NEW YORK (WFXR) — The Virginia Tech Hokies are gearing up to take on the Maryland Terrapins during the Pinstripe Bowl in New York City Wednesday afternoon.
From taking a bus tour around the city to having brunch in Central Park, there’s been no shortage of activities in the Big Apple. However, the Hokies did make their way to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, Dec. 28 to get an idea of what to expect when they play there on Wednesday, Dec. 29.
The football field runs lengthwise from home plate to the outfield, with Virginia Tech’s end zone logo right by Monument Park.
Yankee Stadium will also serve as the stage where J.C. Price’s brief run as the Hokies’ interim head football coach comes to an end.
It’s certainly been a whirlwind ride over the last month and a half, with Price taking over after the departure of former head football coach Justin Fuente, leading Virginia Tech to a Commonwealth Clash win over the University of Virginia (UVA), and ultimately clinching a spot at the Pinstripe Bowl.
In his final press conference before the game, Price reflected on his recent experiences.
“It’s never felt like a burden. Some days have been harder than others. Some responsibilities have been easier than others but it’s been a guilty pleasure,” said Price. “Once again, I was humbled by giving this a chance to run the team and be the face for the Virginia Tech team for a few weeks. I didn’t like the way it was handed to me but I’ve taken that I really have enjoyed it.”
Price says he really enjoyed getting to know the players, the ones that he didn’t get to work with as a defensive line coach.
The Pinstripe Bowl between the Hokies and the Terrapins kicks off at Yankee Stadium at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday.