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Homecoming 2013 packed with memorable moments [PHOTO ESSAY]


Ohio University's 91st Homecoming, celebrating "OUr Past, OUr Present, OUr Future," is over, but there were so many memorable moments throughout the week we couldn't help but share a few more.

Let the countdown to Homecoming 2014 begin! 

Cheering at the game

Ariel Stiggers cheers on the Ohio University Football Team during the Oct. 12 Homecoming match-up against Central Michigan University. Photo by Ben Siegel 

Marching 110 at YLH

Ohio University's Marching 110 – affectionately known as the "Most Exciting Band in the Land" – performs at the "Yell Like Hell" bonfire and pep rally, which served as the official kickoff for Homecoming Weekend. Sponsored by the Student Alumni Board and the Ohio University Alumni Association, the event, held Oct. 11 at Pepsi Tailgreat Park, included a DJ, performances by OHIO a cappella groups and an appearance by Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis. Photo by Chris Franz 

Suzi Wycoff

Suzi Wycoff accepts the Alumnus of the Year Award on behalf of her late husband, James Wycoff, at the 2013 Alumni Awards Gala held Oct. 11 at Baker University Center. James Wycoff, a 1971 OHIO graduate, was owner and principal of Cincinnati's first Raymond James Financial Services office, host of the long-running Jim Wycoff Money Hour on Cincinnati's 550-AM Radio, and co-inventor of a leading software system for the mutual fund industry. He was strong supporter of OHIO's Intercollegiate Athletics and the College of Business. Photo by Stephen Reiss 

COB Homecoming event

John Keifer, a graduate of OHIO's College of Business, interacts with Ken Hartung, executive director of the Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre, at the College of Business' Homecoming tailgate event. Photo by Elizabeth Held

 

Alumni band

The Ohio University Marching 110 Alumni Band performs during the Oct. 12 Homecoming parade. More than 90 units were expected to participate in the 2013 parade, and the Marching 110 and its alumni band counterpart are perennial favorites. Photo by Olivia Wallace 

Parade candy toss

The theme of this year's Homecoming was "OUr Past, OUr Present, OUr Future" and promised a little something for everyone. For younger Bobcat supporters, the Homecoming parade offered colorful displays, balloons and a bounty of sweet treats. Photo by Olivia Wallace
 

Homecoming Court

Ohio University senior Christian Bucey, a member of the 2013 Homecoming Court, addresses those who attended the Oct. 11 “Yell Like Hell” bonfire and pep rally. This year’s Homecoming Court was made up entirely of seniors. Bucey and Tyla Young were crowned the 2013 Ohio University Homecoming king and queen during the Homecoming football game. The king and queen were selected by a vote of the student body.Photo by Royle Mast

Team takes the field

The Ohio University Football Team receives a warm welcome from Bobcat fans as it takes the field at Peden Stadium for the start of the 2013 Homecoming game. Photo by Ben Siegel

Honey for the heart

One of the favorites at this year’s Homecoming parade were these larger-than-life puppets created through a collaborative community art project dubbed “Honey for the Heart.” Sponsored by the Ohio University College of Fine Arts, the University’s Learning Community programs and Arts for Ohio, the project features artists, students and community members constructing these oversized puppets out of primarily recycled materials. Photo by Stephen Reiss

Marching 110 at Homecoming game

One of the highlights of halftime of OHIO’s 2013 Homecoming game was a performance by the Marching 110. Photo by Chris Franz