The Irish players, coaches, athletic department officials and their families were scheduled to visit Indian Cliffs Ranch -- an authentic remnant of the Old West -- in nearby Fabens, Texas in the morning. The football team will practice Monday afternoon in nearby Socorro, Texas.
On Wednesday, the teams will square off in a bowling competition for charity. Hopefully it will be a friendly affair, unlike the beach dance contest at the Beef O'Brady's Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla. last week that sparked an altercation between players from Louisville and Southern Mississippi and required state troopers to break up.
On Thursday, the team's get down to business with a walk-through and a Rotary Sun Bowl luncheon and no media access.
On Friday, the Irish and Hurricanes will play in the Sun Bowl at 12:15 p.m. (1:15 p.m. Chicago time).