Saturday, April 14, 2012, is a day full of events. This year both the Auburn University Spring Football game and the Alpha Psi Rodeo will be held.
The spring game is where all Auburn fans can come out and see the team scrimmage each other and show off what the following fall season has in store. It is a big hit with the students as well as families.
Another big event taking place is the Alpha Psi rodeo. This is a philanthropy event hosted by the Theta chapter of the veterinary fraternity Alpha Psi.
The even hosts nearly 15,000 people per year and raises money to be donated to local organizations. According to the Alpha Psi Rodeo website, the fraternity has pledged to donate $1 million to the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
At the event there is a rodeo where people can sign up to ride bulls and broncos, among other activities. A concert concludes the evening. This year the famous country singer Eric Church is playing.
The two events both have an extreme impact on Auburn and the community. People travel from all over to attend both of these activities. The town is sure to be overrun by fans dressed in orange and blue, as well as people dressed in their cowboy attire.
Several students have been displeased with having to choose between the two events. In years past the dates have not clashed, but this year proved to be different.
“Rodeo is just one of those things when you meet someone from another school and say you go to Auburn they immediately associate Rodeo,” Dylan Digmon said, a senior at Auburn University. “I’m kind of bummed that the spring game is the same day but I’m not willing to miss Rodeo.”