Pinstripe Bowl to host an ACC team

06/25/2013 12:26 PM ET
By Mike Tanowitz

With its move to the ACC, Syracuse could have a chance to defend its Pinstripe Bowl win.(AP)
The Pinstripe Bowl has agreed to terms on a six-year deal with the Atlantic Coast Conference that will send an ACC team to compete against a Big Ten team in the Bronx starting in 2014.

An eight-year partnership between the Big Ten and the Pinstripe Bowl, which is hosted at Yankee Stadium, was announced last month.

Since its creation in 2010, the Pinstripe Bowl has seen the former Big East go up against the Big 12. Although the Big East was widely considered to be a lackluster football conference, they enjoyed success in this specific bowl, winning it on all three occasions; ACC-bound Syracuse compiled two of those wins, beating Kansas State in the bowl's inaugural game in 2010 and former Big East foe West Virginia last year, and Big Ten-bound Rutgers beat Iowa State in 2011.

The 2013 Pinstripe Bowl, which is the last in the current bowl cycle, will be the last to see a team from the American Athletic Conference (the former Big East) face one from the Big 12.

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