R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Announces 2016 Date, Conference Affiliations For 16th Annual Bowl Game

NEW ORLEANS – R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl officials and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation announced the 16th Annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.

         The game will be played in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and will feature a matchup between teams from the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA.

         ESPN and ESPN Radio will air the game live.

         “Sun Belt Conference football and the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl have been closely tied since their beginnings in 2001,” said Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson. “The Sun Belt is proud of its affiliation with its postseason bowl partners as each provides a unique and memorable experience for student-athletes and fans. We are looking forward to another great New Orleans Bowl this upcoming season.”

         The New Orleans Bowl and Conference USA have a long-standing relationship that began in 2002. "We are pleased to once again be a part of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl," C-USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod said. "Our schools have a rich history in this game and New Orleans  will be a wonderful destination for one of our teams again this December."

         In its 16th year, the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and its affiliated events continue to grow and create significant impact on the city of New Orleans, generating an estimated economic impact in excess of $20 million annually.

         “Since its inception 16 years ago, the number one goal of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Committee, staff and volunteers has been to create a special experience for the student-athletes,  coaches, administrators and their fans,” said bowl Executive Director Billy Ferrante. “This December, we look forward to continuing what has become a great New Orleans tradition.”

         R+L Carriers is a family owned and operated Global freight shipping company based in the United States. Celebrating 50 years of service in 2015, R+L Carriers, Inc. serves the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic with LTL, Truckload, Business Critical, Logistics and more.

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