With Rocky’s 50th birthday party as the theme, Homecoming 2016 was a picture-perfect success. The annual Homecoming Gala on Friday – in front of a packed Student Union Auditorium crowd – recognized outstanding alumni from each UT college as well as the recipients of the Gold and Blue T and Edward H. Schmidt Outstanding Young Alum awards. Saturday’s Schmakel Homecoming Parade featured the largest turnout ever, with upward of 10,000 packing Bancroft St. and the Old Orchard parade route. More than 4,300 alumni and friends jammed into the Koester Alumni Pavilion before the game which is a record for the facility. A standing-room only crowd of more than 30,000 was on hand to watch the Rockets defeat the school down south. And let’s not forget the many reunions held which included Greek organizations, cheerleading, tennis, the Class of 1966 and the Golden Alumni Society.