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October 28, 2022 ~ Juliana Powell, Mother of Alex Powell of “Alex’s Great State Race," talks with Guy Gordon about bringing Michigan State and Michigan together to raise money and scholarships in honor of her son.
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Just a day away from the rivalry matchup on Saturday between Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, a team of ROTC cadets from both universities came together Friday to run 64 miles and honor an MSU student who passed away from cancer…
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UM and MSU ROTC cadets run the game ball for Saturday’s college football rivalry game from East Lansing to Ann Arbor along Dexter-Chelsea road in Lima Township on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. The annual event called Alex’s Great State Race was created in…
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About 35 ROTC cadets from both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University carried game balls for the Saturday, Oct. 29 rivalry game 66 miles from the Sparty statue on MSU’s campus in East Lansing to Angell Hall in Ann Arbor, during Alex’s…
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It was an early morning start for some 50 Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets as they made their way from Lansing to Ann Arbor Friday at 2 a.m.

The 66-mile run honors the late Alex Powell who lost his battle with cancer while…
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Before the big rivalry game between Michigan and Michigan State, the two schools are coming together for a 64-mile run to honor a former MSU student who died from cancer.

Back after two years, ROTC Cadets from both schools are running Alex…
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Game day balls for the Michigan vs. Michigan State game have now been delivered to Ann Arbor.

The big game is a little more than 24 hours away. Friday ROTC cadets from both universities ran 64 miles from East Lansing to deliver the game…
Alassane Gueye holds a Michigan State flag while waiting to run the final mile with other members of the University of Michigan and Michigan State ROTC programs during the annual Alex's Great State Race on Friday Nov. 15, 2019. Cadets carried the game ball for 64 miles in honor of Alex Powell, an MSU student that passed away in 2011. Nicole Hester/Mlive.com
East Lansing, Stockbridge, Chelsea, Dexter and Ann Arbor.

These are the towns Saturday’s Michigan-Michigan State rivalry game ball will pass through on its way to Ann Arbor, as U.S. Army ROTC cadets from both universities revive a…