Army to join Independence Bowl rotation

Field Level Media

October 24, 2019 at 5:11 pm.

Army football is guaranteed a slot in the Independence Bowl in 2020, 2022 and 2024, provided the Black Knights are bowl eligible.

The Shreveport, La.-based contest also will feature a Pac-12 team during the 2020-25 bowl cycle, though other conferences or independents could be added to the rotation. Army is an independent and not affiliated with a conference.

The Black Knights last played in the Independence Bowl in 1996, a 32-29 loss to Auburn.

“Army football is ecstatic to be partnering with our friends at the Independence Bowl for the next bowl cycle,” athletics director Mike Buddie said in a statement. “Having played in Shreveport previously, we are well aware of how the community embraces this bowl and our cadet-athletes will thoroughly enjoy the experience.”

Army (3-4) has won the Armed Forces Bowl the past two seasons, following a victory in the Heart of Dallas Bowl in 2016.