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Rutgers using spring game to help children affected by Hurricane Sandy

We've already outlined one way Rutgers is using its spring game to help New Jersey recover from the devestating effects of Hurricane Sandy. Now the Scarlet Knights will take that devotion one step further by inviting their fans to help decide the outcome of the game.

Those fans won't be any group of Scarlet Knights supporters, either. Taking the field will be 22 middle schools affected by Hurricane Sandy. Rutgers is inviting kids to submit an essay or photo (due by next Friday) detailing why they should be on the field. The kids will spend the second half of the game on their respective Scarlet and White sidelines and, when the clock hits the five minute mark in the fourth quarter, will take the field to help determine the winner. The Scarlet-White game will take place April 27 at High Point Solutions Stadium. 

Much like Nebraska, credit to Rutgers for adding some meaning to an otherwise meaningless game.


Author: Zach Barnett
Zach Barnett is a native of Denton, Texas and a graduate of the University of Texas. He joined FootballScoop in 2012 after two years at the National Football Foundation. His hobbies include watching college football, reading about college football and writing about college football.