Rutgers asks Big East for financial relief

Rutgers has asked the Big East for financial relief, after losing a home game because of conference realignment.

TCU was originally slated to visit the Scarlet Knights. But after TCU left for the Big 12, Rutgers lost a home game and ended up with six for the 2012 season.

"We'll deal with it in a very direct manner with the league. We're disappointed that we were not made whole on a league (home) game with TCU's departure," athletic director Tim Pernetti told the Star-Ledger. "Having said that, we took control of our situation. While there were opportunities out there to bring a second 1-AA (FCS) opponent in here, that's just not for us any more. We're not doing that again.

"I thought it was more important to think longer term about bringing in an opponent that could return the game, that was a high-profile BCS opponent. We ended to a great resolution to the situation with Arkansas."

The Big East had no comment.