Many New Activities in the Mix for Homecoming 2010

Homecoming 2010 promises even more excitement than 2009.
Homecoming 2010 promises even more excitement than 2009.
As if the first two fall modern-day Homecomings have not been exciting enough, even more activities have been added for 2010. Thousands of Mercerians have returned to campus for the past two years to enjoy the many aspects of the fall event and to watch the Bears play Georgia Tech and Florida State in men’s basketball. This year, not only will the men take on the Crimson of Harvard in a Saturday afternoon (Nov. 20) clash, but the women’s team’s schedule this year will allow them to join in the action as they will host Furman on Friday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center.

Among the exciting events added to the 2010 agenda is the unveiling of a 9-and-a-half foot bronze bear statue at 2 p.m. on Saturday, just before the men tip-off at 3 p.m. The unveiling will be held adjacent to the UC, facing Porter Patch and Penfield Hall. Another new opportunity, for those who don’t have tickets, is the option to view the men’s game at a Watch Party at the Cox Capital Theatre. Plus, a Homecoming Concert featuring the Kinchafoonee Cowboys has been added on Saturday night, also at the Cox Capital Theatre.

Extremely popular events from the past two years return, including tailgating, Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and open houses by colleges, schools and Greek organizations. In addition, this year’s giant pep rally on Friday night adds a stage and the annual skit competition to the already popular bonfire and fireworks. This year’s celebration also includes by many new gatherings, including the Half Century Club, the Board of Trustees meeting and the School of Engineering 25th anniversary reception -- just to name a few.

For a complete listing of Homecoming 2010 events, go to
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