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U of M Homecoming Will Offer Full Slate of Events for Tiger Fans

For release: October 28, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

The University of Memphis will celebrate Homecoming 2013 with a full slate of events for Tiger fans. Along with the football game against the University of Tennessee at Martin, many student events and activities for alumni and the general public also are planned. They include:

Homecoming Parade
Saturday, Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m., Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

The Family and Friends Homecoming Parade, hosted by the Alumni Association and Student Activities Council, will feature U of M Interim President Brad Martin as a special guest. The time and location of the annual Homecoming Parade are different this year. The parade will kick off in Tobey Park (located at Hollywood Street and Central Avenue) near the Liberty Bowl at 10:30 a.m. and will make its way to Tiger Lane. View the parade route at www.memphis.edu/alumni/homecoming.php.

True Blue Tailgate

Saturday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m., Tiger Lane

After the parade, Tiger fans are invited to attend the True Blue Tailgate in Tiger Lane, hosted by the Alumni Association, Tiger Scholarship Fund and the Athletic Department. The cost is $10 and includes food and drinks. The whole family can enjoy music, bouncies and games.

Homecoming Football Game
Tigers vs. UT Martin Skyhawks
Saturday, Nov. 9, 3:30 p.m., Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Enshrinement of 1912 award recipients will be recognized during the halftime show. Alumni Association president Anita Vaughn will present the Eye of the Tiger, True Blue Tradition and Parent of the Year award. For ticket information, call 678-2331 or go online to www.gotigersgo.com.

Other Homecoming activities include:

Enshrinement of 1912 Honoring Distinguished Alumni and Friends
Friday, Nov. 8, and Saturday, Nov. 9

The U of M will honor Distinguished Alumnus U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (JD ’73), Outstanding Young Alumna Summer Owens (BBA ‘01) and Distinguished Friends of the University Kathy and J.W. Gibson during an on-court ceremony at the Memphis men’s basketball game on Friday, Nov. 8. Recipients will take part in the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Nov. 9, followed by recognition during the football game halftime show.

Golden Homecoming Dinner honoring the Class of 1963
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 5 p.m., Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway Hall of Fame

The Alumni Association and Half Century Club invite all graduates of 50 years or more to a Golden Homecoming Dinner honoring the Class of ’63 with special guest Provost David Rudd.

Luther C. McClellan Black Alumni Chapter Homecoming Reunion
Thursday, Nov. 7, through Saturday, Nov. 9
Events will include an alumni mixer on Thursday, a Homecoming Party on Friday, participation in the annual Homecoming parade, followed by the True Blue Tailgate in Tiger Lane.

Mighty Sound of the South Alumni Reunion
Saturday, Nov. 9
Mighty Sound of the South alumni will march in the halftime show.

For more information and a full listing of Homecoming activities, visit www.memphis.edu/alumni or contact the University of Memphis Alumni Association at alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 678-2586.

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