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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.