As the world annually focuses on one of the most honored football rivalries in America, a new tradition continues. A team of ROTC cadets from both Michigan and Michigan State will come together at the Michigan Football Stadium in Ann Arbor. There, on October 19th, the Friday morning before game day they will be presented with the game ball. Together they will run that ball across 64 miles of Michigan back roads to the famous Spartan Statue at Michigan State.
This new tradition defines the MSU / U-M rivalry in a new light; the next generation of minute men from both institutions, working together to bring awareness to a worthy cause that benefits both Universities and addresses the fundamental reason they exist, “to make quality education accessible to all.”