Homecoming 2011: Once an Aggie always an Aggie

Hundreds of Utah State University alumni and their families are expected to be in Logan this weekend to participate in Homecoming 2011 activities. The 2011 theme is Once an Aggie always an Aggie. Homecoming week began Monday and continues with Aggie Ice Cream on the Taggart Student Center Patio at 12 noon Tuesday and the Battle of the Bands at 8 p.m. in the Amphitheater. The College of Agriculture continues a recent tradition with their Tractor Parade on Friday. The parade tradition began as a tribute to the eight students and instructor who died in a van accident returning from an field trip on September 26, 2005. The Tractor Parade will be on 800 East starting at 10 a.m.At 12:30 p.m. Friday, USU Assistant Basketball Coach Dale Brown will be a special guest speaker in the Sunburst Lounge of the TSC. Brown was with the Aggies from 1966-1971 and later became a head coach at LSU. While at LSU Brown was recognized as the NCAA Basketball Coach of the Year twice. Other events Friday include an All Aggie Reception at Accolade at Hamilton’s restaurant from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Alumni Band concert at 8 p.m. at the Morgan Theater, Pep Rally camp-out on the Quad, and True Aggie Night at Midnight. USU will attempt to reclaim the top spot of most people kissing simultaneously in the Guiness Book of World Records.Saturday is the big day with a 10 a.m. parade through Logan’s Main Street with Brown and the 1969-70 and 1970-71 men’s basketball teams as the Grand Marshalls. A pre-game party will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Romney Stadium parking lot, Ag Products Barbecue near the Stan Laub Training Center from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and then football against Colorado State at 6 p.m. The final event is a Homecoming dance beginning at 9 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center.A complete list of Homecoming events and festivities are available by clicking here:

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