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.
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