NEW ORLEANS — The 2017 New Orleans Bowl has set a Dec. 16 noon kickoff for the post-season bowl game that hosts teams from the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA.

The game will be televised on ESPN and broadcast on ESPN Radio.

The bowl, sponsored by R+L Carriers, is in its 17th year. Executive Director Bill Ferrante tells KATC-TV ( ) that the bowl and its affiliated events have an economic impact in the Greater New Orleans region of more than $20 million annually.

General admission tickets go on sale in early September through Ticketmaster.

Last year, Southern Mississippi beat Louisiana-Lafayette 28-21 for the bowl title.

Information from: KATC-TV,

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