Big East, Big 12 to Meet in Yankee Bowl
The leagues are near finalizing an agreement to play in the game for the new bowl cycle from 2010-13.
The Big 12's Board of Directors is expected to approve adding the Yankee Bowl to the Big 12's lineup for the next bowl cycle, Big 12 spokesman Bob Burda said.
"That's our intent," Burda told FanHouse. "All indications are we would add the Yankee Bowl to our lineup."
FanHouse first reported the story this morning.
The Big East would send its third or fourth selection to New York against likely the seventh selection from the Big 12. Yankee Stadium is expected to have a seating capacity of about 47,000 for the bowl game.
Burda said it hasn't been determined what specific selection the Yankee Bowl would get from the Big 12, but it "would be toward the bottom" of the Big 12's eligible teams.
The Big 12 has eight bowl affiliations in its current bowl lineup and is expected to maintain at least that many in the new cycle running from 2010-13.
Besides the Yankee Bowl, the new stadium also has recently announced hosting several other future regular season college football games, including: Notre Dame-Army (2010), Army-Rutgers (2011), Army-Air Force (2012) and Army-Boston College (2014).