Bowl moved to earlier start, leads into Peach
SHREVEPORT, La. -- This year's Independence Bowl will have the earliest kickoff since 1996.
The game, which matches teams from the Southeastern Conference and the Big 12, will be played at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 30 and broadcast by ESPN.
"Generally speaking, it's probably a little bit better (for
ratings) to have a night game but a lot of that depends on the
matchup and who you're leading into," said Independence Bowl
executive director Glen Krupica. "We're leading into the Peach
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