International Bowl canceled

TORONTO -- The International Bowl is folding after failing to renew its contract with the Big East.

The only bowl game played outside the U.S. matched a Big East school against a Mid-American Conference opponent for four years. The Big East is now sending a team to the new Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

Big East members won all four games, outscoring their MAC foes 117-53 the last three years. South Florida's 27-3 win over Northern Illinois on Jan. 2 drew the bowl's lowest attendance with just over 22,000 fans at Toronto's Rogers Centre. But a year earlier, 40,184 people watched Connecticut beat Buffalo.

Bowl president Don Loding said Thursday the game could possibly be resurrected in the future.