The final day of Inauguration Week was also the biggest day of Homecoming Weekend, part of the annual True Blue Days festivities celebrating UB pride. On Saturday, students, alumni, family and friends flocked to the North Campus for tailgating parties, class reunions and other True Blue traditions before cheering on the UB Bulls Division I football team against Big East opponent UConn.
True Blue, UB’s student spirit group, the UB Alumni
Association and other campus groups hosted several Homecoming
tailgate parties before the football game. The main party was open
to the entire UB community and included a DJ, carnival games,
children’s activities and a visit by President Satish K.
Tripathi. New this year was True Blue Avenue, a student-only
tailgate section set up before the game to offer a fun, safe space
for cheering on the Bulls.
At 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, the UB football team, Thunder of the East Marching Band, and UB cheerleaders, along with President Tripathi, took the “Walk to Victory” through True Blue Avenue, allowing fans to cheer them on as they marched to UB Stadium.
The UB Bulls looked for their second win of the young season, facing their toughest test yet in the UConn Huskies of the Big East. It came down to just a few key plays, but in the end UConn won the matchup, 17-3, despite the Bulls’ strong defensive effort and overwhelming support from 18,215 True Blue fans.