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Report: Big Ten, ACC looking at Pinstripe Bowl

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With the addition of Rutgers to the Big Ten and the Big 12’s focus for more bowls in the state of Florida, a new agreement between the Big Ten and ACC with the Pinstripe Bowl make sense.

According to CBSSportsJeremy Fowler, that agreement should be coming to fruition following the 2013 season, although exactly when the deal will be finalized remains to be seen.

The bowl, which debuted in 2010, pairs the┬áBig East’s No. 4 team vs. the Big 12’s No. 7 team in Yankee Stadium. But with the massive turnover in Big East membership and the Big 12’s focus on Florida, the Big Ten and ACC — which will have Syracuse and Notre Dame as a football partner of sorts — are more natural fits.

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36 Responses to “Report: Big Ten, ACC looking at Pinstripe Bowl”
  1. bertenheim says: Apr 4, 2013 5:15 PM

    A minor bowl in a cold climate in December makes no sense. Fans in cold climates want to go south in winter.

  2. psychranger says: Apr 4, 2013 5:39 PM

    Be prepared for thousands of empty seats. Who wants to have to go to NY and sit outside in the middle of Winter?

  3. dmcgrann says: Apr 4, 2013 6:29 PM

    Ben, “natural fits”? There’s no such thing for the Pinstripe Bowl.

    I don’t necessarily think that just because it’s in New York City outside in winter is that big of a deal. NYC is a lot of fun to visit at Christmastime, and if you’ve god a decent matchup, it could all be a blast. The big problem is that it takes a very deep wallet to go to NYC at that time of year. That’s hard on the fans. I think most people who’d be willing to pay jacked-up prices that are college football fans want a little sunshine for their bucks.

  4. Deb says: Apr 4, 2013 6:31 PM

    @psychranger …

    Guess you won’t be attending Super Bowl 48 this coming February in the Meadowlands …

  5. wustlumdnj says: Apr 4, 2013 6:31 PM

    I hope you’re at least a fan in a cold climate area to speak on behalf of all of them bertenheim.

    New York City is a top vacation destination 365 days a year – and the holidays is high season (I personally have an annual tradition of seeing the nation’s most famous Christmas tree and ice skating at Rockafeller Center). I certainly don’t need to elaborate anymore on the city’s attractions.

    There is a place for a bowl in NYC as long as the same team doesn’t end up there frequently.

  6. mnwildfan15 says: Apr 4, 2013 7:38 PM

    I want to see “The Ice Bowl” played at TCF Bank Stadium the two worst teams in Div I play on New Year’s Day. Go see it!

  7. roundup5 says: Apr 4, 2013 9:07 PM

    Oh, great! We will be a big hit recruiting some of the thugs in
    the Bronx, and I’am sure some of the fans in Brooklyn’s Bed-Sty
    area will be there to cheer us on. That’s certainly going to be a
    bigger recruiting opportunity than going to Florida. Delany,
    quit day-dreaming, and get this thought off your To-do-List!!

  8. sparty0n says: Apr 4, 2013 10:11 PM

    @psychranger you were half right “Who wants to have to go to NY”. Thats all you had to say.

  9. johnmiked says: Apr 4, 2013 10:11 PM

    Some of you people are flat out ignorant!!! First off the pinstripe bowl sells about 40k in tix every year. 2nd as the article says the big has an east coast presence now and the ACC has become the big east. So when UNC and whomever finish 3 rd and 4th and your playing in the Bronx and Yankee stadium is filled with big fans you will start to realize how pointless your football programs have become. The Big East teams will finish 1 through 3 in football and basketball every year. And forget it UCONN comes to the ACC your screwed. And btw you ingrate ignorant jack wads NYC is highest travel destination 24/7 365 in this country!!!

  10. johnmiked says: Apr 4, 2013 10:13 PM

    That’s why you confederate living in the past jack offs flood NYC every year by the millions.

    What a bunch of losers

  11. roundup5 says: Apr 4, 2013 10:49 PM

    johnmiked: Fans are not going to the Bronx in January, you fool!

  12. dmcgrann says: Apr 4, 2013 10:50 PM

    So in other words. “Welcome
    to New York”, johnmiked?

  13. johnmiked says: Apr 4, 2013 10:55 PM

    Roundup the bowl game is been for played for the past 3 years and almost 40 thousand each year to game you jack off.

