Tag:New York Yankees
Posted on: October 18, 2011 5:45 pm

Yankee Stadium could host Big East title game

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Don't look now, but this so-called "New York City" place might be on its way to mattering a bit in the world of college football.

That's the way New York Yankees president Randy Levine sees it, anyway. With Big East commissioner John Marinatto telling reporters that he would like his league to expand to 12 teams, schedule a championship game, and play it in the Big Apple, Levine was asked about his team's interest in hosting that title game.

He response? That he was "very" interested. With Marinatto already openly declaring "how great it would be" to have New York City be the site of the game, it seems the only thing holding the two parties back would be logistical details--and the game itself existing, of course, pending the conference's pursuit of what seems like half the FBS.

Even if still in the highly-speculative phase and years away from actually being held, a Big East championship game --even if just advanced to the concrete planning stage -- would further enhance Yankee Stadiums rapidly growing college football profile. Already home to the annual Pinstripe Bowl, the stadium played host to Army vs. Notre Dame in 2010 and will see the Black Knights take on Rutgers on Nov. 12 this season.

The city's never going to be Atlanta or South Bend or even, say, Miami. But making New York City the destination of choice for a revitalized 12-team Big East would make it something more than a little important for college football fans all the same.
Posted on: September 23, 2010 1:24 pm
Edited on: September 23, 2010 3:18 pm

Miami and Rutgers may play at Yankee Stadium

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Later this year on November 20 the new Yankee Stadium will play host to its first college football game when Notre Dame and Army continue their annual rivalry.  It should be pretty cool for fans in New York to be able to see a college football game in the city, and it also serves as a chance for Notre Dame to expand its recruiting base into the city.

Which is something that a lot of other schools would like to do as well, so it's not that surprising to hear news today that there is another game currently in the works to be played at Yankee Stadium in the future.  This one between Rutgers and Miami.

UM athletic director Kirby Hocutt dined with a group of school officials and John Mosely from the New York Yankees on Wednesday at Lidia's in Pittsburgh. Hocutt said "a deal could be imminent'' for the Hurricanes to play Rutgers in 2013 at Yankee Stadium. "It would be a fun matchup, wouldn't it?'' Hocutt said, referring to facing former UM defensive coordinator and current Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano. "I'd like to have a presence in New York every four or five years. It makes sense for us.''
Hocutt is currently in Pittsburgh for Miami's game with Pitt tonight and he'll be joined by members of the Yankees organization in the press box

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