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Mitakihara Homecoming 2069: The Beautiful Game



Mitakihara Homecoming 2069: The Beautiful Game

By Chino Kafuu
The Daily Magi
September 2, 2069

Mitakihara University once again renews one of its oldest traditions, dating back to the year 2011: it's Homecoming Week. This year's theme is "The Beautiful Game." Escha Mailer and her husband, Logix "Logy" Ficsario, both senior Social Work majors, are the co-chairs for Homecoming Week.


Logix Ficsario and Escha Malier, the Homecoming Week Co-Chairs.

"I understand that soccer is what most people call 'The Beautiful Game,' but what about gridiron football? What about American football? What about Canadian football?" asked Ficsario at a promotional event at Madoka Square. "The skills and athleticism of the players, the strategy and risk-taking of the coaches, the ongoing war between one team and another...it's beautiful drama in its own right, and how fitting it is that we celebrate 200 years of this great sport here in Canada."

"Rutgers is an opponent that we have tried to get to play in Week 7 of our schedule but couldn't due to conference obligations," said Malier. "However, we were able to schedule them this week, so while a lot of our fellow students are just coming back from summer vacation, we're inviting everyone who believes in our team and have been a part of the experience to return and celebrate a game featuring the Best College Football Team in All of College Football, and one of the first teams to ever play the game."

A number of other events will also take place leading up to the Homecoming Game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on September 7, 2069 at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET. The game will be televised by City, TVA Sports, ESPN, NHK and BBC. This is also the last time that all these networks will televise Mitakihara's Homecoming Game, as a new university-owned-and-operated television and radio network, Radio Madoka, will hold the broadcasting rights to Mitakihara University Athletics on the date of its launch, which is scheduled for July 1, 2070.


The Schedule is as follows:
(all times in PT)

Tuesday, September 3
8:00 a.m. - Morning Prayers to Madoka - Madoka Cathedral Chapel
Speaker: Archbishop Ronald Dean Clegg
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver

12 p.m. - Homecoming Registration Opens - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

All Day - Museums: Spend the afternoon visiting one of the Mitakihara Museums. Admission is free with your Homecoming Passport.
* Nissin Museum of Ramen, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Hayao Miyazaki Museum of Art 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., miyazaki.madoka.ca
* Mitakihara Museum of Puella Magi, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-Museums open all day Wednesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday

Madoka Garden: Find your peace of mind visiting the Madoka Garden, located next to the Madoka Cathedral Chapel. Admission is free with your Homecoming Passport. Open 6 a.m. to sunset, all week.

Libraries: Admission is free at the following locations with your Homecoming Passport:
* Yuuki Library, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Saito Library 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special Exhibit at Saito Library: A Celebration of College Football's Bicentennial.
For more information, please visit the Saito Library website.
Libraries open all day Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

1 p.m. Classes: Participants are invited to sit in on a variety of undergraduate classes:
Classes TBA, see University Web Site

2 p.m. and 3 p.m. - Mizuhashi Library Tours
Take a guided tour of the Mizuhashi Library at the Mitakihara School of Graduate Studies. Tours will meet at the reception area inside the front door and will leave at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Space on each tour is limited.

3 p.m. - Open band practice
Mitakihara Director of Bands, Dr. Alex Cochran-Pierce, holds a special band practice with members of the Marching Ultimates, the university's marching band.

3:30 p.m. Campus tours led by The Society
The Society/La Societe is the premiere student-run organization that is dedicated to serving the Mitakihara University community and is owned and operated by the Mitakihara Associated Students. Tours are conducted in English, French and Japanese.
1. Mitakihara General Tour
2. Beyond The Campus: A Tour of Madoka Square, The Dorms and More
3. Touring the Madoka Garden: Something for Everybody
(also will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

4:30 p.m. Campus tours led by The Society/La Societe
1. Mitakihara Athletic Facilities
2. Madoka Architecture: Always Bold, Always Beautiful - The Legacy
3. Madoka Garden Tea Ceremony (refreshments provided)
(also will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

5 p.m. - Nonaka House Association's Harley Davidson Postmeridie Lecture and Award
Honoring 1869 Princeton Tigers and Rutgers Scarlet Knights football teams. Accepting the awards: the two teams' living descendants.
Presentation of Awards, Hozuki Ferrari, Vice-Chancellor of Mitakihara University, Tsukino Centre (Doors open at 4:30.)

