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Herald blue and gold online for ASU homecoming week

The Albanyherald.com has gone blue and gold to support Albany State University during its homecoming festivities this week.

The Albanyherald.com has gone blue and gold to support Albany State University during its homecoming festivities this week.

ALBANY, Ga. — If you visit Albanyherald.com this week, you’ll notice that things may look a little bit different.

To show support for Albany State during its homecoming activities, albanyherald.com and The Albany Herald’s Facebook account have changed their design.

Online readers will now see a blue banner across the top of our website with the “Albany” part of our Albany Herald logo emblazoned in gold rather than its typical cyan color.

On Facebook, we’ve changed our timeline to include a special message to all of ASU’s returning graduates.

Historically, ASU’s week of homecoming events is one of Albany’s biggest economic engines, pouring millions of dollars into the local economy as alumni from across the country return to the Good Life City to reconnect with former classmates.

ASU HOMECOMING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

TODAY

Breakfast Club: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Academic Atrium

What’s up Wednesday!: Noon-2 p.m., Pedestrian Mall & Amphitheater. All organizations.

Skate Night: 8 p.m.-11 p.m., StarDust Skate Center. Free until 9 p.m. with ASU Rams I.D.

THURSDAY

Da$h for Dollar$: Noon-2 p.m., Veterans Park Amphitheatre. Admission: $3.

Dance Competition: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Sanford Gym. Admission: Advance, $5 ($3 with vaid ASU I.D.); at door, $8.

FRIDAY

National Alumni Association Golf Tournament: 8 a.m., Doublegate Country Club

Convocation: 10 a.m.-noon, HPER Gymnasium

Alumni Homecoming Luncheon: Noon, L. Orene Hall Building. Admission: $25.

Pep Rally: 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Pedestrian Mall. R.I.P Clark Atlanta Panthers- Funeral

Dean’s Reception: 6 p.m., ASU Student Center Ballroom

If I could Turn Back The Hands of Time Fish Fry: 9 p.m., Hampton Inn. Admission: $12

Fairgrounds at ASU: 5 p.m.-midnight, JC Reese Parking Lot. One-day pass, $10; two-day pass, $15. Tickets for games and food sold separately.

SATURDAY

Homecoming Parade: 9 a.m., Pine Avenue, downtown Albany

Homecoming Game: 2 p.m., ASU Coliseum. Albany State University vs. Clark Atlanta. Admission: $25, adults; $10, children K-12

Fairgrounds at ASU: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., JC Reese Parking Lot. One-day pass, $10; two-day pass, $15. Tickets for games and food sold separately.

Homecoming Step Show 2012: 7:30 p.m., HPER Gymnasium. Hosted By: Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson and DJ Nix in the Mix. Doors open 7 p.m. Admission: advance, $15; door, $20

If I Could Turn Back The Hands of Time Celebration Dance: 10 p.m., Albany Civic Center. Admission: $25

Comments

TRUTH101 1 year, 9 months ago

Its funny how the Albany Herald has nothing positive to say about ASU for 358 days.......but OHHHHH when Homecoming comes around they LOVE ASU!!!!! Same thing with many of the bushiness around town...smh...They will be flying blue and gold this week..........

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VSU 1 year, 9 months ago

It's all about the money. I'll admit I am not a fan of ASU, but I can say that most of these businesses don't give a crap about ASU. Like you say, they put up the blue and gold and display their signs that say GO ASU, but it is just to attract visitors to come in and spend some moolah. It's not the blue and gold they support, but rather that green stuff.

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TRUTH101 1 year, 9 months ago

You are correct and that is why I pray my fellow alums are not fooled by the GO RAMS signs........

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Momof3 1 year, 9 months ago

I was thinking the same thing this morning. Everybody has jumped on the ASU bandwagon. And while I am not a huge fan of ASU myself, I don't think they will be fooled by all the signs at some of the area businesses, but they have to eat sleep, shop, etc., so they really don't have much of a choice about the busineses they go to if they plan on staying in town for the week. One thing is for sure.. Albany will have a BIG economic boost this week with all the homecoming activities from ASU and its alumni.

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 9 months ago

great point "Truth101"........the herald is gonna be mad at you for that one!!!!

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Covingtonian 1 year, 9 months ago

Please provide some instances where ASU recieved negative press from the Herald. I am a Fort Valley Alumn but have a relative who attends the school so I read the paper online almost everyday. I haven't seen the negative press that you say ASU recieves. I am a football fanatic and have commented many times on this years team.

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ontario1966 1 year, 9 months ago

You are so right!! these jackass's just like to stir up things. As Mom use to say "If you dont have something to say nice? than dont say it at all"

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