Press Release- Football to Play Rutgers in Night Game on the BTN

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Press Release- Football to Play Rutgers in Night Game on the BTN - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:15 PM
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan and Rutgers University announced Tuesday (April 22) that the first-ever meeting as Big Ten Conference East Division foes will be played in primetime. The Oct. 4 game at High Points Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J., will kick-off at 7 p.m. ET on the BTN.
 
This will be the inaugural match-up of two of college football’s oldest programs. Rutgers and Princeton are the oldest teams in intercollegiate football, beginning their 145th year of action this fall, and Michigan is the nation’s sixth oldest program at 135 seasons.
 
Three of Michigan’s first seven football game will be played at night, including back-to-back conference games against Rutgers (Oct. 4) and Penn State (Oct. 11).
 

Phil Callihan    Editor-in-Chief   UMGoBlue.COM

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Re:Press Release- Football to Play Rutgers in Night Game on the BTN - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:03 PM
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Hmmmm looking more and more likely I will be at this game!
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Re:Press Release- Football to Play Rutgers in Night Game on the BTN - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:19 PM
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BTN is really trying to get it's name out there with all these night games. 


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Re:Press Release- Football to Play Rutgers in Night Game on the BTN - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:37 PM
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I'm there only a two hour drive for me!
 
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Re:Press Release- Football to Play Rutgers in Night Game on the BTN - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:12 PM
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Back to back night games...

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Re:Press Release- Football to Play Rutgers in Night Game on the BTN - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:17 PM
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Sounds good to me. plus, it should add to the atmosphere in New Jersey!!
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Re:Press Release- Football to Play Rutgers in Night Game on the BTN - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:03 PM
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Yeah against Rutgers. Lol have they been relevant in the past 135 years? Super elite night game on the btn. Very impressive, can they make the app st a nighty too?

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Re:Press Release- Football to Play Rutgers in Night Game on the BTN - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:05 AM
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Didn't they come close to a dream season in 2006 under Schiano?  Only to be robbed by Rich Rod and Co. at the end of the year.  

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Re:Press Release- Football to Play Rutgers in Night Game on the BTN - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:23 AM
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After doing Hurricane Sandy reconstruction in Piscataway, NJ, I will never go back to that state.

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Re:Press Release- Football to Play Rutgers in Night Game on the BTN - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:10 AM
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^^ I sense a good story.........

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Re:Press Release- Football to Play Rutgers in Night Game on the BTN - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:31 AM
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Didn't they come close to a dream season in 2006 under Schiano?  Only to be robbed by Rich Rod and Co. at the end of the year.  

Sort of.  I remembered watching a showdown game the won against also unbeaten Louisville in November of 2006, so I did a little digging.  They won the UL game, to go to 9-0, but then lost the next week to .500 Cincinnati, before losing two weeks later in OT at West Virginia.  Rutgers still finished 11-2, which was the same record as WVU.  Louisville finished 12-1 that year and won the Orange Bowl.
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Re:Press Release- Football to Play Rutgers in Night Game on the BTN - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:04 PM
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Living in Richmond, VA this may be the only chance I get to watch our boys this season, and having it be a Saturday night game just makes getting to the game easier. Am I stoked for a game against Rutgers? No. But, I always enjoy away games and experiencing other stadiums. However, doesn't this just scream giant trap game for Michigan? 
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Re:Press Release- Football to Play Rutgers in Night Game on the BTN - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:43 PM
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I would say they are already pretty jacked up about hosting us for a game...haha
 
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