For release: October 28, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
The University of Memphis will celebrate Homecoming 2013 with a full slate of events
for Tiger fans. Along with the football game against the University of Tennessee at
Martin, many student events and activities for alumni and the general public also
are planned. They include:
Saturday, Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m., Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
The Family and Friends Homecoming Parade, hosted by the Alumni Association and Student
Activities Council, will feature U of M Interim President Brad Martin as a special
guest. The time and location of the annual Homecoming Parade are different this year.
The parade will kick off in Tobey Park (located at Hollywood Street and Central Avenue)
near the Liberty Bowl at 10:30 a.m. and will make its way to Tiger Lane. View the
parade route at www.memphis.edu/alumni/homecoming.php.
True Blue Tailgate
Saturday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m., Tiger Lane
After the parade, Tiger fans are invited to attend the True Blue Tailgate in Tiger
Lane, hosted by the Alumni Association, Tiger Scholarship Fund and the Athletic Department.
The cost is $10 and includes food and drinks. The whole family can enjoy music, bouncies
Homecoming Football Game
Tigers vs. UT Martin Skyhawks
Saturday, Nov. 9, 3:30 p.m., Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Enshrinement of 1912 award recipients will be recognized during the halftime show.
Alumni Association president Anita Vaughn will present the Eye of the Tiger, True
Blue Tradition and Parent of the Year award. For ticket information, call 678-2331
or go online to www.gotigersgo.com.
Other Homecoming activities include:
Enshrinement of 1912 Honoring Distinguished Alumni and Friends
Friday, Nov. 8, and Saturday, Nov. 9
The U of M will honor Distinguished Alumnus U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (JD ’73), Outstanding
Young Alumna Summer Owens (BBA ‘01) and Distinguished Friends of the University Kathy
and J.W. Gibson during an on-court ceremony at the Memphis men’s basketball game on
Friday, Nov. 8. Recipients will take part in the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Nov.
9, followed by recognition during the football game halftime show.
Golden Homecoming Dinner honoring the Class of 1963
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 5 p.m., Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway Hall of Fame
The Alumni Association and Half Century Club invite all graduates of 50 years or more
to a Golden Homecoming Dinner honoring the Class of ’63 with special guest Provost
Luther C. McClellan Black Alumni Chapter Homecoming Reunion
Thursday, Nov. 7, through Saturday, Nov. 9
Events will include an alumni mixer on Thursday, a Homecoming Party on Friday, participation
in the annual Homecoming parade, followed by the True Blue Tailgate in Tiger Lane.
Mighty Sound of the South Alumni Reunion
Saturday, Nov. 9
Mighty Sound of the South alumni will march in the halftime show.
For more information and a full listing of Homecoming activities, visit www.memphis.edu/alumni or contact the University of Memphis Alumni Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-2586.