Save the Date: UC's Homecoming Set for Saturday, Oct. 6
Organizers are busy planning the fall campus-wide celebration, and this year's Homecoming has a classic theme: 'We Love Lucy: A Flashback to the '50s.'
Date: 7/9/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: John Bach
By: John Bach
|UC graduate Cindy Chiang Halvorsen, Eng '04, and her husband, Ernie Halvorsen, winners of TV's "The Amazing Race," will serve as Homecoming grand marshals.|
The University of Cincinnati Bearcats will take on the Miami Redhawks during the Homecoming game at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, in UC’s historic Nippert Stadium. The Bearcats’ rivalry with Miami dates back to 1888 and is considered the oldest NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision non-conference rivalry.
The run-up to the big game will again include an entire week of special Homecoming events on and around campus. Among them, the biggest draw is the annual Homecoming parade around campus on game day, which will get started at 3 p.m., four hours prior to the 7 p.m. kickoff.
Parade grand marshals this year will be UC alum and 2002 Homecoming queen Cindy Chiang Halvorsen, Eng '04, and her husband, Ernie Halvorsen, winners of TV's "The Amazing Race" in 2011.
With this year's theme, "We Love Lucy: A Flashback to the '50s," Homecoming parade spectators lined along Clifton Avenue are likely to see plenty of floats that pay homage to both the classic style of the '50s and UC's own Lucy, the Cincinnati Zoo-based binturong that has become a regular on campus for UC’s big games and events.
Stay tuned to the UC Alumni Association's Homecoming website for complete details.