Bonfire, Parade, Pigskin Among Highlights Of Baylor Homecoming

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    Dorothy and Toto visit the Emerald City during Delta Delta Delta's Pigskin 2002 performance of "Ease On Down The Road" which took 1st place in All University Sing 2002.
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    Delta Delta Delta brought color and excitement to the stage at Pigskin 2002 as they performed their first place in All University Sing act, "Ease On Down the Road".
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    The group from Kappa Kappa Gamma sings one of the songs from their Third Place 2002 All University Sing act, "Let the Good Times Roll", during Pigskin 2002.
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    Kappa Alpha Theta performs during Pigskin 2002 in their act "The Greasy Spoon" which took second place in All University Sing 2002.
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    A member of Pi Beta Phi sings from atop a piano during their Pigskin 2002 performance of "Holidays Inn".
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    Kappa Omega Tau performed their Pigskin 2002 act, "River Take Me Home".
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    Baylor's 2002 Outstanding Alumni (from left to right) - Joseph B. Armes, Lori Watts Hirons, Melissa A. Rogers, and John L. Meredith (not pictured: Eugene C. Roehlkepartain).
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    The Class A float by Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Alpha Theta - "Dr. Suess Backs the Bears" - was named the Judge's Award winner.
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    The "Cat in the Hat," one of the many Dr. Suess characters in the award-winning Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Alpha Theta float - "Dr. Suess Backs the Bears."
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    Parade-goers couldn't miss the 14-foot-tall red and white striped hat on the Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Alpha Theta -float "Dr. Suess Backs the Bears."
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    "Dr. Suess Backs the Bears" featured a zoo where 11 members of the Big 12 were caged.
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    The Baylor University Golden Wave Band along Fifth Street.
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    Grand marshals Grant and Donell Teaff are interviewed by 1982 Baylor Homecoming Queen Sherry Kuehl during the live parade broadcast.
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    Gladewater senior Lila McDowell represented Alpha Chi Honor Society as Baylor's 2002 Homecoming Queen.
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    Zeta Tau Alpha and Delta Tau Delta's Class A float featured a "Scooby Doo" theme with a "scaredy cat" from Kansas State trying to escape the mayhem.
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    "Freddy" and "Shaggy" from the Zeta Tau Alpha and Delta Tau Delta float.
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    Kappa Omega Tau's "Aladdin" float urged the Bears to "Stomp the Wildcats."
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    Chi Omega and Kappa Sigma's Class A float "I Think I Can..."
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    The 50-foot-tall helium-filled "Old Fashioned Football Player" was led down the parade route by 34 running backs, i.e. members of the Freshman Class Council. The balloon was produced by Toni McKay of StarBound Entertainment, New Castle, Pa.
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    Dr. Donald D. Schmeltekopf, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and his family were honored in the Homecoming parade. Schmeltekopf will retire in May 2003.
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    One of Baylor's memorial lampposts stands out in the foreground of the Homecoming bonfire.
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    A silhouetted Baylor fan joined hundreds at the annual bonfire to support the Bears.
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Oct. 28, 2002

Thousands of alumni came "home" to celebrate Baylor University's 93rd anniversary Homecoming Oct. 24-27. As former students and their families remembered those good ol' Baylor days, they gathered at several special events, including the sold-out Pigskin Revue, the annual pep rally and bonfire on Fountain Mall, reunion dinners in Barfield Drawing Room and the Homecoming parade from downtown Waco to the Baylor campus.

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