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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Big East vs. Big 12 in Yankee Stadium Bowl Game
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Big East now has a bowl in its backyard.

A Big East team will face a team from the Big 12 at Yankee Stadium in a new bowl game after the 2010 season.

The conferences and the New York Yankees announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to a four-year deal to play the first bowl in the Bronx since 1962.

The Big East, which has always considered New York its home turf, will send either its third or fourth selection to the yet-to-be-named bowl game. The Big 12 will send its seventh selection to play in the new $1.5 billion stadium.

If the Big 12 does not have enough bowl eligible teams, Notre Dame has agreed to take its place, providing it is available.

The game will be played between Christmas and New Year's Day.

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