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        === Big Ten to send team to Pinstripe Bowl beginning in 2014 ===
 
 Bronx,  NY  (Sports Network) -  The Pinstripe Bowl  and the Big Ten Conference
 have  announced an eight-year  agreement that will place a Big Ten team in the
 game from 2014 and 2021.
 
 The  partnership will  allow the Big Ten  to have its first tie-in with a bowl
 played on the East Coast, with the Pinstripe held at New York's Yankee Stadium
 since  its  inception in 2010.  As part of the  pact, the conference will also
 have  signage displayed along the first-base line and behind home plate during
 Yankee regular-season home games starting in 2014.
 
 "Once  we saw the  success of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, it became obvious --
 especially  with  the Big Ten's growing  East Coast footprint -- that being in
 the  media capital  of the world at  one of sports' most renowned venues was a
 natural  pairing," said  Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany. "By agreeing to
 an  eight-year  partnership, it increases the  likelihood that most of the Big
 Ten schools will have the opportunity to participate in the game, while giving
 our  coaches, student-athletes,  administrators  and fans  the opportunity  to
 experience  the nation?s  biggest metropolis and an iconic setting like Yankee
 Stadium."
 
 The  Big  Ten will expand  from 12  to 14 members  beginning in 2014, when the
 league adds Rutgers from the former Big East and Maryland from the ACC.
 
 The  Pinstripe Bowl's four-year agreements with the Big East (now the American
 Athletic  Conference) and  the  Big 12  expire after  the  2013 game.  Various
 reports  have stated that the ACC is expected to replace the American Athletic
 as the Big Ten's opponent.
 
 
 
 
 06/03 18:31:01 ET

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