Dec. 18, 2012
Welcome to New Orleans, La., the 2012 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and All Hands On Deck In New Orleans, the official blog of this week's trip.
It's our hope that we can bring you the sights and sounds of New Orleans and the Pirates' bowl preparation through the eyes of the players, coaches and East Carolina support staff in the Big Easy via photo galleries, practice highlights and interviews - all leading up to ECU's matchup with Louisiana on Saturday, Dec. 22 inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Pirates' invaded the Big Easy earlier today touching down around 12 noon local time after a smooth two-hour flight into Louis Armstrong International Airport. Upon arrival and check-in at the team hotel, the Pirates boarded a bus for its afternoon practice, which was held at the New Orleans Saints practice facility. Following the two-and-half hour workout and media obligations, it was back to the hotel and time for dinner and some down time in the heart of the Big Easy.
Wednesday's schedule is set to begin for the team with meetings in the mornings, followed by some free time before heading back to the Saints facility at 3:15. At 7:00 p.m., the team will have its first bowl function of the week at the "Let the Good Times Bowl Team Party" located at Rock N' Bowl.