Photos From Ford Field During The Quick Lane Bowl

(DETROIT, MI) – There is so much more going on during the Quick Lane Bowl than the football on the gridiron. If you don’t look around you’ll miss a lot.

Members of the Duke University Marching Band provided in-game entertainment at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl on 26 December.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Members of the Duke University Marching Band provided in-game entertainment at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl on 26 December.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Ralphie the Quick Lane dog took in the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on 26 December.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Ralphie the Quick Lane dog took in the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on 26 December.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

A Detroit area member of the United States Marine Corps was honoured during the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

A Detroit area member of the United States Marine Corps was honoured during the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Members of the NIU Silverettes performed with the school's marching band at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Members of the NIU Silverettes performed with the school’s marching band at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Duke's mascot, The Blue Devil, was on hand at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on 26 December.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Duke’s mascot, The Blue Devil, was living life in the quick lane at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on 26 December.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The 2017 Quick Lane Bowl officiating crew was led by James Carter (white cap).Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The 2017 Quick Lane Bowl officiating crew was led by James Carter (white cap).
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Mollybeth led the Duke Cheerleaders after each of the five Blue Devils touchdowns at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on 26 December.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Mollybeth led the Duke Cheerleaders after each of the five Blue Devils touchdowns at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on 26 December.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

One of the conductors of the Duke University Marching Band leads the members through pre-game entertainment at Ford Field in Detroit on 26 December 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

One of the conductors of the Duke University Marching Band leads the members through pre-game entertainment at Ford Field in Detroit on 26 December 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The NIU marching band prepares to enter the field in Detroit for some pre-game entertainment on 26 December 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The NIU marching band prepares to enter the field in Detroit for some pre-game entertainment on 26 December 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Members of the Duke University Marching Band provided some pre-game entertainment at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl on 26 December.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Members of the Duke University Marching Band provided some pre-game entertainment at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl on 26 December.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Members of the NIU Silverettes performed with the school's marching band at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Members of the NIU Silverettes performed with the school’s marching band at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Duke Blue Devils defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies 36-14 in the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Duke Blue Devils defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies 36-14 in the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Members of the NIU marching band provided some pre-game entertainment at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl on 26 December.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Members of the NIU marching band provided some pre-game entertainment at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl on 26 December.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Duke's Assistant Head Coach, Special Teams Coordinator, and Tight Ends Coach, Jim Bridge, watches the warmup prior to the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on 26 December.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Duke’s Assistant Head Coach, Special Teams Coordinator, and Tight Ends Coach, Jim Bridge, watches the warmup prior to the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on 26 December.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Victor E. Huskie was on hand to represent Northern Illinois at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit on 26 December.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Victor E. Huskie was on hand to represent Northern Illinois at the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit on 26 December.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata