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Appalachian State Homecoming Festivities Kick Off Tomorrow; Mountaineers Face Off with Elon on Saturday

By Paul T. Choate Oct. 4, 2012. If you love Appalachian State University, as so many here in the High Country do, then this weekend is one of the best weekends of the year to sport your black and gold attire. ASU is holding their Homecoming events on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, and the weekend is slam-packed with Mountaineer events ranging from a run to the top of Howard’s Knob to a parade and, of course, the Homecoming ASU football game against Elon University. Homecoming kicks off Friday with the 50th annual Boyles CEO Lecture Series. The event takes place at 10 a.m. in Holmes Convocation Center. This year, the series will feature a panel of previous Boyles lecturers, including William R. Holland, former CEO of United Dominion; Robert Ingram, former CEO of GlaxoSmithKline; James Morgan, CEO of Krispy Kreme; and Bob Tillman, former CEO of Lowe’s. Later in the day Friday, the sixth annual Running of the Knob (a two-mile run to the top of Howards Knob) starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Watauga County Library. At 6 p.m. on Friday, the Spirit Under the Stars Lip Sync Finals and Pep Rally takes place on Duck Pond Field. …

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