Scenes from Homecoming

From the rain-soaked parade to the energy at SU's football game, check out the experience for students, alums and fans.

Let's celebrate

October 3, 2009

The University spent Homecoming Weekend honoring past athletes.  Friday night six individuals took center stage at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino at SU’s “Night of Distinction.”  The athletes honored were:  John H. Deane ’59 (lacrosse), Beth [Hart] Foederer ’89 (cross country/track & field), Harry Robert Greenwald ’51 (track & field manager), Sean Kerins ’84 (basketball), James P. Lee ’75 (basketball) and Donald Lowe (Honorary).  On Saturday afternoon the 1959 national championship football team was recognized at halftime; 47 of the 54 living players received a standing ovation and snapped a photo with University Chancellor Nancy Cantor and Director of Athletics Daryl Gross.  “We love you all,” Ger Schwedes, captain of the ’59 team, told the Dome crowd.

- Kyle C. Leach

Remember a legend

The SU marching band honored the passing of pop music legend Michael Jackson with a medley of his hits at halftime, including “ABC” and “Thriller”.   The tuba players spun round and round, the drummers swaggered with the beat and the blast from the horn section during “Thriller” sent chills down the audience’s spine.  The King of Pop was a popular topic; Sandi [Elhart] Newmark ’65 talked with students at The Daily Orange house about her trip to Japan with the Jackson 5 in the early 1970s.

- Kyle C. Leach

Bullrush tramples Orange

October 3, 2009

Plenty of Homecoming and Big East talk filled the Carrier Dome with the air of expectation on Saturday, only to see the turnover-prone football team leave the door open and the South Florida Bulls ran right on through.  USF (5-0, 1-0 Big East) defeated Syracuse, 34-20, getting two rushing touchdown from Mike Ford while freshman B.J. Daniels accounted for two passing scores. The Orange fall to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the Big East.

- Kyle C. Leach

Read more about the game from our sports blogger at Halftime Snack.

Rain or Schine

October 2, 2009

No amount of rain could prevent this parade, as people gathered in front of Schine Student Center late afternoon on Friday. Everyone including, students and alumni, parents and children, took the march down and around Marshall street. When Stacy Friedlander, class of 1999, was asked what keeps her coming back she says; “Everything is just so different. I can remember when Marshall Street was just a regular road.”

-Nicholas Pulis

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