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Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13

Rutgers defeated Iowa State 27-13 in the second New Era Pinstripe Bowl. See complete game and bowl coverage below.

Game Highlights


Post-game Media Conference


Condensed Game


Pre-game Media Conference


Spirit Rally at Pinstripe Bowl


Friday, Dec. 30: Live In-Game Blog vs. Rutgers

Follow Cyclone Football Live from the Pressbox

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Thursday, Dec. 29: Bowl Central Hit Tape vs. Rutgers

Iowa State looks for its second bowl victory in three years Friday in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Rutgers. Cyclone fans have invaded New York City, so it's time to get in that Empire State of Mind. It's been fun making these all season, hope you have enjoyed them!

Bowl Central Hit Tape vs. Rutgers


Thursday, Dec. 29: New York Stock Exchange and Yankee Stadium Walk-Through

The football team had a busy morning, taking a private tour of the Empire State Building and had a walk-though at Yankee Stadium to get acclimated to the surroundings. Head coach Paul Rhoads, President Gregory Geoffroy, Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard and linebacker Jake Knott went to the New York Stock Exchange and rang the bell with staff from New Era, Rutgers and the New York Yankees. Click the embedded media players below to see video footage of the bell-ringing at the NYSE and the Yankee Stadium walk-through. Also below is an archive of today's preview press conference with Rhoads and Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano.

Yankee Stadium Walk-Through


New York Stock Exchange Bell-Ringing | Photo Gallery


Preview Press Conference


Wednesday, Dec. 28: Players Tour 9/11 Memorial

The Iowa State football team took a tour of the 9/11 Memorial on Wednesday evening, followed by a boat cruise and dinner. Click the embedded media player below to see a video of that feature. We also conducted another "Channel 10 News" feature (popular from Media Day in August) with defensive back Jacques Washington at Yankee Stadium. That feature is also available in the embedded player below.

9/11 Memorial Tour


Channel 10 News With Jacques Washington From Yankee Stadium


Wednesday, Dec. 28: Practice Sights and Sounds, Plus Activity Schedule

The Iowa State football team conducted its final practice at Hofstra University on Wednesday. The team heads on a tour of the 9/11 Memorial later this afternoon and then on a dinner yacht cruise as well.

Click the embedded media players below to see two videos of sights and sounds from today's practice.

Rhoads and Jake Knott


Rhoads Talks Remaining Player Activities


Tuesday, Dec. 27: Yankee Stadium Welcome Dinner

The Iowa State football team dressed up and headed to Yankee Stadium tonight for the welcome dinner with the Yankees' staff and Friday's opponent, Rutgers. Click the links below for video interviews, footage of the stadium tour and a photo gallery from the evening event.

Photos: Iowa State Players Tour Yankee Stadium

Stadium Tour


Player Interviews at Yankee Stadium




Tuesday, Dec. 27: Holiday Dinner and Bowl Gifts

The football staff hosted a steak dinner last night for players and the families of the coaches. The players a few of their official bowl gifts and Santa made a special visit for the kids in thet travel party. Click the embedded media player below to see a video clip of the dinner last night.

Holiday Dinner


Monday, Dec. 26: Sights and Sounds of Practice

The Iowa State football team conducted its second on-site practice at Hofstra University on Monday afternoon, taking a one hour bus ride from the team hotel in Times Square to the practice field in Long Island. Click the embedded media player below to see a short video clip of sights and sounds of todays practice.

The coaching staff, their families and players will hold a holiday dinner this evening and receive official team bowl gifts. The players will then take in a comedy show at a Times Square comedy club later in the evening.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @CycloneFB or on Facebook at IowaStateFootball to see other photos and video of the trip.

Sights and Sounds of Dec. 26 Practice


Sunday: Dec. 25: Travel Party Arrives in New York

The official travel party and Iowa State football team arrived in New York early afternoon on Christmas Day Sunday. The team will hold its first on-site bowl practice this evening at Hofstra University on Long Island. Click the embedded media player below to see a brief video trip from this morning's flight and arrival.

Arrival In New York


Friday, Dec. 23: Pinstripe Bowl Events Information

Informal places for Cyclones to gather in their Cardinal & Gold (no formal events will be held in these locations)

- O'Lunney's Times Square Pub (145 West 45th Street between Broadway/7th Avenue and 6th Ave) - open 11 a.m.-4 a.m.
- Tonic Sports Bar and Restaurant Times Square (727 7th Ave between 48th and 49th Street) - open 10:30 a.m.-4 a.m.
- Friday, December 30 - Spirit Walk/Pep Rally

There will be a Spirit Walk and Rally prior to the game hosted by the ISU Athletics Department and ISU Alumni Association, sponsored by the Greater Des Moines Partnership. This event will be in the Great Hall of Yankee Stadium from noon until the gates to the stadium officially open at 1:30 p.m. The location of the Great Hall is between Gates 4 and 6, right off of the subway next to Babe Ruth Plaza.

