BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— West Virginia University and Marshall University are among 15 schools competing for this year’s title of “The South’s Best Tailgate” from Southern Living.
Readers will decide. Votes can be cast daily online through Sept. 30 or via smartphone by scanning the corresponding image in the September issue with the Digimarc Discover app.
Southern Living will crown the tailgating winner at a home game this fall.
“In the South, pregame celebrations matter as much as what happens on the field,” said Southern Living Editor-In-Chief Lindsay Bierman. “We’re asking readers to decide which school best honors our great tradition of Southern hospitality with the most stylish and spirited spread.”
She said spirit and tradition were taken into consideration when choosing the contenders.
In addition to WVU and Marshall, the following schools are also in the competition:
Appalachian State, Clemson, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech.
Thisis the second year for the tailgate competition. All the contenders are featured in the edition of Southern Living that will hit newstands Aug. 23.