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Big 10 replaces Big 12 in Pinstripe Bowl

NEW YORK -- The Pinstripe Bowl and Big Ten will announce at Yankee Stadium on Monday a multiyear agreement between the conference and the 3-year-old postseason game, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Big Ten will replace the Big 12 in the Pinstripe Bowl, starting in 2014.

The person was not authorized to speak for the conference or the bowl and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The Yankees on Sunday in a release said owner Hal Steinbrenner and team president Randy Levine will attend the news conference, but did mention which conference representative would be attending.

The move is not unexpected. Athletic directors at the Big Ten meetings in Chicago two weeks ago said the league was working to add the Pinstripe Bowl to its new postseason lineup.

The Atlantic Coast Conference is the front-runner to land the spot opposite the Big Ten and replace the Big East. The Big East helped the Yankees get the Pinstripe Bowl off the ground, and between Syracuse and Rutgers the conference has won all three of the games.


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