Parking lots and the RFK Stadium box office open at 9 a.m for today's Military Bowl between San Jose State vs. Bowling Green, at 3 p.m.
Partly cloudy and windy. High 41 (predicted at 3 p.m. for kickoff!). Low 32. Winds from the WNW at 24 mph. Chance of rain 10%.
MILITARY BOWL BIT OF THE DAY
On the field for the pregame coin toss will be Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO and President Wes Bush, captains from both teams and their respective university presidents. Also on the field will be honorary captains Major General Anthony L. Jackson of San Jose State, who captained the Spartans’ 1970 team and later rose to become the highest-ranking African American in the Marine Corps before retiring. Last month he was appointed director of the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Bowling Green’s honorary captain is Technical Sergeant Robert Whittaker, who in between and after two tours of duty in Iraq earned a degree in computer science. Also on the field will be five of 79 living recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, for whom a reception will be held Friday morning at the U.S. Navy Memorial.
Special guests will be sitting in the front row on game day: the Hogettes. HogEd (Eddie Souder), Stoneyette (Bill Stoner), Suziette (Susan Gundling) and Big Mac (Mike McCartney) are plenty familiar with football at RFK Stadium.
Founded in 1983, the Hogettes are noted for cheering on the Washington Redskins in their dresses and hog-nosed costumes and performing charity work. They try to support any group that needs help, especially children, and have brought many a smile to lots of people in the region and other NFL cities around the country.
About the Military Bowl
This event has been held in Washington, D.C.’s historic RFK Stadium since 2008. Organized by the DC Bowl Committee, Inc. and Events DC, the Military Bowl serves as a premier regional event benefiting the USO. With first-rate participants and events, the Military Bowl seeks to generate broad support for the USO, positively impact the regional economy, honor the U.S. military and solidify the nation’s capital as a leading college football destination. For more information, please visit militarybowl.org.