Big Ten adds Kraft Fight Hunger, Pinstripe bowls to 2014-19 lineup

Ezra Shaw

The conference's new bowl lineup continues to round into shape for the next cycle, echoing commissioner Jim Delany's stated desire for more nationwide exposure.

As expected, the Big Ten and ACC announced their partnership on Monday with the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium for the next bowl cycle in 2014-19. The Big Ten announced its joining with the bowl on June 3, and the pairing with the ACC has also been long-rumored.

Picking up a bowl agreement in New York echoes the Big Ten's stated desires to generate more nationwide exposure, something commissioner Jim Delany has repeatedly expressed.

PINSTRIPE BOWL HISTORY
DATE RESULT MVP
December 29, 2012 Syracuse 38, West Virginia 14 Prince-Tyson Gulley
December 30, 2011 Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13 Jawan Jamison
December 30, 2010 Syracuse 36, Kansas State 34 Delone Carter

Elsewhere in bowl lineup realignment news, the Kraft Hunger Bowl announced it would be pairing the Big Ten with the Pac-12 for the next cycle. Five different Big Ten teams are guaranteed to appear in the bowl through 2019, while the Pac-12 will send its fourth-seeded team, two spots up from previously. The bowl will be played in the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif, home of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers. It was previously called the Emerald Bowl from 2004-09 and the San Francisco Bowl from 2002-03.

"The opportunity for the Big Ten Conference to play an annual bowl game in a world-class city like San Francisco, in a state-of-the-art, new NFL stadium, and in an area rich in football tradition appealed to our Directors of Athletics and head coaches," Delany said in a statement.

"The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl is a welcome addition to the national Big Ten bowl family, one we hope will also appeal to the many graduates, fans and friends of Big Ten football who work and live in Northern California."

The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl has been played in AT&T Park, home of MLB's San Francisco Giants, since its inception in 2002. This upcoming rendition, the last in San Francisco, will be played 8:30 p.m. CT, Dec. 27.

KRAFT FIGHT HUNGER BOWL HISTORY
NAME DATE RESULT MVPs
2012 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Dec. 29, 2012 Arizona State 62, Navy 28 Marion Grice, Will Sutton
2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Dec. 31, 2011 Illinois* 20, UCLA 14 Nathan Scheelhasse/Terry Hawthorne
2010 Kraft FIght Hunger Bowl Jan. 9, 2011 Nevada 20, Boston College 13 Rishard Matthews, Luke Kuechly
2009 Emerald Bowl Dec. 26. 2009 USC 24, Boston College 13 Damian Williams, Luke Kuechly
2008 Emerald Bowl Dec. 27, 2008 Cal 24, Miami (FL) 18 Jahvid Best, Zack Follett
2007 Emerald Bowl Dec. 28, 2007 Oregon State 21, Maryland 14 Yvenson Bernard, Derrick Doggett
2006 Emerald Bowl Dec. 27, 2006 Florida State 44, UCLA 27 Lorenzo Booker, Tony Carter
2005 Emerald Bowl Dec. 29, 2005 Utah 38, Georgia Tech 10 Travis LaTendresse, Eric Weddle
2004 Emerald Bowl Dec. 30. 2004 Navy 34, New Mexico 19 Aaron Polanco, Vaughn Keley
2003 San Francisco Bowl Dec. 31, 2003 Boston College 35, Colorado State 21 Derrick Knight, T.J. Stancil
2002 San Francisco Bowl Dec. 31, 2002 Virginia Tech 20, Air Force 13 Bryan Randall, Anthony Schlegel

*Fun fact: Illinois' 2011 victory makes the Big Ten undefeated in Kraft Hunger Bowl history.

For now, here's a rough estimation of how the Big Ten's upcoming bowl cycle will look.

SEEDS BOWL
1 Rose*
2-4 Capital One
2-4 Outback
2-4 Holiday
5-7 Music City/Gator**
5-7 Kraft Fight Hunger
5-7 Pinstripe
TBD A Detroit bowl
TBD Military/Heart of Dallas/Armed Forces
*The Big Ten will also share a spot in the Orange Bowl with the SEC and Notre Dame.
**The ACC and Big Ten will likely share spots in the Music City and Gator bowls
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