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Arielle Lipan

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The University of Alabama homecoming simultaneously brings the campus together and pits the faculty, students and organizations against each other in a weeklong competition.

The competition has two leagues, the Tide Division, for those individuals who want to group together and participate, and the Crimson Division, for student organizations only.

Teams in the Crimson Division vie for the Spirit Cup, which is awarded at halftime of the homecoming game.

The events for spirit points kick off on Sunday and range from community involvement to sports tournaments.

Most of these events are famous traditions, like this Sunday’s all-women PowderPuff football game, the bonfire, pep rally and step show on Friday, and the game day homecoming parade greek organizations have been pomping for all week.

Throughout the week, organizations can partner with businesses in Tuscaloosa to decorate their windows and shops and “Paint the Town Red”. A maximum of 150 points is awarded to the best-decorated window.

In addition to other spirit events, LifeSouth will hold a blood drive in the Ferguson Center from Wednesday through Friday.

Each event requires teams to register and pay varying dues depending on the event.

For information visit the SGA’s homecoming website



Bowling tournament

Registration 8 p.m., bowling from 9 p.m. –1 a.m.

4 players/team, $35/team

AMF Bama Lanes

Max available points: 150


Blend Night

Modeled like other blend events, this homecoming themed night encourages interaction between people on campus who would otherwise not normally meet.

Gorgas 205

6-8 p.m.

10 points per member, 3-5 only



Basketball tournament

Separate men’s and women’s tournaments at the same time

5:45 p.m. arrival, 7 p.m. start

Student Recreation Center

4 players/team, $20/team

100 points to winner


Homecoming Queen Elections

7 a.m. – 7p.m.



Dodgeball tournament

Co-ed teams

5:45 p.m. arrival, 7 p.m. start

Student Recreation Center

6 players/team, $30/team

150 points to winner


Can formation competition

Teams model donated food cans for Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger into designs related to this homecoming’s theme.

2 p.m. start, 5 p.m. judging

Ferguson Center


Only 5 members working at one time

100 points to winner



Choreography competition

Teams have to choreograph a dance that corresponds to this year’s theme.

6 p.m.

Coleman Coliseum

3-20/team, $50/team

150 points to winner


Trivia Night


Innisfree Irish Pub

5 players/team, $30/team

Prizes awarded throughout the night



Pep rally and bonfire

Announcement of Homecoming Queen and winners of Tide Division Competition

7 p.m.



Homecoming step show

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., starts at 8:30 p.m.

Student tickets: $12

GA ticket: $15



Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Arkansas Razorbacks

Bryant-Denny Stadium

6 p.m. kickoff


Homecoming parade

From Downtown Tuscaloosa to the center of campus

2 p.m.

150 points to best entry



Katie Baggett: United Greek Council, The LiveLovely Foundation


Lauren Beers: Student Athlete Advisory Committee, ReadBAMARead


Jasmine Davis: National Pan-Hellenic Council, Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Chayni Farmer: Arts ‘n Autism


Kinsey Haynes: Autism Society of Alabama


Katelyn Katsafanas: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


Halle Lindsay: UADM and UA for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Khortlan Patterson: 57 Miles

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