Few football playing institutions can boast 100 percent attendance
of its student body at every home game. At VMI, the 1,400 member
Corps of Cadets is present to support the Keydets for every contest at
Alumni Memorial Field - from the opening kickoff to the final gun.
Approximately 45 minutes before kickoff on home game Saturdays,
the Corps forms in front of barracks for the traditional pre-game marchdown
to Alumni Memorial Field.
The Corps is also responsible for the colorful and highly visible"spirit" sheets that are draped from Cocke Hall located across the street
from the north stands of the stadium.
Each company in the cadet Corps
designs its own banner and the project is carried out from start to finish
by the respective company's "rats", or freshmen.