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Turkey Day Classic & Hornet Homecoming 2017


Hornet Homecoming 2017 ThemeThe Alabama State University campus is buzzing with anticipation as O' Mother Dear prepares to welcome home thousands of faithful alumni back to campus for the beloved Turkey Day Classic and Hornet Homecoming tradition.

While the event has welcomed new changes during recent years, including new rivals, Homecoming and the Turkey Day Classic always will be an opportunity for reunion, rivalry and celebration of that Ole ‘Bama State Spirit! The University has planned an exciting week full of Homecoming events, with a host of fun for all ages.

The Big Game: Thursday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m.

ASU will welcome a new opponent to the 94th Turkey Day Classic Homecoming Game, which will be played on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. in The ASU Stadium. The ASU Hornets will face off against the Edwards Waters College Tigers in what is one of the nation's oldest HBCU football classics.

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Homecoming Week Schedule

Browse all of ASU's exciting Homecoming events below. A complete, downloadable version of the Homecoming schedule also is available (see "Download Schedule" option at right, and click on the photo to download the schedule).

  Tuesday, Nov. 21

The Marion Nine and Their Descendants
Join us as Gary Franklin, a descendant of multiple members of the Marion Nine, provides a genealogical presentation of how he traced his family ancestry to ASU’s founders.
TIME: 11 a.m.
LOCATION: Ralph D. Abernathy Auditorium
COST: Free and open to the public
MORE INFO: For more information, call 334‐229‐4824 or 334‐229‐4106.

  Wednesday, Nov. 22


Honoring the Decade Classes of the 2s and 7s and the Silver Anniversary Class of 1992
Recognizing Past Miss ASUs
TIME: 10 a.m.
LOCATION: John Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom
COST: $50
REGISTER: Visit to register by Nov. 17

Hornet Club Meeting and Athletics Public Forum
TIME: Noon to 2 p.m.
LOCATION: ASU Stadium Club Lounge
COST: Free and open to the public

National Alumni Association (NAA) Mini Conference
TIME: 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: John Garrick Hardy Student Center 

Omega Phi Psi Paver Reveal
Omega Phi Psi Fraternity, Inc. "Paving the Way" in support of the mission and goals of ASU 150 years forward
TIME: 1 p.m.
LOCATION: Omega Stone

Queens' Reunion Tea (Invitation Only)
TIME: 2 p.m.
LOCATION: Dunn-Oliver Acadome Banquet Room

I Support the Athletic Program (ISTAP)
TIME: 3 p.m.
LOCATION: John L. Buskey Building Auditorium 

Hornet Nation Tailgate Party
The ultimate pre-game experience featuring live bands and a DJ. A night for the entire community - bring your lawn chairs and your coolers and enjoy the show!
TIME: 4 to 10 p.m.
LOCATION: Tailgate Area

  Thursday, Nov. 23

94th Annual Turkey Day Classic Parade
TIME: 9 a.m.
LOCATION: Downtown Montgomery

94th Annual Turkey Day Classic Game
Edwards Waters College vs. Alabama State University
TIME: 2 p.m. kickoff (Gates open at noon)

Black & Gold Campus Decoration Competition
REGISTER: Register online by Nov. 17 for a chance to win game tickets and breakfast for your office (up to 10 participants). Judging will be Nov. 21, starting at 11 a.m. Entries must be on display by time of judging. Winners will be notified.

RV/Tent Tailgating Decoration Competition
REGISTER: Register online by Nov. 20 for a chance to win game tickets. Judging will be Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. Entries must be on display by time of judging. Winners to be announced at the Hornet Nation Tailgate Party.

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