Bowl Week is officially underway as East Carolina University arrived in St. Pete today (Dec. 19). Click Here to read today's Daily Update.
WEATHER REPORT; Today's High was 74 degrees. Friday's forecast calls for Sunny conditions and a high of 80 degrees.
The Executive Committee of the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl invites Conference USA member East Carolina to the 2013 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl. Pirate fans can go to www.ecupirates.com to get the best seats in Tropicana Field to see their Pirates!!!
The Executive Committee of the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl invites Mid-American Conference member Ohio to the 2013 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl. Ohio fans can go to www.ohiobobcats.com to get the best seats in Tropicana Field to see their Bobcats.
2013 Daily Bowl Update Dec. 19
Submitted by Bowl PR Staff on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 21:08
Daily Recap - Dec. 19
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)
East Carolina Team Arrival
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**
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.”