The next two weeks will be a veritable smorgasbord for the local sports junkie.

Not only is there oodles of football on the schedule, but there will be golf (the Buffalo Run Casino Classic), softball (highlighted by the Miami Invitational), volleyball, soccer and the first of a couple of 5K runs (NEO's "Running for Remembrance").

The busy fortnight begins Wednesday when NEO hosts Cottey College of Nevada, Mo., at 6 p.m. in the Student Activity Center.

The Miami Invitational, hosted by Miami High School, runs Thursday through Saturday. 

Defending champ Webb City, Mo., heads up the eight-team field. 

The championship game will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Also on Thursday, NEO's men's and women's soccer teams host Cowley (Kan.) Community College. 

A number of homecoming activities have taken place already this week at NEO, leading up to Saturday's football game against Blinn College.

A powder puff football game will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at Robertson Field.

An alumni reception will be Friday at 6:30 p.m., then there will be a bonfire and pep rally at the college farm starting at 7:30 p.m. 

Registration for the 5K run will be at 7 a.m., with the run starting at 8 a.m.

A pancake feed for alumni, students, faculty and staff will be at 9 a.m. 

A homecoming parade will be at 11 a.m., followed by an alumni awards banquet at noon.

A banquet honoring the 1991 national championship team will be at 7 p.m. in the beautiful new Carter Student Union Ballroom.

The homecoming queen will be crowned at the half of the football game. 

Also at the half, Norse Star and cheer alumni will be recognized, along with the '91 team.

Miami, Afton, Wyandotte and Bluejacket all will be at home Friday night.

When Miami takes on Pryor at Robertson Field, that will be at least the 76th meeting of the teams. 

The fun continues Sunday when professional players begin to arrive for the Buffalo Run Casino Classic - Miami's stop on the NGA/Hooters Tour.

A couple years ago, the PGA Tour used an ad campaign with a theme of "These Guys Are Good."

That very well could be used for the guys on the NGA/Hooters Tour - which is golf's minor leagues.

And as the case has been in baseball where most team's real talent is at  Double-A, the Hooters Tour is a gold mine for future PGA Tour stars.

More than 20 alumni are playing in this week's BMW Championship, including Scott Piercy, Blake Adams, Scott Stallings and Gary Woodland, all who have played in the tournament here before moving on to the "major leagues."