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UNC Asheville Celebrates Homecoming February 25-27

ASHEVILLE, NC – UNC Asheville will hold its Homecoming 2010 celebration from February 25-27. Special events range from the annual homecoming parade and basketball games to a step show and tailgate party. A number of activities are open to the public. Festivities kick off with UNC Asheville’s annual homecoming parade at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. The parade will roll down University Heights with floats created by a host of UNC Asheville organizations, departments and individuals. A pep rally will follow in front of Governor’s Hall.,/p>

A range of events will take place Saturday, February 27. Activities include the following:

A pre-game tailgate party will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Karpen Hall parking lot. Free food and drinks will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.

UNC Asheville’s women’s basketball team will take on Liberty at 2 p.m. in the Justice Center. Homecoming court will be announced at halftime. Tickets are $8 reserved and $4-$6 general admission.

UNC Asheville’s men’s basketball team will play Gardner Webb at 4 p.m. in the Justice Center. New inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame will be announced during halftime. Tickets are $8 reserved and $4-$6 general admission.

Schools from across the southern United States will compete in the “Step It Out 2010: Go Hard or Go Home” step show. The competition, presented by the Black Student Association, will take place at 8 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Tennis & Golf Resort Asheville. Step shows, popularized by historically black fraternities, feature high-energy synchronized dance routines, comprising elements of African dances and military exhibition drills. Admission is $5 at the door.

For more information about homecoming events, call UNC Asheville’s Alumni Office at 828/251-6512 or click on www.unca.edu/homecoming.

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