Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)
Pack your jackets! For the first time since 2007 the Indiana Hoosiers football team will be playing a game in December. It was announced Sunday evening that the Hoosiers will head to New York City to participate in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. The Hoosiers will face a 7-5 (4-4) Duke team that finished fourth in the ACC-Coastal. This will be the Hoosiers 10th ever bowl game, they are 3-6 in the previous nine.
Indiana University President Michael McRobbie said, "
“All of us at Indiana University are delighted that our football team has earned a well deserved bowl berth, which reflects the strong performance and hard work of our players and coaching staff, the dedication and support of our fans, and the very encouraging progress our program has made this season, We're excited to be playing in New York City and at hallowed Yankee Stadium, which will certainly make for a most memorable holiday season experience for our many Hoosier alumni and friends residing in the region. And we’re particularly pleased to be competing against a fellow member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which has as members the nation’s 60 leading research universities.”
Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson expressed his pleasure stating, "I'm happy and pleased for our players and excited for the opportunity to continue to improve our program” Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson said. “We are looking forward to playing an outstanding opponent in Duke. It will be a great trip for our kids and nice to play in front of our large alumni base in the New York City area.”
The Pinstripe Bowl will be held at Yankee Stadium on December 26th at 3:30pm. The game will be televised on ABC.
For more information on tickets IU fans can go to IU Sports Tours