60th AutoZone Liberty Bowl

 December 31, 2018 - 2:45 CST - ESPN

AutoZone Liberty Bowl to Celebrate its 60th Game

Unveils Special Diamond Anniversary Logo


The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year. In honor of this special milestone season, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl is unveiling its “Diamond Anniversary” logo which will be used through the 2018 season.

Our Title Sponsor, AutoZone, and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl worked together to create a unique logo design that incorporates the diamond shape in recognition of the Bowl’s “Diamond Anniversary” – 60 years.

Founded on the principles of liberty, freedom and patriotism, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl is college football’s 7th oldest bowl game. Many of college football’s greatest coaches, players and teams have participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

Among the legendary coaches are Paul “Bear” Bryant, Frank Broyles, Vince Dooley, Pat Dye, Lavell Edwards, Lou Holtz, Johnny Majors, John McKay, Urban Meyer, Tom Osborne and Steve Spurrier. The list of outstanding players includes Heisman Trophy winners Terry Baker, Ernie Davis, Doug Flutie and Bo Jackson, as well as stars such as Archie Manning, AJ Green and Dak Prescott.

The date and time of the 60th AutoZone Liberty Bowl will be announced later this year.

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Commemorative Gift Package

Commemorative Gft Package

Secure your piece of history by ordering a 2017 AutoZone Liberty Bowl commemorative gift package for just $20 (includes shipping).

The gift package Includes: 

  • 1 Commemorative Game Program
  • 2 Commemorative Game Tickets

To order your 2017 AutoZone Liberty Bowl commemorative gift package, please call the AutoZone Liberty Bowl a (901) 795-7700. 




For tickets to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl President’s Gala or the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic, call the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at (901) 795- 7700 or click here.  

The legendary Motown group The Four Tops have been selected as the recipient of the 2018 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Outstanding Achievement Award. Each year, this award is presented by the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in recognition of excellence in the field of music and entertainment. This time-honored recognition dates back to the early years of St. Jude and its founder, entertainer Danny Thomas.

The Four Tops will receive their award at the President’s Gala at the Peabody Hotel on Sunday, December 30 at 6:30 pm. Past recipients include Danny Thomas, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Lou Rawls, Clint Black, Little Richard, Alabama, The Beach Boys, LeAnn Rimes, The O’Jays, KC & The Sunshine Band, The Temptations, Big & Rich, The Commodores and The Isley Brothers. The Four Tops will be the headline honoree at the President’s Gala and star in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s halftime spectacular on Monday, December 31. The 60th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl game will kick off at 2:45 pm.

The Four Tops have many iconic songs, including #1 Hits “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” and “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”. The Four Tops’ other notable tunes include “It’s The Same Old Song”, “Baby I Need Your Loving”, and “Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)”. The Four Tops continue to enjoy one of the longest and most diverse careers in all genres of music. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.


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Pennsylvania is well known as the home of the Liberty Bell. But it’s also the home of the company behind the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Trophy. Headquartered in Sellersville, PA., Schulmerich Bells is the world’s leading manufacturer of handbells, cast bells and electronic bell instruments. Ties to the Liberty Bell are strong—not only because of the company’s product line but because of its location along the Liberty Trail, the site of a dramatic chapter in Liberty Bell history.

Just months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, with British occupation of Philadelphia imminent, the Bell was taken down and moved under cover of night along the Liberty Trail from Philadelphia to Bethlehem—traveling past the site where Schulmerich Bells is now located. The wagon transporting the 2,000-pound bell broke down in Bethlehem, and, for a moment, the mission was in doubt. Soon, however, a second wagon arrived to take the Bell to nearby Allentown, where it was hidden beneath the floor of the Zion Reformed Congregation Church. The Bell remained there until the British evacuated Philadelphia a year later.

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl Trophy produced by Schulmerich is an authentic, one-quarter-sized replica of the bell that rang in Independence Hall to announce the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It has the same nicked edges, foundry marks, misspelled inscription and even the famous crack—all crafted to maintain the integrity of the Bell in every detail. Cast in traditional black bronze, the bell measures 12 inches in diameter and 11-1/2 inches high with its crown. It is bolted to a handmade wooden yoke and swings on legs cast with the filigree design that appears on the original mounting.

Schulmerich’s involvement in cast bells is by no means limited to the replica produced for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Trophy. Since its founding in 1935, the company has installed thousands of cast bell instruments ranging in size from single bells to huge 61-bell carillons. Today, the majestic sound of Schulmerich cast bell music can be heard from churches, universities, memorial parks, commercial buildings and public places around the world.

Throughout the years, Schulmerich has gained a reputation not only for outstanding craftsmanship and quality but for product innovation. The company’s history is marked by a number of firsts. The company’s founder, George Schulmerich, was the first to conceive of electronically amplifying bells and worked to develop the first "electro-mechanical" carillon. Today, the company’s line of state-of-the-art electronic carillons offers digital sound with no moving parts to break or wear out.

Schulmerich was also the first American producer of handbells, producing its first 25-note prototype handbell sets in 1962. The company currently offers sets as small as 8 bells and as large as 73, along with a broad range of handbell accessories. Each Schulmerich handbell comes with a lifetime guarantee that covers the entire bell—from the tuned bell casting and the clapper assembly to the handle. No wonder that Schulmerich handbells are rung by more choirs, churches, schools and other institutions than any other.

All Schulmerich bell instruments combine old-world craftsmanship along with the latest technological innovations—including computer-aided design and high-tech manufacturing and quality control techniques. A leading innovator in bell instrument technology, the company has been awarded 32 U.S. patents on various bell products.

Schulmerich’s latest innovation is the new True Cast carillon, designed to digitally produce sound uncannily like that of huge bronze instruments costing tens of thousands of dollars more.

True Cast carillons use CD-quality sampled sounds and one of the world’s most advanced Digital Signal Processors to re-create the sound of cast bells. Sound samples are stored in eight megabytes of RAM and processed to create bell music with realistic tonal complexity, sounding as many as 24 notes at once. True Cast instruments have no moving parts to break or wear out—no cassettes, no floppy disks, no rolls, no CDs, no hard disk and no fans.

Every True Cast instrument uses Schulmerich’s Auto-Belle patented sequencing system for playing and programming the world’s largest library of carillon music. The Sequencer provides complete control over 125 possible program settings each day, via a simple touch-pad that prompts the user every step of the way.

A bell can be more than a musical instrument, more than a means of communication, more than a sound that calls us to worship. A bell can be a symbol, a bell can be a special spiritual sound, a bell can be magic. The AutoZone Liberty Bell has that symbolic, spiritual magic.

It has been a long journey from that dark night along the Liberty Trail in 1777, and Schulmerich is proud to be associated with the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

December 31, 2018 - 2:45 PM CST
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