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Homecoming Tailgates provide a sense of community for fans

October 20, 2014


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Tailgate parties have been a major part of college football tradition for nearly 145 years. According to the American Tailgater Association, tailgating has existed, in some form, since the first football game, which was between Princeton and Rutgers in 1869. A “delicate balance between fandom and ce...