MANSFIELD, PA– Alumni, family, and friends will return to Mansfield University on October 4 and 5 to celebrate a “Throwback” Homecoming Weekend. This year’s events include a golf tournament, garden bar, Athletic Hall of Fame inductions, two PRISM performances, the annual homecoming parade, a competitive tailgate and a “Spirit of the Ages” competition between students and alumni. Saturday afternoon, the Mountaineer football team faces off against Alderson Broaddus University. Post-game, Chango’s Cantina invites alumni & friends to a Red & Black celebration. Below is a list of events for each day:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
Golf Tournament, 9 a.m.
This year’s activities tee off on Friday morning with the MU Alumni & Friends Homecoming Golf Tournament, at the Corey Creek Golf Club. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. A tiered entry fee structure includes greens fees, cart, food & beverage, and prizes. For more information and to register online, click here.
Garden Bar, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Relax on campus Friday night at the Garden Bar in the center quad of campus. Listen to music, engage with faculty & staff, students and fellow alumni as you sip your favorite beverage next to a warm fire in the crisp fall air. Bluestone Brewing Company will be on site offering a variety of craft beers, wine, craft sodas, and water.
Must be 21 years of age or older to consume. Photo I.D. required.
Alumni-Athletic Hall of Fame, 5:15 p.m.
The Alumni-Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, to include a reception and dinner will take place in the North Manser Dining Room at 5:15 p.m. Pre-registration is required for the dinner. You may register by clicking here. The 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees include:
- Brenae Edwards ’11, ’13, Cross Country and Track & Field
- Tommy Harvey ’00, Men’s Basketball
- Walter Hartshorn ’94, Football
- Don Mahon ’52, Football and Baseball
- 1983-84 Men’s Basketball Team
Prism Concert, 7:30 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)
Among the most popular events presented annually by the Mansfield University Music Department, PRISM, will be performed twice during Homecoming Weekend. Performances will be held on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Steadman Theatre.
Featuring 20 musical groups with more than 200 musicians in just 75 minutes, guests will enjoy a musical prism of sound uninterrupted by pause or applause for a theatre-in-the-round experience.
The concert offers a wide variety of music – from jazz to classical styles and everything in between, as well as a wide range of ensembles, big and small, instrumental and vocal. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and non-MU students. MU students are free with their student ID. To order tickets, please visit music.mansfield.edu.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
Butsko Breakfast, 8:00 a.m.
The Butsko Breakfast has been an annual event since 1986 to honor the memory of former Mountaineer assistant coach Frank Butsko who was killed in an automobile accident during a recruiting trip. The highlight of the Butsko Breakfast is the presentation of the Frank Butsko Award. It is the most prestigious award that can be bestowed on a Mountaineer football player. The Butsko Breakfast will be held in North Manser dining, and is open to all guests. For registration, click here.
Parade, 10 a.m.
On Saturday morning, the Homecoming parade will make its way up Main Street at 10:00 a.m. We encourage everyone near and far to come out to the parade and show your Mountaineer Pride. If you would like to participate in the parade procession, please register here.
Tailgate Competition, 11 a.m.
A tailgate competition will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the upper N parking lots (located above Steadman Theater). Leading up to kickoff of the Homecoming football game versus Alderson Broaddus University, students and alumni are encouraged to participate and compete in a tailgate competition. Tailgates will be evaluated in three categories: Most Creative, Best School Spirit, and Largest Tailgate, based on fan base. Tailgates will be judged by university faculty & staff persons and representatives from the Mansfield University Alumni Association Board of Directors. Winners will be announced at halftime and presented with their prize. For more information, click here.
“Spirit of the Ages” Competition, First half of Sprint Football Game
During the first half of the football game, alumni and students will have the opportunity to compete against one another in a “Spirit of the Ages” competition. At the football game, there will be designated student and alumni sections. Each section will be evaluated on three categories: Most School Spirited, Loudest Cheering Section, and Largest Participation in Fan Base. The “Spirit of the Ages” competition will be judged by university faculty & staff persons and representatives from the Mansfield University Alumni Association Board of Directors. At halftime of the football game, the winning section will be announced. For more information, click here.
Sprint Football, 1 p.m. Kickoff
The Mountaineers sprint football team will take on new CSFL member Alderson Broaddus University at 1 p.m. at Karl Van Norman Field. The Spirit and the Pride of Pennsylvania Marching Band will perform at halftime.
Red & Black Chango’s, 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Chango’s Cantina on Main St., Mansfield will host Red & Black Chango’s, starting at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Wear your Mansfield Red & Black gear and receive drink and food specials until 12 AM. The first 100 customers to visit the sea of red & black (AKA Chango’s) will receive MU swag.
For further details regarding Homecoming Weekend and to register for those registration-required programs, please click here.