The Independence Bowl, one of Army's primary bowl tie-ins for the upcoming six-year bowl cycle, has announced its conference affiliations. If Army becomes bowl eligible, the Black Knights can face an opponent from the Pac-12 Conference in 2020 and 2024, and an opponent from the American Athletic Conference in 2022.
This past fall, Army announced future primary bowl agreements with the Independence Bowl and ESPN Events for the upcoming six-year bowl cycle. With those announcements, Army owns primary tie-ins with the Independence Bowl (even years) and an ESPN owned and operated bowl game (odd years) each of the next six years.
A month after the Independence Bowl agreement, Army announced an agreement with the Charlotte Sports Foundation, owner and operator of the Belk Bowl, which could lead to Army participating in the Charlotte-based postseason game twice over the next six years, beginning in 2020.
As part of the deal, Army will serve as a primary backup for the Belk Bowl and will have the opportunity to accept an invitation to the game twice during the next six-year bowl cycle that runs from 2020 through 2025. Read more.