Report: Big East could play in Yankee Bowl
The Big East already plays football in a baseball stadium each year with the St. Petersburg Bowl in Tropicana Field, but the conference is continuing talks to be part of a new bowl at the new Yankee Stadium starting with the 2010 football season, the New York Times reported Monday.
The proposed Yankee Bowl would pit a Big East team, likely the league's third or fourth team, against the seventh team from the Big 12, according to the report. The bowl would be held between Christmas and New Year's Eve, giving the Big East a holiday presence in a huge market the conference already has branded with the conference basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden.
The Big East announced a new agreement with the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando last month, and the league's new bowl lineup for 2010-13 is still expected to include the St. Petersburg Bowl, which debuted last season with USF beating Memphis.