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McMaster to Host 73rd Annual Homecoming Celebrations

McMaster to Host 73rd Annual Homecoming Celebrations

McMaster will host the 73rd Annual Homecoming celebrations from Wednesday October 21 to Sunday October 25, 2009.

Homecoming will kick off on Wednesday evening with the McMaster menís waterpolo team taking on Western at 8:00 PM at the McMaster pool and the McMaster menís lacrosse team matching up against Wilfrid Laurier at 8:30 PM on Alumni Field.

On Thursday, the McMaster Alumni Association will host a Homecoming Pancake Breakfast and Carnival from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the McMaster University Student Centre / Mills Plaza.

On Thursday evening at 7:00 PM, the McMaster menís basketball team (5-0) will take on Frankln College (Franklin, Indiana Ė NCAA Division III) at the Burridge gymnasium.

On Friday, the McMaster menís basketball team will return to the hardwood to take on St. Francis Xavier (Antigonish, NS) at 7:00 PM. The X-Men were ranked #4 in the country at the end of the 2008/2009 season and advanced to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport, Final Eight Tournament.

Following the basketball game on Friday at 9:00 PM, McMaster Student Union (MSU) Campus Events will host the Kick Off to Homecoming concert featuring McMasterís own, Arkells. The Arkells Have travelled across Canada sharing stages with Bedoin Soundclash, Sam Roberts Band and Alexisonfire.

On Saturday morning at 10:00 AM, the McMaster menís badminton team will host the University of Western Ontario in the David Braley Athletic Centre Sport Hall.

At Noon, the McMaster womenís rugby team will host the Western Mustangs in the OUA Womenís Rugby Semi-Finals.

Also at 12:00 PM, the McMaster Alumni Association will host their Homecoming Chili lunch in Marauder Plaza outside Ron Joyce Stadium.

On Saturday at 1:00 PM, the McMaster football team (5-2) will host the University of Guelph Gryphons with a home field playoff game on the line for the Marauders.

The newly formed McMaster Marching band will perform at Half-time of the football game.

On Saturday evening, the McMaster womenís and menís volleyball teams will host their first conference games of the season against Brock and York at 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. The McMaster menís team captured the OUA title in 2008/2009 with the womenís team finishing second.

On Sunday morning at 11:00 AM, McMaster will host the 26th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction with Ron Joyce Ď97, Paul Clatney í98, Selena Blaj (Gaertner) í99, í02 (RN), Carol Love (Eastmure) í75, Chris Markou í94, í95, Paul Ragusa í97, Diane Ste. Marie í89, í93 (PhD) the womenís CIAU Championship Gymnastics team from 1980/81 and the CIAU Championship Wrestling team from 1993/94 being inducted.

Following the Hall of Fame Induction, the menís volleyball team will host Ryerson at 2:00 PM and the menís basketball team will tip-off against St. Maryís University (Halifax, NS) at 5:00 PM.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the McMaster Marauder website at

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Look for MBC (Mac Break Crew) showing their support and performing in front of Titles/MUSC between 10:00am and 2:00pm on Thursday, during the Pancake Breakfast!

(And I'll be there between 12 and 2!)
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Don't forget the official opening ceremonies of the new engineering building! Saturday Oct 24th 1-4pm!!

There is supposed to be a BIG surprise - don't miss it!!
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A Great Start to Homecoming

Last night the McMaster men’s lacrosse team defeated
Wilfrid Laurier 14-10, the McMaster men’s waterpolo
team knocked off Western 13-6 and Campus programming
sold out the Arkell’s concert.

As of 11:30 AM today, McMaster Homecoming football
tickets are 60% sold.

McMaster Athletics and Recreation strongly encourages
you to purchase your Homecoming football tickets in
ADVANCE of the game.

Tickets are available at the Compass Information Centre
and at the Business Office in the David Braley Athletic Centre.

For more information about Homecoming 2009 visit the
McMaster Marauder Website at
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Swweeeeet. Basketball game tonighttttt!
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