It rained. Poured rain. And the sun popped out briefly. But the rain failed to douse the spirits of the Blue Raider faithful during MTSU‘s annual homecoming events Saturday, Oct. 26, across campus.
Alumni, students, faculty, staff and Blue Raider fans of all ages attended the parade and the Mixer on Middle, tailgated in Walnut Grove, joined the rained-in indoor tailgate luncheon in Murphy Center, cheered at the Raider Walk and then the game, a 50-17 romp over visiting Florida International University in Floyd Stadium.
Homecoming allows those connected to the university to celebrate MTSU’s decades of traditions — food, fun and fellowship at various activities — that all lead to the game.
This year’s Golden Raiders — members of the Class of 1969 and earlier — celebrated with an induction ceremony on Oct. 25. The 2019-20 Distinguished Alumni were featured later in the day as well as on the field during the game.
Here’s a closer look at the parade:
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, joined by several previous homecoming queens, crowned Makayla Stubblefield and Matt LaNeve 2019 homecoming queen and king during a soggy halftime celebration on Jones Field.
— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)