Notre Dame has accepted a bid to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, the school announced Saturday.
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For full coverage of the Irish, check out the Notre Dame blog, part of ESPN's College Football Nation. The treatment our University received from the Steinbrenner family, the New York Yankees and the entire organization was unlike anything we've experienced in my tenure at Notre Dame."
CBSSports.com earlier reported Notre Dame's decision.
The Fighting Irish were left without a pre-arranged bowl destination this season. Notre Dame's final choice came down to the Hawaii Bowl or the Pinstripe Bowl.The Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego also was a possibility.
Notre Dame (8-4) regularly tries to play games in the New York area, where it has a large following. The Irish are 16-6-3 in games at both Yankee Stadiums.
Notre Dame will play Syracuse next season at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Notre Dame didn't have a contractual tie-in with any bowls this season, so in a sense it was BCS or bust. It will have access to the ACC's bowl lineup.
Pinstripe Bowl executive director Mark Holtzman said organizers were thrilled to have the Irish.
"No two organizations in the history of American sport are more closely intertwined with such a rich and wonderful history as the New York Yankees and Notre Dame," he said.
Information from ESPN's Brett McMurphy and The Associated Press was used in this report.