is our sad duty to announce the death of former Cagers President
and long-time fan Glenys Manfre following a lengthy illness. Please
read this tribute to Glenys provided by her dear friend, our Cagers President, Kathy Duff. There will be a celebration of life memorial for Glenys at noon Sunday, Jan. 14, in Kirkpatrick Chapel on the campus of Rutgers University, 81 Somerset St., New Brunswick, N.J., www.kirkpatrickchapel.rutgers.edu. To read her obituary, please visit our news section.
Rutgers Women’s Basketball team hits the floor at the RAC with lots of new faces and some returning favorites. And, as always, the Cagers will be there to cheer on our favorite team – at home AND on the road. You can sign up now by filling out the new Cagers Club Membership Application.
Rutgers returns to the RAC for a lengthy homestand with a 5-2 record this season. The team traveled to Fort Myers, Florida, for Thanksgiving and the Gulf Coast Showcase, where they lost a first match-up against the defending National Champions, the University of South Carolina. Following a victory against Western Michigan, RU dropped a close one to Washington State.
While you are checking out the schedule, notice a few things:
1. There is a stretch of 8 home games in a row, from Thursday, November 30, through Thursday, December 28th. The team should be well rested, sleeping in their own beds and going home for Christmas.
2. There are a few "revenge" games on the schedule, with Rutgers looking to avenge losses last year to Wake Forest, Princeton and Houston -- all with home court advantage this time around!
3. RU has home and away match-ups with Penn State and perennial power Maryland on the Big 10 schedule.
4. There are a total of 9, count 'em, 9, weekend home games this season.
Check the full roster for this year’s squad. We are excited to see “Los Rojos,” the transfers (plus medical redshirt senior guard Tyler Scaife) on the court after sitting out a season and watching from the bench. With 14 active players, there is plenty of depth this season.
The next Huddle is scheduled for Saturday, December 16 at 4:30, prior to the game against Houston. The cost of the huddle will be $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The menu will include a variety of gourmet sandwiches, salads, chips, desserts and drinks. We will also have our Tricky Tray table. Sign up at the Cagers table, starting Saturday, December 2.
President Kathy Duff sent a note to all Cagers members on November 11 outlining plans for this season. It is available for viewing at this link.
The team reminds us how much they appreciate their fans and feel energized by our support. So let’s get behind them again this year, which begins with much promise and hope. Let’s go, RU!
On another note, Cagers will be selling 50-50s again this year, not only at women's basketball games, but at men's games and wrestling matches. You get a free ticket to the two latter events if you volunteer, so let President Kathy Duff or VP Bob Manfre know if you can assist ([email protected] or [email protected]).
We also want to point out two important notes for Cagers. One is the importance of adherence to all NCAA rules related to Compliance. To learn more, please visit this link on the Rutgers site. The Cagers have also instituted a Code of Ethics to make sure our fans behave appropriately at all times and do not interfere with the team, the staff or the compliance rules.
The Cagers Club officers for this season continue. They are President Kathy Duff, Vice President Bob Manfre, Corresponding Secretary Nancy Foulks, Recording Secretary Janice Cancro and Treasurer Sharon Kosmo. Terms for officers run for two years, from July 1 to June 30.
Our audit for the fiscal year 2016-2017 can be found here as a PDF file.
We hope you'll find what you are looking for here and that you will make suggestions to improve the website. We are the "team behind the team," and we look forward to welcoming our old and new members as we cheer for our Scarlet Knights.
For more information or questions, please contact Cagers Club President Kathy Duff at [email protected] or by phone at 908-337-6791.