Xavier rolled out the red carpet for hundreds of alumni in November for the 2003 homecoming celebration. The weekend’s theme was “Hooray for Hollywood,” and the alumni were the stars. Events included all the usual suspects—Friday evening’s athletic hall of fame banquet and Saturday morning’s Edgecliff pancake breakfast among them. Center stage, it was lights, camera, action at the 10th annual homecoming parade, which marched to the beat of a tin cup this year with the addition of golf cart floats to its usual cast of bands and banners.
No salute to tinsel town could be complete without some pure entertainment, and the Xavier Players did its part by bringing a taste of Broadway to the Hollywood homecoming with its production of “Cabaret.” And the weekend was filled with the stuff hoop dreams are made of during the Black Coaches Association Classic basketball tournament at the Cintas Center.