Today it was announced that Ohio State Head Football Coach Urban Meyer, who helped lead the Buckeyes to a 42-20 victory over the Oregon Ducks in the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Friday's 7:05 p.m. Yankees-Orioles game at Yankee Stadium.
In three seasons as head coach at Ohio State, Meyer has led the team to a 38-3 record. He is the only head coach in college football history to have won a national championship as part of two different conferences - the Big Ten and the SEC. Along with Nick Saban, Meyer is also only one of two Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) head coaches to have won national titles at two different schools (also in 2006 and '08 while at Florida).
As part of the celebration, a special ticket offer with savings of up to 50% on select seats for Friday's game is now available for all Ohio State alumni, fans and supporters. For complete details on the offer, fans should visit www.yankees.com/osu15. Please note that all ticket specials are subject to availability.
In a pregame ceremony prior to Friday's game, Meyer will be presented with an autographed base signed by all of the members of the current Yankees active roster. Making the presentation to Meyer will be Yankees General Partner / Vice Chairperson Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal.
The New York Yankees and New Era Pinstripe Bowl began their eight-year affiliation with the Big Ten in 2014, between the two legendary brands features the Big Ten's commitment to play in the annual New Era Pinstripe Bowl through to 2021.
Established in 2010, the New Era Pinstripe Bowl has seen increased attendance in each of its first five years of existence. In 2014, a record sellout crowd of 49,012 saw Penn State defeat Boston College and establish the bowl's highest all-time attendance figure.
The 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl is scheduled to be played on Saturday, December 26, at a to-be-determined kickoff time. The game will mark the second consecutive year that the bowl will feature a team from the Big Ten and ACC. The Big Ten's partnership with the New Era Pinstripe Bowl is the conference's first ever bowl game tie-in on the East Coast.
Tickets for the 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl will be made available in the near future. For up-to-the-moment information regarding the game, fans are encouraged to visit www.pinstripebowl.com, the official Web site of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, and follow the bowl game's official Twitter and Instagram accounts - @PinstripeBowl.