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Oct. 3, 2000

The University of Tulsa hosts the UTEP Miners in a battle of undefeated WAC football teams on Homecoming this Saturday, October 7 at 6:00 p.m., but the Homecoming activities begin on Wednesday.

The celebration kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 4 with Head Football Coach Keith Burns' live radio talk show at Encounters at the DoubleTree Hotel at Warren Place. Fans can gather from 6-7 p.m. for a social hour then listen and participate in the show, which begins at 7 p.m. Fans can listen to the show on SportsRadio AM 1430.

The Golden Hurricane spirit will continue to gather momentum with the Torchlight Parade and Bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 5. The parade will start at the Allen Chapman Activity Center at 9 p.m., wind through campus and end at the bonfire pit on the "U." The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced and Coach Burns will lead a pep rally. Torchlights will be provided by the Alumni Association.

Hurricane Howl, an entertaining Homecoming tradition, promises to live up to its name when the Donald W. Reynolds Center is filled with howls of laughter, courtesy of Sinbad. The comedian will appear in the Reynolds Center at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the TU Athletics Ticket Office and the Alumni Relations Office. All seats are general admission. The show is sponsored by KWBT-TV, Warner Brothers, Tulsa.

On gameday, Saturday, Oct. 7, begins with a yard decoration contest at 9 a.m. Come to campus and see how students and staff show their TU spirit by decorating the residence halls, fraternity and sorority houses and campus buildings. TU faculty members will present free lectures on topics from Thomas Jefferson to information technology. These lectures will be held in the Jess Chouteau Conference Room and the Gallery of the Allen Chapman Activity Center from 2-4 p.m.

From 4-6 p.m., Hurricane Alley, the area between Skelly Stadium and the Reynolds Center, will bustle with family-friendly activity. Kids' games include slides, obstacle courses, bungee runs, moonbounce and balloon typhoon.

For tickets to the game, fans can call the TU Athletic Ticket Office at 918-631-GoTU (4688).