DETROIT – The Central Michigan football team arrived in Detroit on Sunday in advance of Wednesday’s Little Caesars Pizza Bowl match-up with Western Kentucky.
Following a morning practice in Mount Pleasant, the Chippewas made the two-hour trip southeast to Detroit via bus, arriving at the MotorCity Casino Hotel late in the afternoon.
After checking into their rooms and a couple hours of down time, the team re-boarded the buses and headed to Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich. for an evening of bowling. Both CMU and Western Kentucky bowled for an hour and half before a head-to-head four-man competition between the Chippewas and Hilltoppers took center stage. Junior defensive back Leron Eaddy, senior kicker David Harman, senior receiver Jerry Harris, and senior quarterback Ryan Radcliff represented CMU.
On Monday morning, CMU will hold its lone full-length practice at Ford Field prior to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Following practice, the team will attend a bowl kickoff luncheon.
Central Michigan, appearing in its fifth bowl game in the last seven years, will take on Western Kentucky in the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at Ford Field in Detroit. The game, which is the lone bowl contest of the day, is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. The Chippewas will be playing in a Detroit bowl game for the fourth time after appearing in the Motor City Bowl in three consecutive years, from 2006-08.