RED EYE – A Crowd Pleaser

Photo by Cary Edmondson

Homecoming Week was refreshed and reimagined this year, uniting Fresno State traditions with new ideas to ignite student pride while welcoming alumni back to campus.

The campus was chock full of activities throughout the week, including the new Homecoming Big Show, featuring comedians Adam Devine (Pitch Perfect and Workaholics), Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project) and Adam Ray (Spy). DJ Kay Rich (pictured) fired up the crowd before the show.

“For years, students have expressed interest in having a large-scale performance on campus,” says Shawna Blair, program and events coordinator in Student Involvement and adviser of the homecoming committee. “We worked hard to make this year’s homecoming one of the biggest, boldest yet.”

The week also featured a viewing party for the movie “Spiderman” inside Bulldog Stadium, where students and community members could bring blankets and eat popcorn while relaxing on the football turf. The evening before the homecoming football game included a pep rally with a fire dancer and a magician show.

The week culminated with Fresno State’s 38-0 shutout win over New Mexico in front of nearly 30,000 fans in Bulldog Stadium.