Homecoming pep rally builds high spirits among fans

The 2013 Eastern Michigan University homecoming pep rally was an opportunity to pump up fans and players, building high spirits for Saturday’s game against the Ball State Cardinals.

With a roaring crowd, excited fans and support from every angle of EMU, the Eagles found themselves surrounded by a spirit that would later be seen on the field in Saturday’s game. Channel 95.5’s own Shannon Murphy from Mojo in the Morning hosted the event as EMU wrapped itself in pride.

Many of EMU’s teams also showed up to support the football team before it took the field Saturday against Ball State.

In addition, men’s basketball coach Rob Murphy, women’s basketball coach Tory Verdi, women’s volleyball coach Kim Berrington and soccer coach Scott Hall also took the microphone to show their support. Sporting T-shirts to show their spirit, each coach had some encouraging words to pump up the team and fans.

EMU’s band kept the pep rally lively with the Eagle’s fight song. The marching band, which is composed of more than 200 students, is led by Amy Knopps.

The EMU dance team was on hand to get fans pumping with several routines in addition to the cheer team. Each team brought the energy students on campus echo for our Eagles.

At the pep rally, the three finalists for the homecoming court were also announced. This year’s court consisted of Ebony Walls and Bader Yousef, Amber Lawson and Willie Brown, and Allyson Daraban and Patrick Seick.

The pep rally concluded with a march across campus led by EMU’s band.

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