Mike Sweeney and Conan

Rutgers-Newark alumnus Mike Sweeney spent the last three decades making people laugh, first as a stand-up comedian and then as a comedy writer for Bill Maher and Conan O’Brien after liberating himself from practicing law in the 1980s.


It takes a special kind of fan to support a team during rough times. Danny Klein and his classmates started tailgating as Rutgers students. Thirty years later, they still gather on Saturdays to throw the#ScarletParty and cheer on the Scarlet Knights.