Students will carry ball from UT to BG for big game

November 16, 2015 | Athletics, Events
By Samantha Watson

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 the game Tuesday, Nov. 17.

ball run“They’ve been doing this event through different organizations since the ’80s or ’90s, it just hasn’t always been well-publicized,” 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. The money raised from this event will go toward medications that will be used during the trip.

The first runner will start at the rocket outside of the Glass Bowl at 1:45 p.m. and carry a football for a predetermined distance between half a mile and 2 miles. After runners complete their legs of the event, they will pass the ball to another student and wait for a volunteer driver to pick them up and take them to Doyt Perry Stadium for the game.

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

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