The week in photos: Homecoming 2023

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Some of the top photos from the 2023 Homecoming festivities at Central Michigan University as captured by University Communications.

Three students in yellow life vests paddle a cardboard boat in a pond.
Will it float? Participants hoped so at the cardboard boat races on Rose Pond.
President and Mrs. Davies throw candy from a white Jeep during the Homecoming parade.
I want candy! Rainy weather cleared out in time for the homecoming parade.
Three young adults in coats and hats dance at the Black Alumni tailgate.
Pregame tailgating ahead of the CMU vs. Akron football game.
The student section at the CMU football game cheers.
Fans fill the stands at Kelly/Shorts Stadium for CMU's first homecoming game against Akron since 1996.
Marching band members in full uniform cheer on the field at the 2023 homecoming game.
The CMU Marching Band was fired up for a defensive battle.
A color guard member wearing black and gold smiles at the camera while waving a large yellow flag.
The color guard put on a show alongside the marching band during halftime.
A CMU football player gets tackled by two Akron players as he tries to cross the goal line.
Quarterback Jase Bauer's third quarter touchdown run put CMU up 10-3.
A CMU cheerleader goes head over heels at the homecoming game.
The cheer team was head over heels for CMU's time of possession: A season-high 37 minutes and 51 seconds.
A CMU alum wears a vintage cheerleading outfit from the 1960s poses for the camera.
A fan's vintage outfit was on-brand for CMU's vintage defensive effort as Central Michigan held Akron to 193 yards of total offense.
CMU football players celebrate a victory over Akron surrounded by a large group of teammates.
Final score: CMU 17, Akron 10, good for Central's eighth win in their last nine homecoming games.
A CMU football player conducts the marching band from the sideline.
Strike up the band! CMU heads to Ball State on Saturday, Oct. 21 looking to improve to 5-3 on the year.



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