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Frank Beamer's bowl journey at Virginia Tech will end where it began -- the Independence Bowl

Frank Beamer's bowl journey at Virginia Tech will end where it began -- the Independence Bowl

Frank Beamer's 23-season bowl journey with Virginia Tech will end where it began — the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.

Tech (6-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) accepted a bid Sunday to play Dec. 26 against Tulsa in the Independence Bowl, which will extend Tech's streak of bowl appearances to 23 consecutive seasons. It's currently the longest such streak recognized by the NCAA and the fifth-longest in college football history.

It's been a while since Beamer, who is retiring at the end of the season after 29 seasons as Tech's coach, has been involved with the Independence Bowl, but he has fond memories of the game. In 1993, Tech started its bowl streak under Beamer...

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