Morehouse College‘s Maroon Tigers’ football team suffered a 31-14 stampede by the Albany State University Golden Rams on October 18. Still, nothing stopped the good times inside and outside B.T. Harvey Stadium during Morehouse’s 2014 homecoming game, held at the Atlanta-based undergraduate school’s historic West End campus.
The men’s historically Black college shares its Homecoming week festivities with neighboring women’s college Spelman College. Fittingly, the annual has been rebranded as “Spelhouse,” a hook that helped this year’s game draw more than 11,000 game attendees (as well as an estimated three times that amount in tailgaters).
Among the luminaries spotted at the festivities were Edwin Moses, Olympic gold medalist (Morehouse, ’78); James Shelton, deputy secretary, U.S.Department of Education, (Morehouse, ’89); former Atlanta mayor and Spelman professor Shirley Franklin; and Rep. Sanford Bishop (Morehouse, ’68).
1. Maroon Tigers
Presenting the Maroon Tigers, ready to face the Albany State University Golden Rams.
2. Homecoming FansSource:Michael Jordan
Stands were packed and the crowd was also ready for action!
3. Game Time
Maroon Tiger Number 20, sophomore Malik Johnson, was approached by ASU’s Number 15, freshman defensive back Nick Scott.
4. Opposing Band
Opposing team Albany State University‘s band looked on.
5. ASU Mascot
ASU’s Golden Rams mascot kept it low-key, for a moment.
6. Morehouse Cheerleaders
The lop-sided scoreboard couldn’t stop Morehouse’s cheerleaders from winning over the crowd.
7. Morehouse Band
Couldn’t keep the Morehouse “House of Funk” down either.
8. Homecoming Greetings
An apt caution, as Homecoming was about to get on and poppin’!
9. Love For Morehouse
Ladies representing for Morehouse.
10. Now THIS Is A Mascot!
A mascot for community outreach group We Do It 4 The Hood struck a pose.
11. Morehouse Alums
Cooking with the OGs!
Phi Beta Sigmas stunting.
13. Joining The Fun
14. Pause For The Cause
An anti-cancer crusader proudly sported pink.
Kappas joined in.
Greek pride, alumni-style.
18. Pure Joy
The party kicked up to a new level.
19. Oh Yeh?
These ladies would not be outdone.
20. Generational to Generation
The Spelman legacy… to be continued?