Homecomings at BSU hold a special place in my heart. There’s a definite buzz around campus for one. As a member of a fraternity we were always paired with other greek letter organizations resulting in great fun and good times for two. Perhaps most important, it was remarkably easy to find an alum who was happy to buy you a few frosty beverages at Scotty’s or BW3′s and relive “the good old days” with a current BSU undergrad. It was always the best week of the year to be a Cardinal.
In 2001, Homecoming was extra special for me as it was my final lap around BSU’s campus in my senior year. We were also playing host to the nationally ranked Toledo Rockets, and after the swamp of suck we had to endure my first few years in Muncie, it would be nice to go out on a high note. Adding to the extra special feel on campus was an extra special visitor, one Biff Henderson, he of Late Show with David Letterman fame. If you haven’t seen it or haven’t seen it for a while, check out the video of Biff’s visit below…
The memories in this video are massive. President Brownell, Talmadge Hill, Biff leading the Pride of MidAmerica in the fight song, Homecoming bed races with some familiar faces for me, and upsetting the Rockets. The goal posts were torn down by an angry student mob and walked down Bethel into the Duck Pond, where a group of fine upstanding young gentlemen retrieved them and proceeded to hack it up as a souvenir, a piece of which still sits in my office today. It was a great memory, a great Homecoming, and here’s to some more made this weekend.
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