The alumni are here and preparations are underway for another WKU homecoming weekend. This year has a different feel with the Hilltoppers sitting at 5-1.
Hilligan's, located right down the street from Western, says the football teams success has increased business and they expect the same this weekend.
"It's definitely pretty exciting for us. There is a lot for us to gear up for and to anticipate obviously with the football team doing as well as it is, it will generate a lot of people in and out," says General Manager Paul Parrish.
And with more fans the bar is ready to serve.
"We are to the gill. The schedule book is completely full, nobody got off, we are definitely staffed. Hopefully we are prepared," says Parrish.
Meanwhile, many are hard at work at Western's campus. Western Police are preparing by bringing in additional help for traffic control.
"All of our officers work every game and then Bowling Green City Police come and help. We use so many of them for each game. They help work traffic around campus for the end of the game," says WKU Officer Mandi Johnson.
Traffic is expected to be heavy with tickets selling fast. Parking restrictions are again in place to make room for tailgaters. Police say past experience from large crowds will ensure a smooth weekend.
"We have the traffic thing pretty much worked out because we have had a lot of practice with it and the last game was a sell out and we didn't have any major issues so we are hoping for the same kind of crowd and hopefully things go as smooth as they did last time," says Johnson.
Tailgating officially opens Saturday at 9 a.m. with kickoff just after 3 p.m.