February 18, 2013
Free admission for everyone to evening ballgames
The 2012-2013 Associated Student Government officer team invites you to be back on campus for the 19th Annual Hoops Homecoming festivities to be held this Saturday at Northeastern Junior College. Pictured here with the spirit towels that will be given out to the first 200 alumni to register are (l to r): Jessica Blohm, 2nd Vice President (Parker) , ASG President Chelsea Blumenshine (Fort Collins), and Stephen Geu, 1st Vice President (Peetz). Courtesy Photo
The 19th Annual Hoops Homecoming event will take place at Northeastern Junior College this Saturday, February 23. The college’s alumni association invites everyone to come back to campus and enjoy a day in Sterling.
While the evening ballgames—this year against Trinidad State Junior college--are the largest events to take place, there are several other offerings available. At 9 a.m., the college rodeo team hosts an open jackpot rodeo at the Logan County Fairgrounds. The day begins with exhibition barrel racing, followed by competitive barrel racing, calf roping, break away roping, goat tying and team roping, in this order, throughout the day. Activities will be held in the indoor arena and admission is free. At 12 noon, the Northeastern Plainsman baseball team takes on Miles Community College of Miles City Montana at Plainsman Park, located on Pioneer Road at the north campus site.
A special, by invitation only luncheon will honor the 2013 alumni award winners. It will be followed by a 2 p.m. annual meeting of the board of directors at the Plainsman Grill at Northeastern 18 golf course. This annual meeting is open to anyone who wants to attend, however it is usually a short session.
At 2:30 in the afternoon, the Heritage Center will be open for viewing in the Hays Student Center on the second floor. This is an on-campus museum which features an awesome collection of college history and memorabilia. The Alumni Association’s Heritage Center Committee has worked diligently to collect and display hundreds of items, photos, yearbooks, old clothing, and keepsakes from the past. Admission to this center is free.
The games will begin at 5:30 p.m. when the Plainswomen take on Trinidad State Junior College Lady Trojans. The men will follow with a game at 7:30 p.m. The 2013 alumni award winners will be introduced at center court during half time of the men’s game. Alumni may enter the door prize drawings and may participate in the nice reception that is always held during Hoops Homecoming up in the balcony area of the event center. The first 200 alumni to register at the start of the ballgames will receive a free spirit towel with Plainsman Pete on it. The Hoops Homecoming events are open to everyone, with the exception of the awards luncheon, and for these games only, admission is free to all who attend.