Rutgers athletics struggled on the competition field during the 2022-23 athletic calendar. That has been confirmed for a while but was finalized with the reveal of the 2023 NCAA Baseball Tournament field on Monday.

Rutgers finishes the 2022-23 athletic year without a postseason appearance in football, men’s/women’s basketball, baseball or softball. According to research compiled by Zach Barnett with Football Scoop, that leaves the Scarlet Knights as the only Power 5 program without a postseason appearance in all of the major sports.

The Scarlet Knights baseball team finished the year with a 33-23 overall record but was not among the 3 B1G teams to make the postseason this spring. Rutgers softball posted a similar 32-25 overall record and was on the outside looking in of the women’s softball tournament.

On the gridiron, Rutgers football took a step back during the 2022 season. The defense regressed from its performance in 2021 with both offensive and defensive units finishing near the bottom of FBS in terms of points per game. The Scarlet Knights finished 4-8 and missed a bowl game.

Men’s basketball was arguably the most disappointing team not to reach the postseason this year for the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers had a strong regular season but wound up in the NIT, only to lose in the first round against Hofstra.

2023-24 outlook for Rutgers

Heading into next year’s schedule, expectations should be at least slightly better for the Scarlet Knights. Greg Schiano’s football program continues its rebuilding efforts with some young pieces returning from last year’s team.

As for Steve Pikiell’s basketball program, the Scarlet Knights should be well-positioned to be competitive in the B1G once again. Plenty of people have argued Rutgers should have made March Madness this past season, and the Scarlet Knights will look to return to the NCAA Tournament in 2024.