San Diego Zoo Entrance.  Photo by Chris Stone
San Diego Zoo Entrance. Photo by Chris Stone

The Nebraska and USC football teams are scheduled to visit San Diego Zoo Wednesday as part of activities leading up to Saturday’s 37th annual Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium.

Both teams arrived in San Diego on Tuesday.

The Cornhuskers are staying at the San Diego Marriott Marquis Hotel & Marina and practicing at Southwestern College. The Trojans are staying at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel and practicing at San Diego State.

The teams will visit SeaWorld on Thursday.

USC will be making its first appearance in the game and Nebraska its fourth, but its first as a member of the Big Ten Conference, which it joined in 2011.

The Cornhuskers will be the first Big Ten team to play in the game since 1994. The San Diego Bowl Game Association, which conducts the game, announced in June 2013 that it had signed a six-year agreement with the Big Ten Conference to supply a team beginning with the 2014 game, replacing the Big 12, which had annually supplied a team since 1995.

—City News Service