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La.-Monroe accepts bid to Independence Bowl

2 years ago December 01, 2012 Dec 1, 2012 Saturday, December 01 2012 Saturday, December 01, 2012 3:48:07 PM CST in Sports
By: Associated Press

SHREVEPORT - Louisiana-Monroe is headed to its first bowl game in school history after accepting an invitation to play in the Independence Bowl.

The Warhawks (8-4, 6-2 Sun Belt Conference), who accepted their invitation to the Dec. 28 bowl game on Saturday, expect to learn on Sunday who their opponent will be.

Athletic director Bobby Staub says ULM "couldn't have picked a better location" for its first bowl game. Shreveport is less than a two-hour drive from Monroe.

Louisiana-Monroe coach Todd Berry says he's pleased the Warhawks' hard work was recognized by Independence Bowl officials.

The Warhawks played in two overtime games against Southeastern Conference opponents this season, defeating Arkansas and losing to Auburn. ULM now heads into the postseason having won seven of its last nine games.

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