Yanks to host Pinstripe Bowl for four years

The Ho Train heads to Tampa
Game 17: Pettitte to stop the bleeding

The Yankees announced earlier this week that the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, an NCAA match-up set for December that will feature the third-best Big East team and the sixth-best Big 12 team, has been granted an unprecedented four-year license. The NCAA’s Football Issues Committee’s decision to extend the grant means the Pinstripe Bowl will be an annual tradition through at least 2013.

?We could not be more excited about bringing this premier college football bowl game to Yankee Stadium and the Bronx,? said Yankees President Randy Levine. ?Yankee Stadium was built to be a premier destination not only for baseball but for other exceptional and memorable events. The pageantry and tradition of college football belongs in Yankee Stadium and New York City.?

This year’s Pinstripe Bowl will be played on December 30, but that could change in the future. Under the terms of the license, the game can take place “no earlier than Christmas Day and no later than New Year?s Day.” While fans of college football will be pleased by this development, those wishing to see the NHL’s outdoor Winter Classic come to Yankee Stadium will have to wait. By granting the NCAA this late-December window, the Yanks have seemingly precluded the NHL from being able to set up and host their traditional New Year’s Day game.

The Ho Train heads to Tampa
Game 17: Pettitte to stop the bleeding
  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Rutgers is in the Big East, no?

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Yup. That they are.

    • YankeeJosh

      For now. There has been talk of Rutgers, Pitt and Syracuse talking to the Big Ten. The future of Big East football is very much in doubt right now.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    I’m glad Yankee Stadium got a bowl game, but does anyone else think this game is going to suck?

    • ADam

      It will totally suck… it will end up being teams like Temple and Army, or Fordham and and Ivy league team…

      Would so much rather see an outdoor hocky game between the Rangers and Devils, or Rangers and Caps once in 4 years than 4 years of a bad bowl game…

    • Frigidevil

      Maybe in 2 years if the Big East dissolves, but as of right now it’s pretty good. This year’s matchup of Big East 3 and Big 12 6 would be Missouri vs. West Virginia, that’s a damn good game.

  • Zack

    That drawing they keep showing of the football field; I still dont understand how they’re going to fit the entire field in the stadium.

    • 28 this year

      they are going to built a new stadium just for the bowl game.*

      *I might be lying.

  • Mike Nitabach

    I agree that the #3 Big East team versus the #6 Big Twelve team is a “college football bowl game”, but “premier”?

  • John

    Should have been ACC – Big 10. Or SEC – ACC. Or Big 10 – SEC. Anything besides the two dying conferences.

  • Chris

    C’mon seamheads….120 yards long, 55 yards wide. If you wanted you can with a configuration that would have one endzone just in front of a dug out, going towards left or right field and it would fit. If you started the field at home plate and used the 90 degree angle of the third to home to first, that covers 100 yards so you extend to the dugouts like old Yankee Stadium, and you have it.

    Having said all that….I saw a configuration for the new place that goes from home plate to center field, and while that would work, its the worst configuration from a fan viewing stand point.