Admission to event is free, however, you will need a game ticket to enter and will not be allowed to re-enter if you exit the Stadium.

* The program (President Geoffroy, Jamie Pollard, Coach Rhoads, Jeff Johnson, the ISU Spirit Squad, Cy, and band) will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m.
* Beer and concession food will be available for purchase beginning at noon.
* Pinstripe Bowl lapel pins, poms, and tattoos will be available on a first come, first served basis at the Spirit Walk and Rally (table will be in center of Great Hall)
* This is a protected outdoor venue...so whatever you wear to watch the game outside will work at this event.
* The Spirit Walk will be held right before or after the program for the team through the Great Hall (depending upon when the team makes it thought NYC traffic). After that, you are welcome to enter the Yankee Stadium as you cannot re-enter if you exit the stadium.
* Once you are inside Yankee Stadium, Monument Park, the New York Yankee Museum, and Hard Rock Café will be open for business.

Please note New Era Pinstripe Bowl will kick off at 3:20 p.m. EST

Additional Information:

- Click here for directions on how to get to Yankee Stadium
- Click here for the Pinstripe Bowl website


Thursday, Dec. 22: Important Pinstripe Bowl Student Ticket Pick-Up Information

Over 600 student tickets have been sold for the Pinstripe Bowl and to help accommodate this great student turnout, the Iowa State Athletics Department will be offering ticket pick up on both Thursday, Dec. 29 and Friday, Dec. 30. We strongly encourage you to pick-up your tickets either on Thursday, Dec. 29 or early on Friday, Dec. 30 to ensure yourself plenty of time before kickoff.

The ticket pick-up locations and times are as follows:

Date: Thursday, Dec. 29 (Recommended)
Location: Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
811 Seventh Avenue (52nd Street at Seventh Avenue)
New York, New York 10019
|(Pick up located toward the back of the main lobby adjacent to the video board)
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. EST

Date: Friday, Dec. 30
Location: Yankee Stadium – Main Box Office by Gate 4
Time: Beginning at 11 a.m. EST (Please Arrive Early)


- We strongly encourage students to pick up their tickets either on Thursday, December 29 or early on Friday, December 30.
- The student who ordered the tickets must pick up the tickets in person with their Iowa State Student ID (another student CANNOT pick up tickets with another student ID)
- Students wanting to sit together must pick up their tickets together at the same time
- Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis
- Students are limited to two (2) tickets

Wednesday, Dec. 21: Important Pinstripe Bowl Ticket Pick-Up Information

An important message for those fans attending the New Era Pinstripe Bowl:

If you chose to hold your tickets at will call for the Pinstripe Bowl, please see the locations and times below to pick up your tickets. We encourage you to pick up your tickets in Ames on Wednesday, Dec. 21 or Thursday, Dec. 22.

If you will be picking your tickets up in New York we strongly encourage ticket pick up either on Thursday, Dec. 29 or early on Friday, Dec. 30 to ensure yourself plenty of time for admittance before kickoff to the game.

Pinstripe Bowl tickets are available for pick up at the following locations and times:

Dates: Wednesday, Dec. 21 - Thursday, Dec. 22
Location: ISU Athletics Ticket Office (Ames)
Time: 8am to 5pm CST

Dates: Thursday, Dec. 29 (Recommended if picking up in New York)
Location: Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers (811 7th Avenue- New York, NY)
Web: sheraton.com/newyork
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST
(Pick up located toward the back of the main lobby adjacent to the video board)

Date: Friday, Dec. 30
Location: Yankee Stadium, Near Gate 4
Time: Beginning at 11 a.m. EST (Please arrive early)

- A valid photo ID is required for all tickets
- Third Party will call will not be accepted
- Game Kickoff is 3:20 p.m. EST


Tuesday, Dec. 20: Information On Spirit Walk and Pep Rally

The Iowa State Alumni Association released times for the official Spirit Walk and pep rally for the 2011 New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Click the following link to visit the Alumni Association website for more information...
>>Alumni Association Pep Rally and Spirit Walk


Tuesday, Dec. 20: Official Team Bowl Activities Begin

Over the weekend, the Iowa State football team conducted a few official "bowl activities," celebrating the end of finals and spending some time as a team away from the practice field and meeting room. Click the embedded media player below to see video of this past weekend's activities at Perfect Games and Movies 12 here in Ames.

Weekend Bowl Activities Video


Thursday, Dec. 15: Bowl Notes Packet and Updated Depth Chart

We've just finished and released our New Era Pinstripe Bowl notes packet and updated depth chart. Click the links below or the matchup bar at the right to see the two documents.

>> Bowl Notes/Release | >> Depth Chart


Wednesday, Dec. 14: Iowa State in New York City

Our football student graphics design staff put together a few images of Iowa State in iconic places in New York City. Check out the thumbnails below. Click the thumbnails for a larger image.



Wednesday, Dec. 7: Iowa State Wins Multiple All-Big 12 Honors

Iowa State juniors A.J. Klein and Aaron Horne headlined the Cyclones honored by the Big 12 Conference Tuesday. Klein was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year and Horne was tabbed the Offensive Newcomer of the Year. The Big 12's coaches selected the All-Big 12 teams and awards. >> Read more here.


Sunday, Dec. 4: Rhoads and Players Talk Pinstripe Bowl

Click the embedded media player below to see interviews with head coach Paul Rhoads and the captains of the Iowa State football team as the talk about the team's invitation to the Pinstripe Bowl.

Paul Rhoads



2011 Season Recaps

Iowa State Cyclones (6-6, 3-6 Big 12)

Week 14: vs. K-State | Recap/Multimedia
Week 13: No. 9 Oklahoma 26, Iowa State 16 | Recap/Multimedia
Week 12: Iowa State 37, No. 2 Oklahoma State 31 (2OT) | Recap/Multimedia
Week 11: Bye
Week 10: Iowa State 13, Kansas 10 | Recap/Multimedia
Week 9: Iowa State 41, Texas Tech 7 | Recap/Multimedia
Week 8: Texas A&M 33, Iowa State 17 | Recap/Multimedia
Week 7: Missouri 52, Iowa State 17 | Recap/Multimedia
Week 6: Baylor 49, Iowa State 26 | Recap/Multimedia
Week 5: Texas 37, Iowa State 14 | Recap/Multimedia
Week 4: Bye
Week 3: Iowa State 24, Connecticut 20 | Recap/Multimedia
Week 2: Iowa State 44, Iowa 41 (3OT) | Recap/Multimedia
Week 1: Iowa State 20, Northern Iowa 19 | Recap/Multimedia

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (8-4, 4-3 Big East)

Week 13: Connecticut 40, Rutgers 22 | Recap
Week 12: Rutgers 20, Cincinnati 3 | Recap
Week 11: Rutgers 27, Army 12 | Recap
Week 10: Rutgers 20, South Florida 17 OT | Recap
Week 9: West Virginia 41, Rutgers 31 | Recap
Week 8: Louisville 16, Rutgers 14 | Recap
Week 7: Rutgers 21, Navy 20 | Recap
Week 6: Rutgers 34, Pittsburgh 10 | Recap
Week 5: Rutgers 19, Syracuse 16 2OT | Recap
Week 4: Rutgers 38, Ohio 26 | Recap
Week 3: Bye
Week 2: North Carolina 24, Rutgers 22 | Recap
Week 1: Rutgers 44, North Carolina Central 0 | Recap


Regular Season Gameday Central Hit Tapes

vs. Kansas State


vs. Oklahoma


vs. Oklahoma State


vs. Kansas


vs. Texas Tech


vs. Texas A&M


vs. Missouri


vs. Baylor


vs. Texas




vs. Iowa


vs. Northern Iowa




2011 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Matchup

The Matchup

>> Roster | Printable
>> Coaches
>> Schedule
>> 2011 Stats
>> Depth Chart
>> Game Notes | Release

>> Roster
>> Coaches
>> Schedule
>> Stats
>> Depth Chart
>> Game Notes | Release

In-Game Multimedia

>> Listen: Cyclone Radio Network | Clone Zone online audio
>> Mobile Audio*: Android app
>> Sirius Online Audio: 84
>> Live Stats: TBA

* Fans need to purchase a monthly/annual Clone Zone audio package to access mobile audio via Android apps. Click here for Clone Zone audio.


Official Events

>> Alumni Association Pep Rally and Spirit Walk


Attending the Game

>> View From Yankee Stadium Seats: 210 | 309
>> Seating Chart: Link
>> Parking: Yankee Stadium Parking


Pinstripe Bowl Links

>> Pinstripe Bowl Website | Visitor Information | Accomodations
>> Yankee Stadium and Ground Transportation
>> Pinstripe Bowl Official Gear

Previous Bowl Centrals

>> 2009 Insight Bowl | Iowa State 14, Minnesota 13


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