Special to The Dallas Examiner
Texas Southern University’s Homecoming 2017, themed Tiger Dynasty – 90 Years, The Reign Continues, will be held Oct. 7 to Oct. 14.
The coronation ceremony of Miss TSU Tramauni Brock and Mr. TSU Chad Zeno will be held Saturday and is the first of 22 scheduled student activities. Alumni events will begin Wednesday with an Old School vs. New School Game Night.
The annual Tiger Paw Golf Tournament is scheduled for Oct. 12 at Hermann Park Golf Course. This year’s format is a two-person Florida Scramble that will feature Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and Best Dressed Team contests. First-, second- and third-place awards will be presented to the lowest team score. There is an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Visit https://tsu.thankyou4caring.org/16th-annual-tiger-paw-golf-classic to register your team and pay the entry fee. Event sponsorships are available. Call 713-313-1363 for more information.
The TSU National Alumni Association Chapter’s annual Alumni Welcome Reception will be held in the Sterling Student Life Center Oct. 12, with an Alumni General Body Meeting on Oct. 13. A complimentary breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. before the general meeting. Alumni can spend the afternoon attending an Open House at their respective college or school or enjoy other alumni-focused events, including Yard Fest and the BBQ Festival.
The SWAC Showdown will be held Oct. 14. The Tigers football team will face the Alabama State Hornets at BBVA Compass Stadium, 2200 Texas Ave. at Dowling Street. Game time is 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.bbvacompassstadium.com, or call 713-313- 4355 for more information.
The Grand Tiger Parade is a celebration of the Third Ward community. The parade will be held on Oct. 14 beginning at 10 a.m. Local and national bands, car clubs, walking units and dignitaries are scheduled, so secure your seat early along the route. Visit https://www.tsuhomecoming2017.com/event-registration to add your organization to the parade and view the complete route.
The Tiger Tailgating Experience is an all-day event on Oct. 14 featuring a festival-style atmosphere for the TSU community. Campus gates will be open at 5 a.m. to accommodate tailgaters.