Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti

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Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti
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Rutgers doesn't join the Big Ten until July 2014, but the Scarlet Knights can't wait to get started as a league member. Unlike Maryland, there was no hesitancy among fans or administrators to join the conference, and the school had billboards celebrating its Big Ten membership ready to go hours before it became official. I recently caught up with Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti to ask about his program's readiness for the move. Pernetti, who played for the Scarlet Knights and spent time as a television executive, says his fans are in "a frenzy" about leaving the Big East for the Big Ten.

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