KICKOFF: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26 AT 6 P.M. CST

I-Bowl Partners with First Team Radio as National Radio Partner

Among a series of changes for the 2020 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl, the bowl has partnered with First Team Radio to be the new official national radio partner of Shreveport’s annual bowl game.

“We are honored to be able to partner with the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl as their National Radio Producer/Syndicator,” said Brian Estridge, Founder and Partner of First Team Ventures. “[Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Executive Director] Missy [Setters] and her staff have always produced a first-class event and we feel it is a great addition to our portfolio – a natural fit.”

The agreement between the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl and First Team Radio is a four-year agreement that will span from 2020 through 2023. 

First Team Radio is the nation’s largest syndicator of college bowl games – having partnered with a number of college football’s annual postseason classics. The games are distributed to stations spanning across the country, Sirius XM satellite radio and online streaming services. Their 2020 slate of games will include the Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl, Myrtle Beach Bowl, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Montgomery Bowl, Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl, Cure Bowl, SERVPRO First Responder Bowl, Lending Tree Bowl, Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Ticketsmarter Birmingham Bowl, Military Bowl and Outback Bowl, along with the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl and others.

The 2020 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl – slated to feature Army West Point against a representative of the Pac-12 Conference – will kick off on Saturday, December 26 at 7 p.m. EST/6 p.m. CST at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. Army accepted their invitation to the game on Saturday, October 24 – securing the first bowl berth of Bowl Season. The Black Knights currently sport a 6-2 record on the season. The Pac-12 began play on a shortened season on Saturday, November 7. Army’s opponent will be announced at a later date.

ABOUT FIRST TEAM RADIO: 

First Team Radio, a division of First Team Ventures, is the nation’s largest syndicator of college bowl games on a national radio platform. In five years, First Team Radio has grown to produce 13 postseason college football games that are distributed to more than 100 terrestrial radio stations, Sirius XM satellite radio and online streaming services. Founded by Brian Estridge and Mike Parsons, First Team Ventures is a firm specializing in sports media, content development, branding and consulting.

ABOUT THE RADIANCE TECHNOLOGIES INDEPENDENCE BOWL:

The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl – college football’s 11th-oldest bowl game – will play its 45th edition on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 7 p.m. EST/6 p.m. CST at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. The game is slated to feature a matchup of Army West Point against a team from the Pac-12 Conference, as the Black Knights accepted their invitation to the bowl on October 24. Louisiana Tech recorded the first shutout in the game’s history with a 14-0 victory over Miami in the 44th Independence Bowl on December 26, 2019. The Independence Bowl Foundation announced a five-year agreement with Radiance Technologies to be the game’s title sponsor on April 21, 2020 and announced new primary agreements in January 2020 that will bring a rotation of Army West Point and BYU to Shreveport to face off against a rotation of the Pac-12 Conference, American Athletic Conference and Conference USA. 

The Independence Bowl Foundation is prevalent in the Shreveport-Bossier City area throughout the year, hosting events to help enhance the economic impact and growth of our community. The Mission of the Independence Bowl is to attract and provide quality, nationally recognized football competition oriented to the Ark-La-Tex region. For more information, visit RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com or follow the bowl on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @IndyBowl.

Independence Bowl Foundation

P.O Box 1723, Shreveport LA 71166  |  401 Market Street, Shreveport, LA 71101  |  318.221.0712

2020 Independence Bowl