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|
|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|
|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.
|5-7||Kraft Fight Hunger|
|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|