Homecoming Festivities Set For November 3
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG athletic department and Spartan Club has announced the schedule for the 2012 Homecoming festivities Saturday, November 3. The weeklong Homecoming events on campus culminate with the men’s basketball exhibition game and a possible men’s soccer Southern Conference Tournament quarterfinal game Saturday night.
At 12:30 p.m., Chancellor Linda P. Brady will host the rededication of the Quad in which all visitors are invited to attend. The Spartan Village opens on the EUC-Kaplan Commons at 1 p.m. with live music, games, food and a beer garden. The homecoming parade is set for 1:30 p.m. on campus with the best viewing areas on Stirling Street by the EUC-Kaplan Commons.
Alumni and fans are invited to head over to the pregame tailgate party and beer garden behind Fleming Gymnasium/HHP building from 4-6:30 p.m. All are welcome with food tickets costing $9 per person and includes pulled pork, chicken and sides. (Note: Former student-athletes who register for the reunion have the cost of the pregame tailgate party waived).
The day’s festivities continue at 6 p.m. as the UNCG men’s basketball team kicks off the 2012-13 season hosting Bluefield State in an exhibition game in Fleming Gymnasium. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. and admission is free, but due to limited seating, a ticket is required. Tickets will be distributed from the Fleming Gym ticket office on game day beginning at 4 p.m. Gates will open at 5 p.m.
The Spartans are coming off a SoCon North Division championship last year and are under the direction of head coach Wes Miller. UNCG returns 13 letterwinners from last year’s team, including All-SoCon performers in junior guard/forward Trevis Simpson (Douglas, Ga./Coffee) and senior guard Derrell Armstrong (Mechanicsville, Md./Allegany CC).
The UNCG men’s soccer program has the opportunity to host a first round game in the 2012 SoCon Tournament if the Spartans finish in the top four spots in the regular season standings. If the Spartans host a first round game, it will kickoff at 8 p.m. at the UNCG Soccer Stadium.
2012 Homecoming Athletics Schedule of Events (11/3/12)
10:45 a.m. – Former student-athlete facility tour
To register for the event- https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/UNCG/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=134954
12:30 p.m. – Rededication of the Quad hosted by Chancellor Linda P. Brady on the steps of Shaw Dorm.
1:00 p.m. – Spartan Village opens on the EUC-Kaplan Commons with live music, games, food and beer garden
1:30 p.m. – Homecoming parade on campus. Best place to view is from the EUC-Kaplan Commons along Stirling Street
4-6:30 p.m. – Pregame tailgate party and been garden behind Fleming Gymnasium/HHP Building
All are welcome - $9 per person, includes pull pork, chicken breasts and sides.
8 p.m. – Men’s Soccer Southern Conference Tournament First Round match at UNCG Soccer Stadium (if UNCG hosts) – Admission is FREE, gates open at 7 p.m.
For more information on all Homecoming events, please visit http://homecoming.uncg.edu/hmcmng/2012/
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