Thousands filled William Jasper Hill Stadium, and among the crowd was plenty of selfies, hugs, and reunions as Tennessee State University kicked of Homecoming weekend.
For many, its been at least a year since they've seen each other but once they're back in the stadium, it's like they never left.
“The best thing about it is all of these folks are here to be productive citizens and that is the awesomeness about TSU,” class of 93' alumni Robert Blalock said. He's come back every single year. “Time has flown by so quickly and then I see students here of people I went to college with so that in itself blows my mind.”
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Nikki Hubbard, class of 03', was a majorette in the Aristocrat of Bands. She recalled some of the best advice she got.
“He would always huddle us up and say this is the best time of your lives so enjoy it, such memorable moments, such a family,” she said.
TSU's family is stronger than ever.
“Party with a purpose and give back to the university because we do this so students can continue their education and go to school,” homecoming chairman and class of 89' alumni Grant Winrow said.
Saturday's homecoming game against Austin Peay will happen at Nissan Stadium. Kick off was set for 6 p.m. TSU.