2011 New Orleans Bowl will be played Saturday, December 17th

NEW ORLEANS (New Orleans Bowl) - Bowl Officials announced today that the eleventh annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be held on December 17th at 8 pm (CST) on ESPN in the Louisiana Superdome.

Bowl Chairman Ron Gardner expressed his enthusiasm for keeping the game on Saturday night, "We always enjoy when the date of our Bowl game allows fans and visitors to enjoy the entire experience of a New Orleans weekend with family and friends right before Christmas. We want everyone to be able to take advantage of what we have to offer as a City that thrives on hospitality and entertainment." 

Greg Bronner, Director of Marketing for R+L Carriers, a National Leader in the Domestic and International LTL shipping industry, also articulated his excitement for this years game, "We are proud to be continuing our partnership as the title sponsor of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl for the sixth year.  The Louisiana Superdome and the great City of New Orleans has continuously created an incredible platform for us to truly connect with the fans, employees, and valued shipping customers across the Globe.   We look forward to another exciting season and the opportunity to show our continued support of today's student athletes."  

The 2011 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will feature teams from the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA.  For more information, please visit www.NewOrleansBowl.org, or contact