Last week, Montana State celebrated Homecoming 2013, and fans young and old came together to celebrate Bobcat pride.
On Thursday students and members of the MSU community braved the snowy elements to run the first annual Dye Hard Bobcat Run, sponsored by the Student Alumni Association.
Festivities continued with the Homecoming pep rally in downtown Bozeman Friday night. The marching band was present to get fans excited for Saturday’s football game with their energized rendition of the school fight song.
Saturday brought beautiful sunny weather as spectators lined Main Street to watch the annual Homecoming Parade. Dozens of floats moved down the street covered in blue-and-gold decorations in a spectacle of true Bobcat spirit. There were Bozeman businesses, community organizations and MSU clubs and organizations present as well as many animals, from dogs of the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter to a miniature pony riding on a flatbed trailer.
Finally, the Bobcat football team kicked off at 2:05 p.m. on Saturday against the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks. MSU took the field by storm and refused to let up, crushing the Lumberjacks 36-7. During halftime the homecoming royalty nominees were introduced and senior chemical engineering major Spencer Dahl and junior sociology major Dani Clark were announced as the 2013 Homecoming King and Queen.
The Bozeman community came out strong for all of the events, posting a record attendance at the football game with 21,027 people. Bobcats will continue to show support for MSU and the Bozeman community throughout the upcoming year.