Busy Sports Weekend for Monmouth College Homecoming


It’s Homecoming weekend for Monmouth College this weekend, with several events being planned. The Fighiting Scots women’s tennis team will play its final home match of the season against Illinois College at the newly-renovated Monmouth Tennis Stadium at 4:00 on Friday. Also on Friday at 7:30 p.m., the College will pay tribute to its undefeated 1972 football team during the inaugural Fighting Scots Champions Club ceremony in the Huff Athletic Center fieldhouse. That will be followed by the Homecoming spirit shout at 8 p.m. at April Zorn Memorial Stadium. The traditional celebration, which will feature competition by student organizations and the introduction of Homecoming royalty, will conclude with a fireworks display.

Homecoming festivities continue on Saturday at 8:30am when three former athletes…..including one who also served as a Fighting Scots coach…..will be inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame. The ceremony for All-American Tanesha (tun-NEE-shuh) Hughes Newell, class of 2009…….championship-winning coach Chris Pio (PIE-oh), class of 1984……..and baseball standout Taylor Thiel (THEEL), class of 2002 will be held in the Huff Center fieldhouse. The Homecoming parade on East Broadway between Sixth Street and Ninth Street will begin at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., the Fighting Scots volleyball team will host a Senior Day matchup with Midwest Conference rival Lake Forest in Glennie Gym. A cookout for faculty and alumni will be held from noon-2 p.m. on the east hilltop overlooking Zorn Stadium, and the Homecoming football game against Lawrence will follow with a special kick-off time of 2 p.m.

An All-Monmouth Reunion Celebration will be held off campus from 5-9 p.m. at the American Legion, 1110 N. 11th St.

We’ll have coverage of the Monmouth vs. Lawrence football game on AM 1330/FM 94.1 WRAM starting with the pregame show at 1:40.

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