Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Yankees and the Pinstripe Bowl on
Tuesday announced a new, six-year partnership with the Atlantic Coast
Terms of the agreement mean that one team from the ACC will participate in the
Yankee Stadium-hosted contest from 2014 through 2019. A program from the Big
Ten Conference will be the other opponent, after the conference entered into a
similar agreement earlier this month.
"The addition of the ACC to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, along with the Big
Ten, will provide an annual matchup of some of college football's top-tier
programs," said New York Yankees managing partner Hal Steinbrenner. "With
outstanding institutions all along the East Coast as well as the Northeast,
the ACC is an attractive participant and partner for the New Era Pinstripe
Bowl. We look forward to hosting the ACC, its fans and alumni in New York City
for years to come during the holiday season."
Established in 2010, the Pinstripe Bowl has featured Syracuse, Kansas State,
Rutgers, Iowa State and West Virginia during its three-year run.
"The partnership between the ACC and the New Era Pinstripe Bowl makes sense on
so many levels and we are extremely pleased that one of the league's football
teams will be showcased in this game annually," said ACC commissioner John
Swofford. "With our 15-member conference stretching along the entire Atlantic
Coast, this will be a great opportunity for our fans and alums to connect in
the media capital of world and with one of the most storied and successful
franchises in sports."
The 2013 edition of the bowl will take place on December 28.
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