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IU to face Duke in New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Posted at 9:03 AM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 09:03:56-05

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana will face Duke in the 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl, according to a press release from Indiana University. 

The game will be held at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, December 26 with a 3:30 pm. ET kickoff on RTV6. 

“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,” IU President Michael A. McRobbie said in a press release.

 “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.”

“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 in the press release.

"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.” 

This will be the Hoosiers 10th bowl appearance and their first at the Pinstripe Bowl. IU last made a postseason appearance in 2007 when the team played Oklahoma State in the Insight Bowl. 

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