SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Texas Tech and Arizona State football teams are scheduled to arrive in San Diego Wednesday for Monday's 36th annual Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium.
Texas Tech will stay at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and Arizona State at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.
Pre-game activities for both teams include visits to SeaWorld San Diego Thursday, the San Diego Zoo Friday and the USS Ronald Reagan Sunday.
The Holiday Bowl has the second choice among Pacific-12 Conference teams and fourth choice from the 10-team Big 12 Conference after the conference champions and any additional teams are chosen to play in Bowl Championship Series games.
Arizona State (10-3) won the Pacific-12 Conference's South Division but lost to Stanford, 38-14, in the conference's championship game. The Sun Devils are ranked 16th in the Associated Press media poll and17th in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
Texas Tech (7-5) has lost five consecutive games and is unranked.
Arizona State will be making its fourth appearance in the Holiday Bowl and the first since the 2007 game, when it lost to Texas, 52-34. The Sun Devils are 0-3in the Holiday Bowl. Texas Tech's only other Holiday Bowl appearance came in 2004, when itupset California, 45-31. Sonny Cumbie was named as the game's MVP, completing39 of 60 passes for three touchdowns a game-record 520 yards. Cumbie is now the Red Raiders co-offensive coordinator. Two of his teammates from the 2004 team are also on Texas Tech's coaching staff: co-defensive coordinator Mike Smith and safeties coach Trey Haverty.
Two dogs attacked a woman and her toddler son on an East County roadside Thursday, leaving them seriously injured, authorities said.
A San Diego man who beat, raped and strangled a female friend after watching her have sex with another couple, then stuffed her body in a suitcase and put it out with the trash was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
On Friday, more pups across the country will join their masters at the office, gym and other businesses for the 20th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris toured the Otay Mesa Immigration and Detention Facility Friday and visited migrant mothers who were separated from their children.
Three buildings on the campus of San Diego State University were briefly evacuated Friday due to a gas leak.
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As the weather heats up, County Animal Services says you may see more rattlesnakes out and about. The department has already received 656 rattlesnake calls since the beginning of the year, 100 more than last year at this time. Some 30 calls came in since last Wednesday.
A bleeding, gravely injured man banged on the door of a Lemon Grove home in an apparent last-gasp plea for help, and his death a short time later prompted sheriff's deputies to launch a homicide investigation, authorities said Friday.
High pressure over Northern Mexico will warm temperatures Friday. Coastal areas cooler due to weak onshore flow. Excessive heat warning in effect for San Diego County deserts through Friday evening.