Francis Marion to celebrate ‘Golden Year’ at Homecoming 2020
Francis Marion University’s 50th anniversary Homecoming week will kick off Jan. 27 with a bevy of activities and events fitting for the University’s semicentennial throughout the week.
The big event, Homecoming Day itself, is Saturday, Feb. 1.
FMU’s 2020 Homecoming will be highlighted by Saturday’s basketball doubleheader with the men’s and women’s teams facing off against Georgia Southwestern State University in a Peach Belt Conference match-up in the Smith University Center Gym. The women’s game tips off at 1:30 and the men’s game will follow, starting at approximately 3:30 p.m.
A recognition ceremony for Francis Marion’s national championship athletic teams will be held between the women’s and men’s games.
The Homecoming king and queen will be crowned following the men’s game.
Admission to the basketball games is free.
Pre-game tailgating, a hallmark of FMU’s Homecoming, begins at 11 a.m. in the fields adjacent to the Smith University Center and concludes at 7 p.m. This year’s iteration will feature food trucks as a part of the tailgating festivities.
FMU’s baseball and softball teams will also be in action at the Griffin Athletic Complex on Saturday as well. The Patriot baseball team will face Lenoir-Rhyne at 2 p.m. The softball team will play a doubleheader against Mount Olive at 1 p.m. and 3.
The FMU Athletic Department will sponsor the 22nd annual Swamp Fox Club Benefit Silent Auction, featuring sports memorabilia and merchandise, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Smith University Center gymnasium. All proceeds will support Patriot athletics.