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Posted on: Tuesday, March 9, 2010

CFB: Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Dec 30


Associated Press

NEW YORK The first Pinstripe Bowl will be played at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 30 and will be televised by ESPN.

The game will include the No. 3 team in the Big East and the No. 6 school in the Big 12, excluding Bowl Championship Series participants.

ESPN agreed to a six-year contract, the Yankees said Tuesday, and New Era Cap Co. Inc. agreed to a four-year deal to be the title sponsor. Future games will be played no earlier than Christmas and no later than New Year's Day.

This will be the first bowl game at Yankee Stadium since Nebraska defeated Miami 36-34 at old Yankee Stadium on Dec. 15, 1962.

The first football game at the new $1.5 billion stadium will be Nov. 20, when Notre Dame plays Army.