Bringing it Home
On a perfect fall day in Colorado, the Blue and Gold took center stage as the university community raised the Bear banner high for homecoming.
Whether you were able to make it to UNC in October, or you were there in (Bear) spirit, UNC’s colors were blazing with pride. Here’s a photographic glimpse of the fun, fans and festivities that made up UNC Homecoming 2015.
UNC's "Pride of the Rockies" Marching Band plays "Ah! Well I Remember" before each home football game. Photo by Rob Trubia
University cheerleaders raise UNC colors high at the start of the Oct. 17 Homecoming game against UC Davis. Photo by Rob Trubia
In spite of the mid-October date, Colorado's sometimes-fickle weather was sunny and warm — and UNC's Sugar Bears dance team had their day in the sun. Photo by Rob Trubia
The Class of 1965 gathers on Hi Bridge in celebration of their 50th Reunion during Homecoming Weekend. Photo by Eric Bellamy
Students show their Bear Pride during the game. Photo by Woody Myers
It's just not homecoming without sharing a great tailgating spread with friends, family and fellow Bears. Photo by Woody Myers
UNC's got talent — and when it comes to music, the Pride of the Rockies marching band strikes just the right note. Photo by Rob Trubia
Community Fest featured more than 100 student organizations, community non-profits and Greeley businesses in a celebration of the close ties between UNC and the region. Face painting, entertainment and educational activities draw families and fans before kickoff. Photo by Barry LaPoint
Alex Wesley, a wide receiver from Murphy, Texas, carries the ball for the Bears. Redshirted as a freshman, Wesley is also a track and field standout for UNC who qualified for the NCAA West Regionals in the 400-meter dash last year. Photo by Rob Trubia
At the end of the day, there was a lot to celebrate, including the Bears' 56-27 win over UC Davis. The team racked up a Division I program record score, with eight touchdowns. Shown here are sophomores Zach Wilkinson (77) and Austin Bown (52), redshirt freshman Cody Wilson (65) and senior Sean Leslie (83). Photo by Rob Trubia