History suggests that tailgating’s earliest roots can be traced back to 1861. Union supporters showed up at what is now known as The Battle of Bull Run and cheered on their soldiers with shouts of “Go Big Blue” while snacking on food brought to this famous battle. (more…)
University of Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta admitted the UI made some “mistakes” during Saturday’s initial roll out of the university’s new gameday rules and regulations aimed at targeting irresponsible tailgating.
In response to those missteps and fan feedback after Saturday’s home opener of the 2010 football season, UI officials are tweaking some of the new tailgating and gameday rules they announced as part of their “Think Before You Drink” campaign. (more…)
University of Iowa police say a new “cite and release” policy will help prevent jail overcrowding, which Johnson County officials feared would increase due to a planned boost in police enforcement of tailgating this football season. (more…)
Hawkeye fans can expect new rules and greater emphasis on some old ones during game days this season.
The shift in tailgating policy is part of UI’s “Think Before You Drink” campaign, which was presented by Athletic Director Gary Barta, interim-Vice President of Student Services Tom Rocklin and Public Safety Director Chuck Green during a press conference Monday. The officials said the campaign isn’t an attack on safe, responsible tailgating, but an attempt to shift the culture of tailgating outside of Hawkeye football games. (more…)