65°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sun
82°
61°
10%
Mon
82°
59°
40%
Tue
83°
63°
50%
TrueView© Local Radar

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

UL-Monroe heads to first bowl game in Independence Bowl

2 years ago Sunday, December 02, 2012 7:38:53 PM CST December 02, 2012 Sunday, December 02 2012 Dec 2, 2012 in Sports
Source: Associated Press

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana-Monroe, playing in its first bowl game, will meet Ohio in the Independence Bowl.

The Independence Bowl selected Ohio (8-4, 4-4 Mid-American Conference) after being told Louisiana Tech was not yet ready to accept an invitation the Dec. 28 contest that could have been a matchup of two north Louisiana schools.

The Warhawks (8-4, 6-2 Sun Belt Conference) announced Saturday that they had accepted an invitation to play in Shreveport, which is a drive of less than two hours from Monroe.

The Bobcats, whose selection was announced Sunday night, opened the 2012 season 7-0 and were ranked as high as No. 25 in the AP poll, but lost four of their last five games.

Ohio will be playing in its fourth straight bowl and second in Louisiana since 2010.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
65°
53°
Sun
Mostly Sunny
82°
61°
Mon
PM T-Storms
82°
59°
Tue
AM T-Storms
83°
63°
Wed
PM T-Storms
82°
66°