CMU Football Soaking in Bowl Week

The bowl week hasn’t been all work and no play for the Central Michigan football program this week.

The Chippewas kicked off the festivities for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Monday with a charity bowling event against Wyoming, and followed that up on Tuesday with a tubing excursion at Bogus Basin, which is a non-profit mountain that provides community access to year-round mountain recreation and education.

“I heard that there’s some pretty sweet things to go see. Some nice scenery,” CMU senior wide receiver Corey Willis said. “I haven’t really been on this side of the country, so I’m just excited to see what the mountains look like, and kind of the feel of the town.  It’s kinda different being on that side of the country, so I’m just excited.”

Senior defensive lineman and St. Ignace graduate Joe Ostman also was named the 2017 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Humanitarian Award recipient earlier in the week.

“It’ll be my first time out there, I’ve got a couple of friends on the staff at Boise State, so I’ve always heard great things about the town and the surrounding area,” CMU coach John Bonamego said. “First and foremost it’s a business trip for us. You know, especially for me, but I think the families, we’ll get a chance to see some of the sites. But, I’m more concerned about what happens on gameday from kickoff to the final whistle.”

Kickoff Friday against Wyoming is set for 4 p.m.