Patrick Hobbs & Chris Ash of Rutgers to Throw Out First Pitches

Today it was announced that Rutgers University Director of Athletics Patrick Hobbs and Head Football Coach Chris Ash will throw out the ceremonial first pitches prior to Tuesday's 7:05 p.m. Yankees-Blue Jays game at Yankee Stadium.

In addition, a special ticket offer with unique savings on select seats for Tuesday's game is available for all Rutgers alumni, fans and supporters. For complete details on the offer, fans should visit Please note that all ticket specials are subject to availability.

"The Yankees are the iconic brand in sports," said Hobbs. "As a lifelong Yankees fan, I am thrilled to represent Rutgers Athletics and have the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium."

"It is an honor to represent Rutgers in throwing out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium, one of the most storied venues in all of sports," said Ash. "This will be a great opportunity to meet our fans in the tri-state area who love and support Rutgers football."

Rutgers previously played in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl on two occasions, defeating Iowa State, 27-13, on December 30, 2011, and falling to Notre Dame, 29-16, on December 28, 2013.

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. 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.

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, the official website of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, and follow the Bowl game's official Twitter and Instagram accounts - @PinstripeBowl.