2020 Independence Bowl canceled

Here’s latest on ticket refunds plus a statement from Army West Point

2020 Independence Bowl canceled
(Source: Independence Bowl)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — The 2020 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl has been canceled.

News of the decision was released the evening of Sunday, Dec. 20.

Official Statement on the 2020 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl

Posted by Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl on Sunday, December 20, 2020

The game was to have been played Saturday, Dec. 26, with kickoff at 6 p.m.

It would have featured the Army West Point Black Knights and a representative of the Pac-12 Conference, but there was a shortage of teams willing to play in bowl games, according to the official announcement of the cancellation.

Army West Point released the following statement after the cancellation was announced:

“These young men haven’t quit all year and we surely won’t quit now. They deserve better. Period. They have earned an opportunity to get 10 wins and, as we have all year, we will continue to fight to get them that opportunity. We want to thank the all the constituents at the Independence Bowl for their invitation and hospitality as we were looking forward to our trip to the City of Shreveport.”
— Army West Point Athletic Director Mike Buddie
Impact of canceling Independence Bowl way beyond disappointed fans

The Black Knights are fresh off a victory that brought the 170-pound Commander-in-Chief Trophy home to West Point.

The announcement of the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl cancellation includes no information about ticket refunds.

“We are going to meet as a staff tomorrow to discuss the different refund options, but it will be very similar to what you have seen from colleges across the country this year with possible rollover options for 2020 and ranging to full refund,” spokesman Erik Evenson told KSLA News 12 on Sunday, Dec. 20.

Good Morning Army Fans‼️ How does it feel to celebrate a CIC Championship⁉️ Oh and that's a 170lb trophy 💪💪 #GoArmy

Posted by Army West Point Athletics on Sunday, December 20, 2020

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