ORLANDO, Fla. (WDHN) — The Trojans had a busy day in Orlando with city-wide visits, stadium tours, and the all-important graduation ceremony that all players look forward to.
The Trojan Cheer Team started Thursday morning by making breakfast for the Orlando Ronald McDonald House. Then they made a stop with the City of Orlando Fire Department to thank them for their service, while maybe convincing them to cheer on the cardinal and silver Friday afternoon in the Cure Bowl.
The conversion of Trojan fans did not stop at the Fire Department as they made a stop at the Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital where they took calls from patients getting them ready for the big game.
Seventeen members of the Trojan Football team graduated Thursday even though the rain tried to put a stop to it. The Trojans were able to shake hands with Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr., who thanked them for their service to the university.
This allowed the graduates to celebrate with their teammates and family ahead of the big game.
After the graduation, the Trojans took to Exploria Stadium today to get a look and a feel for their temporary home in Orlando.
They started with run-throughs of the game plan but then out came the camera.
Coach Jon Sumrall told his players that a team picture would have to wait until they reached their ultimate goal. The Trojans have gone the whole year without taking a team picture.
We did not take a team picture at the beginning of the year because I told our guys we wanted to take one at the bowl site. Fully intended on being where we are. Being in a bowl game and we didn’t take a team picture in August because this is the team picture we wanted to take. Excited to watch our guys go out and play tomorrow.Troy Trojan Head Football Coach Jon Sumrall
Trojans and Roadrunners are ready to battle it out on the gridiron in a game that is gearing up to be a clash of two teams hungry for a win as both teams aim to get that elusive win number 12.
Don’t miss the kick-off at 2:00 p.m. on ESPN.
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