Pinstripe Bowl

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Pinstripe Bowl
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
"Yankee Bowl
New York's Bowl Game"
Pinstripe Bowl Logo.png
Stadium Yankee Stadium
Location The Bronx, New York
Operated 2010–present
Conference tie-ins ACC, Big Ten
Previous conference tie-ins American, Big 12, Notre Dame
Payout US$2,000,000
Sponsors
New Era Cap Company (2010-present)
Ford (Supporting)
Hess (Supporting)[1]
Former names
Yankee Bowl (2010, working title)
2013 matchup
Notre Dame vs Rutgers (Notre Dame 29–16)
2014 matchup
Boston College vs. Penn State (December 27, 2014)

The Pinstripe Bowl is a NCAA Division I FBS college football bowl game that is held at Yankee Stadium in the New York City borough of The Bronx. The Bowl is organized by the New York Yankees. The bowl is currently affiliated with the Atlantic Coast Conference (until 2019) and Big Ten Conference (until 2021). ESPN has television and radio rights for the game through 2015.

The winner of the game is awarded the George M. Steinbrenner Trophy, while the David C. Koch MVP Trophy is awarded to the bowl's most valuable player.[2] The Pinstripe Bowl is one of the two FBS bowls held in the Northeast, the other being the Military Bowl.

History[edit]

The "Yankee" bowl was announced by the New York Yankees' then-minority owner Hal Steinbrenner, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Big East commissioner John Marinatto, and Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe at a Yankee Stadium press conference on September 30, 2009. The last bowl in New York City proper was the Gotham Bowl pitted Miami against Nebraska at the original Yankee Stadium in 1962. The bowl paired the fourth-place team from The American against the seventh-place team from the Big 12 Conference.[3][4] In the event the Big 12 lacked an eligible team, Notre Dame received its invitation, as happened in 2013.[4][5]

On March 9, 2010, the Yankee bowl official name was announced to be the Pinstripe Bowl with New Era Cap Company agreed to sponsor the bowl for four years while ESPN agreed to broadcast the bowl for six years. The inaugural game was played on December 30, 2010.[6][7] With the NCAA certification approved in April 2010, the Pinstripe Bowl is the 35th bowl on the calendar.[citation needed]

Initially a matchup between the Big 12 and the Big East (which became The American), the matchup will pit an Atlantic Coast Conference team against a Big Ten team starting in 2014, the same year Rutgers University, a New Jersey university that is the closest FBS school in the NYC area, moves to the Big Ten from The American, and one year after Syracuse University, self-proclaimed as "New York's College Team," moved from the Big East to the ACC.

The ACC agreed to a six year deal with the Pinstripe Bowl, and the Big Ten agreed to the alignment for 8 years. The ACC has adopted a tiered system so the same conference position will not necessarily go to the same bowl.[8] ESPN.com quoted sources that 3rd through 6th bowl eligible teams would be tiered with the Pinstripe, Belk, Sun, Gator and Music City bowls.[9]

Game results[edit]

Date played Winning team Losing team notes Attendance
December 30, 2010 Syracuse 36 Kansas State 34 notes 38,274
December 30, 2011 Rutgers 27 Iowa State 13 notes 38,328
December 29, 2012 Syracuse 38 West Virginia 14 notes 39,098
December 28, 2013 Notre Dame 29 Rutgers 16 notes 47,122
December 27, 2014 Penn State TBD Boston College TBD notes TBD

MVPs[edit]

Year MVP Team Position
2010 Delone Carter Syracuse RB
2011 Jawan Jamison Rutgers RB
2012 Prince-Tyson Gulley Syracuse RB
2013 Zack Martin Notre Dame OT

Most appearances[edit]

Rank Team Appearances Record
T1 Syracuse 2 2–0
T1 Rutgers 2 1–1
T3 Notre Dame 1 1–0
T3 Iowa State 1 0–1
T3 Kansas State 1 0–1
T3 West Virginia 1 0–1
T3 Boston College 1 TBD
T3 Penn State 1 TBD

Wins by conference[edit]

Conference Wins Losses Pct.
Big East 3 0 1.000
Independents 1 0 1.000
American Athletic Conference 0 1 0.000
Big 12 0 3 0.000

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Official Sponsors. Pinstripe Bowl.com. Accessed on January 8, 2014.
  2. ^ History. Pinstripe Bowl.com. Accessed on January 8, 2014.
  3. ^ Mandel, Stewart (2009-09-29). "Yankees, Big East, Big 12 to announce Yankee Bowl formation". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  4. ^ a b "Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Dec 30". Yankees.com. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2010-03-09. [dead link]
  5. ^ Bennett, Brian (2009-09-29). "Yankee Bowl will start in 2010". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  6. ^ (March 9, 2010). First Pinstripe Bowl to be held Dec. 30. ESPN.com. Accessed on January 8, 2013.
  7. ^ Bennett, Brian. (March 9, 2010). Put on your pinstripes. ESPN.com. Accessed on January 8, 2013.
  8. ^ ACC reaches six-year deal with Pinstripe Bowl. Sports Illustrated.cnn.com. Accessed on January 8, 2013.
  9. ^ McMurphy, Brett. (June 24, 2013). Pinstripe Bowl, ACC agree to deal. EPSN.com. Accessed on January 8, 2013.

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