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Changes at tailgating festivities at Troy University

TROY, AL (WSFA) -

It is quiet at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Troy University but not for long.

"You live in the south, it's in your blood," said Faith Ward, Alumni Director for Troy University.

Ward tells us alums donated their time and money to add a deck to the alumni house and tents in the tailing area of the campus will all look the same, a uniform look with the Trojan logo.

History tells us a form of tailing dates back to the Civil War during the Battle of Bull Run in 1861. A few years later.. the very first tailgating party at a football game recorded in 1869 between Rutgers and Princeton.

It's a whole different ballgame today.

It's more of a big giant party; food, sometimes booze and socializing, a Saturday tradition in the fall.

"Football is king in the south," said Troy University sophomore Rob Barnett.

Barnett never misses a chance to tailgate during home games.

Much like Alabama and Auburn Troy has its own pre-game ritual as well, turning University Avenue into Trojan Walk.

"It's like a family day at the park," said James Brown, the starting center for the Trojans.

You have tailgaters and you have tailgaters who are committed to the core. Ward tells us even though Troy's first game of the season is against Clemson in South Carolina, there will be a few die-hard fans on campus Saturday morning, another sign football is in the air.

Troy's first home game of the season is September 24th against Middle Tennessee State. That is also the day the university's new $12 million dining hall opens for the first time.

 

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