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Marching 110 performs in Homecoming Parade

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Friends enjoying Homecoming football game

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Marching 110 alumni performs during Homecoming Parade

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Homecoming week kicks off Monday

Events offer fun for alumni, students and community


This year’s Homecoming Week, titled "Homecoming 2010: Let the Games Begin," offers something for everyone.

The Homecoming Kickoff, Bobcat Court and the Bobcat Blood Drive will be held early in the week, while traditional events like the Yell Like Hell Pep Rally, the Homecoming Parade and the football game will wrap up the weeklong festivities.

Service and philanthropy are a key part of the 2010 Homecoming week. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to Paint the Town Green. The canned food drive, sponsored by the Student Alumni Board, will benefit the Athens County Food Pantry. There will also be a blood drive on Tuesday at the Ping Center.

This year's kickoff will be held throughout Baker University Center at
1 p.m. Monday. Free popcorn, slushies, and cotton candy, airbrush face paint, photos with Rufus and live acoustic performances are just a few of the things that will be available to attendees.

Festivities will continue at 6 p.m. with many free activities, the announcement of the 2010 Bobcat Court and appearances by the cheerleaders and the Marching 110 Percussion section.

Students, faculty, staff and other residents of the Athens community will have the opportunity to meet with the Bobcat Court from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Front Room. Voting for the King and Queen will take place online Wednesday and Thursday.

The Yell Like Hell Pep Rally will take place on Friday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the West Portico of Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Section 8 of the Singing Men of Ohio, the Marching 110, and the Ohio University Dance team will be part of the live entertainment firing up the crowd.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, the Homecoming Parade hits the bricks from East State Street to University Terrace. It will feature an array of floats and banners from various student organizations.

The football team will battle MAC rival the University of Akron at 2
p.m. Saturday. Ohio defeated the Zips last year, 19-7, and will look
to repeat their success in the showdown at Peden Stadium. 

The Ohio University Alumni Association also has many events planned for Homecoming Weekend. Click here to read more about them.

For more information about Homecoming, visit www.ohio.edu/homecoming.