Indy Bowl, Sun Belt Conference enter backup agreement

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The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl and Sun Belt Conference  have entered into a backup agreement that will be in place through the 2025-26 Bowl Season. 

“We are proud to create a new partnership with the Sun Belt Conference as a backup agreement for the next four years,” said 2022 Independence Bowl Foundation Chairman Rob Rubel. “It is an exciting time for the Sun Belt and their footprint aligns very well with that of the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl. We appreciate Commissioner Keith Gill and Senior Associate Commissioner Travis Llewellyn for working with us.”

There are two teams from Louisiana currently in the Sun Belt—the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns and ULM. Other Sun Belt teams from neighboring states include the Arkansas State Red Wolves, Southern Miss Golden Eagles and Texas State Bobcats.

The Sun Belt paces the FBS with a .649 bowl winning percentage during the College Football Playoff era since 2014. The conference has also had a team ranked in the final College Football Playoff rankings for three straight seasons.

“As the FBS leader in bowl winning percentage during the College Football Playoff era, we are excited to expand the postseason opportunities for Sun Belt football student-athletes,” said Gill. “The Independence Bowl was a natural partner in this expansion, as one of the longest-running bowl games that also falls within our geographic footprint.”

The Sun Belt has been represented once previously in the first 45 years of Independence Bowl history, as the ULM Warhawks played in the 2012 Independence Bowl against the Ohio Bobcats of the Mid-American Conference. Southern Miss is currently playing their first season of football in the Sun Belt, but has appeared in the Independence Bowl three times prior to entering the conference — twice as an independent and once as a member of Conference USA.

The 2022 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl will be the 46th playing of Shreveport’s annual college football bowl game — set to kick off on Friday, December 23 at 2 p.m. The matchup is slated to feature Army West Point against a team from the American Athletic Conference.

Public tickets are on sale now and are $30 for endzone bench, $45 for sideline bench and $65 for a limited quantity of sideline chairback seats. There are also a bevy of other ticket packages available — including group tickets, Family 4-Packs, Small Business Fan Packs and the exclusive Chairman’s Club.

For more information on tickets to the 2022 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl, visit RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/tickets or call the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl office at 318.221.0712 or toll-free at 888.414.BOWL.