With the Big Ten invite comes some changes to Rutgers football, and that includes the spring game. For the first time since 2003, RU will conclude spring practice with a night scrimmage. Friday Knight Lights will include an autograph session after the game, followed by fireworks.
How to watch
Where: High Point Solutions Stadium
When: Friday, April 24 - 7:30 PM
Go to High Point Solutions Stadium in person (it's free!) or watch the live broadcast on BTN
The 2015 schedule posters will be distributed throughout the night and the Block R Party near Athlete's Glen will start at 5:30 PM. Parking is also free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The following players will be held out of the spring game:
|Janarion Grant||Lower body|
|Darius Hamilton||Lower body|
|Zack Heeman||Lower body|
|Paul James||Lower body|
|Sebastian Joseph||Upper body|
|Chris Muller||Lower body|
|Desmon Peoples||Upper body|
|Nick Rafferty||Upper body|
|T.J. Taylor||Lower body|
Three reasons to watch
1. Watch the QBs live, in-person - You've no doubt read each practice report hoping for some revelation on the quarterback battle between Chris Laviano and Hayden Rettig. After 14 practices to make an impression, the public can finally get a glimpse of both signal-callers (albeit under limited conditions). After four years of Gary Nova, we can get a taste of what's to come under new leadership under center.
2. How's the offensive line? - Reports indicate that the defense has had the upper hand throughout spring, which is understandable considering OL coach Mitch Browning must replace three starters, including the all important center position. The unit doesn't lack for talent, however, as Kyle Flood has stockpiled behemoths along the front since the 2012 recruiting class.
3. The breakout stars - Carlton Agudosi is shaping up to be a solid complement to Leonte Carroo if his spring continues into training camp. The 6'6" receiver has been productive this past month and should give fans quite a show in Friday's exhibition. On the defensive side, the secondary is full of potential. Dre Boggs can build on a good season, Isaiah Wharton has shown flashes, and Anthony Cioffi is set for a move to safety.