One of the college bowl games that many writers were projecting Pitt to play in this year has been canceled.
Officials from the NewEra Pinstripe Bowl announced on Friday morning that that annual game played at Yankee Stadium in New York won’t held in 2020 due to concerns over COVID-19.
“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 10 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.”
This becomes the 7th bowl game to be canceled this season- the inaugural Fenway Bowl, Quick Lane Bowl, Bahamas Bowl, Hawaii Bowl, Redbox Bowl and the Celebration Bowl.