Oct. 20, 2008
MEMPHIS, TENN. - The Tiger football team will be at home this weekend for the Homecoming 2008 game versus Southern Miss Saturday evening. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m., and the game will be broadcast nationally by CBS College Sports Network.
Several events are planned for Friday evening, Oct. 24, including the annual parade and pep rally on the U of M campus. The parade is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Parking will be available in the Southern Ave. and Central Ave. parking lots. The parade will travel south on Zach Curlin, west on Walker, and north on Patterson. It will then enter the campus, traveling east on DeSoto, north on State, west on Veterans, north on Innovation, east on Norriswood to the McWherter Library, and then south to the Student Activities Plaza where the parade will end. The pep rally will take place on the Student Activities Plaza at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Head coach Tommy West and athletic director R.C. Johnson will speak at the pep rally, which will be located at the fountain near the Administration Building. Complimentary hot dogs, chips and cookies will be provided by Huey's.
A complete listing of Homecoming events sponsored by the U of M Alumni Association can be found at http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/homecoming.php
Parade Traffic Information:
The Memphis Police Department will control traffic on all city streets and at all city street intersections. The University Police will direct traffic where the campus streets and parking lot driveways intersect with city streets, and on campus.
During the parade, the city streets and campus streets/drives will be closed and re-opened incrementally and progressively (e.g., Patterson will still be open to traffic at the beginning of the parade). Each street allowing access to the campus will be re-opened to traffic after the parade has completely cleared that street.
Once the parade begins, access to any street along the parade route should be restricted for no more than 15 minutes. University police officers will assist anyone attempting to leave campus during the parade if an alternate route is available.
Once Zach Curlin and Walker are re-opened around 6:15 p.m., visitors will be able to park in the Zach Curlin lots and in the Zach Curlin Garage.