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.
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