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Student leadership upholds Homecoming tradition at Nevada



block_n-8723846-5399767Homecoming has been a tradition at the University of Nevada, Reno since the University’s first football game against the Utah State Aggies in 1920. This year’s Dr. Seuss-themed Homecoming, “Blue Pack, Silver Pack, Our Pack, Wolf Pack,” will be Oct. 18-24. Homecoming is a chance for the community to get involved with the only university in Reno. Several Homecoming events this year are focused on student involvement and community interaction.

The Associated Students of the University of Nevada is hosting the Blue Flu barbeque at the Joe Crowley Student Union Plaza 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. The Blue Flu barbeque is to encourage students, alumni and community members to take a break from school and work to find a cure for their Nevada “Blue Flu” at the barbeque. The only cure for this flu is to celebrate Homecoming with fellow Nevada fans. That night, the annual bonfire is at 6 p.m. at Piccolo Park at the University. The “If I ran the circus Bonfire” incorporates the “Dr. Seuss” theme of this year’s Homecoming week.

The last community-oriented events will be 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 24. The “And to think that I saw it on Virginia Street” Homecoming parade will begin at the intersection of 9th and Virginia Streets and will continue up Virginia Street to the Student Union. Breakfast will be available at the Student Union free of charge at 9 a.m. Parade participants will showcase their Pack Pride by incorporating this year’s Dr. Seuss theme and the Wolf Pack into their creative float design. ASUN encourages both students and the community to attend the big event.

On Saturday, Oct 24, the Nevada Wolf Pack will take on the University of Idaho Vandals at 1:05 p.m. at Mackay Stadium.

For additional information, go to www.asun.unr.edu/homecoming.

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