Chris Carlin, who is the voice of Rutgers football and basketball, donated towards the university's athletic fund in the hopes of upgrading their facilities in an effort to better compete with their Big Ten counterparts (Politi, Feb. 12).
Rutgers joined the Big Ten in 2014 as part of the conferences expansion.
"You travel like I do to the Big Ten schools, if you put yourself in the shoes of a recruit, it is ridiculous what they have to work with," Carlin said. "If this is going to be what it can be at Rutgers, the investment has to be there."
Carlin, who has called Rutgers football games since 2004 and basketball since 2008, pledged $10,000 towards the university's fund that hopes to raise $100 million.
"When Pat (Hobbs) announced the plan and came out and spoke to the community as he did, it really made me think," he said. "I've been around Rutgers for 15 years. My wife for four. We were talking about it and asked ourselves, 'What can we do significant that will make a difference?'"
Hobbs was joined by football coach Chris Ash and basketball coach Eddie Jordan in donating $50,000 each towards the initiative.