Army West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie has announced a new six-year bowl tie-in for Army Football with ESPN Events and the Independence Bowl. Through 2025, Army will have primary tie-ins with the Independence Bowl (even years) and an ESPN owned and operated bowl game (odd years).
"We are thrilled to partner with ESPN Events and the Independence Bowl," said Buddie. "This opportunity comes from the hard work and success of our football coaching staff and our incredible cadets who represent us so well on a national stage. I want to thank Pete Derzis and Clint Overby of ESPN Events and Missy Setters of the Independence Bowl for their commitment to our program. I know that the Army faithful will enjoy traveling with our team in future years to these great bowl games."
"We are honored and excited to extend our relationship with Army West Point into the new six-year bowl cycle," said Clint Overby, Vice President of ESPN Events. "Army's rich history and fan base make them a wonderful addition to our participant roster."
"The Independence Bowl Foundation is excited to feature Army West Point as a primary tie-in for our game for three of the next six years and continuing the strong tradition of honoring our military men and women here in Shreveport," said Independence Bowl Executive Director Missy Setters. "Their football program is steeped in college football tradition with bowl victories, national championships, and Heisman Trophy winners. Army represents all that is great about the game of college football." Read more.