A new co-sponsorship between the Tech Activities Board and TTU Athletics has changed the way students can experience Golden Eagle football this fall.
Newly implemented TAB tailgates are encouraging students to be a part of a movement making Stadium Drive the place to be before home football games.
Each home game, except homecoming, will be a TAB tailgate.
The events are open to any student organization to enter and participate in. The festivities begin an hour prior to kickoff for each game and each week the contest will be different, with contests ranging from best burger to best student organization display.
First place each week will receive $250 prize, with second place receiving $150.
“This is the first year that TAB has done this and we are trying new things trying to get the student body involved as a whole and support our Golden Eagles,” said TAB President Brandon Alcorn.
The idea was spawned by the Tech athletics department in order to have more student activity for pregame tailgates. Each tailgate will feature athletic department judges inspecting each participating booth to determine the winners.
“Tailgates just make the whole thing more enjoyable,” sophomore accounting major Jake Reel said, “It sets the environment. Without tailgating, it’s just another game.”
To participate in one of the TAB tailgate competitions, organizations merely need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org informing of their desire to be a part of the game day event.
More information can be found in RUC room 119 or by way of email at email@example.com.