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Penn State accepts bid to TicketCity Bowl

Penn State (9-3) will play Houston (12-1) in the TicketCity Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas on Jan. 2, it was announced Sunday evening.

Penn State accepts bid to TicketCity Bowl

Penn State (9-3) will play Houston (12-1) in the TicketCity Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas on Jan. 2, Penn State confirmed Sunday evening.

The TicketCity Bowl is seventh in the bowl pecking order for the Big Ten. Speculation was that Iowa (7-5), Northwestern (6-6) and Ohio State (6-6) were selected before Penn State because of negative publicity stemming from the recent sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the university. 

Penn State is 2-0 all-time against Houston. The two schools have not played since 1977. 

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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