AUBURN -- Homecoming 2013 will be celebrated Saturday, October 12, when Auburn hosts Western Carolina at Jordan-Hare Stadium. That will mark the 100th observance of Homecoming at Auburn, and the 87th Homecoming football game for the Tigers.
Homecoming at Auburn began in June 1913 when Dr. Charles Thach, president of what was then Alabama Polytechnic Institute, issued a proclamation calling for "the observance of a Homecoming for all those loyal sons who, as former Auburn students, have passed through her portals and received her honors." Homecoming festivities were held in connection with the spring commencement exercises until 1924. Auburn beat Clemson, 13-0, in Auburn's first Homecoming game. The game was played on old Drake Field, which is now the parking lot for Haley Center.
Spring practice begins March 27 for Coach Gus Malzahn's Tigers. A-Day is Saturday, April 20, at Jordan-Hare Stadium.