Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, and Season's Greetings! Busy times here in Washington D.C. as the Falcons prepare for the Military Bowl on Thursday. Here are a few photos, notes and quotes from the past couple of days ...
A total of 20 Falcons were joined by coach Dave Clawson, the BG cheerleaders, Freddie Falcon and Santa Claus at the HSC Pediatric Center on Christmas morning. The Falcons were bringing season's greetings to the patients at the hospital, singing Christmas carols and bringing presents to some of the children at the hospital.
The Falcons who participated were the team's captains and seniors along with volunteers Jordan Hopgood and Deejay White.
The Falcons will practice this afternoon and then take an evening sight-seeing tour of Washington D.C.
The special red, white and blue logo was designed especially for the contest, which honors military personnel around the country as well as the USO.
This logo will be on BG's white helmets. The Falcons, who are the home team for the contest, will wear their orange jerseys and white pants for the game.
As for the game itself ...
Click here to read Tuesday's notebook, which includes some players from both teams who did not make the trip. BG will be without cornerback DeVon McKoy, while San Jose State is missing defensive tackle Anthony Larceval and freshman linebacker Hector Roach.
Click here to read the story of one Falcon who is home for the holidays, freshman wide receiver Ryan Burbrink.
Click here to read Monday's story about Anthon Samuel and the hardships he has overcome to become one of the Mid-American Conference's top running backs.
Click here to read Monday's notebook about the Falcons arrival in Washington D.C.
If you have missed the logs of BG's Jordon Roussos and David "Chief" Kekuewa, well, you've got to see them. Click here to view the bus trip to Washington, and click here to view the Capitol tour and more.
Click here to read the answers to 10 questions about the San Jose State football team that I posed to Jimmy Durkin, the SJSU beat writer for the San Jose Mercury News.