It looks like Howard Yardfest in 2013 all over again.
More than 800 people are backing an online petition to reinstate tailgating and having a DJ on the Black Greeks plots at the homecoming game at NCAT.
From HBCU Gameday:
At North Carolina A&T, homecoming isn’t just a tradition, it’s damn near religion. This year’s homecoming, better known as GHOE (Greatest Homecoming On Earth) will feature a shakeup that many Aggies aren’t too happy about.
The University’s administration has decided not to allow Greek Organizations to tailgate or have a DJ on their plots during game day on October 24, a decision that doesn’t sit too well with many Aggie Alumni and Students.
An online petition called A Greater GHOE has been created in response to the changes, and nearly 800 people have signed it so far.
Two years ago, at Howard University, probably the most popular historically Black college in the nation, students, alumni, and friends of the university were outraged when school officials decided to charge for admission at Yardfest in 2013 during homecoming.
HBCU Gameday, who covered the homecoming game at Howard that year, writes, “Whatever happens, lets just hope we don’t have a repeat of what happened at Howard a few years ago [at Yardfest].”
Head over to HBCU Gameday to read more.