Homecoming: An American Tradition

More than just a football game, homecoming is a time when alumni from around the country return to their alma maters to reconnect with people, places and traditions. Here is your guide to the century-old American tradition.

4 Unique Homecoming Traditions

4 Unique Homecoming Traditions

Homecoming has traditions that spread from coast to coast. Some schools, though, have a ritual that's all their own.

When Homecoming Gets Weird

When Homecoming Gets Weird

Homecoming is often interrupted by bizarre incidents. Here are three of the most unusual in the long history of the celebration.

The History of Homecoming

The History of Homecoming

The tradition of homecoming shares its origins with the early days of football. Claim to the first homecoming celebration, though, remains largely contested.

10 Fun Facts About Homecoming

10 Fun Facts About Homecoming

Homecoming is more than just football--its a time to reconnect with people, places and traditions. Here are 10 fun facts you may not know about this American tradition.

Ravens QB Kyle Boller on High School Football

Ravens QB Kyle Boller on High School Football

NFL QB Kyle Boller on homecoming, high school football and how being raised in a family of firefighters helped prepare him for the gridiron.

NFL Receiver Reflects On High School

NFL Receiver Reflects On High School

Mike Hass was never supposed to make an NFL roster, yet alone become one of the most productive wide receivers in NCAA history. This current Chicago Bears wide receiver credits much of his success to high school football.

Homecoming Videos From Around the Country

Ever wonder how homecoming is celebrated elsewhere? Watch Active.com's video from homecoming celebrations at a variety of high schools.




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