Rockets Complete First Bowl Practice, Have Fun at the Beach

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The Toledo Rockets completed a morning practice on Tuesday, their first of three sessions in preparation for their game against FIU at the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl on Friday (12:30 p.m./ESPN).

The Rockets had a 90-minute workout at Davies Field in Nassau, a turf soccer field not far from Robinson Stadium, where UT will battle the Golden Panthers on Friday. In the afternoon, most players enjoyed some free time at the beach while the captain took part in an up-close dolphin experience. In the early evening, the Rockets joined their opponents from FIU in a beach party on Atlantis Beach on the Caribbean Sea. The players enjoyed a cook-out, beach games and a highly spirited team dance-off.

Toledo will practice again tomorrow morning and again on Thursday. Selected players will visit the Ranfurly Homes for Children and a youth football clinic on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Toledo cheerleaders and band will lead a team pep rally.