Texas State throws it back to 1982 for Homecoming Week

Eliseo Ceja | October 29, 2018

Homecoming at Texas State is the university's longest-running annual tradition that brings together the community to celebrate Bobcat pride and spirit. From October 20-27th, the week-long experience featured a lineup of events that united students, alumni, faculty, and staff to participate in exciting activities, ranging from a talent show to a soap box derby. The Homecoming festivities all lead to a Saturday game at Bobcat Stadium, in which our football team defeated New Mexico State University.

student playing game
Students enjoyed carnival games, treats, and activities during the Texas State Homecoming Carnival and Spirit Rally.
student eating tacos
The student who would eat 10 tacos the fastest would win the 2018 Homecoming Taco Showdown.
soap box derby
The Soap Box Derby is one of the oldest continuous Homecoming traditions at Texas State and was originally started in 1967.
football team cheerleaders and boko
Football players, cheerleaders and Boko donned uniforms resembling to the ones worn during the 1981-1982 football season.
student taking photo
The Carnival and Spirit Rally kicked off Homecoming Week with a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
girl playing guitar
Students with a variety of talents showcased their acts during the annual homecoming talent show.
girl playing guitar
The event involves racers from registered and chartered student organizations, residence halls, and Greek organizations.
homecoming king and queen
Cody Huffman and Nahara Franklin were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during the halftime show at the Texas State Homecoming football game.
group of people singing
Performances from students included comedy acts, poetry readings, dances, and musical pieces.
winning derby team
Students are challenged to build a car that will be launched from a large ramp and compete to be the first to cross the finish line.
Southwest Texas State Alumni enjoyed the atmosphere of this year’s homecoming football game, throwing it back to the 1981-1982 season.
football player scoring
The Bobcats defeated the New Mexico Aggies 27-20 during the homecoming football game to bring another win to Texas State football.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922