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#RFootball at the New Era Pinstripe Bowl
  • Posted on December 24, 2013 10:34:53 PM
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  • NEW YORK - Earning its eighth bowl appearance in nine years, Rutgers football will take on Notre Dame in the New Era Pinstripe on Saturday, Dec. 28 at Yankee Stadium. Leading up to the game, ScarletKnights.com will keep you updated on all the happenings of the bowl experience.


    Friday, Dec. 27

    The final day of preparation leading up to the New Era Pinstripe began with the official team photo at Yankee Stadium.

    Next up, the program had the opportunity to run a youth clinic with the Bronx Colts. The youngsters had a chance to meet the Scarlet Knights and go through some football drills. Head coach Kyle Flood also stressed the importance of doing well in school to the group.

    The clinic was followed up by the final walk-through at the facility and then Kyle Flood joined Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly for a press conference.

    Later in the evening, the Empire State Building lit up in the colors of Rutgers and Notre Dame to celebrate New York's Bowl Game.

    Star-Ledger: Dominant Darius Hamilton an important piece for Rutgers, in more ways than one
    Star-Ledger: Rutgers coach Kyle Flood not looking at Notre Dame as test for Big Ten readiness
    NJ.com: An ESPN producer provides an inside look at the Pinstripe Bowl broadcast
    Gannett NJ: Piscataway mayor offers wager to South Bend, Ind. counterpart

    Thursday, Dec. 26

    Starting off a busy day, Kyle Flood, Darius Hamilton, Paul James and Kevin Snyder went down to Wall Street to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Next up, the Scarlet Knights loaded up the buses and headed back to Piscataway to get in the final practice leading up to the game. The session ended with a program tradition - carrying the seniors off the practice field.

    Headed back to New York City, the coordinators and several players took part in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl Media Day.

    The final event of the day was the welcome reception from the Yankees in the Audi Club and the Legends Suite. The players and staff also had a chance to see the field lined for the game for the first time.

    Star-Ledger: Rutgers QB Chas Dodd feels right at home at Yankee Stadium
    Star-Ledger: Rutgers unaffected by hectic bowl week schedule as it prepares for Notre Dame
    NJ.com: Yankees president Randy Levine predicts a record attendance for the Pinstripe Bowl
    Gannett NJ: Rutgers carries on tradition for senior players
    Daily Targum: Program enjoys visit to New York Stock Exchange

    Wednesday, Dec. 25

    Rutgers began the day early by heading back to campus to get in another practice in preparation for Saturday's game.

    After getting back on the buses, the Scarlet Knights celebrated Christmas with a gathering with family and friends at the hotel in New York City. That was followed up by a special trip to Radio City Music Hall to take in the Christmas Spectacular.

    Star-Ledger: Rutgers cornerback Gareef Glashen playing his best football of the season
    Gannett NJ: Rutgers linebacker Jamal Merrell approaches final collegiate game as his replacement emerges
    Gannett NJ: 9/11 Memorial visit scheduled by Pinstripe Bowl is important part of bowl week

    Tuesday, Dec. 24

    Officially kicking off the bowl week, Rutgers started with an outdoor practice at the practice facility on campus. Head coach Kyle Flood said the team went through approximately a 90-minute session on the usual Tuesday practice schedule.

    Following practice, the team loaded up the buses and headed north to New York City. Staying right in Times Square, the players were excited to check in and take in the experience, including the game room.

    Star-Ledger: Rutgers making itself feel right at home this bowl season
    Star-Ledger: Rutgers DT David Milewski cherishing first bowl oppportunity
    Gannett NJ: Upsets can also happen on Christmas morning
    Times of Trenton: Rutgers' Tartacoff excited for career finale against Notre Dame in Pinstripe Bowl
    Daily Targum: Players, head coach look back on favorite Christmas memories

    Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook and Twitter (@RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. For specific updates regarding football, follow the program on Twitter @RFootball.

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