Saturday's Homecoming marks Pitt's 225th anniversary

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This weekend's Homecoming festivities are extra special as the University celebrates its 225th anniversary.

Something that seems to be getting overlooked in all the hoopla about an 11:00 am kickoff is that this weekend's Pitt-Louisville game isn't just the annual Homecoming game. 2012 marks the 225th anniversary for the University, and this weekend's celebrations are the culmination of this historic achievement. It's expected to be the largest, most celebrated Homecoming in Pitt history.

The 225 fact may have never made it out to those who aren't alumni or current students, but thanks to my public service announcement, now it has. Pitt has been celebrating this milestone since February - when the school officially turned 225 - and this weekend is being planned as the glorious salvo to cap it all off, with Midnight Madness on Friday night and the football game on Saturday. Students are even being asked to come on the field and take part in the halftime show during the game.

For alumni, students, friends, and fans, this weekend is more than just a football game. It's a celebration of Pitt's great pride, rich tradition, and enduring success. Give the 11:00 am kickoff complaining a rest (nobody is happy about this). Celebrate our University's fantastic athletic tradition on Saturday against Louisville.

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