Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally Tonight
Oct. 15, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The 52nd annual Homecoming parade will start at 5:30 p.m. tonight. IU football great Harry Cherry will serve as grand marshal. The parade serves as the kickoff of homecoming festivities that culminate with Indiana football taking on the Red Wolves of Arkansas State. The IU women's basketball team will join in the parade, which will travel west down Third Street then north on Indiana Avenue to the Sample Gates.
After the parade, Sample Gates is the stage for a pep rally to cheer the Hoosiers to a Homecoming victory. The pep rally will feature IU head football coach Bill Lynch, football players, cheerleaders, the Marching Hundred and more.
Get your Hoosier spirit going early on game day with a special Pancakes 'n' Pigskin Homecoming Tailgate Party. The tailgate runs from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and features breakfast favorites along with activities and games for all ages, a live pregame radio show with the IU Football Radio Network, performances by the IU cheerleaders and the Marching Hundred, and plenty of Hoosier spirit to get fired up for the big game.
Tickets purchased on the day of the event cost $15 for all ages. The Pancakes 'n' Pigskin Tailgate Party is sponsored by the IU Alumni Association, IU Foundation, Varsity Club, I-Association and Hoosiers for Higher Education.
Wrapping up its non-conference schedule, the Indiana football team (3-2, 0-2 Big Ten) hosts Arkansas State (2-4, 2-2 Sun Belt) for IU's 98th Homecoming. The Hoosiers and Red Wolves will meet for the first time at Memorial Stadium (52,929) on Saturday, Oct. 16. Kickoff is at noon EDT and the game will be televised on ESPNU.
Rob Stone will handle play-by-play duties and he will be joined by analyst David Pollack. The game can also be heard on the statewide IU Radio Network with Don Fischer (play-by-play), Buck Suhr (analyst) and Joe Smith (pre-game, halftime and post-game) on the call.
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