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Red Tie Affair is the theme for 2015 APSU Homecoming

Austin Peay State University’s annual Homecoming celebration will run from Monday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 24.

The theme this year is “Red Tie Affair.” For additional information on Homecoming events, as well as registration and ticket information, visit www.apsu.edu/student-life/aphomecoming.

The main event of this year’s Homecoming takes place Saturday, Oct. 24, as APSU football hosts nationally ranked Jacksonville State University. Kickoff time is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Governors Stadium.

Austin Peay State University’s annual Homecoming celebration will run from Monday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 24.

The theme this year is “Red Tie Affair.” For additional information on Homecoming events, as well as registration and ticket information, visit www.apsu.edu/student-life/aphomecoming.

The main event of this year’s Homecoming takes place Saturday, Oct. 24, as APSU football hosts nationally ranked Jacksonville State University. Kickoff time is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Governors Stadium.

The game is only one event on Saturday, as the day kicks off with a Homecoming Parade at 10 a.m. A showcase for both APSU and the Clarksville community, the Homecoming parade begins on North 8th Street and will weave its way through town in a celebration of Austin Peay spirit.

At noon, the 2015 Alumni Awards Lunch will be held in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. Meet and mingle with other alumni and friends as we honor this year’s selection of outstanding alumni award recipients, including Maggie Kulback (’77), Mike O’Malley, Michael Wall (’00), Chad Kimmel (’02), Fred Landiss (’69) and Dr. Joe Greer (’70). Tickets are $25 per person. Advance reservations required by Wednesday, Oct. 21. Contact Alumni Relations Office, 931-221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586. 

To cap off the evening, the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) will present its Homecoming Step Show at 7:30 p.m. in the Foy Fitness Center.

The week’s festivities begin Monday, Oct. 19, with a Student Government Association t-shirt giveaway at 11 a.m. in the Morgan University Center plaza. Later that evening, a fight song competition is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Foy Fitness Center. Students will compete to sing their best takes on APSU’s fight song, “Smash! Bang!,” with a bonfire and announcement of the Homecoming court taking place immediately after in the Dunn Bowl.

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Morgan University Center will host a Red Tie Food Drive to benefit the APSU SOS Food Pantry. At 7 p.m. that evening, the AP Apollo 2015 talent contest takes place in the Foy Fitness Center.

First place in the competition takes home $500 for showcasing their skills. For more information on AP Apollo, visit www.apsu.edu/student-life/ap-apollo.

A Campus Cookout & Red Tie Giveaway at 11 a.m. in the Morgan University Center Plaza kicks off festivities on Thursday, Oct. 22. Later that evening, at 4 p.m. in the Intramural Fields, students will compete for prizes and athletic glory in the Governator Competitions.

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Throwback Thursday Mystery Event gets underway at 12:30 p.m. in the Morgan University Center Plaza. But that’s just setting the stage for the evening’s headliner, as internationally recognized music duo MKTO, featuring special guest Muddy Magnolias, rocks the Foy Fitness Center at 7 p.m.

Students, players and fans alike will all show their spirit on Friday, Oct. 23 in a major pep rally and Soulfest. The festivities kick off at 11 a.m. in the Morgan University Center Plaza.

Capping off the evening is the Block Party in the “Alley,” from 8-11 p.m. in Strawberry Alley, downtown Clarksville. Celebrate APSU Homecoming 2015 to the sounds of Neil Brock and the Cover Ups, sponsored by Budweiser of Clarksville, Edwards Steakhouse and Section 125. Tickets are $3 per person, with wrist band and first beverage included in price. Must be 21 and over, and show a valid I.D. Contact Alumni Relations Office, 931-221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.

Before the Governors take the field on Saturday against Jacksonville State, Governors will gather on the links for the 37th Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament, sponsored by Budweiser of Clarksville, at Swan Lake Golf Course. The event begins at 10 a.m. and is $60 per person. Fee includes ditty bag, refreshments and light lunch. Contact Alumni Relations Office, 931-221-7979 or 1-800-264-2586.

All Homecoming entry forms, including banners, are due by Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. in the Morgan University Center, room 211. For more information on any or all events, contact APSU Student Life and Engagement at 931-221-7431.