Posted by Joey Mullins on 2008-10-22

The Samford athletics department has several events planned for the upcoming Homecoming weekend.

The events start on Saturday, with the men's and women's basketball teams both holding their annual Red-Blue Scrimmages. The men's scrimmage is scheduled for 10 a.m., while the women's team will scrimmage at 11 a.m., both in the Pete Hanna Center.

After its scrimmage, the women's basketball program will hold its seventh-annual Alumni Reunion at Talbird Circle.

The football team's Southern Conference game against The Citadel is scheduled for a 2 p.m. kickoff at Seibert Stadium. Prior to the football game, the 1971 Samford football team will be recognized. The team won the NCAA College Division West Region II Championship by defeating Ohio Wesleyan, 20-10, in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. The team finished the season with a record of 9-1 and ranked seventh in the national UPI poll.

Following the football game, the Samford volleyball team will play host to Elon at 7 p.m. in the Hanna Center. The volleyball team will also play host to UNC Greensboro Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Hanna Center.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.