SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Louisiana Tech and Texas Christian football teams are scheduled to spend their first full day in San Diego practicing in preparation for Wednesday's Poinsettia Bowl and visiting the San Diego Zoo Sunday.
Both teams arrived in San Diego Saturday.
The first of two charter flights from Monroe, La. carrying Louisiana Tech team personnel arrived at Lindbergh Field at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, with a second charter arriving about an hour later, according to associate media relations director Patrick Walsh.
More than three dozen members of the Poinsettia Bowl's organizing committee, the Red Coats, flanked a red carpet leading down the tarmac from the charters to the team buses, clapping, welcoming and shaking hands in what several longtime fans called the most impressive in the program's bowl history.
The Poinsettia Bowl is the Bulldogs' sixth bowl appearance. Four of their bowl appearances have come in the Independence Bowl, which is played in Shreveport, La., about 70 miles from the Louisiana Tech campus in Ruston.
The arrival ceremony for the Texas Christian team was held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.
The teams are scheduled to visit SeaWorld on Monday and the USS Midway Museum on Tuesday.
Heavy rain last year forced postponement of the San Diego State team's visit to the zoo. The team visited the zoo May 6, 136 days after it was initially scheduled.
Two San Diego police officers were shot and wounded in a standoff at a College Area condominium that left the suspect dead late Saturday night.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
Cooler weekend for the County due to a low pressure trough moving through the Great Basin. Weak and shallow marine layer may still be slow to clear.
A stretch of road in National City was shut down briefly after a large crowd took to the streets to celebrate the Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 victory over South Korea today in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.
A man was critically injured Friday night when he chased a ball into the street and was hit by a car.
Clayton Richard pitched three-hit ball over six innings for his fourth consecutive win and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Friday night.