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Behind the Scenes of

CMU Game Day

For many college students, Game Day starts with a tailgate in the late morning or afternoon. For some students, though, it starts on the football field at 6 a.m. The CMU Marching Chips begin their Game Day at Kelly Shorts Stadium at the crack of dawn and end wrapped around the group's designated tree near the Student Activities Center. 

While it is a long day, it's one full of traditions, dances and cheers that make it all worth it, said CMU color guard member Amy Mitton. 

The CMU color guard practices a halftime show routine at sunrise before the game against Bowling Green State University.

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The CMU color guard warms up in a circle at Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Mich. on the morning of game day.

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The Marching Chips form the CMU logo during their pregame performance.

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Amy Mitton, second from the left, performs a cheer alongside her friend and coach Jacob Keener, to her right.

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Mitton laughs with Keener during what she considers her favorite part of game day: hanging out with the color guard in the stands.

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