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New Era Pinstripe Bowl
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Stadium Yankee Stadium
Location Bronx, New York
Operated 2010- present
Conference tie-ins Big East #4 vs. Big 12 #7 / Notre Dame
Payout US$2,000,000
Sponsors
New York Yankees
New Era Cap Company
2011 matchup
Iowa State vs Rutgers (Rutgers 27-13)
2012 matchup
West Virginia vs Syracuse (December 29, 2012)

The Pinstripe Bowl (titled via sponsorship as the New Era Pinstripe Bowl) is a college football bowl game that is held at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York, New York.[1][2] The bowl pairs the fourth-place team from the Big East Conference against the seventh-place team from the Big 12 Conference, with each conference agreeing to a four-year contract that runs through the 2013 season.[1][2] In the event the Big 12 lacks an eligible team, Notre Dame will receive its invitation.[1][3] The inaugural game was played on December 30, 2010.[4] ESPN has television and radio rights for the game through 2015.[5]

The newly-created 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.

With the NCAA certification approved in April 2010, the Pinstripe Bowl is the 35th bowl on the calendar and the first in the New York City area since the Garden State Bowl at Giants Stadium in 1981 between Tennessee and Wisconsin and the first in New York City proper since the Gotham Bowl pitted Miami against Nebraska at the original Yankee Stadium in 1962.[2]

The winner of the game is awarded the George M. Steinbrenner Trophy, named after the former owner of the New York Yankees.

Game resultsEdit

Date played Winning team Losing team notes
December 30, 2010 Syracuse 36 Kansas State 34 notes
December 30, 2011 Rutgers 27 Iowa State 13 notes
December 29, 2012 Syracuse 38 West Virginia 14 notes

MVPsEdit

Year MVP Team Position
2010 Delone Carter Syracuse RB
2011 Jawan Jamison Rutgers RB
2012 Prince-Tyson Gulley Syracuse RB

Most appearancesEdit

Rank Team Appearances Record
1 Syracuse 2 2–0
T2 Rutgers 1 1–0
T2 Iowa State 1 0–1
T2 Kansas State 1 0–1
T2 West Virginia 1 0–1

Wins by conferenceEdit

Conference Wins Losses Pct.
Big East 3 0 1.000
Big 12 0 3 .000

Naming and sponsorshipEdit

When the game was announced, Bronx Borough president Ruben Diaz Jr. joked, “If you’re looking for suggestions, maybe we should call it the Jeter Bowl.” It was unofficially referred to in the press as the Yankee Bowl, with some advocating the return of the name Gotham Bowl. Finally, on March 9, 2010, the game received its official designation as the Pinstripe Bowl, with the New Era Cap Company signing on as the title sponsor. This also includes the New York Yankees as the first MLB team to sponsor a NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Bowl game. The logo for the Pinstripe Bowl invokes the frieze that surrounds Yankee Stadium, but does not contain pinstripes.

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