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Homecoming activities honor history, homefield advantage

October 31, 2006

For the Drake University football team, homecoming has a special meaning in 2006. After spending a year away from Drake Stadium during a massive $15-million renovation, the Bulldogs returned with gusto this fall.

Now the Bulldogs are calling all their friends, fans and alumni home to celebrate on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Festivities begin with tailgating on Helmick Commons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost of the tailgate is $7 per person.

Then the Bulldogs take on Morehead State at 1:05 p.m. At halftime, there will be a salute to the 25th anniversary of the 1981 Bulldog club, which battled its way to a 10-1 record under legendary football coach Chuck Shelton - the first Division I team in Iowa to win 10 games. For game tickets, call (515) 271-DOGS.