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Tailgates and touchdowns: seeing both

Shelbie Graham, nursing junior, Beth Townsend, early child education sophmore, Chierra Truett, nursing sophmore Paytan Deloof, education freshman show their spirit in a selfie during the tail gate at the MSU v. TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE at the Memorial Stadium on Sept 16. Photo by Marissa Daley

Chloe Phillips

September 20, 2017

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 l...

Waiting is worth it

The Wichitan

September 5, 2017

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 c...

Tailgating policy tested at first home game

Family day visitors Triston Oliphant and Emilio Ramirez throw around the football in the tailgate area as tailgaters start to arrive around 3 p.m. Photo by Cooper Miller

Jeromy Stacy

September 26, 2016

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 behav...

Tailgating Rules Affecting College Experience

Austin Leverage, finance junior, tosses the ball while his partner, Jared Rivas, biology sophomore, during a game of bean bag toss set up by Sigma Alpha Epsilon in the new designated tailgating section of the parking lot outside of Memorial Stadium, Saturday Sept. 5, 2015. Midwestern State beat Truman State 31-3 in their opening game of the season. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Taylor Courtney

September 12, 2015

  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 ...

Police chief reviews parking, tailgating changes

The Wichitan

September 3, 2015

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 undergo...

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

University President Jesse Rogers gestures with the football players during the playing of the school song after the Midwestern State University v. Eastern New Mexico game at AT&T Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Sept. 20, 2014. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Jessalyn Castro

September 23, 2014

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 di...

Arlington tailgating ends in ‘scuffle’

Ethan Metcalf

September 23, 2014

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, fa...

Administrators look the other way

The Wichitan

September 22, 2014

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 university. ...

Tailgaters make noise

Tailgaters make noise

Mandi Elrod

September 17, 2014

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 ...

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