Bob Stoops Named Member of 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Class

Former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops was named as one of the two coaches in this illustrious class. Stoops led his 1999 Oklahoma Sooners to the Independence Bowl – the final college football game of the 20th century against the Ole Miss Rebels. Despite falling to David Cutcliffe’s Rebels, Stoops led Oklahoma to a National Championship victory the next year in 2000 – the lone National Championship of his head coaching career.

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Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl, ESPN Agree to Six-Year Extension

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl, ESPN Agree to Six-Year Extension

The nation’s 11th-oldest bowl game has a tradition of being televised on ESPN networks, and that tradition will last at least another six years, as the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl and ESPN have reached an agreement covering the 2020-2025 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowls.

Joseph M. Cosumano, Jr. to Receive 2020 Omar N. Bradley “Spirit of Independence” Award

Joseph M. Cosumano, Jr. to Receive 2020 Omar N. Bradley “Spirit of Independence” Award

Some of America’s most outstanding and decorated citizens and groups have been honored with the Omar N. Bradley “Spirit of Independence” Award – presented each year at the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl, and the Independence Bowl Foundation has selected retired United States Army Lieutenant General Joseph M. Cosumano, Jr. as the 44th recipient of the prestigious award.

Update on Independence Bowl Foundation’s Super Boil Sunday

Update on Independence Bowl Foundation’s Super Boil Sunday

Due to ongoing changes in state regulations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Independence Bowl Foundation event – Super Boil Sunday – will be moved to the Independence Stadium field and has shifted to a member and member-guest-only event, in compliance with the state and local COVID-19 regulations on public gatherings.

I-Bowl Alumni Shine in Week Two of NFL Season

I-Bowl Alumni Shine in Week Two of NFL Season

There are 80 Independence Bowl alumni on active NFL rosters or on injured reserve for NFL teams, and a number of alumni had big weeks in week two of the NFL season, including a few milestones.

I-Bowl Alumni Abundant in NFL

I-Bowl Alumni Abundant in NFL

The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl is heavily represented throughout the NFL’s 53-man final rosters – with 80 players who appeared in the annual Shreveport-Bossier City bowl game finding themselves on NFL rosters.

Four Downs with 2019 Chairman Art Carmody IV

Four Downs with 2019 Chairman Art Carmody IV

2019 Independence Bowl Foundation Chairman Art Carmody IV goes four downs to reflect on his year as chairman and to talk about the future of the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl.

Four Downs with Executive Director Missy Setters

Four Downs with Executive Director Missy Setters

Executive Director Missy Setters goes four downs talking about the growth of the Independence Bowl Foundation, new title sponsor Radiance Technologies, and the I-Bowl’s new conference and team tie-ins.

10th-Annual Youth Clinic Postponed

10th-Annual Youth Clinic Postponed

In the wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 10th-annual Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Youth Football Clinic – originally scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2020 – has been postponed to a later date.

Nine I-Bowl Alumni Selected in 2020 NFL Draft

Nine I-Bowl Alumni Selected in 2020 NFL Draft

Although no players were added to the list of 72 Independence Bowl alumni taken in the first round of the NFL Draft throughout the years, there were nine alumni drafted in the seven-round 2020 NFL Draft.

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