NCAA Football

Sources: ACC in Pinstripe Bowl for 6 years

06/24 9:59 AM

The Pinstripe Bowl and the ACC have agreed to a six-year deal in which the ACC will annually play the Big Ten starting in 2014, sources said Monday.

The Pinstripe Bowl and the ACC have agreed to a six-year deal in which the ACC will annually play the Big Ten starting in 2014, sources said Monday.

Last month, the bowl announced an eight-year partnership with the Big Ten for the game played at Yankee Stadium.

ACC commissioner John Swofford and Yankees president Randy Levine are expected to attend a Tuesday news conference at Yankee Stadium to announce the deal, sources said.

As in the Big Ten's deal, Yankee Stadium will feature an ACC sign for all Yankees home regular-season games starting in 2014, a source said.

Beginning in 2014, the Pinstripe Bowl will share the ACC's third through sixth selections with the Belk, Sun and Gator/Music City bowls, sources said. The Orange Bowl will get the ACC champion -- or the league's first selection after any ACC teams that have qualified for the College Football Playoff semifinals.

The Russell Athletic Bowl will get the ACC's next selection after the Orange Bowl, sources said. The ACC also will have a deal with the Capital One Bowl that will allow the league to replace the Big Ten in the bowl if the Big Ten sends a team to the Orange, where it would play the ACC, a source said. In the Capital One Bowl, the ACC would play a team from the SEC.

In the ACC's new bowl lineup, the league also is expected to be part of a new Detroit bowl against the Big Ten, ESPN reported in May.

This year's Pinstripe Bowl, the last of the current bowl cycle, will feature teams from the Big 12 and American Athletic (formerly the Big East) conferences.


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