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Binghamton Athletic Department Announces Its Homecoming Events

Three-day alumni weekend to include Late Nite Madness and Hall of Fame Inductions

September 24, 2012


Binghamton Athletic Department Announces Its Homecoming Events

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – The Binghamton Athletic Department has announced its 2012 Homecoming Weekend Schedule. Held from Oct. 12-14, the three-day, campus-wide event brings many alumni back to campus and includes numerous activities throughout the university.

This year, Late Nite Madness, the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony highlight the Athletic Department’s Homecoming Weekend events. In addition, there are home games for three of Binghamton’s fall sports programs and several alumni games.

For the fourth time in the past five years, Time Warner Sports will be televising the men’s soccer team’s Homecoming game, which will be against Vermont on Saturday, Oct. 13 starting at 7 p.m. at the Bearcats Sports Complex.  In the Binghamton market, the game will be on Time Warner Channels 23 and 813.  Since 2008, the men’s soccer Homecoming Game has averaged over 2,000 fans and has sold out twice. Once again, there will be a post game fireworks following the men’s soccer game behind the Bearcats Sports Complex on the East side of campus.

Preceding the men’s soccer match will be the Fifth Annual Homecoming Tailgate from 4-7 p.m. in the Events Center parking lot. Also during that three-hour stretch will be the athletic department’s tent sale, which will be held in the Events Center lobby.

Saturday morning will feature the Binghamton Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony in the Events Center at noon. The women’s lacrosse team will hold its alumni game at the Bearcats Sports Complex at 11 a.m.

At 2 p.m., the women’s tennis team will hold its alumni matches at the new tennis facility. 30 minutes later the women’s basketball team will hold its alumni game at the Events Center. At that same time, the softball team will play its alumni game at its new complex and the men’s soccer team will have its alumni game at the Bearcats Sports Complex.

The volleyball team will launch Homecoming Weekend on Friday, Oct. 12 with a 6 p.m. match against conference rival Stony Brook at the West Gym. Late Nite Madness, which will introduce the 2012-13 men’s and women’s basketball teams, will take place at 9 p.m. that night at the Events Center. The doors will open at 8:30 p.m.

For the second year in a row, the men’s lacrosse team will hold its alumni game on the Friday of Homecoming Weekend, starting at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, Oct. 14, the women’s soccer team will wrap up Homecoming Weekend with a 1 p.m. game against Boston University at the Bearcats Sports Complex.

More details about each of these events will be released in the following weeks.

A complete listing of campus-wide Homecoming Weekend events can be accessed through the Binghamton University Alumni Association website. Click here for more information and as well as registration details.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, Oct. 12

6 p.m.—-Volleyball vs. Stony Brook (West Gym)
7 p.m.—Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game (Bearcats Sports Complex)
9 p.m.—-Late Nite Madness (Events Center)

Saturday, Oct. 13

11 a.m.—- Women’s Lacrosse Alumni Game (Bearcats Sports Complex)
Noon—Binghamton Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions
2 p.m.—Women’s Tennis Alumni Matches (New Tennis Facility)
2:30 p.m.—Women’s Basketball Alumni Game (Events Center)
2:30 p.m. – Softball Alumni Game (New Softball Complex)
2:30 p.m. – Men’s Soccer Alumni Game (Bearcats Sports Complex)
4 p.m.—Homecoming Tailgate (Events Center Parking Lot)
4 p.m.—-Tent Sale (Events Center lobby)
7 p.m.—Men’s Soccer vs. Vermont (Bearcats Sports Complex)
9:00 p.m. (approx)—Fireworks After Men’s Soccer Game

Sunday, Oct. 14
1 p.m.—Women’s soccer vs. Boston University

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