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ROTC to run football from USD to Brookings for Nov. 17 game 

Posted: Monday, Nov 12th, 2012

Some of the same Army ROTC cadets who carried the colors in the 2012 Hobo Day parade will be running northward from Vermillion this week, carrying the game ball for the Jackrabbits-Coyotes clash. Register file photo

• Cadets carry game ball for weekend battle

BROOKINGS – When a branch of the United States military becomes engaged, an event can take on a certain air of significance.

The occasion this month is the renewal of the biggest football rivalry in the state – when South Dakota State and South Dakota meet at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium in the final game of the regular season at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

Leading the charge are the Army ROTC programs from both schools. In “Operation Road Runner,” the respective units will run the ceremonial game ball from Vermillion to Brookings and deliver it prior to kickoff.

For the complete article see the 11-12-2012 issue.

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