From the moment they touch down at Charleston International Airport on Sunday, Medal of Honor Bowl players will have almost every minute of their time accounted for.
WHAT: College football all-star game
WHEN: Saturday, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Johnson Hagood Stadium
TICKETS: www.mohbowl.com; www.etix.com
"That's the way the coaches want it," said bowl chairman Tommy McQueeney.
Ninety-six of the nation's top draft-eligible college football players will begin arriving for the inaugural Medal of Honor Bowl, set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Hagood Stadium.
A players' meeting, team dinner, physical exams and team meetings are on the agenda Sunday at the official host hotel, Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in Mount Pleasant.
Players will have practices every afternoon from Monday through Thursday at The Citadel, with team walkthroughs set for Friday morning at Johnson Hagood Stadium.
Here's a look at the rest of the players' schedule:
One of the biggest moments of the week might be the official weigh-in of the players, set for Monday morning. NFL scouts and personnel directors will be curious to see what the players look like in person, and if they stack up to the heights and weights listed by their colleges.
On Monday night, the players will be able to watch the BCS national championship game between Auburn and Florida State on the big screen at Cinnebarre in Mount Pleasant.
Tuesday morning is occupied with player interviews with NFL scouts and the media, followed by afternoon practices and team meetings at night.
After more interviews and practices Wednesday, the players will meet and mingle with fans at The Alley in Charleston from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. That event is free and open to the public.
Thursday: Tests, meetings, practices, dinner, more meetings.
On Friday, free time at last from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. before a black-tie gala that night.
After the game Saturday, players will have brunch from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday and be on their way to the airport by 11 a.m.
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