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Southern Living names OU a top 20 tailgating spot
Posted by Anthony Slater
on August 15, 2012
One of the nation’s most popular magazines has named OU one of the nation’s most popular tailgating spots.
Southern Living released its top 20 Southern schools with the best tailgating traditions and the Sooners were one of two Big 12 teams, Texas being the other, to make the list.
Splitting the schools into four sections, the magazine places OU with The Powerhouses, labeled as “Southern schools with the most bowl victories, and hearty fare that satisfies the hunger to win.” Others in that group are Georgia, Alabama, Texas and Tennessee.
Fans can vote at the magazine’s website between Aug. 15 and Oct. 1. Southern Living will crown a winner at a home game before Nov. 10.
Here’s a complete list, with slogans, for all the school’s competing. It was provided in a press release by the magazine:
Auburn University: Boasts an entire Wikipedia page devoted to pregame rituals.
Clemson University: Caps off pre-gaming with one of the best player entrances in college football.
Grambling State University: Turns its rival match up into a weeklong extravaganza.
Hampden-Sydney College: Inspired a Brooks Brothers ad with its well-dressed “Hillgaters.”
Howard University: Sports the styles that have earned students mentions on best-dressed lists.
Louisiana State University: Enlists RVs and crawfish boils to cook up a massive tailgate.
McDaniel College: Houses the nation’s only drive-in stadium.
Mississippi State University: Treats its friendly fan base to ice cream made on-campus.
Southern Methodist University: “Boulevards” instead of tailgates with stylish barbecues.
Texas A&M: Wakes the school up at midnight on game day with “The Midnight Yell.”
University of Alabama: Packs tents 1,000-deep on the Quad each Saturday.
University of Arkansas: Claims two football stadiums in different cities.
University of Florida: Hosts annual tailgate-turned-block party occupying nine acres.
University of Georgia: Welcomes more than 100,000 tailgaters per game.
University of Mississippi: Is home to The Grove – chandeliers, candelabras, linen napkins and all.
University of Oklahoma: Starts with “The Land Run” to lay territory claim before each game.
University of South Carolina: Tailgates in Cockabooses, 22 train cabooses turned game day suites.
University of Tennessee: Unites 150 houseboats and yachts nearby for a massive “sailgate.”
University of Texas: Co-hosts annual Red River Rivalry in Dallas at the local State Fair.
University of Virginia: Tailgates against the backdrop of Charlottesville’s Monticello Mountain.
Cool.........but I wanna be #1!!!
“Any people anywhere........have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better.”
Texas cohosts the RRS at the Cotton Bowl during the fair?
I guess we have to carry them in tailgating.
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