Tailgating kicks off tomorrow, just in time for Tech’s first home conference game of the season.
The Tech Activities Board is working with other organizations on campus to create a tailgating atmosphere tomorrow, Oct. 20 and Nov. 10. The organizations will have booths, food and games.
“One of TAB’s main goals this year is to improve the number of students attending athletic events,” TAB President Lindsay Adcock said.
Senior Rachel Emerson said, “I already go to all of the football games, so it is great to have something that will bring other students out to get involved.”
Sophomore Brandon Clark disagreed.
“I think people would be more likely to come if alcohol was allowed at the tailgate,” Clark said.
Adcock said, “We are a dry campus, and I hope students follow the rules. I want these tailgates to be fun and interactive and hopefully become a tradition for Tennessee Tech, and I hope all students can come out and have fun and participate without acting out.”
Each tailgate will have a specific theme. Tomorrow is Tech pride, Oct. 20 will be a haunted tailgate and Nov. 10 will be U.S. pride.
The best-dressed students can win prizes in the individual costume contests. First place will win $75, second place $50 and third place $25 at each tailgate. The organization with the best booth will win $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.
Campus organizations can sign up to participate online at www.tntech.edu/tab.