Labor Day weekend has come and gone. With that the college football season has begun. For the next 3 and a half months, weekends on college campuses will not be the same.
It doesn’t matter the size of the school. On game day, you will have fans who tailgate. For the first game of this 2012 season, I decided to visit another FCS school.
Davidson is a small college of around 2,000 students located about 25 miles north of Charlotte, NC. It has the quintessential college town feel. There is a main street with shops and restaurants, and the campus is surrounded by white wooden houses.
The majority of the tailgating festivities occur on a stretch of road right next to the stadium. This tailgating area is open 3 hours before kickoff and is the most crowded location on campus.
Throughout the day, I saw plenty of great tasting meals. From burgers. hot dogs and ribs.
Beef tips with gravy.
A beautiful spread of fried chicken and vegetable appetizer.
Like any school, game day colors are shown whenever possible.
When tailgating on a smaller campus, you have access to the filed and stadium that can’t be achieved on a larger campus. A few dozen feet away from the tailgating tents you will see fans line up around a metal fence.
What are they doing? They are doing something that you can only do from your tailgate on a smaller campus.
They are watching the players warm up! Before kickoff, fans will will leave their tailgates and watch the teams warm up. It doesn’t matter what college campus you are tailgating on. If it is game day, there will be tailgating. Have a great season everyone!