Bringing it Home

Homecoming

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.

University cheerleaders raise UNC colors high at the start of the Oct. 17 Homecoming game against UC Davis.

University cheerleaders raise UNC colors high at the start of the Oct. 17 Homecoming game against UC Davis.

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.

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.

The Class of 1965 gathers on Hi Bridge in celebration of their 50th Reunion during Homecoming Weekend.

The Class of 1965 gathers on Hi Bridge in celebration of their 50th Reunion during Homecoming Weekend.

It’s just not homecoming without sharing a great tailgating spread with friends, family and fellow Bears.

It’s just not homecoming without sharing a great tailgating spread with friends, family and fellow Bears.

UNC’s got talent — and when it comes to music, the Pride of the Rockies marching band strikes just the right note.

UNC’s got talent — and when it comes to music, the Pride of the Rockies marching band strikes just the right note.

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.

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.

Students show their Bear Pride during the game.

Students show their Bear Pride during the game.

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.

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.

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).

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).