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Title: Fayetteville State homecoming draws record crowds
Post by: y04185 on October 22, 2017, 08:39:16 AM
Read more (http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20171021/fayetteville-state-homecoming-draws-record-crowds)

Hundreds of people decked out in Bronco blue began lining both sides of Murchison Road around 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

By the time the Fayetteville State University Homecoming Parade began, attendees could hardly walk on the sidewalks because there were so many people standing around.

Fayetteville State University spokesman Jeffrey Womble said everything about this year’s homecoming parade was bigger than ever due to the fact that it coincided with the university’s sesquicentennial, or 150th, anniversary.

“It’s a tribute to the fact that the community wants to celebrate our sesquicentennial and they want to be a part of it,” Womble said. “This year there has been a record-breaking crowd.”

Hazel Brooks attended the parade with her grandchildren. Two of her children graduated from Fayetteville State University.

She said she was proud to attend the parade during the university’s sesquicentennial.

“That is significant,” Brooks said. “Being a HBCU (Historically Black College and/or University), that says a lot for them. It makes it a special day.”

Title: Re: Fayetteville State homecoming draws record crowds
Post by: Professor on October 22, 2017, 10:04:30 AM
I also think Hayes and his winning team have something to do with it
Title: Re: Fayetteville State homecoming draws record crowds
Post by: Snapper on October 23, 2017, 11:39:15 AM
I agree! I saw the last two home wins vs Shaw and St. Aug and they were thrillers!!

Title: Re: Fayetteville State homecoming draws record crowds
Post by: Ram-Fan on October 23, 2017, 05:28:35 PM
They are currently 4-4 and had 3850 for Homecoming.

Is that a typo, because I'm confused.

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Title: Re: Fayetteville State homecoming draws record crowds
Post by: y04185 on October 23, 2017, 08:09:22 PM
They are currently 4-4 and had 3850 for Homecoming.

Is that a typo, because I'm confused.

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Sometimes I think we get our attendance from the random number table.
Title: Re: Fayetteville State homecoming draws record crowds
Post by: FSUHALL on October 24, 2017, 05:44:14 PM
We have had much larger crowds at Homecoming with fans standing around the entire field so I don’t know where it was a record at.  We have had crowds of 7!and 8k at homecomings and 9k at first couple Pembroke State games.
Title: Re: Fayetteville State homecoming draws record crowds
Post by: Jay_Thomas on October 25, 2017, 10:18:24 AM
Broncos, do you have any homecoming pics you'd like to share with us?
Title: Re: Fayetteville State homecoming draws record crowds
Post by: y04185 on October 25, 2017, 11:18:13 AM
I'll post some tonight.