FILED WEDNESDAY EVENING, DEC. 19, 2012
9 Sports Director
Brian Bailey is on the scene in
New Orleans, bringing daily
coverage of bowl week to
Bonesville's readers and Channel
9's viewers. The week climaxes
on Saturday with East Carolina's
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
NEW ORLEANS — Day two of
the Pirates' bowl trip to the Crescent City was a busy one
for the squad. The team had a late afternoon practice, which
was moved indoors because of the threat of rain. Coach
Ruffin McNeill had hinted before that he wanted to work
indoors anyway because of the bowl game being played in the
Practice ran long and then
the team was late for its Rock 'n' Roll Bowling Party. The
event was scheduled for two hours. By the time the squad did
get there, there was just enough time to devour a nice
spread of food and throw a couple of balls down the lane.
The bowling wasn't pretty but the food was good and the team
seemed to enjoy itself.
East Carolina offensive
coordinator Lincoln Riley is due back with the team
tomorrow. He and his wife Caitlyn celebrated the birth of
the couple's first child earlier this week. The couple had a
daughter and named her Sloane. Coach McNeill joked with
reporters that he was certainly glad the baby looked like
Mom and not Dad!
Both East Carolina and
Louisiana-Lafayette will work out at the Superdome tomorrow.
The Ragin' Cajuns will go first. Media day for both teams
will follow and then the Pirates will practice later in the
All Friday practices will
be closed to the media.