2013 Daily Bowl Update Dec. 19

Daily Recap - Dec. 19


Weather Today

St. Petersburg:  Sunny, 74 High,  62 Low

Athens, OH:  50 High,  40 Low

Greenville, NC:  60 High, 41 Low


St. Petersburg Forecast for Dec. 20-23

Friday:  Sunny, 80 High,  67 Low

Saturday:  Sunny, 83 High,  68 Low

Sunday:  Sunny, 81 High, 67 Low

Game Day:  73 degrees (inside Tropicana Field)


Today’s News

East Carolina Team Arrival


Friday’s Schedule

1:00 p.m.

Ohio Team Arrival

Hilton Bayfront Hotel

Coaches and Players available for interviews upon arrival in hotel lobby.


1:00 p.m.  - 3:00 p.m.

East Carolina Practice

Clearwater Central Catholic High School

2750 Haines Bayshore Rd.


**Schedule Update for Monday**

12:30 p.m.

ESPN TV Talent Availability

The ESPN telecast will be called by Beth Mowins, analyst Joey Galloway and reporter Paul Carcaterra. The ESPN Radio broadcast will be called by Eamon McAnaney, analyst Anthony

Becht and reporter Ian Fitzsimmons.


There will be media availability with the ESPN crew on Monday, prior to kickoff. The crew will be available at 12:30 p.m. from the press meal room. They can help preview the game, talk specifics on the teams or about the overall football landscape.


Today’s News - Dec. 19, 2013


East Carolina Arrives in St. Pete


An excited East Carolina University team arrived 

at Tampa International Airport this afternoon at 3:45 p.m. and headed directly to the Renaissance Vinoy Resort to check-in before jumping back on the buses for an evening 90-minute practice.

ECU arrived a day before the traditional arrival date. Ohio is scheduled to arrive on Friday at 1:00 p.m.



Head Coach Ruffin McNeill

On the team coming to the Bowl a day early
“The team and the staff were excited to get down here and have a chance to get used to the environment.  Our team has done a great job embracing the process.  This by far is one of the best bowl venues.  We’re looking forward to begin.”


Quarterback Shane Carden

“I’m glad to be here.  I’m happy it’s sunny with no clouds, 75, and to get out of the rain.  I’m excited about all of the activities and to get back on national TV to show what we are about.”



LB Jeremy Grove

“The weather is a lot warmer down here. We’re excited to get out to practice andget into a routine.  This is a big game for us, it’s an honor and says a lot about our team.  We want to win.  We’re ready.”

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