> Homecoming 2011

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The old "Red Brick Barn" stands strong in its 108th year.

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Four decades of alums -- Nat Love '81, JT (Tom) Buck '77, James Alsobrooks '10, Andrew Brandner '93 and Joe Fattore '80.

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PDT Province President Nat Love '81, Alumni Association President JT (Tom) Buck '77 and active chapter Alumni Secretary (immediate past active chapter President) Tom Hardenbergh '12

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Dr. Ted Ludwig '61 meets Jon McLain '77 in the Trophy Room of the chapter house.

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Andrew Brandner '93, Greg Karmazin '87, Derek Smith '91 (with his son, UM 202?) and Jim Izen '89.

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Andrew Brandner '93 and Pat Hayden '66

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Dr. Ted Ludwig '61, Red Weller '84 and Jon McLain '77.

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Actives and alums listen to brief remarks from the Alumni Association and active chapter leadership.

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Alumni Association President JT (Tom) Buck '77 made remarks to alums and actives during the Homecoming Open House program.

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Alumni Association Secretary Greg Karmazin '87 introduces Jim Izen '89 to actives and alums during the Homecoming Open House program. Jim received a hearty round of applause for his service to our nation in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Jim led one of the first tank platoons into combat in Kuwait during Gulf War I, and went on to serve in the Marine Corps for 20 years before retiring to work in the private sector. This was Jim's first return to 1437 Washtenaw since 1990.

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Active chapter members' composite over the fireplace.

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View of the front lawn and Mud Bowl in the distance.

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Chapter house looking good.

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Fall colors in the yard.

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Fall colors in the yard.

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Panoramic view of the front lawn and neighborhood.

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Phi Kappa Psi soundly beat SAE in the Mud Bowl with the cheering of a large number of fans. PDT did not participate in SAE's Mud Bowl tournament due to the U of M IFC suspending SAE earlier in 2011.

Only three fraternities participated in the tournament over the objections of the IFC and U of M Office of Greek Life. No sororities participated in the Mud Bowl. As a result, the overall interest in the event was much lower than in past years.

The Mud Bowl's heyday began to fade when the 64 game rivalry series between PDT and SAE ended after the 1997 match. To look back on the history of the greatest fraternity athletic rivalry in Michigan if not the nation, view the Alumni Association's pictoral history of the Mud Bowl at​otos/mud_bowl/index.html.

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All that's left at a gloomy SAE house is a muddy lake.

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Michigan rolls over Purdue 36 to 14 as the Wolverines' running game and defense performed like the dominant Michigan teams of the past. The Coach Hoke era is off to a good start with a Homecoming victory (Michigan had lost the Homecoming game twice during the previous three years -- 2008 to Illinois and 2010 to Iowa).