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Northwestern players, fans react to Pinstripe Bowl

Current Wildcats as well as alumni took to the Twittersphere to share their excitement.

Northwestern players, coaches and alumni took to Twitter to express their excitement after it was announced that the Wildcats are headed to New York to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Dec. 28 in Yankee Stadium.

The official New Era Pinstripe Bowl Twitter account sent out the announcement early in the afternoon:

Minutes later, the official Northwestern football account tweeted out their own statement with a pre-prepared hype video attached:

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi broadcasted his excitement with a video of his own:

The prospect of Christmas in the Big Apple has some Northwestern players excited, as well:

Linebacker Anthony Walker Jr.:

Safety Kyle Queiro:

Linebacker Joe Jones:

Wide receiver Andrew Scanlan:

Wide receiver Flynn Nagel:

Running back Corey Acker:

And of course there’s no shortage of notable NU alumni who are excited to take on The Big Apple.

As Mark Herrmann pointed out, Northwestern has a little-known connection to Yankee Stadium, as well:

Pat Fitzgerald on BTN earlier today to discuss the matchup with Pitt and the significance of playing in the Bronx:

And while a lot of people are already writing in Pitt as the victor, Pitt football recruiting reminds the Panther faithful to slow their roll: