The AdvoCare V100 Bowl will include ACC and SEC teams playing on ESPN on December 31, 2013
(PLANO, TX) – AdvoCare International, LP (AdvoCare), along with The Independence Bowl Foundation, today announced that for the fifth-consecutive year AdvoCare will be the title sponsor of Shreveport’s post-season college football game, which will now be called the AdvoCare V100 Bowl. AdvoCare signed on as the Bowl’s fifth title sponsor in 2009. For the past four years, the Bowl has been called the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl.
“We are proud to announce an extension of our title sponsor partnership with AdvoCare,” Independence Bowl Foundation chairman Jack Andres said. “AdvoCare has provided resources and a level of creativity that has continued to aid the Bowl’s growth and stability. This bowl began 37 years ago from the vision of a small group of individuals, and is a local treasure that cannot be easily replaced. We are appreciative of all that have helped keep it alive and well.”
The 2013 AdvoCare V100 Bowl will be played on Dec. 31 at Independence Stadium, with kickoff set for 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time, 11:30 a.m. Central Time.
The game will be televised on ESPN, marking the 22nd-consecutive year the bowl has been televised on an ESPN network. ESPN first televised the 1992 Independence Bowl featuring a 39-35 Wake Forest victory against Oregon.
“We are excited to have the 2013 AdvoCare V100 Bowl kick off a great day of college football on New Year’s Eve,” 2013 AdvoCare V100 Bowl Chairman John Hubbard said. “The unopposed 11:30 a.m. time slot on ESPN will allow fans across the country to tune in to the game, and the game date should be appealing for those traveling to Shreveport-Bossier for the match up of ACC and SEC foes.
“For the 38th-consecutive year, we are looking forward to showcasing all that northwest Louisiana has to offer, and this date and time gives visiting and local fans the chance to enjoy our area restaurants and entertainment options for every age group.”
With the Dec. 31 game date, the AdvoCare V100 Bowl will be played on New Year’s Eve for the eighth time in the Bowl’s 38-year history, and the first time since Arkansas and Missouri squared off in 2003.
The AdvoCare V100 Bowl is in its final year of contract agreements with the ACC and SEC. The Bowl will have the sixth pick after BCS from the ACC and the ninth pick after BCS from the SEC.