Homecoming by the numbers

0. The number of football teams playing in the Homecoming game on the Hilltop.

1. There can only be one team that takes home the Topper Cup.

2.  Student Life will post two sets of two photos from past Homecomings on Facebook. Students can caption these photos and win a free Homecoming shirt.

3. Three alumni will receive awards for their accomplishments following graduation from St. Edward’s University. Robert Edward Wilems and Tim Russ are 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients, and Katharine Baragona will be presented with the Alumni Achievement Award.

4. The men’s and women’s basketball teams will play twice each during the festivities, for a total of four Homecoming games.

5. Alumni from five separate graduating classes will celebrate at reunions for the classes of 2003, 1988, 1983, 1973, and 1963.

6. It only takes six people to complete a team for the Topper Cup games. If you don’t have a team, just sign up as a free agent and the Homecoming committee will set you up with a team.

7. The number of appearances the Hilltop Views staff hopes unofficial mascot Pax will make during Homecoming Week.

8. The number of people each faculty, staff and student can vote for Homecoming Court—three females and three male underclassmen and one male and female senior. Voting on Collegiate link between Feb. 9-15 ends at 2:00 p.m.

9. This year Homecoming week runs Feb. 9-17 for nine days of celebration. Those that participate in the Topper Cup can attend nine competitive events, including an ice cream eating contest and battleship.

10. Those that pre-ordered Homecoming t-shirts paid $10 each, the price has since gone up to $15. Last year, people who participated in the Topper Cup received shirts for free.