Fresno State is bringing back a homecoming pep rally this year, and using a little old-school flavor to draw fans back by having Tone Loc perform.
The pep rally is free, open to the public and will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Friday in the Red Lot at Bulldog Stadium (southwest corner of Barstow and Cedar avenues) and a performance by Tone Loc -- best known for his 1990s hits “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina" -- will close the rally.
Football coach Tim DeRuyter, quarterback Derek Carr and other Bulldogs playes are scheduled to be in attendance and say a few words.
The pep rally is part of a series of events that the university has scheduled for homecoming week.
** The second annual "Bring It Home" is this weekend for Fresno State football alumni, who will be recognized on the field during the game and will form a tunnel for the team to run through as they enter the field before the game.
** The Dan Brown Legacy Fund Restaurant TAKEOVER is scheduled for 6-10 p.m. Thursday at Dog House Grill at 2789 E. Shaw Ave. There will be all-you-can-eat ribs, chicken, tri-tip and more for $35 per person and part of the proceeds go to the Dan Brown Legacy Fund. Visit Dan Brown Legac Fund for tickets.
** KYJO's second annual BBQ cook-off is scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fresno State's O'Neill Park located on Barstow and Woodrow avenues on the north side of campus. Fresno State football alumni will team up with BBQ Pitmasters in the competition.
** The final event of the weekend takes place the day after the game on Sunday, with the launch party for the Cameron Worrell Foundation. The event held at the Standard Restaurant and Lounge runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is designed to help underprivileged youth participate in sports. There will be games, appetizers, raffles, an NFL pick'em and a silent auction featuring NFL, NBA, MLB and MMA memorabilia at the event.