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Homecoming 2006 Features New 18-hole Golf Tournament

September 18, 2006 — Homecoming Week at the University of Utah promises to be more exciting than ever this year, thanks to a beefed-up pep rally/concert and a new 18-hole golf tournament. This year’s Homecoming football game features the University of Utah versus Boise State at 1 p.m. in Rice-Eccles Stadium. Leading up to that regional gridiron war is more than a week of exciting events for students, alumni, and all Ute fans (see below for a full schedule or visit for more information).

Marshalls for Homecoming 2006 are longtime Ute supporters Phillip and Susan Clinger. Phil is the former alumni board president and current member of the University Hospital Board of Advisors.

This year”s Homecoming celebration gets started a bit early on Saturday, Sept. 23 with the annual Homecoming Student Dance. That is followed with the traditional House Decorating Contest, Songfest, Emeritus Reunion, Concert/Pep Rally, 5K Run, and Pre-Game Tailgate Party.

New to the festivities this year is a full 18-hole Homecoming Scholarship Scramble Golf Tournament to be held at Bonneville Golf Course just southeast of campus. It is open to the public and spots are still available. All proceeds will go to create student scholarships. Also, new to Homecoming is the addition of a Crimson Nights party at the Student Union the night before the game. Crimson Nights is very popular among students and open to anyone with a valid student I.D. card and one friend.

The annual concert/pep rally is moving to Stillwell Field near Officer’s Circle this year to make it more easily accessible to students living in residential housing. The evening will feature popular local rock bands Starmy and The Happies, free food, and appearances by head football coach Kyle Whittingham, players, the Ute Marching Band, cheerleaders, and Swoop.

Saturday, September 23rd

  • ASUU Homecoming Student Dance
    8 p.m.
    Location: Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
    Homecoming Royalty will be announced.
    For more information, call ASUU at 581-2788.

Monday, September 25th

  • House Decorating Contest
    12 noon.
    Location: Greek Row and campus housing.
    Homecoming Week kicks off on Greek Row and other sites on campus, where chapters and other organizations decorate the exterior of their houses and buildings incorporating the “Crimson Fever” theme.
    For more information, call the Greek Council at 581-8061.

  • Hunger Banquet
    6 p.m.
    Location: Union Building.
    The Lowell Bennion Community Service Center hosts a dinner to raise awareness and to benefit the less fortunate. The dinner is open to the public and admission is $5, or five cans of food for students, and $8, or eight cans of food for non-students.
    For more information, call the Bennion Center at 581-4811.

Tuesday, September 26th

  • Songfest
    6 p.m.
    Location: Union Ballroom.
    Enjoy an energetic night filled with song and dance! U student organizations from all over campus perform their rendition of the “Crimson Fever” homecoming theme. Admission is free.
    For more information, call ASUU at 581-2788.

  • Emeritus Homecoming Reunion
    5 p.m. 2K walk, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner.
    Location: Alumni House.
    If you graduated more than 40 years ago, you have reached Emeritus status and this party is for U! Utah Head Basketball Coach Ray Giacoletti will speak.
    For more information call 581-3857.

Thursday, September 28th

  • Concert & Pep Rally
    5:30 p.m. concert, 7 p.m. pep rally.
    Location: Residence Halls Area.
    Everyone is invited to join the Residence Halls Association (RHA) and University students for this annual extravaganza. Coach Whittingham, football players, band, and cheerleaders will rev-up the crowd. Local rock bands, Starmy and The Happies, will also perform.
    For more Information, call RHA at 587-2002.

Friday, September 29th

  • Homecoming Scholarship Scramble Golf Tournament
    7 a.m. registration/warm-up.
    Location: Bonneville Golf Course.
    Get your game on at this 18-hole tournament. Format is a four man scramble with a shotgun start.
    For more information, call Mary Thiriot at 581-6995.

  • Crimson Nights
    9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
    Location: Union Plaza.
    The party is exclusively for students with a University student ID (U-Card) and one friend.
    For more information, call ASUU at 581-2788.

Saturday, September 30th

  • Young Alumni 5K Run, Walk, Stroll
    8 a.m. registration/9 a.m. race begins.
    Location: Alumni House.
    If you’re a runner/walker and want to strut your stuff with other Ute fans this is the race for you. Prizes will be awarded for overall male and female runners and other categories.
    For more information, call Tricia Stoker at 585-9012.

  • Pre-game Tailgate Party
    11 a.m.
    Location: Eccles Tennis Center North Lawn.
    Enjoy a great meal before the football game between Utah and Boise State!
    For more information, call Mary Thiriot at 581-6995.

  • Homecoming Football Game versus Boise State
    1 p.m.
    Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium.
    Come watch the Utes roll Boise State on the gridiron.
    For more information, call 581-UTIX.