Sunday schedule: When does the Rutgers football boardwalk open? When is the ‘Scarlet Walk’?

It is gameday and for Rutgers football fans, this new season is one with optimism and hopes of a bowl bid.

Rutgers hosts Northwestern on Sunday at 12:00 PM ET in what is the season opener for both Big Ten programs. The game will air nationally on CBS with Tom McCarthy on the call and former Rutgers defensive back Jason McCourty as the analyst.

Tiffany Blackmon will report from the sidelines.

But the day of activities will begin well before the noon kickoff with a number of the features and festivities that have become commonplace att ‘The Birthplace.’ This includes the ‘Rutgers Boardwalk,’ the pep rally and then the team’s arrival at the stadium through the ‘Scarlet Walk.’

With an anticipated large crowd, fans are encouraged to enter SHI Stadium early.

In his fourth season back at Rutgers, head coach Greg Schiano has not lost a season opener. Rutgers last opened the season against a Big Ten rival in 2020 when they won at Michigan State.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire