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Iowa State To Play Rutgers In 2011 Pinstripe Bowl

Release: 12/05/2011
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AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State football team (6-6 overall, 3-6 Big 12) will play Rutgers (8-4 overall, 4-3 Big East) in the 2011 New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 30 at 2:30 p.m. CST in Yankee Stadium (Bronx, N.Y.). The bowl will be televised nationally by ESPN.

"We are thrilled to have the chance to extend our season with a bowl trip to New York City," said Iowa State Coach Paul Rhoads. "Our team has improved all season and is playing its best football. Every year we start with a goal of winning a bowl game and we'll have that opportunity in the Pinstripe Bowl against an outstanding Rutgers team."

The Cyclones won three of their last five games, including a stirring overtime triumph over second-rated Oklahoma State. Iowa State defeated two nationally ranked schools and broke its 29-year-old home attendance average by 1,742 fans per game.

Iowa State has never played in the Pinstripe Bowl nor has it faced Rutgers. UConn is a common opponent this fall. The Cyclones won at UConn 24-20 in the third week and the Scarlet Knights lost a 40-22 decision to the Huskies in their regular season finale.



Tickets for the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl cost $115, $100, or $45 each and can be ordered:

  • Online at (click here - login using your personal account to ensure that your Cyclone Club priority is honored. If you need assistance with the login process, contact the Athletics Ticket Office);
  • By phone from the Iowa State Athletics Ticket Office (toll free at 1-888-478-2925 or locally at 515-294-1816), beginning Monday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m.; or
  • In person at the Iowa State Athletics Ticket Office, beginning Monday, Dec. 5, at 9 a.m.

Ticket office hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday (Dec. 5) and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. beginning Tuesday (Dec. 6).

Students may purchase tickets in a designated student (lower level) section for only $75. Orders are online only (login to your student account by clicking here and then enter your ISU Student ID number for both the account ID and password).



Seat locations for the bowl tickets will not be determined at the time of purchase as they will be based on Cyclone Club membership level and priority ranking within that level. The deadline to place ticket orders and receive priority seating based on your Cyclone Club membership level is Friday, Dec. 9, at noon.

Cyclone Club priority seating for each donor level will be applied as follows:        

  • Directors Level - 12 tickets per donor order
  • Victory Level - 10 tickets
  • Captains Level - 8 tickets
  • Gold Level - 6 tickets
  • Cardinal, States and Century Levels - 4 tickets

Additional tickets ordered above priority seating limits above will be allocated in the best available location. Seat locations for non-donors and the general public will be allocated after all Cyclone Club priority seating orders are filled.

All Pinstripe Bowl tickets will be sent via UPS and should be delivered by Wednesday, Dec. 21. Tickets cannot be sent to a P.O. Box, so a street address is required when placing an order. Ticket purchasers can also select "Will Call" if the preference is to pick up tickets at the bowl site. The "Will Call" location will be announced at a later date.

Placing a ticket order does not guarantee receipt of tickets. You will be notified by Monday, Dec. 12 if your order cannot be filled.

If you have additional ticket questions, please call the Iowa State Athletics Ticket Office toll-free at 1-888-478-2925 or locally at 515-294-1816.



The Iowa State Alumni Association and the Cyclone Gridiron Club will sponsor bowl tours to New York City. Here are links to those tour packages:

            ISU Alumni Association:

            Cyclone Gridiron Club:

The Iowa State Athletics Department has a "Pinstripe Bowl Central" presence on its web site at It will contain the latest information on the bowl and all of its activities. Click here for "Bowl Central".

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