This year's Pinstripe Bowl, held annually at Yankee Stadium, was canceled Friday due to COVID-19 concerns, organizers announcers.
The Pinstripe, which usually includes one ACC team and one Big Ten team pitted against each other, became the eighth Bowl game to be canceled, bringing the number of total bowl games down to 35.
The Pinstripe Bowl organizers announced in a statement: "Due to the recent increase in coronavirus cases, which has led to the imposition of various travel restrictions and the cancellation of many college football games, including those in the Big Ten and ACC Conferences, we have made the decision out of an abundance of caution and in conjunction with both conferences to cancel the 2020 New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
"The priority of the Yankees, New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Big Ten and ACC is the safety of players, coaches and staff, and this decision is consistent with that approach. We look forward to hosting the New Era Pinstripe Bowl with an enthusiastic crowd filling Yankee Stadium in 2021."
Statement from the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. pic.twitter.com/OyK8lqk5Iz
The Pinstripe Bowl began in 2010 and is hosted and organized by the New York Yankees. Michigan State defeated Wake Forest 27-21 in last year's Pinstripe Bowl.
General view of kickoff as Michigan State kicks off to Wake Forest during the 2020 Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. (Photo: Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports)
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