The Rutgers University Scarlet Knights athletic teams joined the Big Ten Conference (B1G) in 2014. Although Rutgers is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey and the football team plays in Piscataway, New Jersey, Rutgers has many fans in New York City.
“#rutgers : New York’s #B1G team?” was cited on Twitter on November 17, 2012—well before Rutgers officially joined the Big Ten Conference. In 2013, the Big Ten announced a partnership with Yankee Stadium and the New Era Pinstripe Bowl; there would be B1G signage at all New York Yankees home games.
Syracuse University’s “New York’s College Team” is a similar college athletic slogan that has been used in New York City. In June 2016, a Yankee Stadium banner for “New York’s College Team” (Syracuse University) was replaced with a banner for “New York’s B1G Team” (Rutgers University).
Wikipedia: Rutgers Scarlet Knights
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are the athletic teams that represent Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus. In sports, Rutgers is chiefly known for being the “Birthplace of College Football”, hosting the first ever intercollegiate football game on 6 November 1869 in which Rutgers defeated a team from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) with a score of 6 runs to 4.
Among the first American schools to participate in intercollegiate athletics, Rutgers currently fields 27 teams in the Big Ten Conference which participates in Division I competition, as sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the following sports: baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, swimming and diving, wrestling, and volleyball.
#rutgers : New York’s #B1G team?
5:45 PM - 17 Nov 2012
Big Ten Announces Partnership With New York Yankees and New Era Pinstripe Bowl
June 3, 2013
The New York Yankees and the New Era Pinstripe Bowl today announced a partnership with the Big Ten Conference.
The eight-year affiliation between the two legendary brands features the Big Ten’s commitment to play in the annual New Era Pinstripe Bowl from 2014 to 2021. The Big Ten’s partnership with the New Era Pinstripe Bowl will mark the conference’s first bowl game tie-in on the East Coast. Additionally, for all New York Yankees regular season games, beginning in 2014, the Big Ten will have a significant branding presence in Yankee Stadium, featuring a fixed sign along the first-base line and home plate rotating signage.
Tonight, on ESPN: New York’s B1G Team and Chicago’s B1G Team battle for media market dominance. #Owthetakestheyresohot
9:56 AM - 28 Dec 2013
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Checking In With Maryland and Rutgers
By Drew Hamm @drewhamm5 on Jan 8, 2014, 2:01p
New York’s B1G team has stumbled out to a 7-8 record, 1-1 in the AAC, after beating Temple and losing a close game to #14 (#12 after the new rankings were released today, BEATING RUTGERS HAS JUICE) Louisville last week.
@laurakeeley Rutgers—New York’s B1G team—resents that remark.
6:12 PM - 30 Jan 2014
@jaybusbee Silly Jay, Rutgers is New York’s B1G team.
8:52 AM - 29 Dec 2014
Northwestern is as much “Chicago’s B1G Team” as Rutgers is “New York’s B1G Team”
2:18 PM - 17 Oct 2015
I just saw “RUTGERS: New York’s B1G Team” sign at Yankee Stadium
Post by gHost Spartan on 2016-06-08, 20:03
I regret to inform everyone that the “Syracuse- New York’s College Team” sign has been replaced… By Rutgers
6:23 PM - 17 Jul 2016
We take the stairs
Syracuse’s “New York’s College Team” sign at Yankee Stadium has been replaced with a Rutgers “New York’s B1G Team sign.” Sigh.
11:39 AM - 26 Jun 2016