It’s on. How many more programs will do this in the next couple of years? The weather is the biggest variable in all of these events. Looking forward to this and the next creative idea. T-W
Scarlet Knights, Tigers to meet on the HPSS turf on Nov. 19 prior to RU football vs. PSU
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Longstanding New Jersey wrestling rivals Rutgers and Princeton will add a new chapter to their history at the first ever “Battle at the Birthplace” on Saturday, Nov. 19 inside High Point Solutions Stadium, announced Monday by Rutgers Athletics. The historic dual-meet event will occur at 11 a.m. prior to Rutgers football versus Penn State in the evening, as the Scarlet Knights look to shatter their total attendance of 17,464 from the 2015-16 season in a single match.
“We look forward to providing our fans, students and alumni a very special and unique double header on November 19th,” said Director of Athletics Patrick Hobbs. “Wrestling in the afternoon in front of what we hope will be a record crowd, combined with prime time Rutgers football that night. What could be better that that.”
“I’m really excited that the ‘Battle at the Birthplace’ will take place. We will always try to push the envelope and create an atmosphere that is special. This event provides not only Rutgers fans but the great fans of New Jersey an opportunity to see two programs with some talented wrestlers compete,” said head coach Scott Goodale. “For this to work, we will need the support of the whole state, the coaches on all levels, and the Rutgers and Princeton alumni to really jump on board. Both Chris Ayres and I see this is as a great opportunity to show off our programs on a national stage and that has the both of us excited.”