Yankee Stadium lands bowl game

  • Tue Mar 9th, 2010 9:03pm
  • Sports

Associated Press

NEW YORK — The first Pinstripe Bowl will be played at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 30 and will be televised by ESPN.

The game will include the No. 3 team in the Big East and the No. 6 school in the Big 12, excluding Bowl Championship Series participants.

“I think no matter what the sport, every kid who grows up wants to play at Yankee Stadium,” Yankees president Randy Levine said Tuesday.

If the bowl had been played last season, the Yankees said Rutgers and Texas A&M would have been the participants. If one of the conferences cannot fill its bowl slot, Notre Dame could be considered.

ESPN agreed to a six-year contract to televise the first bowl in the Northeast since the 1981 Garden State Bowl at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. This will be the first bowl game at Yankee Stadium since Nebraska defeated Miami 36-34 at the old ballpark on Dec. 15, 1962.

UW suspends Pulu

SEATTLE — Washington coach Steve Sarkisian says freshman defensive end Andru Pulu is suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules. The school made the announcement on Tuesday and said there would be no further comment on the matter. Pulu played in 11 games as a freshman last season, mostly on special teams but also in a rotation at defensive end. He recorded just two tackles and a half sack in his limited time on defense.

NCAA holds off on rule

AUSTIN, Texas — The NCAA has given Texas and Maryland a one-year reprieve from a new rule that limits off-campus football recruiting by a coach designated as the head coach-in-waiting. That will allow Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp and Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin to fully participate in the critical spring evaluation period in April and May.