BISMARCK, N. D. - It’s homecoming week for the University of Mary. The Marauders will have a number of events around town and on campus, but the football game always seems to be a focal point for homecoming activities.
On Saturday afternoon, the Marauders are hosting Concordia-St. Paul, but there are a few other football related things going on at the Community Bowl.
"It's exciting too because Coach Schulz is being inducted into the Hall of Fame. The 1999 Marauders Football team is being inducted into the Hall of Fame so it's exciting obviously homecoming brings a lot of people back. I'm excited to see some familiar faces that haven't been to a game yet. Guys are coming back just for homecoming to be here that don't live in the city so it's going to be a lot of fun and obviously there's a lot of events and different things going on on campus but the end of the week is football time,” said Marauders Head Coach Craig Bagnell.
Coach Bagnell and his staff have been working on improving the program, but the marauders have had a number of injuries that has made progress more difficult to achieve.
nellBag says the goal is to make sure the guys get good at running U-Mary’s system.
"We don't want to have all of these random things you do week to week because that's not going to help them two years from now so depth is a big concern of ours and we knew that coming in. The more injuries you have with limited numbers you have to come back in so it's been something we've been battling but the young guys have stepped up and risen to that challenge of getting in there and going and now it's just a matter of learning from these mistakes that we've had," said Bagnell.
Homecoming is a 2:00 CT start on Saturday against the Golden Bears.