In Game

When attending a marquee matchup at The RAC, you’ll be treated to one of the atmospheres in college basketball. Players and commentators alike have given plaudits to The RAC and Rutgers crowd for their ability to get into the heads of opposing players and create an intimidating place to play.

The fact The RAC is the smallest arena in the Big Ten plays a significant role in its incredible home court advantage as the fans are right on top of the court. You also won’t find a lot of frills here, so everyone in attendance is there to see the game and cheer on the Scarlet Knights creating one of the most die-hard and knowledgeable crowds out there.

The RAC may not be the fanciest arena in the Big Ten, but it can be one of the toughest to play in meaning you’ll experience an excellent atmosphere if attending one of the Scarlet Knights biggest games.

Things to check out

Championship Banners

Hanging around the Louis Brown Athletic Center are banners honoring the Scarlet Knights past conference championships. Rutgers is yet to win a Big Ten title, but when they do look for a banner to be raised alongside those honoring their previous titles.

Big Ten Banners

You’ll also find banners showing off all the Big Ten schools when attending a Rutgers basketball game. The Big Ten banners are a nice touch that shows off how exciting Rutgers’ future looks now that they’ve joined the Big Ten.

Scoreboard

The center court scoreboard at The RAC does an excellent job of showing replays. No matter where you’re sitting in The RAC, you’ll have a great view of the scoreboard.

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The Scarlet Knight

You can see Rutgers’ Scarlet Knight mascot entertaining the crowd at every basketball game. He can be seen leading cheers and performing all kinds of antics. Look for the Scarlet Knight to energize the crowd when you’re at a Rutgers football game.

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Pep Band

The Rutgers pep band provides a lively atmosphere with their unique musical performances. Don’t miss it when the pep band plays the Rutgers fight song or “on The Banks of the Old Raritan,” if you want to get the full Rutgers experience.

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Cheerleaders

The Rutgers cheerleaders keep the crowd on their feet with their cheers and stunts. Keep your eyes open for the cheerleaders for your chance to win some cool giveaways.

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Fight Songs

  1. Rutgers University Scarlet Knights Fight Song

    March, men of Rutgers
    Down the field today.
    March to another score,
    Forward to the fray;
    Fight, men of Rutgers
    As in days gone by
    Fight! For the Scarlet Flag over the rest must fly.

    Keep Rutgers colors to the fore
    For they must win so fight, fight, fight!
    And we’ll advance some more to score,
    The Rutgers flag flies high tonight, alright, alright
    We’ll fling the Scarlet Banner out,
    And Rutgers men will fight, fight, fight, fight, fight;
    The bells of Queens each victory shout
    The bells of Queens must ring tonight.

    RU, Rah, Rah;
    RU, Rah, Rah,
    Whoo-Rah, Whoo-Rah;
    Rutgers Rah

    Up Stream Red Team
    Red Team Up Stream
    Rah, Rah, Rutgers Rah

    Keep Rutgers colors to the fore
    For they must win so fight, fight, fight!
    And we’ll advance some more to score,
    The Rutgers flag flies high tonight, alright, alright
    We’ll fling the Scarlet Banner out,
    And Rutgers men will fight, fight, fight, fight, fight;
    The bells of Queens each victory shout
    The bells of Queens must ring tonight.

  2. On The Banks of the Old Raritan

    From far and near we came to Rutgers,
    And resolved to learn all that we can;
    And so we settled down,
    In that noisy college town,
    On the banks of the old Raritan.

    Refrain:
    On the banks of the old Raritan (my friends)
    Where old Rutgers evermore shall stand,
    For has she not stood 

    Since the time of the flood,
    On the banks of the old Raritan.

    Then sing aloud to Alma Mater
    And keep the scarlet in the van’
    For with her motto high
    Rutgers’ name shall never die
    On the banks of the old Raritan.

    (Refrain)

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    My father sent me to old Rutgers,
    And resolv’d that I should be a man;
    And so I settled down, In that noisy college town,
    On the banks of the old Raritan.

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