NEW ORLEANS - The anticipation is building for Wednesday's Sugar Bowl game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Florida Gators.
Both teams have been in town since the last week of December preparing for the big game.
But before the first play, both schools took time out to help some New Orleans neighborhoods.
A group of volunteers fanned out across a Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood to clear trash and debris.
Among the volunteers were students, alums, employees and cheerleaders from both universities.
"It's good to do things like this for every bowl trip we go on and pay it forward for the city of New Orleans being such a great host to us. It's actually good to actually be out here. We are happy and excited to be here," said James King, a Louisville fan.
"It makes us all feel good, 'cause the game is one thing, but this is much bigger than the game," said Tony Depiero, a Florida fan.
Some very special and famous faces will be on-hand for the coin toss before the Sugar Bowl.
Louisville's native son and boxing great, Muhammad Ali, will be on the field to represent the University of Louisville, along with Louisville alum and Denver football great, Tom Jackson, of ESPN. Representing Florida will be former Gators Emmitt Smith and Danny Wuerffel, who went on to play several years with the Saints.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.