Sept. 15, 2011 | WMU News
The ball will leave CMU Friday afternoon and will be handed off to WMU cadets at midnight near Ionia, halfway through the approximately 120-mile run. Up to 24 members of the WMU Army ROTC unit will take turns in pairs running the ball to WMU's Waldo Stadium prior to the noon kickoff Saturday. Cadets expect the runners to be in the vicinity of Kalamazoo by 9 a.m. that day.
The annual run is a WMU-CMU game week tradition popular in earlier times. The run takes a total of approximately 20 hours, 10 hours for each school's ROTC cadets.
For more information, contact Lt. Col. Brett Johnson of WMU's Department of Military Science at email@example.com or (269) 387-8122.