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Homecoming 2008 Gives Off Las Vegas Vibe

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Students, alumni and friends will celebrate "Viva Las Vegas" during the many Homecoming 2008 activities. 

The week-long celebration kicks off on Feb. 25 with a Tip-Off Pep Rally at 7 p.m. in McBryde Hall.

On Feb. 27, the Council of Student Leaders will sponsor a free showing of the Las Vegas caper film “Ocean’s Thirteen” in Tillman Auditorium.

The next night, students will light up the stage in Tillman Auditorium at “A Night at the Palms,” the Homecoming talent show, at 7 p.m. Comedian Louis Ramey will serve as emcee.

Alumni, students, faculty and staff will gather at a Viva Las Vegas party from 9 a.m. to midnight on Feb. 29 at McBryde Hall. With casino games, free food and free photos with Vegas-themed backgrounds, there will be plenty of winning opportunities. Faculty and staff members will serve as dealers at the party’s casino tables. Music will be provided by the soul-rock band Whild Peach, the band behind Andre 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast.

The fun will continue on March 1 with tailgating and a battle between two conference heavyweights as the Eagles take on UNC-Asheville at 4 p.m. at the Winthrop Coliseum. The king and queen will be crowned at halftime and the 2008 Outstanding Young Alumni award winner will be recognized.

Many alums also make it a habit to turn out for the NPHC Step Show, scheduled for 8 p.m. at Byrnes Auditorium. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Three alumni groups will celebrate reunions during Homecoming, including Upsilon Pi Epsilon, a national honor society for computing sciences; the Class of 1983 and the Baptist Student Union campus ministry.

Check out the complete schedule. 

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