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Albany Tech's homecoming continues to grow

Dana Watson (Source: WALB) Dana Watson (Source: WALB)
Albany Tech basketball team tipped their season off (Source: WALB) Albany Tech basketball team tipped their season off (Source: WALB)
One of the kids who joined the royal family (Source: WALB) One of the kids who joined the royal family (Source: WALB)
Natasha Price (Source: WALB) Natasha Price (Source: WALB)

Homecoming celebrations are still pretty new at Albany Technical College.  The main event was tonight's basketball tip-off.

Homecoming is about alumni visiting their old stomping grounds to relive the college experience.

Natasha Price is a double-graduate of Albany Tech, and she explains the focus is different for her two-year school.

"Actually I would say it's not for the alumni," admitted Price. "It's for the current students faculty and staff."

This is ATCs third homecoming, and each year the crowds have grown. The Titans are working on ways to get more involvement from alumni.

"We're actually building on our database for our alums to invite them to come back to the events to make it bigger and better every year," said Price. 

Without a football team, the school rallies around its basketball program as the center of festivities. Coach Sylvester Patterson initiated the team nine years ago and is pleased with its growth. 

"We didn't foresee this happening," said Patterson. "But as the program got bigger everybody started talking about doing a homecoming, something to celebrate like they do for football."

And just like at the football games, The King and Queen were crowned at center stage, but not before the kids were also welcomed into the royal family. It's

Yet another twist that makes ATC special.

Another oddity is their homecoming game and home court is actually at Albany State's HPER gym. 

But the 2016 campus queen says it's all love between the Titans and the Rams. 

"Even though we do play Albany State in a scrimmage," said Dana Watson. "It does get competitive, but Albany State comes out and supports us as well."

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