Senior, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Athens, OH 09 November 2012 – As a senior here at Ohio University, I have dedicated my Saturday afternoons and evenings to Ohio University Football! Ohio football can be one of the best experiences a student can find here at OU. Bobcat football is relaxed and easy going, but also still competitive. To get tickets, all one has to do is show up at the gate. There is no price for students which provide safe and affordable fun.
Before every game is a student gathering located right off the stadium. Here are a bunch of free giveaways which include OU free food and sometimes if lucky, some OU gear. This is a fun place to go with a bunch of classmates or friends from the residence halls. Once everyone is pumped up it is time to
head in for the game.
Once in the stadium, there are seats dedicated just for students. These seats are some of the best seats in the house. This location is known as the O-Zone and is one where every Bobcat is welcome. Experiencing college football on the 50 yard line first row is something everyone should enjoy once.
I have had some of my best memories with my some of my best friends at Ohio University football. They have helped me truly love Ohio University and all it has to offer.
Abby Frankart, Senior, Mechanical Engineering
Athens, OH 18 October 2011 – Homecoming at Ohio University is not only a fun opportunity for alumni to enjoy college again, but it is also a great weekend for current students.
To start, there is the parade that goes the wrong way up one-way Court Street. The street lines up with students supporting student organizations, Athens fire department and law enforcement, political parties, and the homecoming court. Voting for homecoming king and queen is a tradition not left behind in high school (though the homecoming dance is!!).
There is also the chance to show your school spirit by attending the football game. This year the stadium was packed with undergrads, grad students, and alumni alike in support of the Bobcats.
Another great opportunity that many don’t associate with homecoming is the fact that a lot of distinguished alumni come back to campus. This homecoming I had the privilege of meeting Carla Lucchino who is the highest ranked civilian in the Navy and recent recipient of the Medal of Merit from Ohio University. Myself and a few other students were able to listen to her speak in one of our classes as well as have breakfast with her.
Showing school spirit, meeting distinguished alumni, and enjoying the parade are just some of the fun things during homecoming weekend.