By Andy Rieger, The Norman Transcript
A battalion of OU Naval ROTC students started their trek to the Cotton Bowl in Dallas early Wednesday and expected to reach Ardmore by nightfall.
OU Football Coach Bob Stoops handed a football to Battalion Commander Ashley Carpenter as she began the run down U.S. 77 toward Dallas. They expect to meet up with counterparts from the University of Texas on Friday morning and then play a game of flag football.
Midshipman Michael Allen, a Flower Mound, Texas, junior and the battalion’s student public affairs officer, said teams will run in shifts during the daylight hours. Approximately 80 students will take part in the annual run.
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