Kicking off homecoming week with Falcon Frenzy

The Homecoming Student Steering Committee kicked off Homecoming Week in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union with a photo booth, showings of school spirit by the cheerleaders and plenty of giveaways.         With the help of the Homecoming Court and Freddie and Frieda, students eating lunch in the Falcon’s Nest Wednesday were given plenty opportunities to get excited for this week’s events.

    From a stage in the Student Union, representatives from the Steering Committee worked to get students on their feet by offering free T-shirts to anyone who could perform the motions to “Ay Ziggy Zoomba.” The cheerleading squad led everyone in singing and moving along to the song before a volunteer stepped on stage to mimic the motions.

    Students were offered free gear for their best Falcon screech. One student earned a drawstring bag full of spirit items when his rendition of a Falcon’s call earned students’ loudest cheers.

    The giveaways continued as the cheer squad moved into the tables full of students to give out shirts, water bottles, sunglasses and umbrellas, a fan favorite given the view outside the windows of the Union was rainy and dark.

    Senior Kody Korbas, a member of the 2017 Homecoming Court, did not want the weather to put a damper on the week’s opening festivities.

    “Don’t let this rain drain any of your pride!” Korbas said when addressing the students.

    Korbas and several other students on the Homecoming Court introduced themselves and reminded everyone to take advantage of the free photo booth that day and all of the other events planned throughout the rest of this week.

    To find out more about Homecoming events for students, see the schedule of events for Homecoming week.

Thursday, Oct. 12

5th Annual Homecoming Bed Races at 4 p.m- 6 p.m. in Lot N

Block Party at 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. in Lot N

Prep Your Ride with Falcon Pride at 8 p.m.- 11 p.m. in Perry Field House

Friday, Oct. 13

Last chance to vote online for Homecoming Royalty

Volleyball vs Eastern Michigan University at 5 p.m. in Stroh Center

Homecoming Parade at 5:30 p.m. on Wooster Street from South Grove Sreet to North Mercer Road.

Taste of BG at 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. at Falcon Tailgate Park

Ice Hockey vs Michigan State University at 7:30 p.m. in Slater Family Ice Arena

Women’s Soccer vs University of Buffalo at 7 p.m. in Cochrane Soccer Stadium

BGSU Concert Band Performance at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall

Saturday, Oct. 14

17th Annual Freddie and Frieda 5K Run at 8 a.m. at Perry Field House

Falcon Flapjacks at 9 a.m. in Perry Field House

Alumni Tailgate Tents at 12:30 p.m. at Falcon Tailgate Park

Pep Rally and Team Walk 12:45 p.m. at Falcon Tailgate Park

Football vs Ohio University at 3:30 p.m. in Doyt Perry Stadium

Performance by Falcon Marching Band and Alumni Band during     football game

Announcement of Homecoming King and Queen at halftime

Volleyball vs Central Michigan University at 7 p.m. in Stroh Center

Sunday, Oct. 15

Women’s Soccer vs Akron University