Seeing Double: CSUSM to Celebrate Homecoming with Double-Header Soccer Game and BBQ


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Culminating the university's second annual Homecoming Week, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) invites students, alumni, and community supporters to cheer on the women's and men's soccer teams as the Cougars battle Embry Riddle at Mangrum Track and Field on Saturday, October 23.

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of CSUSM, Saturday's double-header soccer games and barbeque are among more than 20 scheduled events happening on campus during the university's second annual Homecoming Week, hosted from Oct. 18-23.

Designed to reconnect alumni, enthuse school spirit, and uphold campus tradition, the Homecoming game will kick-off at noon with the women's soccer team, who are currently ranked no. 15 in the nation with an impressive 6-1-5 on the season. At 2:30 p.m., the men's team will take the field to defend their record of 6-2-2 on the season.

Game day festivities will also include kid-friendly activities, face painting, halftime relay games and entertainment, giveaways, and a catered, tailgate barbeque sponsored by Liberty Mutual. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register for the Liberty Mutual Tailgate Barbeque, which is free for Alumni Association Members and students, and $5 per person for all other guests. To register in advance, visit

What: Homecoming Soccer Games and BBQ, sponsored by Liberty Mutual
The BBQ is free to Alumni Association Members and students, or $5 per person 

Who: CSUSM students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and community supporters

When: Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Liberty Mutual Tailgate Barbeque will be serving from 11: 30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CSUSM Women's Soccer vs. Embry Riddle begins at 12:00 p.m.
CSUSM Men's Soccer vs. Embry Riddle begins at 2:30 p.m.
Where: California State University San Marcos, Mangrum Track and Field

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.