Red Wolves continue bowl game preparations

    8:51 PM, Jan 3, 2013   |    comments
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    MOBILE, Ala. (KTHV) -- Arkansas State continues practice and other preparations ahead of Sunday's game in the GoDaddy.com Bowl against Kent State.

    The team attended practice Thursday morning at UMS-Wright in Mobile. They ran through drills and improved technique going through their game plan for January 6 against No. 25 Kent State.

    They'll have practice again tomorrow evening at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. This will be the final practice before the bowl game Sunday night.

    In addition to practice, the team participated in some other bowl week activities. Players and coaches from both teams attended USA's (University of Southern Alabama) Children and Women's Hospital.

    12 A-State football players and interim head coach John Thompson visited the children on both pediatric floors and made several stops to individual rooms to visit with the patients. The children had an opportunity to visit with the players, receive gifts, obtain autographs, and have their picture taken with the Red Wolves.

    Among the ASU players that visited the USA Children's and Women's Hospital today were Chaz Scales, Ryan Aplin, Taylor Stockemer, Anthony Kincy, Bryce Giddens, Andre Smith, Cody Prater, Neely Sullivent, Tim Starson, Nathan Herrold, Cole Lorigan, and Kedric Murry.

    "It was a great experience to come here and see the children and see their eyes light up when we show up in the room," said Stockemer. "It really means a lot to us to get this opportunity. It's very humbling and it brings tears to your eyes when you see kids in this unfortunate position. They are positive and so happy and excited to see us and I'm glad we're able to do that for them."

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