Duke University head football coach David Cutcliffe to throw out ceremonial first pitch prior to Friday's Yankees-White Sox game at Yankee Stadium
Today it was announced that Duke University Head Football Coach David Cutcliffe, who helped lead the Blue Devils to a 44-41 overtime victory over the Indiana University Hoosiers in the 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Friday's 7:05 p.m. Yankees-White Sox game at Yankee Stadium.
In his eighth season as head football coach of the Blue Devils in 2015, Cutcliffe led the school to its 12th bowl appearance all-time and fourth consecutive. The victory over Indiana in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl marked the institution's first bowl victory since 1961.
"We could not be more appreciative of the Yankees organization and the representatives of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl for inviting us back for this occasion. Our bowl experience back in December was absolutely incredible," said Cutcliffe. "As a lifelong Yankees fan, the opportunity to take the mound in one of the truly great venues in all of sports will be a tremendous honor. My childhood was filled with dreams of pitching for the Yankees, and I couldn't be more excited to represent Duke University on May 13."
As part of the celebration, a special ticket offer with unique savings on select seats for Friday's game is available for all Duke alumni, fans and supporters. For complete details on the offer, fans should visit www.yankees.com/duke. Please note that all ticket specials are subject to availability.
In addition, Cutcliffe will be presented with an autographed base signed by members of the current Yankees roster in a pregame ceremony. Making the presentation to Cutcliffe will be New Era Pinstripe Bowl Executive Director Mark Holtzman and New Era Pinstripe Bowl Director Emily Hamel.
Established in 2010, the New Era Pinstripe Bowl has featured some of the most memorable moments in recent college football history. Known as "New York's Bowl Game," it is played at the world-renowned Yankee Stadium, which is home to the New York Yankees, New York City Football Club and many other sporting, cultural and business events. The 2016 New Era Pinstripe Bowl will take place on Wednesday, December 28, at 2:00 p.m. on ESPN, featuring participants from the Big Ten and ACC Conferences.
Tickets for the 2016 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 website of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, and follow the Bowl game's official Twitter and Instagram accounts - @PinstripeBowl