On Sunday, the Wisconsin Badgers found out their postseason destination: a bowl game against a familiar opponent.
Wisconsin will face the Miami Hurricanes in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York City on Dec. 27 at 4:15 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on ESPN.
“We very excited to be selected for the Pinstripe Bowl,” Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said in a press release. “The Yankees are a first-class organization that exemplifies tradition and success and it is truly an honor to be associated with them.”
Last year, the Badgers and Hurricanes battled in the Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Quarterback Alex Hornibrook lit up the Hurricanes’ defense for 258 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions, while Danny Davis caught three of those scores through the air in the 34–24 win.
This season, both teams started off in the top 10 but fell out of the rankings before finishing 7–5. Miami lost its season opener to LSU but reeled off five straight wins before dropping four straight. The Hurricanes finished on a two-game winning streak to hold at .500 in ACC play (4–4).
Wisconsin will look to rebound after a 37–15 loss to Minnesota back on Nov. 24.
According to a press release by UW, Wisconsin has an alumni base of 4,000 in New York City. That is the largest population outside of the Midwest and fifth-largest overall.
“We have a very large contingent of dedicated fans and alumni in the New York area and look forward to being able to connect with them,” Alvarez said. “It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our players to spend the holiday season in New York City. I am sure it will be an experience they never forget.”
As Wisconsin noted, this will be the 17th straight season the program will play in a bowl game—the longest such feat by a Big Ten school and tied for fourth-longest in the nation.
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