Thursday, December 29, 2016

A Rough Season for RU Football, But the Future Looks Bright


The Rutgers football team took its lumps this season under first-year coach Chris Ash, finishing with a 2-10 record, but the future does look bright. The best indicator of this is that recruiting is going quite well, much better than under former coach Kyle Flood. The assistant coaching staff, highlighted by strength and conditioning coach Kenny Parker and Director of High School Relations Rick Mantz, is well positioned to not only recruit well but to develop the players currently in the program.

In spite of the football team’s record, the tailgating season was a great success. We now have three different tailgates in the Yellow Lot at the stadium, with the primary tailgate featuring the Theta Chi Flag which is easy to find. Much thanks to Andrew Holloway ’13, our alumni social chairman, for putting together the tailgates and being very hands on to ensure that each tailgate is a success.

While football season may be over, we are planning to have three of the same social events that we had last spring which were all quite successful. These include the alumni dart tournament at the chapter house on a yet to be determined date, the Founders Day Party which will be held on April 7th and the spring game tailgate on a yet to be determined date in April. These were all successful events last year and we are looking forward to having them again this year. Have a great holiday season everyone. I am looking forward to seeing many of you in the spring.

Glenn L. Long ‘72
Theta Chi Alumni Association, Beta Delta Chapter

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Join Us for Football Tailgates in the Yellow Lot and See the Chapter House Improvements

(This Glenn Long article is from the Sept 2016 Bugle)


For those of you who have football season tickets, you are well aware of the continuing increases in the cost of tickets, parking, required donations, etc. It is for this reason that we are now going to be tailgating in the Yellow Lot instead of the Scarlet Lot. The Yellow Lot is just past the Hale Center
northeast of the stadium. I’m looking forward to seeing many of you in the Yellow Lot at our tailgates this football season.

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For those of you who are able to visit the campus for a football game, I would encourage you to pay a visit to the chapter house, where you will see many improvements that have been undertaken this summer. These include a new front walkway, new shrubs in the front of the house, and new tile in what was the old kitchen.

The most exciting improvement, however, is at the front entrance to the house where we will now feature a memorabilia room. You will immediately notice when you walk in the chapter house that there will be our “OX” logo incorporated into the new red tile at the front entrance. The front room will have a red and white theme and will have shelves for the memorabilia that is currently being collected to feature there. This effort was spearheaded by John Sprovieri ’72 (my pledge brother) and I know that he is excited to have brothers return to the chapter house to see this new memorabilia room.

We have also initiated the second annual Theta Chi Challenge. This is a donor program for Rutgers that was initiated last year and implemented again this year. The idea is to have affinity groups, such as fraternities, solicit fellow members of their affinity group with the intent of increasing the donor rate from the affinity group. The Beta Delta Chapter of Theta Chi is serving as a model for this concept at Rutgers, and it was very successful when it was implemented last year. I’m looking forward to similar results this year when all of the results are tallied.

I hope to see a lot of you this fall!


Glenn L. Long ‘72
Theta Chi Alumni Association
Beta Delta Chapter

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Register Online Now for the 2016 Theta Chi Open on June 18

Brother Golfers,

It is time to put your money where your putter is!

The 2016 Theta Chi Open, as you all know, is Saturday, June 18 at our beloved RU golf course.

The fee remains the same -- $160 for golf, food and drink.
$60 for food and drink.
$120 for first time golfers.
And as usual, we are looking for alumni to fund the undergrad group.

We will also once again gather for the 19th hole on Brother Rick Winter’s deck, which has been fortified after our collective weight caused it to buckle last year! (Good thing Rick’s in the insurance business…)

So please get your payments moving. The best and preferred method is via the link below:

(Thanks to Brent Donnelly the PayPal Stud!)

We have a streak of sell outs and I expect nothing short of that again for 2016.

I just paid, so get clicking and join me for one of the best days of the year.


Mark Devaney