150 Years of Rutgers Football

Rutgers is The Birthplace of College Football. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Rutgers Football. The sport was born in New Jersey when Rutgers and its neighbor, Princeton, played the first game of intercollegiate football on November 6, 1869 on a plot of ground where the present-day Rutgers gymnasium now stands in New Brunswick. Rutgers won that first game, 6-4.

To commemorate the 150th anniversary, both Rutgers and College Football as a whole launched a season-long celebration. Rutgers Nation will be treated to tales of the past, as we highlight 150 years of football On The Banks of the Old Raritan. That’s 150 years of stories, legends, moments and most importantly: 150 years of you, the fan.

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Gameday at Rutgers


Hours to Kickoff
  • 5:00 - Parking Lots Open
  • 3:00 - Block R Party Begins
  • 2:15 - The Scarlet Walk
  • 1:30 - Stadium Gates Open
Minutes to Kickoff
  • 20:00 - Band Show Begins
  • 10:00 - Horse Entrance
  • 7:00 - Scarlet Knights Take the Field
  • 5:00 - National Anthem