While the coronavirus wiped out all winter and spring championships, including March Madness, we have your bracketology fix with Rutgers Madness, dedicated to all-things Rutgers, providing a much-needed distraction from what’s going on outside our front doors.
This is how it will work: On the usual tournament days, we’ll reveal the matchups here and on Twitter. That’s your opportunity to vote for the athlete, celebrity, tradition or moment that you think most deserves to move onto the next round.
We’ll keep going until April 6, which would have been the day of the national championship game.
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Friday’s Sweet 16 matchups in the celebrities and moments brackets set up today’s Elite Eight pairings.
This region is all about the most famous people to attend Rutgers university — the actors, the educators, the politicians.
1 James Gandolfini vs. 14 Jerry Izenberg
Gandolfini advanced with 80% of the 107 votes in the Sweet 16 matchup vs. 4 David Stern
Izenberg kept his Cinderella run alive with 55% of the 110 votes in the Sweet 16 matchup vs. 2 Mario Batali.
This region is reserved for the greatest moments in the history of Rutgers athletics.
1 1869 first game vs. 3 The 2006 Louisville game
The 1869 first game advanced with 55% of the 107 votes in the Sweet 16 matchup vs. 4 The 1976 Final Four.
The 2006 Louisville game advanced with 75% of the 112 votes in the Sweet 16 matchup vs. 2 Entrance into the Big Ten.
We held the first two rounds last week.
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