Tailgates and touchdowns: seeing both

Laughter, and loud music filled the air. Students sporting maroon-and-gold attire scattered throughout the parking lot outside of Memorial Stadium.  At the first two home games of the semester, several hundred people-- ,mostly members of the Greek community participated in tailgating. And most … [Read more...]

Waiting is worth it

OUR VIEW: The first football game and tailgate should've been later in the semester, not the first week of school. Everyone knows the drill. Bright lights. All day tailgating. Greeks setting up trashketball, corn hole and their giant letters in the dusty, gravel parking lot. Girls and boys alike … [Read more...]

Tailgating policy tested at first home game

Rain or shine, student tailgaters and their families were out early Saturday at the first of four home games. With the Mustangs taking on Oklahoma Panhandle State, the party started with the first of the tailgaters arriving around 3p.m. However, the new tailgating policy didn’t stop all questionable … [Read more...]

Tailgating Rules Affecting College Experience

  No drinking. No games. No music. Tailgate is over by half time. Security. Less underage drinking. Better game attendance. These are some of the issues going back and forth from students to university officials. Jacob Hardin, a fifth year senior in kinesiology, sports and leisure studies … [Read more...]

Police chief reviews parking, tailgating changes

At the first Student Government Association meeting of the year, members and chief of police Dan Williams highlighted changes coming to campus this semester, namely tailgating practices and parking lot zoning. Williams, the guest speaker at the meeting, said tailgating this football season will … [Read more...]

Fans, players, band have different experience at AT&T Stadium

The first home football game Sept. 13 boasted one of the largest turnouts for tailgating, but many Mustang football fans said they got even more excited for the Lone Star Conference Football Festival game at AT&T Stadium last Saturday night. "The atmosphere, lights and big screen make a huge … [Read more...]

Arlington tailgating ends in ‘scuffle’

A fight between a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and someone associated with Tarleton State University reportedly broke out in the tailgating parking lot at AT&T Stadium during last Saturday's Lone Star Conference Football Festival. Several hundred Midwestern State University students, alumni, … [Read more...]

Administrators look the other way

OUR VIEW: You can't have a policy that says no drinking while student life administrators do nothing while walking around tailgaters who were openly drinking. It's hard to imagine tailgating without alcohol. However, binge drinking and underage drinking continue to negatively impact the … [Read more...]

Tailgaters make noise

Tailgaters filled the parking lot of Memorial Stadium Saturday evening for the first football game of the season. Sororities and fraternities set up grills and speakers and started the night in celebration, giving hamburgers and hot dogs to whomever showed up. Hundreds never entered the stadium, but … [Read more...]