Rutgers Leaving Big East for Big Ten in 2014
(PISCATAWAY, N.J.) — The pandemonium will be moving from the Big East to the Big Ten in 2014. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights, who have been in the Big East since 1991, are taking full advantage of its football program’s success over the last couple years and jumping ship.
The school’s news comes a day after Maryland announced they will also be headed to the Big Ten.
The school invested $102 million back in 2002 to expand and renovate their stadium, after the football team finished 1-11 under then second-year coach Greg Schiano. In 2006, the school had to cut six varsity sports, as the team continued to rise in the Big East.
Since then, Rutgers has made a bowl game in six of the last seven years and the athletic department has received tens of millions in subsidies from the university.
Rutgers (9-1) is in position to win their first Big East title and go to a BCS game for the first time.
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