBS Football Poster! pic.twitter.com/tho1jo0jtU— Poster Swag (@SportPosterSwag) August 12, 2015
An example of how it gets done:
#RFootball shooting some late night videos for #RFootballShow and game day #BattleReady #AllRedEverything pic.twitter.com/meYosAuTEp— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) August 16, 2015
Gameday green screen for @RFootball videoboard pic.twitter.com/P39rWDc2z0— Tim DeMartin (@TimDeMartin) August 16, 2015
Yeah, this is the big time. And yes, there is a Twitter site called Poster Swag. Who knew?
We're No. 1!!!
Here's an interesting question: What is the best college football team in New Jersey? Fifteen years ago, you might have said Don Bosco Prep. Today, this really isn't that hard a question to answer.
Truthfully, it's a bit goofy to be selecting the best team in New Jersey. There are only two D1 teams, and only one at FBS level. But in an attempt to get people talking - there are states with more than a couple of D1 programs - CBSSports did a survey to come up with the best college team in each state. And, yes, we are better than Princeton.
It's interesting to note that among the Big Ten schools, neither of our Illinois brethren made it to the top spot in their home state. Northern Illinois? Really? And in the Hoosier State? Damn those Domers!
Flattery will get you....a little bit of grief
If imitation is the best form of flattery, maybe Rutgers should be flattered. Or at least Nike should.
From yet another Twitter site that it is hard to believe exists, we get this early photo of another variation of Louisville's uniforms from Adidas.
Epic shot of the new @adidasFballUS unis for @UofLFootball @UofLEquipment #uniswag pic.twitter.com/2gqNow1BpI— Uniswag (@Uniformswag) August 15, 2015
I wasn't the first to see this (see tweet below), but, does that Louisville uniform look familiar?
@Uniformswag @adidasFballUS @UofLFootball @UofLEquipment Looking a bit Rutgers-ish. From this image anyway.— Andrew Marren (@AndrewMarren) August 15, 2015
And where (and why) does Adidas get their ideas for sock designs?
Our Carly was there
No comment necessary.
A look at the @ussoccer_wnt jersey with the FIFAs Champions Badge and third star #uniswag pic.twitter.com/M6TR6WDB7W— Uniswag (@Uniformswag) August 15, 2015
And on top of that, Carly made more headlines.
Congrats Carli Lloyd RC '06 on being voted top the athlete for the month of July by the United States Sports... http://t.co/wpK5LtlWYY— Rutgers Alumn Assoc (@RAANewBrunswick) August 17, 2015
And finally, our Moment of Zen
I. Am. In. Awe.
Moving my arm more and more while in the slings where it takes the gravity away. Day by day still grinding #bELieve pic.twitter.com/Ugco6eq4DN— Eric LeGrand (@EricLeGrand52) August 13, 2015