BISMARCK, N.D. – It’s time to “Paint the Town” blue & orange so to speak, or at the very least, show your Marauders spirit by wearing any and all clothing with the school colors. Homecoming 2015 for the University of Mary features a cornucopia of athletic events and social activities for all alumni, family and friends of the Marauders. Sponsored by US Bank and Cloverdale, weekend activities are highlighted by the Marauders football game against the Wildcats of Wayne State College at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, at the MDU Resources Bowl.

Paint-the-Town-HomecomingUS Bank is providing complimentary tickets to the Marauders-Wildcats homecoming football game at its branches throughout the area. Cloverdale Meats is providing complimentary food to the first 300 fans to tailgating on game day.

Homecoming week begins when U-Mary men’s soccer hosts Simon Fraser in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action on Thursday, Sept. 24, at the MDU Resources Bowl.

The weekend kicks into high gear on Friday, Sept. 25, with the Marauders Coaches Luncheon, to be held on the U-Mary campus at Chick’s Place. Open to all Marauders fans, lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. with the program beginning at noon. KFYR-TV sports director Lee Timmerman will host the event and football coach Josh Kotelnicki, volleyball coach Thais Franca and men’s soccer coach Dave Cook are the featured speakers. Cost for the lunch is $7.

Marauders volleyball opens their weekend doubleheader with a Northern Sun match against the University of Minnesota Crookston at 7 p.m., Friday at the McDowell Activity Center.

Saturday begins with tailgating down Marauders Alley in the north parking lot of MDU Resources Community Bowl at 10 a.m. and continues until 12:45 p.m. Sponsored by Cloverdale, complimentary food will be served to the first 300 fans or until supplies are exhausted.

Also, the first 200 alumni, parents and friends to visit the Alumni Association table will get a free game ticket.

The Marauders football team will arrive in the tailgating section and make their way into the stadium through the pep band and the fans about 10:45 a.m.

Game time for the Marauders-Wildcats football game is 1 p.m.

Men’s soccer wraps up their weekend with a match against Western Washington at 5 p.m. at MDU Resources Community Bowl.

Back at the MAC, Marauders volleyball concludes their weekend with a match against Bemidji State University at 6 p.m.

Game tickets are available at the gate for volleyball, football and soccer. Adult tickets are $10 while seniors (ages 60+), college students and youth 18 years old and younger are $4. U-Mary students with their M-card and children 5 and under are free.