2013 PINSTRIPE BOWL GAME INFO:
Teams: Big 12 vs. Big East
2012 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Recap:
Syracuse found the upper hand in this relinquished rivalry with a 23 point third quarter that would hoist the over the West Virginia Mountaineers 38-14.
PINSTRIPE BOWL GAME INFO:
Location: Bronx, New York, New York
Venue: Yankee Stadium
Past MVPs: Delone Carter, Jawan Jamison
Recent Pinstripe Bowl Games:
The original Yankee Stadium hosted much more than just New York Yankees games. Although some of its most legendary moments came from the Bronx Bombers, there were also famous boxing matches, concerts and football games in the House That Ruth Built. Now that the Yanks are in their new Yankee Stadium, they are continuing the tradition of having a versatile venue. The stadium hosts the Pinstripe Bowl, a contest pitting the the fourth place team out of the Big East against the seventh place team from the Big 12.
The game, which is the first college bowl game to be sponsored by a Major League Baseball team, will be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN Radio for the next six years at the least, and it is expected to be one of the few cold-weather, outdoor bowl games being played. The logo for the event pays homage to the Yankees. While it does not include the team's iconic interlocking 'NY' symbol, it does prominently feature the famous frieze that adorned the old stadium, and now resides at the new one. This game marks the first time a bowl game has been played in New York City since the original Yankee Stadium hosted the Gotham Bowl in 1961 and 1962.
The announcement of the Pinstripe Bowl was a joint effort between New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Yankees minority owner Hal Steinbrenner. Along with providing this famous venue with the potential for more memorable moments, the deal between the Big East and Big 12 also provides a few match-ups that are rarely seen. A showdown between Rutgers and Oklahoma State or Syracuse and Texas Tech would offer college football fans a unique experience.
Not only does the location provide fans with a melding of two of the country's most beloved sports, but its location - right in the heart of the Bronx - is ideal as well. The teams will arrive up to three days before the game, and will be involved in a number of promotional events around the city that will give fans the opportunity to celebrate with their favorite team. There is certainly no shortage of entertainment in the area either, as those who attend will have their pick of a number of places to grab a bite to eat after the game, or stay for the weekend and take in the city.
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