MTSU Homecoming Game and Parade are this Saturday

Sep 18, 2023 at 11:17 am by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TN - The MTSU Homecoming game is this Saturday and students are getting excited about homecoming activities this week. Beth Dye, assistant director of MTSU Alumni Relations told WGNS… The homecoming parade takes place on gameday morning and there is still time for organizations to register a float in the parade… Saturday morning’s parade begins at 11:00 on East Main Street at Maney Avenue. 

Gametime for MTSU will be at 6:00, Saturday night in the Floyd Stadium. The Blue Raiders will take on Colorado State.


MORE: The MTSU Alumni Association and Student Government Association are collaborating on numerous special events taking place next week. Several of the SGA and Alumni Association events overlap, as they try to get students and alumni involved.

“Homecoming is a celebration of what MTSU means to its students, alumni and community,” said Beth Dye, Alumni Relations assistant director. “It’s a time to welcome home our alumni and to commemorate their milestones and achievements since their time here at MTSU. Homecoming is an opportunity to join in a multitude of festivities across campus, reunite with friends, and to cheer on our Blue Raiders.”

SGA Homecoming Director Kelsey Ladd has coordinated the annual “Paint the Halls Blue” competition on campus, with prizes awarded to winners.

Highlights include Golden Raiders (Classes of 1973 and beyond) induction Friday, Sept. 22, Distinguished Alumni recognition (Friday and various times Saturday, Sept. 23), Mixer-on-Middle Parade Watching Party (10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23), Homecoming Parade (11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23) and more.

The fourth annual MTSU Black Alumni Society Party, set for Friday, Sept. 22, at the Walnut House in downtown Murfreesboro, continues to grow in popularity. The ticketed event is already sold out.

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The parade begins Saturday on East Main Street at Maney Avenue, continues down East Main, turns left onto Middle Tennessee Boulevard and ends about the time it reaches Faulkinberry Drive. Alumni Relations staff said the best viewing will be before it reaches Faulkinberry. 

Chip Walters, voice of the Blue Raiders, will call the parade. Popular DJ Tam Clark will provide music.

Dye said the Alumni Association, partnering with the Blue Raider Athletic Association, will host the Homecoming Tailgate Luncheon, to be held in the Alumni House parking lot following the parade-watching party. The event will be catered by Rick’s Barbecue.

Additional tailgating in Walnut Grove will be taking place, plus Raider Walk at adjacent to Peck Hall.


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