Although alumni have been invited to the annual Harvard - Yale game since the 1870's, Baylor, Illinois, and Missouri all claim to have had the first "Coming Home" events in the early 1900's. The NCAA, Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit sanctions the University of Missouri as the originator of Homecoming in 1911 with the University of Missouri vs. the University of Kansas game. Homecoming has always centered around a football game and included rallies and a dance. For the young women Homecoming is about the dance, the date, the dress and the corsage. There are beautiful photos of corsages in the albums on our Fanpage.
The Holly Berry is offering a free boutonniere with the purchase of a corsage.