Homecoming tailgate set for Friday on Fairfield Way
Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013 00:10
A Homecoming Tailgate on Fairfield Way will be held this Friday, Oct. 11 from 1-4 p.m. hosted by the Student Union Board of Governors.
“The event is free for students and $4 for faculty and staff,” said SUBOG Major Weekends Chairperson Elise Yonika.
“We added the tailgate this year to get students excited for the Homecoming football game against USF,” said Tonika. “And to get students excited for a night of on campus sporting events Friday night.”
There will be four games Friday including field hockey, volleyball, women’s ice hockey and women’s soccer. If students go to all four games they receive a SUBOG prize pack at ice hockey, the last event.
The football game is on Saturday, against the University of Southern Florida, with a 12 p.m. kickoff time.
At the tailgate there will be an inflatable football toss, a green screen to take pictures with Rentschler Field as the background and a fully catered barbeque. Food will include hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage with peppers and onions, Jack Daniels ribs and traditional tailgate sides.
The tailgate is one event part of the weeklong Homecoming celebration of student organizations and UConn athletic teams. Yonika said Homecoming became an official tradition at UConn in 1925.