-- The Army ROTC battalion at The University
of Southern Mississippi will run the Southern Miss vs. Tulane game
ball to the Mississippi-Louisiana state line on Sept. 24 to support
the Golden Eagles and to start a new tradition in the Battle of the
Bell rivalry between the Southern Miss and Tulane Army ROTC battalions.
The Battle of the Bell has been
a long-standing tradition between both schools. The bell currently
resides at Southern Miss and will make its way south for the Sept.
Led by cadet company Cmdr. Bobby
Freeman and the Cadet Ranger Team, the Southern Miss "Golden
Eagle" Battalion will begin the 52-mile run at 6 a.m. Sept.
24 at Loyalty Field, on the east side of M.M. Roberts Stadium. The
route will proceed west along Hwy. 98 to the junction at Hwy. 35,
near Foxworth. It will then proceed south to the state line near
Sandy Hook. At the state line, both Southern Miss and Tulane Army
ROTC battalions, accompanied by pep squads and school officials,
will conduct a brief ceremony to pass the ball between 5-6 p.m.
At this point, Tulane will carry the game ball to campus for the
game on Sept. 25.
For additional information, please
contact Maj. Greg Hargett at (601) 266-4460 or
firstname.lastname@example.org or Lt. Col. Kevin Dougherty at (601)
266-4456 or email@example.com.