The Missouri Tigers, 2011 AdvoCare V100™ Independence Bowl champions, received their brand new trophies last week.

The crystal trophies, produced by Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, were shipped via UPS from Shreveport to Columbia, Mo. on May 7 and arrived on campus two days later.
Truman the Tiger, Missouri’s mascot, accidentally bumped into the championship trophy hours before the 2011 I-Bowl at the pre-game Fan Fest while posing for a picture, knocking it to the ground and shattering it. Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry came to the rescue on short notice and delivered a temporary trophy prior to the game. Missouri however recovered and defeated North Carolina 41-24, but had to hoist a temporary trophy in celebration. Then, following the game Offensive MVP James Franklin’s trophy was knocked over near the locker room and shattered. Yes, two trophies broken in one day, some stories just cannot be made up.
“We replaced both trophies free of charge,” said Greg Johnson, Lee Michaels Sr. Vice President & General Manager. “Truman is now off the hook, but he needs to be careful in the future,” said Johnson.


Individual ticket prices are $47 for sideline and $37 for south end zone and now $25 for north end zone seats.
Military tickets can be purchased by active military personnel in person at the Bowl Office for a special discounted price of $32 for south end zone and $42 for sideline bench seats. Those wishing to donate tickets to the military can do so at those same prices.
This year fans can take advantage of an Early-Bird special on sideline bench tickets. Tickets in this area can be purchased for $42 until Aug. 31.
The AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl has revised several of its ticket packages this year. The “Johnny’s Catfish and Seafood Family 4-Pack”, All-In Zone, Touchdown Club, and Patriot Pack offer fans a chance to save money for their group outing to the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl.
The “Johnny’s Catfish and Seafood Family 4-Pack” is a ticket package which includes four sideline bench tickets, four hot dogs, four soft drinks, and a Blue Lot parking pass and a voucher for a souvenir game program all for only $196. The ticket package also includes a “Johnny’s Catfish Family Pack”, a $20 value. This saves fans more than $70 off of the regular price.
The Touchdown Club is a ticket package specially designed for larger groups. This package includes 10 south end zone tickets, and 10 shuttle tickets for $380, which saves fans $50 off the normal price.
The Patriot Pack includes a group of 20 seats in the north end zone or sidelines respectively plus shuttle tickets and recognition at the game for your business or large group. Patriot Pack members also get an invitation to the annual Team Announcement Party in December. Stay tuned for more information on ticket packages throughout the year.
Also available again this year is the All-In Zone package. The All-In Zone is a $60 ticket in the south end zone which includes an all-you-can eat voucher for hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, water, and chips throughout the game.
The Kid’s Corner Youth Ticket Initiative allows businesses and individuals the opportunity to donate 25 or more tickets to a youth-oriented non-profit organization of their choice, such as the YMCA, Volunteers of America, or Boys and Girls Club. This program is also a great way for youth groups to sit together at the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl in a fun and safe environment.
Information on becoming a member of the Independence Bowl Foundation or a corporate sponsor of the bowl is also available at the Bowl Office located on the ground floor of the American Tower in downtown Shreveport at 401 Market Street, Suite 120. Those interested may also contact the Bowl Office at 318.221.0712 or toll free at 888.414.BOWL (2695) or visit the bowl’s official website at