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Citadel News Service
23 Sep 2010

The Citadel to go red for Homecoming 2010

Trade in your Citadel blue for some Big Red.

After its March 2010 arrival on campus, "Big Red” went on display in the lobby of the Holliday Alumni Center across from Johnson Hagood Stadium. The flag is on loan until 2014 from the State Historical Society of Iowa,

The Citadel and Johnson Hagood Stadium are going red for Homecoming 2010 in honor of the return Big Red, the palmetto flag that many believe was carried by Citadel cadets who fired on the Union supply ship Star of the West in 1861. The flag is on loan from the State Historical Society of Iowa.

“Get the Red Out” is an homage to Big Red. Alumni and football fans are encouraged to wear red, that's right, red, not blue ,to the Homecoming football game against Elon University.

"The idea behind the recovery of Big Red is to remind people of the deep devotion to duty, honor, and country possessed by Citadel alumni and The Citadel family," said Alumni Association Director Mike Rogers. "Service to a cause greater than one’s self is engrained in most graduates and Big Red is a reminder of the core values taught throughout The Citadel’s history."

Here's the "Get the Red Out" roster of events:

Thursday, Nov. 4  
6 p.m. Homecoming Bonfire
WLI Field

Friday, Nov. 5  

Alumni Association Luncheon. Open to all. Admission is $10
RSVP by Oct. 29 by calling 843-953-7696
CAA Annual Meeting (CAA members only) 
Holliday Alumni Center.

1-5 p.m. Sale of football tickets
McAlister Field House
1 p.m. Opening and dedication of the Dr. Hank Cross Human Performance Laboratory
Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Science, Deas Hall
1:30 p.m. Alumni Information Center opens
Ring resizing/reordering and sale of luncheon tickets
Holliday Alumni Center
2 p.m. President’s Report to Alumni
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall
3:30 p.m. Performance by the Cadet Chorale 
Alumni Memorial Service
Summerall Chapel

School of Business Administration alumni reception
Presentation of Business Alumnus of the Year award
Bond Hall, Room 295

5:10 p.m. Memorial Parade
Summerall Field
5:45-7 p.m.

Citadel Young Alumni (CYA) reception for Classes of 1996-2010
Renken Room and Courtyard, Holliday Alumni Center
Admission is free

7-11 p.m.

Alumni Jamboree
$75 per person. Open to Reunion
Classes, Sponsors and Stray Dog Society Members.
Ground floor concourse of Johnson Hagood Stadium

Saturday, Nov. 6  
8 a.m. Annual breakfast for past presidents of The Citadel 
Alumni Association
Holliday Alumni Center
8 - 10:45 a.m. Citadel Heroes Project:  Alumni are invited to the Holliday Alumni Center to sign Christmas cards for deployed cadets. The Citadel Heroes Project sends care packages to current students on deployment.
8:30-11 a.m.

Alumni Information Center and Visitors’ Coffee
Sale of luncheon tickets and souvenirs and ring resizing/reordering
Holliday Alumni Center

8:30-10 a.m.

Barracks open to visitors.
Regimental Pipe Band plays in all barracks, which close promptly at 10 a.m.

8:50 a.m. Summerall Guards Performance
Summerall Field.
9 a.m.

Sale of football tickets
Johnson Hagood Stadium

Himelright Scholarship Presentation
LeTellier Hall. 

Wrestling: Citadel Open Freshman/Sophomore Tournament
McAlister Field House

11 a.m.  Homecoming Review
Recognition of Arland D. Williams Society inductees and 2010 CAA award recipients 
All alumni to take review
Summerall Field

Homecoming Luncheon. Cost is $7.50
Coward Hall

Pre-game Tailgate Party 
Holliday Alumni Center

Noon School of Engineering Alumni Luncheon
Grimsley Hall
1-3 p.m. Tailgate Party BBQ Lunch. Cost is $8
Holliday Alumni Center
 2 p.m. “Get the Red Out” Football Game vs. Elon
Tickets $22.50-$30 at the stadium box office
Regimental Band and Pipes to perform at halftime

Sunday, Nov. 7  
9 a.m. Protestant Service: Summerall Chapel.
10 a.m. Protestant Reception: Mark Clark Hall Reception Room
10:45 a.m. Catholic Mass: Summerall Chapel.
Noon Catholic Reception: Mark Clark Hall Reception Room
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