Thursday, October 8, 2015

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. 

More to come.

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

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