R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Announces 15th Annual Bowl Game Details

NEW ORLEANS – R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl officials and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation announced Monday that the 15th Annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 19, 2015, at 8:00 p.m.

         The game will be played in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and will feature a matchup between teams from the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA. ESPN and ESPN Radio will air the game live.

         "The Sun Belt Conference and the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl have grown together since their inaugural years in 2001," said Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson. "Our relationship with the bowl is an important one, and while we continue to add more bowls to our lineup, the New Orleans Bowl has been with us all along – giving us gracious support and helping our conference grow. This bowl game has always provided a first-class experience for Sun Belt Conference members, and the hospitality of the bowl and the city of New Orleans has treated our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and fans very well."

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         The New Orleans Bowl and Conference USA have a long-standing relationship that began in 2002. "The New Orleans Bowl has been a terrific partner of Conference USA for many years," C-USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky said. "We are looking forward to having one of our teams participate in this great bowl game in a wonderful destination like New Orleans this December."

         In its 15th year, the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and its affiliated events continue to grow and create significant impact on the city of New Orleans, generating an estimated economic impact in excess of $25 million annually.

         "Over the past 14 years, the staff, board members, sponsors, schools and fans have worked very hard to make the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl a special tradition in New Orleans," said Bowl Chairman Ron Gardner. "This year we look to continue this tradition by celebrating the game's 15th anniversary with what is sure to be another great nationally broadcast primetime matchup between Conference USA and the Sun Belt Conference."

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         Organized in 2001, the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl is managed by the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, established in 1988, and whose mission it is to attract, manage and promote sporting events to the Greater New Orleans area for the purposes of economic impact.

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