Tailgate with NSU this football season

Tailgate at NSU

Come tailgate with Northwestern State University.

“We’re excited to kick off the 2018 tailgate and football season against Grambling this Saturday. Just like in previous years, we have activities for all ages, food variations, and beverages. With the help of our alumni, supporters and donors, I know we can cheer our Demons on to Victory.” Kimberly Gallow, assistant director of development.

Home tailgating events include:

NSU vs. Nicholls
October 6th, 2018 3pm – 6pm
This home game doubles as Family Day. Food includes jambalaya, green beans, pasta salad, along with hamburgers, hotdogs, sausage, and specialty desserts.

NSU vs. Sam Houston State
October 13th, 2018 3pm – 6pm
This tailgate’s theme is “Mexican.” Dine on fajitas, tacos, and other specialty Mexican dishes along with hamburgers, hotdogs, sausage, and desserts. Live Music will be provided by Leonard Sarpy.

Homecoming: NSU vs. Houston Baptist
October 26th, 2018 3pm – 6pm
As we welcome alumni back to Northwestern State, we will dine in on hamburgers, hot dogs, hot links, briquet, loaded potatoes, and delicious banana pudding all prepared by Mr. Perry Johnson and the Culinary Students at NSU. We will have a live band, lots of tailgate games, and fun activities for the kids.

NSU vs. McNeese State
November 10th, 2018 3pm – 6pm
Join the Alumni Association and Foundation for some hamburgers, hot dogs, hot links, and specialty ribs right off of the pit. Live Music will be provided by Leonard Sarpy.

Special thank you to NSU’s Hospitality and Management Culinary students for their hard work in helping prepare food for these events.

Just like last year, there will be a selfie booth, vendors, jumps and obstacles for the kids, the NSU Bookstore, and lawn games. Other amenities include fun jumps, and NSU’s famous pack and play. A Faculty and Staff Tailgate will join the festivities this year…the more the merrier!

First Lady, Jennifer Maggio will have a collection site set up for her “Forks Up for Literacy” campaign at Collins Pavilion during tailgating on NSU home football game days with help from Purple Jackets honor society, the Alpha Beta Alpha library club and other volunteers. Donors can bring items to the tailgate prior to home football games and drop them off at the Pavilion.

Cost to attend is just $10 and includes all you can eat food and beverages. All tailgates are FREE for members of the Alumni Association. Not a member yet? Sign up today online at HERE. Feel free to pay now or at the event.

Tickets for the football games can be purchased from the NSU Athletic Ticket office by calling (318) 357-4268. For any questions, email the Office of University Advancement at alumni@nsula.edu or call (318) 357-4414.

Special thanks to our 2018 Tailgate Partners: Cane River Brewing Inc. and Premier Recycling Inc.

Thank you to our Season and Game Sponsors: Bolton Realty, Cane River Waterslides and Inflatables, Chicken Express and Farm Bureau Insurance – Lance Lopez

Tailgate Floorboard