Friday, October 9, 2009
Mountain West could add Independence Bowl
Posted by ESPN.com’s Graham Watson
One Mountain West team could be heading to Shreveport, La., for its postseason opportunity beginning in 2010.
According to the Shreveport Times, AdvoCare president and CEO Richard Wright, who’s company is the new title sponsor for the Independence Bowl, told the Shreveport Rotary Club this week that the 2010 Independence bowl would match a team from the ACC against a team from the Mountain West Conference.
The Mountain West Conference declined to comment on the agreement stating that it will yield to the bowl in terms of making the initial announcement.
The Independence Bowl previously had a contract with the Big 12 and SEC, but both of those contracts will expire after this season. The 2009 game is scheduled to be the seventh selection from the Big 12 teams and the eighth selection from the SEC.