Independence Bowl Logo

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The Independence Bowl is one of the most popular NCAA events in American Football. The post-season competition has been played once a year since the middle of the 1970s. It is the First Division bowl game, which takes place in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Meaning and history

Independence Bowl Logo history

American football is the most popular sport in the United States, both among fans (about 40% of viewers of ESPN, one of the largest sports channels in the United States, call it their favorite sport) and among athletes. And this applies not only to professional competitions but also to student competitions.

Thus, a very important link in American sports, including football, is the NCAA, or National Collegiate Athletic Association. Even there, young athletes become stars and prepare for a professional career.

It was football that became the reason for the creation of the student sports system in the country.

Back then, American soccer was even more injury-prone than it is today. The rules were constantly changing, there were no protective frames or helmets, and medically, the competition was not regulated at all. It resulted in serious injuries and sometimes even deaths of students. Some colleges even banned their teams from participating in games.

In 1905, 19 soccer games ended in tragedy. To solve the issue of safety athletes had to be at the highest level: in December of the same year, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt convened the heads of leading universities, which organized the Intercollegiate Athletic Association – IAAUS. A few years later, it was renamed the NCAA – the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Today, the association has more than a thousand colleges and other educational institutions. They represent each of the nation’s 50 states and the D.C. metropolitan area, as well as several clubs from Puerto Rico and Canada.

The NCAA directorate covers 90 tournaments in 24 sports. And one of these tournaments is the Independence Bowl, a post-season game, which first took place in 1976.

What is Independence Bowl?
Independence Bowl is the intercollegiate football bowl game, which is affiliated with the first division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The first game of the Bowl was held in 1976, and since then the games are held annually at the Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana.

1984 – 1989

Independence Bowl Logo 1984
The original design of the Independence Bowl logo was based on a patriotic symbol, an Eagle, executed in a blue, red, and white color palette, with a pattern of the American national flag. The burg was drawn above the light brown rugby ball and underlined by an arched blue inscription with its bold title case letters written in a smooth and elegant cursive serif typeface in a light and soft shade of blue. The whole composition was placed on a white background with no additional framing.

1990 – 1997

Independence Bowl Logo 1990
In 1990 the Eagle was emboldened, got its contours cleaned, and gained a circular frame with red and blue lettering around it. The blue “Independence Bowl” inscription was kept in its style and its place, being accompanied by the red capitalized “Poulan/Weed Eater” wordmark in bold serif font arched along the top part of the frame.

2001 – 2003

Independence Bowl Logo 2001
The redesign of 2001 made the bird more solid and modern, removing the pattern of the American flag from its wings and replacing it with bright blue color. The bird was now depicted in profile, facing to the right, and set above the red ribbon, with the white uppercase lettering, executed in a narrowed and bold serif typeface. The dark brown rugby ball was placed horizontally at the bottom part of the logo, decorated with five white five-pointed stars.

2004 – 2005

Independence Bowl Logo 2004
The redesign of 2004 introduced a simplified version of the logo, which fully repeated the previous badge, but had the white “MainStay” logotype removed from the solid blue body of the eagle. All other elements remained untouched, and this version of the badge stayed with the Bowl for one season.

2006 – 2007

Independence Bowl Logo-2006
With the PetroSun sponsorship, the logo was redesigned again for the season of 2006. Now it was a horizontally placed rugby ball in a yellowish-brown and white color palette with the three-leveled inscription placed over its white part. The upper line of the lettering featured an emboldened blue and yellow PetroSun logotype in a simple sans-serif typeface, with the stylized bright sun on the letter “U”. As for the “Independence Bowl”, it was placed under it, written in a strong and stable serif typeface, using red for its upper arched level and blue for the straight bottom one. It was a simple badge, which was in use for just a few months.

2009 – 2012

Independence Bowl Logo-2009
The new sponsor appeared in 2009, and the logo was changed accordingly. Now the color palette featured a fresh and classy combination of blue and red, set on a white background. The four-leveled logotype was placed over the enlarged stylized V-like chevron in a thin red outline. As for the text, the upper “Advocare” lettering was executed in a fancy and smooth slightly italicized serif font, while the “Independence Bowl” still used its serif typeface, but with the contours softened.


Independence Bowl Logo-2013
The sponsor and the color palette remained the same, while all other elements of the logo were refined in 2013. Now it was a sharp crest overlapping the rugby ball with its top part and having a horizontal blue ribbon with the Advocare logotype set in the middle. The word “Independence” was removed from the badge and now under the sponsor’s wordmark, there was just one bold red “Bowl” set in all capitals of a massive and shadowed serif typeface. The upper part of the crest was embellished with five solid blue five-pointed stars.


Independence Bowl Logo-2014
The Advocare logotype was replaced by the Duck Commander in 2014. The rugby ball was back to the logo was the main element, but this time it featured a military pattern in a blue color palette. The upper part of the ball featured an arched sans-serif sponsors wordmark, placed above the white image of a duck. As for the “Independence Bowl” inscription, it was also arched and placed in two levels on a bright red banner in a double blue and white outline, overlapping the bottom part of the blue rugby ball.

2015 – 2016

Independence Bowl Logo-2015
The smooth and fancy crest replaced the old logo in 2015. With Camping World as the new sponsor, the badge was redesigned in a very elegant yet powerful way. The crest featured a gradient blue shade as the background, five white stars along the upper part of its red and white framing, a white enlarged Camping World logotype, and a sharp red banner with the “Independence Bowl” inscription in a bold square serif font. Under the banner, there was a white and blue drawing of a rugby ball.

2017 – 2019

Independence Bowl Logo 2017
The red lettering “Walk-On’s” in a slab serif font dominates the design. The words “Independence Bowl,” which are given in white over the dark blue background, are also very visible. In between the two parts of the logo, there is the text “Bistreaux & Bar,” which is hardly legible at smaller sizes. The same could be said about the words “Shreveport” and “Louisiana.”

2020 – Today

Independence Bowl logo
The redesign of 2020 made the Independence Bowl logo more geometric and strong, with the angular deep blue banner overlapped by massive voluminous lettering in silver gradients with red shadows. Over the blue banner the white “Radiance Technologies” with the corporate emblem is written, and at the sides of the heavy “Independence Bowl” the two circles, each formed of five blue five-pointed stars, are placed.

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