The Scarlet Knight with others at groundbreaking


From the left, the Scarlet Knight, deputy director of athletics Sarah Baumgartner, director of athletics Pat Hobbs, Gary and Barbara Rodkin, Rutgers president Robert Barchi, and Rutgers University–New Brunswick chancellor Christopher J. Molloy.

Rich Schultz/courtesy Rutgers Athletics

R Big Ten Build, the fundraising campaign to support athletic and academic facilities for Scarlet Knights student-athletes, recently surpassed its goal of $100 million. Part of the money is paying for the construction of the Gary and  Barbara Rodkin Academic Success Center, adjacent to Stadium. A groundbreaking ceremony for the $65 million facility was held on April 13 before the annual Scarlet-White spring football game. Gary RC’74 and Barbara DC’76 Rodkin made a $15 million gift in 2018, the largest in Rutgers athletics history, to help build the complex, due for completion in December 2020.