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College Football Betting Online: The creation of what was originally called the Yankee Bowl in 2010 brought back a major college football bowl game the New York City area for the first time since the Gotham Bowl was played at the original Yankee Stadium in 1962.
In March of 2010, bowl organizers struck a deal with New Era Cap Company and the game was officially changed to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The bowl is organized by MLB’s New York Yankees and is currently affiliated with the Atlantic Coast Conference through 2019 and the Big Ten Conference through 2021, contingent on each conference having enough bowl-eligible teams.
The game is played in the Bronx at the New Yankee Stadium, home of the MLB team, and is one of two bowl games played in the Northeast, the Military Bowl being the other. The New Era Pinstripe Bowl is also one of a few outdoor games played in traditionally cold-weather cities. The eighth edition of the contest is scheduled to be played on Wednesday, December 27 at 5:15 p.m. ET. ESPN will air the game live.
The New Era Pinstripe Bowl initially featured a matchup between the Big 12 and the Big East. Rutgers, the closest FBS school in the New York City area played in the 2011 game after finishing fourth in the Big East. The Scarlet Knights defeated Iowa State 27-13. It was their first of two visits to the bowl, tying them with Syracuse for the most. The current affiliation with the Big Ten will allow for more Rutgers visits after the school moved to the new conference in 2014.
Game organizers have done a much better job than their Gotham Bowl predecessors. The 1960 Gotham Bowl was never played as only Oregon State had accepted an invitation. Two teams agreed to play the following year at the Polo Grounds with Baylor beating Utah State. Miami and Nebraska hooked up in a thriller in 1962, but few people saw it. A cold day kept attendance around 5,000 and the bowl would not return.
The New Era Pinstripe Bowl has been much more successful as the popularity of college football has exploded. Four of the seven games have been decided by a touchdown or less, three by a field goal or less and two games went into overtime.
The inaugural matchup saw Syracuse beat Kansas State 36-34 with the help of a controversial call that changed celebration rules. KSU scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to pull within two points. However, an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty was called when the scoring player saluted the crowd. The Wildcats failed on the potential game-tying two-point conversion. The NCAA changed its rules on celebrations the following season.
Northwestern upset No. 23 Pittsburgh in last season’s game, ending a string of two straight overtime games. Duke edged Indiana 44-41 in the 2015 event after Penn State nipped Boston College 31-30 in 2014. The Eagles missed an extra point in overtime opening the door for the Nittany Lions to grab the victory.
2016 – New Era Pinstripe Bowl – Northwestern 31, Pittsburgh 24
2015 – New Era Pinstripe Bowl – Duke 44, Indiana 41 (OT)
2014 – New Era Pinstripe Bowl – Penn State 31, Boston College 30 (OT)
2013 – New Era Pinstripe Bowl – Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16
2012 – New Era Pinstripe Bowl – Syracuse 38, West Virginia 14
2011 – New Era Pinstripe Bowl – Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13
2010 – New Era Pinstripe Bowl – Syracuse 36, Kansas State 34
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