Pinstripe Bowl

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Pinstripe Bowl
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Pinstripe Bowl Logo.png
Stadium Yankee Stadium
Location The Bronx, New York City, New York
Operated 2010–present
Conference tie-ins ACC, Big Ten
Previous conference tie-ins American, Big 12, Big East, Notre Dame
Payout US$2,000,000
New Era Cap Company (2010–present)
Ford (Supporting)
Hess (Supporting)[1]
Former names
Yankee Bowl (2010, working title)
2016 matchup
Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern (Northwestern 31–24)

The Pinstripe Bowl is a NCAA Division I FBS college football bowl game that is held at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York City, New York. The current champions are the Northwestern Wildcats. The bowl is organized by the New York Yankees, who are the primary tenants of the venue, and is currently affiliated with the Atlantic Coast Conference (until 2019) and Big Ten Conference (until 2021). The game previously had ties with the Big 12 Conference and the old Big East Conference.

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 two FBS bowls held in the Northeast, the other being the Military Bowl in Annapolis, Maryland. It is also one of three bowls that are played outdoors in what are considered cold-weather cities, joining the Military Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl held in Boise, Idaho.


The "Yankee" bowl was announced by the New York Yankees' then–minority owner Hal Steinbrenner, then–New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, then-Big East commissioner John Marinatto, and then–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 Big East Conference 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]

Initially a matchup between the Big 12 and the Big East (which became The American), the matchup now pits 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, moved to the Big Ten from The American, and one year after Syracuse University 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] quoted sources that 3rd through 6th bowl eligible teams would be tiered with the Pinstripe, Belk, Sun, TaxSlayer 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 31 (OT) Boston College 30 notes 49,012
December 26, 2015 Duke 44 (OT) Indiana 41 notes 37,218
December 28, 2016 Northwestern 31 #23Pittsburgh 24 notes 37,918


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
2014 Christian Hackenberg Penn State QB
2015 Thomas Sirk Duke QB
Shaun Wilson Duke RB
2016 Justin Jackson Northwestern RB

Most appearances[edit]

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

Wins by conference[edit]

Conference Wins Losses Pct.
Big East 3 0 1.000
Big Ten 2 1 .667
Independents 1 0 1.000
American Athletic Conference 0 1 0.000
ACC 1 2 .333
Big 12 0 3 0.000



  1. ^ Official Sponsors. Pinstripe Accessed on January 8, 2014.
  2. ^ History. Pinstripe 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". 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2010-03-09. [dead link]
  5. ^ Bennett, Brian (2009-09-29). "Yankee Bowl will start in 2010". Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  6. ^ (March 9, 2010). First Pinstripe Bowl to be held Dec. 30. Accessed on January 8, 2013.
  7. ^ Bennett, Brian. (March 9, 2010). Put on your pinstripes. Accessed on January 8, 2013.
  8. ^ ACC reaches six-year deal with Pinstripe Bowl. Sports Accessed on January 8, 2013.
  9. ^ McMurphy, Brett. (June 24, 2013). Pinstripe Bowl, ACC agree to deal. Accessed on January 8, 2013.

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