Tailgating 101: The BYX Way

Fall is in the air and football is in season! Many of our chapters are in full swing tailgating on football Saturdays. Tailgating is a great way to enjoy some quality fellowship with friends and new folks. Tailgating is a great way to invite friends and people that you have classes with to enjoy BYX. Use this time to have intentional conversations and invite potential members, girlfriends, dates, family, etc. Tailgating promotes brotherhood, but it also allows us to utilize our opportunity as a Christian Social Fraternity.
TAILGATING 101:  The Basics
1. Dress in school colors.
Tennessee Bros @ the game.

2. Plan your menu and do prep work before the game. Keep the menu simple.
Oklahoma brothers prepping the meat.
3. Make a list of the items you want to take along. Check off items as you pack.
4. Plan arrival times.
5. Find a good spot to park.  A lot of parking lots are closed on game days.
NC State Men looking sharp @ their spot
6. Fly a flag so friends can find you.
Oklahoma State
7. Set up tailgate games.
Georgia’s Cornhole Tournament
8. Meet your fellow tailgaters, throw the football with friends.
Oklahoma being filmed as the best tailgate of the day!
9. Food should be ready 1 and 1/2 hours before the game starts. This gives time for those going to the game to eat and clean up.
10. Leave area clean. Begin thinking about food and ideas for the next game.

Mizzou BYX President, Cole Crawford

Checklist for a tailgate: 
-Tailgating chairs and tent 
-Grill and Grill Master 
-Music and Stereo 
-Generator for stereo, pretty affordable (Home Depot, Lowes, etc.) 
-Tables and coolers 
-Food, drinks & ice 
-Paper goods 
-Tailgate Games: Cornhole, Ladder Golf, Washers, Football, Frisbee, etc. 
-Facebook Group – Location & Time 
-BYX Flag 
-Trash bags

Ole Miss hosting the Texas Chapter for a tailgate.

Ways to change up your tailgate: 
Have a tournament of some sort (Cornhole or washers, etc.) 
Host a parents tailgate or an alumni tailgate
Georgia Parent’s Day. Photos taken to distribute as parent gifts.
Have a cook-off (chili, wings, appetizers, etc.) 
Partner with a sorority or fraternity to have a joint tailgate.
Mizzou hosting a joint tailgate.
Bring a date to the tailgate & football game. Possibly have pledge class sit together at game. 
Have pledge members dress up (i.e. khakis, white button down and matching ties), and then go serenade a sorority at their tailgate


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