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Tailgate Lot News Digest #5

Believe it or not, no alcohol can ruin a tailgate.  Just ask the Nebraska fans that suffered that fate below.

Nebraska tailgating spot quiet after arrests

A popular Nebraska football tailgating spot was unusually quiet for the weekend game that took place one week after a burst of violence that led to 13 arrests.

This week, Indian Center officials ran a fence along the perimeter and posted signs that said, "No walk-ins, alcohol or drugs." Police officers were also on hand. 

Tailgating comes to Shreveport's Red River District

Hundreds have gathered in the Red River District to watch the game. It's SPAR's first ever tailgate experience. The event features a giant screen of the game, bars were open, food vendors are there and of course there's fun for the kids, too. Organizers are happy with the crowd and see fun, family events like this to be the Red River District's future.

SPAR says the next tailgate will be held on October 25 for the LSU game and will have more vendors and kids activities.

Don't Get Sacked on Game Day: Execute Healthy Tailgating Plays

Football season is here, and we are ready to gear up for some fun and delicious tailgating. Whether your pregame party is at home or at the game, healthy planning is essential in order to keep your weight from stepping out of bounds.

You don't have to pass on tailgating in fear of sabotaging your waistline. Contrary to what most people think, healthy tailgating can be done. Let's be honest, who wants to deprive themselves of pizza or buffalo chicken wing dip? It's okay to enjoy some of your favorite foods, but try to be mindful not to overindulge.



College Football 2011: The 10 Best Tailgating Spots in the Country

When the Fall semester begins in August, the art of college football tailgating will once again take over the stadium parking lots and campus courtyards across the country when the 2011 season kicks off in September.

The pageantry of college football comes out well before the games start as it extends to the pregame where the campus' are littered with people grilling out on a warm Saturday morning to the ceremonial walks that certain programs conduct on the way across the campus to the stadiums.

No matter the stadium size or how good the school is during a given year, tailgating is an essential part in the world of college football across the country that differentiates the college from the pro game, and the teams are like extended families during the fall.  

With that, let's check out the places that know how to tailgate better than any other student body on a Saturday game day.

Clemson Tigers
Location: Clemson, SC

Student Body: 15,000-plus

Even though the Tigers haven't enjoyed a great deal of success in recent years on the football field, the Clemson fans have been solid year in, year out being recognized as some of the nicest in the country with the tailgating that goes on outside and nearby Death Valley.


LSU Tigers

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Student Body: 25,000-plus

While the atmosphere isn't the best for a visiting team, the tailgating for those who are rooting for the Bayou Bengals is an amazing experience with the famous Louisiana cuisine made outside the RV's and other vehicles that make the pilgrimage to Tiger Stadium.

Ole Miss Rebels

Location: Oxford, MS

Student Body: 15,000-plus

There are not many places across the college football tailgating landscape that can compare to The Grove on Ole Miss' campus on a game day. People have been known to set up their stop at the beautiful location at five or six in the morning on a Saturday.

Florida Gators

Location: Gainesville, FL

Student Body: 50,000-plus

With the most picturesque scenery of this list, the Florida Gators'  tailgate festivities throughout the year are lead by the annual Gator Growl, one of the biggest student tailgates in college football, at the Swamp headlined by different celebrities and musical acts during homecoming week

Tennessee Volunteers

Location: Knoxville, TN

Student Body: 27,000-plus

With a fan base so strong that it has a navy that floats down the adjacent Tennessee River, the Volunteers have some of the best tailgates in the Eastern Tennessee city. The people are very hospitable, just like many other SEC and southern football programs in the country, in addition to some of the best food on a game day morning on a Saturday.

Texas A&M Aggies

Location: College Station, TX

Student Body: 46,000-plus

Deep in the heart of Texas, the folks that have the most unique pregame tradition are in College Station as they start at midnight before a game day with the "Midnight Yell," where students will pack Kyle Field and practice screaming for the big game on Saturday or the Grove for a road game during the season.

Oklahoma Sooners

Location: Norman, OK

Student Body: 29,000-plus

As the Crimson and Cream masses gather on a Saturday to root on the Sooners, Lindsey and Jenkins street in Norman will welcome tailgaters for the game-day experience before Oklahoma takes the field in front of the crowd at Memorial Stadium.

West Virginia Mountaineers
Location: Morgantown, WV

Student Body: 29,000-plus

For many years, WVU has been well known for its tailgating prowess across college football outside Mountaineer Field in the infamous Blue Lot as much as for the success that the Mountaineers' football program has enjoyed in the previous decade.

Georgia Bulldogs

Location: Athens, GA

Student Body: 34,000-plus

When the sea of red and black flows into Athens, Ga., fans will set up their tailgates,  in some cases nearly 10 hours before kickoff, most notably at Reed Alley to the north and Oconee Hill Cemetery to the east of Sanford Stadium.

Alabama Crimson Tide

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Student Body: 30,000-plus

For the Crimson Tide faithful on game days, the Quad and Dreamland Ribs are some of the most iconic tailgating venues in the college football. The Alabama fans will gather at those places before heading toward the massive Bryant-Denny Stadium that will house more than 100,00 fans on a Saturday afternoon.


Monday Morning Wakeup Call: LSU 2

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Tailgating with the Eye of the TIGER

LSU Tailgate VanThere is something about SEC Football and tailgating that just go so well together. And there is something about ex-Swat vans and tailgating that just seem to go hand-in-hand. Well, at least to the Beyl’s and their “ELLESYOU” tailgating crew. They took a 1977 Chevrolet P20 step van, which isn’t winning any LEED contests at 14 MPG and a top speed of 65 MPH, and turned it into a heckuva conversion project.

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Monday Morning Wake Up Call: LSU

LSU Tailgate GirlsDo we really have to wait 61 days for some real college football Saturday Tailgatin'?


Tailgating 1300 Miles Away

This would definitely be the ultimate example of bringing the tailgate to you. These fans get an A+ for this performance, and all we can hope is that their neighbors aren't Alabama or PETA fans.

Unsupervised and Ready to Tailgate

LSU TUB Unsupervised Tailgate BusWhat originally started out as a group of friends going out, and having a good time, has turned into a tailgate phenomenon. This group of friends dubbed their nights out without their girlfriends as “Unsupervised,” which grew into not only a tailgating theme, but into a lifestyle. Originally, they were just a bunch of guys with a trailer and ice chest, but over time turned it into a website, softball team, flag football team, sand volleyball team, and of course, the crown jewel, “The Unsupervised Bus.” The tailgate crew has grown into one of the most well know tailgate groups on the LSU campus!

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