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Rise and shout for Cougars' homecoming festivities

The BYU Young Ambassadors, seen here in 2002, practice for the BYU Homecoming Spectacular. Activities are scheduled throughout the week for alumni of Brigham Young University and their families.
The BYU Young Ambassadors, seen here in 2002, practice for the BYU Homecoming Spectacular. Activities are scheduled throughout the week for alumni of Brigham Young University and their families.
Stuart Johnson, Deseret Morning News

Calling all Cougars! It's that time of year once again.

So break out your blue pompoms and put on your best dress for that annual trip down memory lane known as homecoming.

This year, BYU's football team takes on the Wyoming Cowboys, with the Cougars hoping for better luck this year than they had with last year's homecoming game, against Colorado State.

But no matter how the team fares, there are events for the whole family offered throughout the week that will keep BYU families from getting the blues.

Here's some of the highlights from Homecoming 2004 — "Firm in the Fire":

Tuesday, Oct. 12

11:05 a.m. — Homecoming opening ceremonies — Marriott Center

noon — BYUSA barbecue — WSC Terrace

6:30 p.m. — Hike to light the Y — meet at WSC Jamba Juice

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Noon — BYUSA activities — WSC Terrace

6 p.m. — Baby pageant — WSC Terrace

Thursday, Oct. 14

11 a.m. — College Honored Alumni Lecture Series — various locations

Noon — BYUSA activities — WSC Terrace

TBA — True Blue Football — Helaman Field

7:30 p.m. — Homecoming Spectacular — Marriott Center

Friday, Oct. 15

All day — Homecoming reunions — various locations

Noon — BYUSA activities — WSC Terrace

5 p.m. — Alumni dinner — WSC Ballroom

7:30 p.m. — Homecoming Spectacular — Marriott Center

8:30 p.m. — Homecoming dances — various locations

Saturday, Oct. 16

All day — Homecoming reunions — various locations

8:45 a.m. — Cougar run, kids races — BYU track

9 a.m. — Pancake breakfast — various locations

9:30 a.m. — Cougar run, 5K — BYU track

10 a.m. — Homecoming parade — starts at the Marriott Center parking lot

TBA — BYU vs. Wyoming football game — LaVell Edwards Stadium

8:30 p.m. — Homecoming dances — various locations