PISCATAWAY - For months, there were tours and speeches to invigorate a fan base and to support the transition. 

Rutgers celebrated its official entrance into the Big Ten with a party at High Point Solutions Stadium on Tuesday night.

Conference Commissioner Jim Delany, a South Orange native, join Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann, President Robert Barchi and many members of the athletics staff were there to celebrate.

Football head coach Kyle Flood called it a landmark day.

Rutgers and Maryland are the two newest members of the Big Ten.