Staff [email protected] Commander is the new title sponsor of the Independence Bowl, Independence Bowl Foundation officials announced Wednesday.The game will be known as the Duck Commander Independence Bowl.“The Independence Bowl is proud Duck Commander has agreed to become our new title sponsor,” said current Bowl Chairman, John Hubbard. “Their success has been phenomenal. As we both explored this opportunity, it was clear this national and growing worldwide success could help bring new business relationships to the Independence Bowl and enable us to showcase Louisiana as a Sportsman’s Paradise.”Bowl officials say the partnership will reinstate “Independence” as part of the bowl’s name following a one-year hiatus.“The Independence Bowl Foundation and this community are thrilled to have Duck Commander as our new title sponsor, and we’re honored they’ve chosen to place ‘Independence’ back in the bowl’s name,” incoming bowl chairman Paul Pratt said. “The Independence Bowl has a long history of bringing valuable and exciting sports entertainment to the Shreveport-Bossier City area. This is a new day and an excellent opportunity for college football in Louisiana.”Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander, sees strong connectivity with the values the Independence Bowl offers its fans.“College football is very important to us, both as fans and former players. The Independence Bowl is what college football is all about: It has great tradition and it’s All-American,” said Robertson, whose father founded the company 42 years ago in West Monroe, La. “Add in its Louisiana location and appreciation of the military and it creates a winning partnership for both parties, It’s especially exciting to see our brand help the Independence Bowl create an awesome fan experience.”According to Bill Glenn, president of The Breakout Group and the key architect of this partnership, this deal truly differentiates the bowl.“College football, patriotism, military appreciation and the state of Louisiana offered a nearly perfect strategic alignment. The partnership puts the Independence Bowl in a distinct, national position among nearly 40 bowls in 2014 and it offers Duck Commander an excellent promotional platform in their home state.”Glenn added, “The bowl will be distinguished by its title partner, name and its opportunity to also enhance the fan experience with major events related to outdoors, music and cuisine. In effect, the bowl can extend its calendar and potentially offer bowl sponsors additional value.”The partnership with Duck Commander – the Independence Bowl’s sixth title sponsor – will run through 2019. The Independence Bowl Foundation’s current contracts offered stability in establishing a longer term agreement with Duck Commander. Its broadcast agreement with ESPN runs through 2019. In addition, its primary conference partnerships with the Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference and its secondary agreements with Conference USA and the American Athletic Conference run through 2019.The date and time of the 2014 game will be determined in the coming months.Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndo
SUBSCRIBE TO US Astros sign-stealing: Manfred admits he would have punished players in a perfect worldSpeaking to The New York Times, Rob Manfred said that shame is a great punishment for the Astros players. The question of what happened in 2017 and 2018 will always haunt them.The Houston Astros begin their spring training schedule on Saturday against the World Series winners Washington Nationals. The Astros kick off their season at Minute Maid Park on March 26 against the Los Angeles Angels and then play its first road series against Oakland Athletics. It will see them face-off against former player Mike Fiers who revealed the entire Astros sign-stealing scandal to The Athletic.Also Read: Manfred: No Tolerance For Beanballs In Wake Of Astros’ Scam FOLLOW US MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has defended his stance on granting Houston Astros players immunity after their sign-stealing scandal came to light. The governing body handed out punishments to Jeff Luhnow and AJ Hinch. Meanwhile, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltran were named in the commissioner’s report. This resulted in all four getting sacked from their respective organisations. The Astros stole signs using a trashcan during their infamous 2017 World Series win.Also Read: Astros Got Away Easily Considering The Effect Sign-stealing Scandal Had: Cody BellingerMLB commissioner Rob Manfred slammed for Astros sign-stealing decisionMLB commissioner Rob Manfred has received criticism from all corners of baseball. They’ve slammed his decision to grant players immunity. The Astros sign-stealing scandal came to light after Mike Fiers exclusively spilt the beans to The Athletic. MLB started their investigation, gave the players protection and found the Astros guilty. In what was a player-driven sign-stealing scandal, the fact that Astros are still the 2017 World Series Champions and no player has been punished has not gone down well in the world of baseball.Also Read: Gerrit Cole’s Anticipated Yankees First BP Session Ends With Surreal Standing OvationMLB commissioner Rob Manfred suggests that shame is punishment enoughLos Angeles Dodgers star Cody Bellinger slammed both Houston Astros’ Jim Crane and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred for their lack of action against the Astros players. Chicago Cubs’ Yu Darvish also took a dig at the Astros. They claimed that their 2017 World Series win is a gorgeous trashcan.MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said that he understands the frustration of the baseball fraternity. However, he stressed that shame was punishment enough for the Astros sign-stealing scandal.Also Read: Darvish: Astros Should Be Stripped Of ’17 World Series Title WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 17th February, 2020 21:16 IST Astros Sign-stealing: MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Says ‘shame’ Is Punishment Enough MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has defended his stance on granting Houston Astros’ players immunity after their sign-stealing scandal came to light. Sreehari Menon First Published: 17th February, 2020 21:16 IST LIVE TV COMMENT Cody Bellinger had some STRONG words about the Astros:”I think what people don’t realize is Altuve stole an MVP from Judge in ’17” pic.twitter.com/9sEt48RdWk— Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) February 15, 2020 Gorgeous trashcan!I like it!— ダルビッシュ有(Yu Darvish) (@faridyu) February 16, 2020 Written By
1 Sheyi Ojo has left Liverpool on loan Fulham have signed Liverpool forward Sheyi Ojo on a season-long loan.The 20-year-old could make his Cottagers debut in their Championship clash against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.Fulham chairman Tony Khan told the club’s official website: “I’m delighted to welcome Sheyi Ojo to the Fulham Football Club.“I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with Sheyi and his family, and I’ve seen first hand what a tremendous work ethic Sheyi has both on and off the pitch.“He possesses fantastic physical talents and also carries himself with poise and class, and I know that he’s going to be a great addition to our squad.”Ojo, who has previously spent time on loan with Wigan and Wolves, has made 13 appearances for Liverpool since his debut in an FA Cup draw at Exeter in January 2016.He was also part the England squad which won the Under-20 World Cup this summer.