Sunday, December 2, 2012
Syracuse headed to Pinstripe Bowl
By Andrea Adelson
Syracuse is headed to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl for the second time in three years against former Big East rival West Virginia.
The co-Big East champs will play their final game as Big East members Dec. 29 in Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NY at 3:15 p.m. ET on ESPN. The Orange defeated Kansas State in the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl, 36-34, in 2010. They also have won two straight against the Mountaineers, in their first year in the Big 12.
"We are thrilled to be invited to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl for the second time in three years," coach Doug Marrone said in a statement. "It means a great deal to us to play a bowl game in Yankee Stadium, where many of our alumni and fans will have the opportunity to share it with us. New York State is the foundation of our program. I am proud of this team for the way it fought through early-season adversity to win five of the last six games and win a share of the Big East championship. It is great for our team, and particularly our seniors, to have the chance to play one more game. This senior class has given so much to our program on and off the field and will be great ambassadors for our program and university."
Syracuse is 13-9-1 all-time in bowls.