Bronx, NY – The New York Yankees and the Pinstripe Bowl on Tuesday announced a new, six-year partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Terms of the agreement mean that one team from the ACC will participate in the Yankee Stadium-hosted contest from 2014 through 2019. A program from the Big Ten Conference will be the other opponent, after the conference entered into a similar agreement earlier this month.
"The addition of the ACC to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, along with the Big Ten, will provide an annual matchup of some of college football's top-tier programs," said New York Yankees managing partner Hal Steinbrenner. "With outstanding institutions all along the East Coast as well as the Northeast, the ACC is an attractive participant and partner for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. We look forward to hosting the ACC, its fans and alumni in New York City for years to come during the holiday season."
Established in 2010, the Pinstripe Bowl has featured Syracuse, Kansas State, Rutgers, Iowa State and West Virginia during its three-year run.
"The partnership between the ACC and the New Era Pinstripe Bowl makes sense on so many levels and we are extremely pleased that one of the league's football teams will be showcased in this game annually," said ACC commissioner John Swofford. "With our 15-member conference stretching along the entire Atlantic Coast, this will be a great opportunity for our fans and alums to connect in the media capital of world and with one of the most storied and successful franchises in sports."
The 2013 edition of the bowl will take place on December 28.