    And 2nd there coming to NYC and then going to the BX to the game you ignorant azz. And if you haven’t noticed the B1G is a bigger draw then the big12. They are also having a Notre Dame game there a Rutgers game and an Army game and there all sold out and there all in the winter.

    Live outside of your trailer Bruh

  14. dmcgrann says: Apr 4, 2013 10:57 PM

    Hell with it. Let Wagner and Fordham play in it. Obviously, the major college conferences don’t “get it”, since we’re all “jack offs” and “jack wads”.

    “Welcome to New York! Would you like a carton of mentholated cigarettes?”

    Just keep up working at the Chamber of Commerce, buddy.

  15. johnmiked says: Apr 4, 2013 11:03 PM

    Really guy??? Have you ever even been here? Your ignorant, your statement has no basis and no I’ll pass on the menthols thanks. Guy I have a view of Empire State Building from my apartment on the 35th floor. And who works at the chamber??? Lmao

  16. johnmiked says: Apr 4, 2013 11:08 PM

    Dm btw that’s why the B1G wants the bowl it’s kinda a big deal.

  17. dmcgrann says: Apr 4, 2013 11:08 PM

    LMAO. Indeed!

  18. johnmiked says: Apr 4, 2013 11:15 PM

    And btw do you even know why the B1G grabbed Rutgers and MD? It’s called Cable rights guy! Over 50 million people will have a B1G game on every week just because of Rutgers and MD now. So clearly your not educated enough to realize why they now want a game in Yankee Stadium.

  19. johnmiked says: Apr 4, 2013 11:42 PM

    And let me guess the Superbowl will be a bust also cause it will be cold and were thugs?

    Truly comical

  20. mcjon22 says: Apr 5, 2013 12:41 AM


    The country breathlessly awaits the dream match up of Georgia Tech vs. Northwestern 3 days after Christmas.

  21. Deb says: Apr 5, 2013 1:20 AM

    @johnmiked …

    I can’t see anything in this conversation that warranted you going off half-cocked and screeching about ignorant confederate losers in their trailers. It’s New Yorkers descending on my part of the South every winter, so your people seem to be the ones who have a problem with the cold, not mine. Now stop yammering stereotypes and calling people idiotic ancient names over a ridiculous weather discussion. Good grief!

    New York is a fabulous city, but as a rule, people don’t want to attend outdoor sporting events in cold-weather venues. If they have bad weather for the Super Bowl–particularly if the weather affects the game–it’s unlikely they’ll repeat this experiment.

  22. cranespy says: Apr 5, 2013 1:58 AM

    Its all about the matchup….as it is with every bowl game!

  23. ningenito78 says: Apr 5, 2013 2:09 AM

    @dmcgrann- do you have any idea what a carton of menthol cigarettes costs up here? Try $80-$100. Not a typo. The guy posting that comes off as a typical dousche New Yorker is right about ticket sales. But Rutgers or Syracuse have played in all 3 games which is why the ticket sales are so high. But stick Purdue vs. Virginia in there and it’s obviously a different story. The game is a great idea in theory but stick it in earlier December and it has a chance. A college football game in New York isn’t going to bring the average college football crowd no matter when you play it. But earlier the better.

  24. johnmiked says: Apr 5, 2013 7:15 AM

    Clearly you miss the part didn’t read the part about nobody going to the BX and attracting nothing but thugs. While the other posters whine and cry about the possibility of watching a game in the cold.

    The truth is 70% of the bowls are half empty and there played in the sunny south anyway. So tell me why that’s better than a stadium in the cold that’s almost full. And btw I’m a typical douche then so be it. But hotels are sold out for The Super Bowl already. Nowhere in this article are they saying this will replace the Rose Bowl. It’s like the comments and negative attitude about jacked up prices, thugs and NYC in general. News flash the bowls in general in the south aside from a BCS are half empty now so again tell me why we should play add a game in Mississippi or Tennessee?

    But I will be the typical Douche while nothing but thugs sit in a cold stadium.

  25. spydey629 says: Apr 5, 2013 7:16 AM

    Curious to see how the match-up is established – as in what place finish for each conference. Any game that sets up a possibility of a Pitt-Penn State match-up is worth the price of admission!

  26. johnmiked says: Apr 5, 2013 7:35 AM

    And typically the weather is the same in December here as it is in early jan. so what Rule are you talking about. The entire B1G plays in the cold.

