BALTIMORE (WISH) - The Colts arrived at their Baltimore hotel Saturday evening around 5 p.m. looking focused and ready for the Ravens.
A handful of Colts fans were on hand to welcome their heroes. There is a great deal wrapped up into this game with Baltimore with Ray Lewis retiring and Chuck Pagano returning to Baltimore.
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Expect emotion to play a key role in the game.
"It's going to be throughout the course of the whole game. Emotions are going to go up and down throughout the whole game. We've got to control it and just make plays. Football is an emotional game, we're emotional creatures. You have to go out there and play with a lot of passion and a lot of emotion," said Colts defensive lineman Cory Redding.
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Fans arrived about the same time players did at the hotel in downtown Baltimore. The players trickled out one by one.
Rookie wide receiver Lavon Brazil was signing autographs and taking pictures. It was easy to see all the memorabilia, from helmets, to hats to footballs, that folks brought down to get signed by their favorite player.
Fans 24-Hour News 8 spoke to say not only is it about the autographs but also showing the players support.
Kickoff is set for Sunday at 1 p.m. at M & T Bank Stadium.
Carmel High School took over the Colts Complex for a night.
Avon Police Department and Avon Community School Corp. are investigating photos sent from female students to male students, police officials said.
Matt Painter has Purdue on the upswing, and they head into Saturday's Crossroads Classic clash with Butler on a 3-game winning streak. The goal? Win the school's first game in the elite doubleheader.