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Rockets visit USS Alabama during bowl trip

Following a brief morning practice, the Toledo Rockets toured the USS Alabama on the third day of their stay in Mobile, Ala., for the 2017 Dollar General Bowl.

The Alabama is a retired World War II era battleship that has been docked in Mobile Bay since 1964.

A few of the Rockets posed for a photo during a tour of the USS Alabama.

The players also had some free time Thursday afternoon before returning to a full schedule Friday.

The Rockets will practice Friday morning, attend the mayor’s luncheon in downtown Mobile, then go to the Dollar General Bowl Mardi Gras Parade Friday night.

On Saturday, Toledo will face Appalachian State in the Dollar General Bowl at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Eastern time. The game will be televised on ESPN.