PHOTO GALLERY: WKU Homecoming Recap 2017

Ayden Horn, 10, cheers on the Hilltoppers at the homecoming game on Saturday in the Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium. Horn attended the game with his teammates from the Steelers, an elementary school football team, named after the NFL football team, at Clarkson Elementary in Grayson County.

Festivities for WKU Homecoming 2017 commenced Wednesday night with the inaugural An Evening with… event. The celebrations continued throughout the week, including Thursday’s pep rally, Friday’s parade and concert and Saturday’s tailgating preceding the homecoming game. This year, WKU faced University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s team, the Charlotte 49ers. The Hilltoppers pulled out with a 45-14 win against Charlotte.

The theme of this year’s Homecoming was “There’s No Place Like Home”, and floats in the parade were designed around classic themes, scenes and images from L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”. The 2017 Homecoming Queen, announced at the game Saturday afternoon, was Katherine Crider of Delta Zeta.

Reporter Sarah Yaacoub can be reached at [email protected]and 270-745-6291. Follow her on Twitter at @sarahyaacoub1.