PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Aug. 15, 2014) – Rutgers Athletics has announced the 2014 promotional schedule for women’s volleyball. The Scarlet Knights’ entrance into the Big Ten just got bigger. From giveaways to contests, the season is packed with endless excitement for fans.
The Scarlet Knights start off the promotional calendar on Friday, Oct. 3, when Rutgers hosts Purdue for its first Big Ten home match. The first 150 fans in attendance will receive an exclusive Inaugural B1G Game t-shirt, which commemorates the date of the historic game. The match also kicks off Flip Friday. The first 20 students in attendance will receive a voucher for a free Hansel and Griddle Banana Flip. The flips will be distributed during intermission between sets.
At the conclusion of the game against the Boilmakers, the Scarlet Knights will be available for an autograph signing. The first 100 fans in line for autographs will receive a volleyball to be signed by the team.
Continuing on Fridays throughout October, Flip Friday is back for the Michigan match (Oct. 17).
Up next, Fat Cat Knight is set for Saturday, Oct. 18. Within the days leading up to Rutgers vs. Michigan State match, volleyballs will be dropped in various locations around campus. Each volleyball can be redeemed for a free Fat Cat sandwich at the game! Follow the team on Twitter @RUvball and Instagram @RUvball for an inside scoop on the location of the drops.
Rutgers welcomes fellow Big Ten newcomer Maryland for the annual Blackout game on Saturday, Oct. 25. Be sure to wear black to the game!
Students in attendance for the match against the Terps will have the opportunity to gain points towards the Scarlet Lottery, the new football ticket claim system. For more information on the Scarlet Lottery, please click here.
Happy Halloween! On Friday, Oct. 31 the Scarlet Knights will face Nebraska in the Monster Match. All fans in attendance are eligible to participate in the Monster Match costume contest. A total of six finalists will be chosen, three from the youth age group and three from the adult age group. The winner, chosen by the crowd, will receive a Rutgers Halloween Prize Pack, including a team-autographed volleyball! Don’t forget, it is also Flip Friday, as well as the start to Alumni weekend.
The annual Alumni game is set for Saturday, Nov. 1. All Rutgers volleyball Alumni and their family are invited back “To the Banks” to support the Scarlet Knights as they take on Nebraska. More information on the match will be released at a later date.
On Sunday, Nov. 16, RU welcomes Illinois for Military Appreciation Weekend. The first 100 fans in attendance will receive a limited edition USA Block R magnet.
Rutgers concludes the regular season against Ohio State Saturday, Nov. 29 on Senior Knight. The match will honor the team’s two graduating seniors, Rachel Andreassian (Fredricksburg, Texas) and Nicole Bayer (Concord, Ohio).
In addition to individual promotions, fans can enjoy a t-shirt toss at the start of each match all season long. Be sure to arrive to your seats before the starting line-ups are announced for your chance to grab a shirt!
Date Opponent Time Promotion
10/3 Purdue 7:00 PM Inaugural Big Ten home match
Inaugural B1G Game T-shirt Distribution to first 500 fans
10/17 Michigan 7:00 PM Flip Friday
10/18 Michigan St. 7:00 PM Fat Cat Knight
10/25 Maryland 7:00 PM Blackout
Scarlet Lottery Game
10/31 Nebraska 7:00 PM Monster Match
11/1 Iowa 1:00 PM Alumni Weekend
11/29 Ohio St. 7:00 PM Senior Knight
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