The final year of Big East play in football ended with a four-way tie for the conference championship. Louisville came out on top withe tiebreakers awarding the Cardinals with the conference’s automatic BCS berth, sending Louisville to the Sugar Bowl to take on the SEC’s Florida Gators. To get there Louisville needed a second-half rally on the road against future Big Ten member Rutgers.
Rutgers still managed to finish in the four-way tie with Louisville, Cincinnati and ACC-bound Syracuse though, and they rewarded their team appropriately with championship rings.
Not too shabby. You will notice the one side of the rings has “F.A.M.I.L.Y” in the molding. If you recall, the acronym stands for “Forget about me, I love you.” The acronym is found throughout Rutgers football facilities and made a debut on alternate uniforms last season. Players and coaches have been wearing the acronym on bracelets as far back as 2008. and it continues to be a staple within the program.
Rutgers will play one season in the newly created or reformed American Athletics Conference, a mix of Conference USA members and the remainder of the Big East’s football members. Will the Scarlet Knights add one more championship ring to the jewelry collection before making the move to the Big Ten in 2014?
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