Admit it. You could get excited about a University of Louisville football team playing in a bowl game in the new Yankee Stadium.
The Big East has confirmed that negotiations are proceeding nicely for a new Yankee Bowl, which would be played between Christmas and New Year’s. The opponents would include the third or fourth-place Big East team versus the seventh-place team from the Big 12, starting after the 2010 season, according to a New York Times blog.
“For the Big East, the game gives it some increased exposure in a prime recruiting destination for its members. Obviously, New York is the media capital of the world,â€ said Nick Carparelli, Jr., associate Big East commissioner for football. â€œAnd thereâ€™s already a large Big East presence in New York with our basketball tournament. We feel this would be an opportunity to further brand the Big East in New York City.â€
While the likelihood of a bowl this year seems remote, it’s good to know the Big East is preparing for the future. Louisville football will be an integral part of that future.