Wednesday, September 4
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Homecoming Registration - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

5 p.m. - Mitakihara University Glee Club Concert
Tickets required: $50 for adults, $35 for students and $30 for seniors. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

Thursday, September 5
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Homecoming Registration - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot

5 p.m. - Men's Water Polo vs. Long Beach State
The Amagami Campus Pool

7 p.m. - Mitakihara University Rugby vs. Namibia Men's National Team
Battle for the Arrow Of Light, Sakura Bowl Stadium. Tickets required: $70 for adults, $50 for students and $30 for seniors. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

7 p.m. - Battle of the Bands, Tsukino Centre
Tickets required: $60 for adults, $40 for students and $25 for seniors. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

7 p.m. - Men's Handball vs. UC MErced
Urobuchi Fieldhouse, Akagi Court

7:30 p.m. - Sprint Football vs. Cornell
Tatsuya Kaname Field at Mitakihara Stadium

Friday, September 6
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Homecoming Registration - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

5 p.m. - Women's Volleyball vs. British Columbia
Battle for the Cup of Life. Exhibition, Anderson Court, Marisa Kirisame Pyramid

Approx. 8 p.m. - Pep Rally at Anderson Court, Marisa Kirisame Pyramid
Following the Women's Volleyball game vs. British Columbia, the 2069 Mitakihara Magi Football Team will be introduced. Speeches by head coach Tatsuya Kaname, offensive team captain Steve Takakamo, defensive team captain Ken Atago, athletic director Shizuku Minami and university chancellor Honoka Kaname will be made.

9 p.m. - Evening activities
Visit the Inu Daruma Pub or your favorite restaurant at the Campus.
The Meeting: Special gathering for Roseluck Arrow Boosters and Men About Town at McGann's, cash bar @ 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 7
6:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Breakfast at the Dorms - Passport holders are invited to enjoy a hot breakfast at the dorm of their choice. Pay at the door (cash please), cost is $15 per person.

7 a.m. - Morning Prayers to Madoka - Madoka Cathedral Chapel
Speaker: Cardinal Peter Kazuto Hatanaka
Roman Cathoic Archdiocese of Mitakihara

7 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Homecoming Headquarters and Registration- Rei Ayanami Field
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

9 a.m. Men's Soccer vs. Akron
Hirasawa Field

10 a.m. Women's field hockey vs. Stanford
Rei Ayanami Field

12 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Portland
Hirasawa Field

5 p.m. to kickoff Pre-Game Tailgate at Athletics
Pack a picnic and set up a tailgate with your friends prior to the Mitakihara-Rutgers football game. The Madoka Tailgate Area will be located inside Stade Sakura Bowl Gate 10. Cars can park here for $50, payable on-side. Tailgate is permitted for 2 hours prior to kickoff and for one hour following the game.

8 p.m. Football Kick-Off
Cheer on the Mitakihara Magi as they take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. A block of tickets for Madoka Homecoming is currently reserved through the Mitakihara Athletic Ticket Office. Tickets are required and cost $40 each, children ages 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

7 p.m. - 4th quarter - Homecoming Barbecue
Barbecue in the Stade Sakura Bowl Parking Lot, Gates 6-9. A voucher for the "Ika's BBQ Fan Zone" is included in your Homecoming registration price. Please be sure to check-in at the Homecoming registration desk to receive your meal ticket. Drinks will be sold separately on-site. A variety of family a children's activities will be offered in the "Fan Zone," including face painting, music, sports games, prizes and raffles.

8 p.m. Women's Ice Hockey vs. McGill
Battle for the Sis Puella Magica Cup. Exhibition game, MetroTech Shanarena

8 p.m. - A Symphony Dedicated To College Football
Presented by the Mitakihara University Philharmonic (MadoPhil), Tsukino Centre.
Ticket Required: Regular: $50.00, $40.00, $30.00;
Students: $30.00, $25.00, $20.00; Seniors (65+): $25.00,
$20.00, $15.00.
Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

Sunday, September 8
9 a.m. - Mitakihara 10K Run/Walk for Life
Get ready to put on your running or walking shoes and take a cruise around the different places on campus and in Mitakihara. The route starts at Magia Quad and will weave around the city before ending at Madoka Square. Registration is $75.00 ($45.00 for students with ID, $20 for seniors) at the Magia Quad tent from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the BC Cancer Foundation. Refreshments and medals will be provided at finish line.

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