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Wednesday / July 8.
  • Rutgers and Army will play football at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 12, 2011 in the second football game at the new stadium and the first in a series between the schools.

    Army and Notre Dame will play the first football game at the new stadium on Nov. 20, 2010. The game will be broadcast on CBS.

    Those two programs played 22 games at the old Yankee Stadium, the last one coming in 1969.

    Army will also play Air Force in 2012 at Yankee Stadium and Boston College in 2014.

    Yankee Stadium is expected to have about 47,000 seats for football, according to The New York Times.

    The story was first reported by The Star-Ledger.

    “It is very important to us,” Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano said. “I can say it in two words: Ray Rice. He was a very important player to us and to our program. He was great for us, and for the New York area. And for recruiting, to put your program in a venue like this, we take great pride in recruiting the best players in a three-hour circle of our institution. It’s going to be a great opportunity for our kids and for our program.”

    NEPTUNE, N.J. — A little while back, a Division 1 coach from an East Coast school received a telephone call that caused him to perk up just a little bit more than usual.

    “I received a call asking if I was interested in a player and the call did not come from his high school coach or AAU coach, but rather from an agent,” the coach recalled.

    The coach says he ultimately turned the player down, but the call reveals an inside glimpse into how college basketball really works.


    While I was in the press room at the Final Four in Detroit back in April my wife Jen called to say she and my daughter Gracie had gone out and bought tickets to see Jackson Browne at the Prospect Park Bandshell in July.

    They knew I was a big Jackson Browne fan and my 4-year-old daughter was fired up.

    So come the night of the Big Event and Gracie passes out in her stroller on the way to the show, but our 15-month-old, James Jefferson Airplane Zagoria, was the star of the show.