Rutgers has been chosen to take part in the 3rd annual Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn next season, along with LaSalle, Virginia, and Vanderbilt. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports tweeted out the news earlier today.
Personally, I’m really excited about this. Any positive publicity we can get right now is a good thing, and playing on a national stage won’t hurt either. We may not be up against the most high-profile competition, but to me, that’s not really important. When you combine this with the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Rutgers should be looking at some solid national exposure within the first few weeks of the 2014-15 season. And considering where we were as a program seven months ago, that seems like a massive step in the right direction.