  27. johnmiked says: Apr 5, 2013 7:38 AM

    @spydey bingo bruh. And just in case you guys don’t realize they both play in the cold.

  28. johnmiked says: Apr 5, 2013 8:42 AM

    As I’m sure you know NYC is the largest transient city in the world. The game isn’t designed for the average fan. The idea is that all of ACC alumni and B1G Alum go to the games. In case your bit familiar with NYC we have college conference bars by the thousands. So if you want an ACC game you go to an ACC bar and if you want a B1G game you go to that bar and there are literally thousands of these in manhattan. And if your an alumni of either of these conferences and have donated to your school well then you were probably part of a marketing strategy survey asking you if you go to the game at x amount of dollars per ticket. And chances are the marketing survey found out that this a game alumni would go see.

  29. johnmiked says: Apr 5, 2013 8:46 AM

    To further the point in case you didn’t realize Baylor and Iowa sold out the garden for a Nit game last night and it’s not Christmas here.

    Call what you want

  30. Deb says: Apr 5, 2013 12:30 PM

    @johnmiked …

    Yes, I did miss roundup5’s comment about “thugs,” the Bronx, and Bed-Sty. And I apologize for that. It’s just as offensive when people post negative stereotypes about the North as when they post them about the South. Don’t know why people can’t discuss football in a civilized manner.

    As for the bowls … I’ve never understood the point of any post-season game that’s not part of a playoff. So I wouldn’t attend a bowl game in my Florida backyard if it didn’t advance my team in the brackets. On the other hand, if it did advance my team–and I could afford it–I’d happily fly to New York in January. For me, the bowls are just irrelevant exhibition games no matter where they’re played.

  31. cp4ab0lishm3nt says: Apr 5, 2013 8:17 PM

    If VA, GT, NC and FSU join the B1G, this is another fruitless exercise. The most this bowl is going to last is less than 5 years. I agree with most here that having a Bowl game in NYC at this time of the year is pointless.

  32. hatesycophants says: Apr 6, 2013 9:48 PM

    Why does the Pinstripe Bowl exist? End this unnecessary farce immediately.

  33. turnberryknkn says: Apr 7, 2013 1:07 AM

    Do you know how many tens of thousands of Big Ten alumni come east after graduation? After finishing up at Penn State, from Illinois, from Northwestern and all the rest, thousands every year go to Boston for medical school, go to work on Capitol Hill, go to work on Broadway or Wall Street, etc. NYC is an easy day trip by car for tens of thousands of Big Ten alumni from Boston to DC. Heck, for thousands of alumni in NYC, it’s a *subway* trip for the chance to see their Big Ten team live.

    And you think after four years in Madison, Wisconsin or Minneapolis, Minnesota, a little cold will deter fans? 100,000+ people showed up to watch a frozen late December *regular* season hockey game at the Big House in Ann Arbor. Bring Michigan or Ohio State or Nebraska to Yankee Stadium, and day-tripping alumni from Philadelphia and Baltimore and Jersey could fill 50,000 seats all by themselves, whether ACC fans bother to show up or not.

    Big Ten alumni were born and bred in the cold, we have numbers by the thousands and a fanatic loyalty to our home institutions. That’s why the Pinstripe Bowl will pack seats.

  34. hatesycophants says: Apr 7, 2013 10:22 AM

    40,000 people is not “packing” seats. Every one of the programs you allude to will have more than 40,000 at their spring games.

    This bowl, like many others, is thoroughly insignificant. A total waste of resources.

  35. johnmiked says: Apr 8, 2013 10:04 AM

    @ hates
    My friend turnberry is 1000% correct. The North East is loaded with over hundreds of thousands of ACC and B1G alumni. Yankee stadium only holds 52k for baseball and 45k for football. So considering it was hosting a big12 team that nobody wanted to see and still got 40k is better than about 70% of the bowls. This new bowl between ACC and B1G isn’t going to be Taylor made for made the Midwest or down south fan. It is for the hundreds of thousands alumni here on the east coast. And it will quickly grow under this format to a top pre Christmas event.

  36. omaha29 says: May 4, 2013 8:30 AM

    Notre Dame vs Anyone.
    Who wants to bet against a full stadium?
    Christmas in NY will bring the Irish.

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