Posted by: Ken Branson | April 23, 2012

Athletic Activities Set for Rutgers Day

If you are an athlete, were an athlete, fantasize about being an athlete or just like to hang out with athletes, Rutgers Day is your day on the Busch Campus.

The day culminates in the annual spring football scrimmage, the Scarlet and White Game, which will take place at High Point Solutions Stadium from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

To get yourself in the mood, you can visit the E Fields from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to see, handle, and try on the equipment Rutgers athletes use.

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host a “mini-combine” on the E Fields, where children can participate in some of the skill events in which National Football League prospects compete as they prepare for the NFL draft. Kids can see how they compare to elite college athletes, and the winners will be recognized at half-time of the Believe Bowl.

The Believe Bowl, which takes place in the stadium beginning at 1 p.m., is a the flag football game between two teams of former Rutgers players designed to raise awareness of spinal cord injuries, and to honor Eric LeGrand, a Rutgers football player recovering from a spinal cord injury. Admission is free, but fans are encouraged to donate to Rutgers spinal cord research during the game.

SAAC will also host a face-painting booth and several other children’s activities from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kids Zone on Scarlet Knight Way.

At 11 a.m., the Rutgers men’s soccer team will play an exhibition match against Fairleigh Dickinson University at the Recreation Field, while in the North Plaza of the stadium, players from the Rutgers men’s and women’s basketball teams will host a shoot-around with fans.

Former Rutgers football players now active in the NFL will be available for autographs at the stadium from noon to 12:45 p.m. The Rutgers softball team will play against St. John’s University at noon in the Softball Complex, and the Cheerleading and Dance Team will perform outside the stadium from noon to 2 p.m.


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