Earlier today, former University of Colorado head football Coach Bill McCartney notified the CU-Boulder Homecoming committee that he would not be participating as grand marshal in today's Homecoming parade. The coach conveyed that he did not wish to detract in any way from the Homecoming festivities, or distract the football team from its preparations to play the University of Oregon on Saturday. The committee accepts his decision. No replacement marshal will be chosen for the parade, and all festivities will continue as scheduled. All members of the community are cordially and enthusiastically invited to today's Homecoming events on the Pearl Street Mall at 7 p.m.