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Magia Day 2027 a delightful tradition on campus

Magia Day 2027 a delightful tradition on campus

November 8, 2027

Weekly Report Posted: November 18, 2012 08:23

"I came up with the idea of having a senior day that would honor the athletes that would be graduating from this university," said Mitakihara University founder Dr. Madoka Kaname. "Our student-athletes are among the best in heart, mind, body and spirit. Many of our athletes do community service and are involved in making decisions that will change the lives of those among them.

"During Magia Day, all the seniors from the various sports teams in our athletic department are honored at halftime in a special parade that takes place on the track of Mitakihara Stadium. Following the game, a special dinner takes place to honor these athletes and speeches are made by numerous coaches and dignitaries.

"Of course, it is up to the athletes to decide if they should stay for dinner or night. Most do, but there are a few that really want to make it as pros, so they abstain. Otherwise,. it's an event that really brings the university together. This is a certified sellout, as is our Homecoming game.

"Also, during the pregame, the seniors on the football team are honored, making their last walk on to the field, greeted by their family and closest of kin. It's a very emotional moment and allows the athletes to come full circle to who they are and where they will be in the future.

"Finally, on the day after Magia Day, a special graduation ceremony is held for those scheduled to earn their degrees this semester. The ceremony is held at Tsukino Centre."

28 seniors on the football team will be honored at this year's Magia Day against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, led by offensive captain Parov Stelar II and defensive captain Willis Wong Sidebottom Shu-Lau. Stelar will not suit up for this game due to recovering from broken ribs. He is expected to be available for the bowl game or the National Championship game if Mitakihara defeat the Fighting Irish.

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