Penn State gears up for Pinstripe Bowl appearance

Written by Tim Lambert and Radio Pennsylvania | Dec 10, 2014 3:06 AM

Photo by AP Photo/John Minchillo

Penn State Football head coach James Franklin, left, and Boston College head coach Steve Addazio pose for a photograph during a news conference at Yankee Stadium announcing the upcoming Pinstripe Bowl between between the two schools.

(New York) -- Penn State is preparing for it first bowl game for the first time in three seasons.  

The Nittany Lions will take on Boston College at Yankee Stadium on December 27th.

The teams haven't met since 2004, but once played each other every season from 1981-1992.

Penn State Coach James Franklin says it's a great opportunity for his team.

"The practices alone are so important," he says. "I think it's a part of us getting back to where we belong in college football."

Franklin adds his thrilled with the match-up. 

"Two regional institutions coming together to play in a game in the northeast in one of the most storied stadiums in the country...THE storied stadium in the country," he says. "So, I think it's just an unbelievable opportunity."

Boston College is 7-5 and brings a three-game win streak into the bowl.

Penn State is 6-6 and returns to postseason play after the NCAA lifted their bowl ban in September. 

The school originally was banned from bowl for four years as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case in 2012, but the NCAA lifted the ban midway through this season.

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