November 12, 2009
Homecoming at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be held earlier in the fall semester next year, but alumni and visitors can still expect to share the same Ranger traditions and excitement.
The dates for the 2010 celebration are Thursday, Sept. 23, through Saturday, Sept. 25.
Steve Valencia, associate vice president for university relations and chairman of the Northwestern/Alva Homecoming Committee, said the fact that there are only four scheduled home football games next year left the committee with few options.
The Rangers will play host to its first home game in late August, and one game will be held over the university’s fall break. Another home game date in early November conflicts with the annual Ranger Rodeo.
“Given the home football game schedule and the events already planned for next year, we had little choice but to choose Sept. 23-25 as Homecoming,” Valencia said.
“It’s important to the Homecoming Committee that we notify the public of the early Homecoming date,” Valencia said. “We want to get the word out about the early date so groups can plan accordingly.”
The theme contest for Homecoming 2010 will begin in February.
Posted on Thu, November 12, 2009
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