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by on October 17, 2010

The students, faculty, and athletes of University of North Texas kicked off their Homecoming weekend with a celebratory bonfire.  There was a huge crowd turnout for the event that was hosted just outside Victory Hall, and a large part of the reason was because of the free merchandise give-a-ways, which were UNT t-shirts, bags, glow sticks, and tons more.

“We come for the free stuff, who doesn’t love free?” ~ Bryan Williams, UNT Student

The UNT football coach, Todd Dodge, gave a pep talk, and many of the UNT football players joined him on the stage.  After the speech, the evening was kicked off by a very large firework show, and then the lighting of the bonfire, which certainly “heated” up the evening.

“The Yell like hell contest is always a crowd pleaser whether it’s to cheer on your fellow classmates or to make fun of them.” ~ Crystal Dickerson, UNT Student

The “Yell like Hell” competition is a dance off between the different groups within UNT.  The winner each year gets bragging rights for the best choreographed dance routine for the entire year.

“I come for the bumpin’ music, it’s just like being at a club, but this is free!” ~ Kevin Crouch, UNT Student

The evening wraps up by announcing the homecoming queen and king, and people make their ways back to their cars or dorms.  The evening is far from over, however; because the legal UNT students all agree that the after party is at Fry Street.

The bonfire didn’t seem to light a fire under the injury-ridden football team, who lost the homecoming game 34-10.

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