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Welcome to BYU Today's Homecoming edition! Whether in person or in spirit, we hope you will join us next week to celebrate BYU and reflect on how this place changed you for good. See below for a few ways and reasons to light the Y. Go Cougs! —Amy Kunz Fennegan (BA '94), Alumni President

Students seated on Y Mountain
How can students and alumni cram the best of BYU into five days? Take it one day at a time. Start with Tuesday's opening ceremonies, then hike and light the Y. Dive into blue foam on Wednesday. Hear award winners speak on Thursday, then hit a reunion and watch the game on Friday. On Saturday, run a 5K or catch the parade before enjoying Spectacular. Want more? Here's the complete schedule. Or just reminisce with the 2015 Homecoming highlights video.
BYU is stone-cold sober 19 years in a row
Who can match the moves of the national hip-hop-champion Cougarettes? You know the cat. Watch Cosmo steal the show.
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Jamaal WIlliams running with football
Jamaal Williams smashed the single-game rushing record in the Toledo game. Can he become BYU's all-time run leader at Homecoming? Can the Cougars beat a tough Mississippi State team? Get the answers next Friday night at 8:15 p.m. MDT at the stadium or on ESPN. Rise and shout, Cougs!
Honored Homecoming founder Susa Young Gates
Despite many hardships, Susa Young Gates built a résumé that is beyond impressive. Even her motto is inspiring: “Keep busy in the face of discouragement.”
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Three letters on Y Mountain
With a little more lime and energy, the students of 1906 might have made the mountain east of campus look like this. Read everything you never knew about our massive mountain monogram in this new feature from the next BYU Magazine.
Freshmen 2016 infographic
BYU grad Aaron Taylor captures the lighter side of BYU fans with his colorful comics. See them at BYU Magazine or visit the Facebook gallery to like, comment, and share.
Aerial image of central Italian city after earthquake
One week after disaster shook central Italy, BYU engineers and UAVs were called in to collect data and create a hi-res 3D model of an entire city. See their work at BYU News or read Gizmodo's story.
Gladys Knight headlines Homecoming Spectacular
The best tickets are going fast to see headliner Gladys Knight, along with Peter Hollens, Lexi Mae Walker, and BYU performing groups on Oct. 15. Here's a quick look at the show and the place to get tickets.
Three letters on Y Mountain
For more than 90 years—since 1924 (above)—Y lovers have frequently ascended the 1.06 miles to light the 380-foot symbol of BYU. Next Tuesday, students with lanterns will climb the recently improved BYU-owned trail, and the new LED lights on the Y's perimeter will be lit for the first time from campus below. Get details.
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