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Mizzou Move to SEC Ends Tailgating Tradition

The University of Missouri’s move from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference will mean the end to a long-time halftime tradition, and it means that fans needing a drink or a smoke will just have to wait until after the game.

The school currently allows fans to leave Faurot Field at halftime to grab a drink or smoke a cigarette as long as their tickets are scanned both when the ticket-holder first enters the stadium and again after halftime.

But SEC rules don’t allow fans to leave and then re-enter the stadium for football games.

In Big 12 country, a lot of people make a habit of running back to the parking lots to top off the tanks.  I suppose that's why they make flasks!



Sam “The British Sooner” Deakin

CAMPUS CORNER — Surveying the sea of tents, fans and crimson Saturday afternoon at Lindsey and Asp streets, Sam Deakin‘s eyes shined and the smile could not be erased from his face. That’s been the norm this week for the 26-year-old who calls himself on Twitter the “British Sooner.”

He’s visiting Norman for the first time. Saturday night’s OU game, against Missouri, was his first at Owen Field.

“It’s not like this at home,” he said, pointing toward the pregame scene. “We don’t have the tailgating, the BBQ. We don’t have people setting up the day before games.

“And, the best part, when you walk up, people are so inviting. They want you to come hang out and tailgate with them.”

Yes, Deakin is from England. Yes, he’s a Sooners fan.

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