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BYU ends traditional homecoming parade

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 20, 2019 at 11:03 a.m.

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brigham Young University will no longer hold a homecoming parade.

The Daily Herald reports that school officials say participation in the tradition is declining, so they're going to hold more "student-centric" activities instead, including a scavenger hunt and a BYU Birthday Bash.

More details are expected to be announced in the fall. The festivities begin Oct. 15 and will end Oct. 19 with a football game against Boise State.

Other changes announced Friday include moving the True Blue Foam slide from homecoming to Sept. 11 this year in order to have warmer temperatures and updating the route of the 5K Cougar Run.

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