t was a fiery conspiracy from the very beginning. With more than 40 clubs and organizations playing an active role in the planning of homecoming activities, everyone from college preppies to graduated yuppies had an iron in the planning of the homecoming fire. Whether behind the scenes or in front of the fans, Vandals of all ages teamed up to set Moscow aflame in a "Silver and Gold Blaze." "The game plan was simple," said Homecoming Chairman Mitch Sonnen. "Our goal was to have campuswide involvement in homecoming by getting participation from as many living groups, service organiza-
tions, students and and events at the gatheralumni as possible." ing proved to be as hot as A week of homecom- the bonfire's flames. ing festivities was literalHead Football Coach ly kicked off by the "First Dennis Erickson started Annual Kickoff to the rally off by leading Homecoming Fun Run.' ' students in a V-A-N-D-ANearly 20 UI students, L cheer. "We're going to faculty and alumni play like hell and beat sported running s hoes Nevada-Reno," he proand sweats to participate mised the 500 students in the five-kilometer race in attendance. around campus. Spon"When we go into that sored by the Student- locker room at 12:40. I'd Alumni Relations Board, like to see that student the run both began and side just packed, screamand ye lling." ended at the Kibbie ing Dome after winding its Erickson said. way through the campus "We're going to tear core. the sky down because we By Wednesday, Sept. are the Big Sky.'路 said 25, the campus was buz- former ch eerleader and zing in anticipation of football player Dean that evening's Davis. In the bonfire skit comHomecoming Bonfire Rally. The rally's motto petition, members of the was "The Heat is On," continued ~
Homecoming finaJe. A dual Elks Club concert by the Robert Cray Band and the Kin g Pins brought homecoming week to a close. The music was a mix路 ture of jany blues and '50s rock.
Royal threesome. Winning Homecoming honors were First Attendant Reagan Davis. Queen Terl Campbell. and Second Attendant Patty Albanese. The trio was elected based on t heir accomplishments and campus service.
1986 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 84 - University of Idaho Yearbook