The Kent State Golden Flashes were greeted with cheers and a police escort Wednesday as the football team arrived in Mobile, AL for its first bowl game in 40 years.
City leaders, local football fans, and representatives from the GoDaddy.com Bowl rolled out the red carpet for Kent State’s players and coaches. The Golden Flashes took part in a welcome celebration Wednesday evening at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, and then had a chance to walk on the stadium turf.
Mobile Mayor Sam Jones presented the Key to the City to Kent State Athletic Director Joel Nielsen.
As part of the evening’s entertainment, several members of the team took to the microphone and did their own play-by-play of the Sugar Bowl as it was projected on several big-screen televisions at the stadium.
Kent State (11-2) battles Arkansas State (9-3) Sunday at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
Head Coach Darrel Hazell and Nielsen met briefly with members of the local media prior to the welcome celebration.
Today, 10-15 members of the football team will visit with children at USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital, and the team will practice at the University of South Alabama.
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