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Students will carry ball from UT to BG for rivalry game

The University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University will team up for a good cause before going head to head in this year’s rivalry game.

A total of 41 students from both universities will run a football from UT’s Glass Bowl to BGSU’s Doyt Perry Stadium before today’s game (Tuesday, Nov. 17).

The first runner will start at the rocket outside of the Glass Bowl at 1:45 p.m. Each runner will carry a football for their leg of the event, between half a mile and 2 miles, before passing the ball to another student. A volunteer driver will pick them up and take them to Doyt Perry Stadium for the game.

“They’ve been doing this event through different organizations since the ’80s or ’90s,” said Ian Michalak, vice president of UT’s Student Government. “It is a tradition that we want to keep going.”

All proceeds from registration will go to Global Medical Brigades, a mission trip group that will go to Honduras in January, to pay for medications.

The entire run will take about four hours, during which the ball will be carried for 23 miles along U.S. Highway 25. To see the full route, visit

Once at BGSU, students from both schools will run the ball onto the field before kickoff at 6 p.m.

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