Oct. 10, 2007
By Kaleigh Frazier | Photo by Kevin Riddell
This weekend, Ohio University will flaunt its "Bobcat Pride," the theme of Homecoming 2007. The schedule includes new times, a new parade route and an early start to Saturday festivities.
Alumni Awards Gala
Baker University Center Ballroom
6 p.m. Friday
Homecoming events kick off with the Alumni Awards Gala Reception, the annual alumni association black-tie affair. Dinner and the awards program immediately follow the reception. The program will recognize 13 recipients of awards, including Alumna of the Year, Medals of Merit, the Distinguished Service Award, Charles J. and Claire O. Ping Recent Graduate Award, Honorary Alumni Award and induction to the Kermit Blosser Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame. See alumni award recipients.
"Yell like Hell" Pep Rally
8:30 p.m. Friday
Bobcat students and fans are invited to unite immediately after the volleyball game for this traditional rally, courtesy of the Student Alumni Board. Performances by the cheerleaders, Marching 110 and Underground Elite will pump up the crowd in anticipation of Saturday's Homecoming football game.
9 a.m. Saturday
Festivities start earlier than in the past and take a new route to pass by Baker University Center. The parade will start uptown and continue down Court Street, past Union to Park Place, taking a left on Park Place then a right on University Terrace. The Marching 110 and the Alumni Band will provide musical entertainment throughout the parade route, which will include floats and a variety of organizations.
Baker University Center
9:30 a.m. Saturday
Following the parade, the alumni association will host a brunch outside Baker Center Ballroom. Although the preregistration deadline was Oct. 8, limited registrations will be taken at the door on the day of the event. Representatives from the alumni association will be on hand to share information and promote alumni activities.
OHIO vs. Eastern Michigan
Bobcat pride will hit the field for the Eastern Michigan showdown. The Marching 110 and Alumni Band will perform at halftime and the postgame show. Ohio University student ID card holders may claim one free ticket each at the Convocation Center or any dining hall. Tickets are $20 for the general public. Bobcats outside Athens can watch the game on ESPN Plus (check local listings or visit http://ohiobobcats.cstv.com/ot/tv-coverage.html for details).
A variety of groups will hold Homecoming gatherings Saturday morning at Tailgreat Park and elsewhere. For additional details, visit the alumni association calendar or Homecoming weekend schedule.