This past Saturday, I attended the Rutgers vs. Syracuse football game, courtesy of winning two tickets through NJ.com’s (online version of a local newspaper) twitter account.
I graduated from Rutgers last May, and had not gone to any of the games so far in the season, so this game was also my first game as a Rutgers Alumni.
The first half of the game was quite mundane, but it quickly picked up in the latter half. Unfortunately, we lost.
It was, also, the first home game Rutgers was playing following the game against Army, where Eric LeGrand was paralyzed from neck below.
Here are a few pictures we took at the game:
Sea of Red:
During their half-time show, the Rutgers Marching Band formed a “52” in honor of LeGrand:
The Fall 2010 semester at Rutgers so far has been plagued with unfortunate events. Read my post about what happened in September by clicking here and October by clicking here. As for November — right before half time, one of the people attending the game fell at the game and is hospitalized in critical condition with injuries to his head. You can read more about that here. Some commenters on the news article seem to suggest that Rutgers is playing down the story, and all I can is this — I was just a few feet away at halftime in a crowd of people at the concession stands, and I didn’t find out until I was back in my seat later on via twitter.
Hopefully next semester will be a lot smoother.
I meant to write about the game that night, but when I got home my laptop suddenly would not turn on! It was running absolutely fine until before I left for the game, so I am not sure what happened. I ended up getting a new laptop Sunday, but I AGAIN lost everything from my old laptop which is quite annoying.
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