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Tailgating Vs. Football

By Allison Bail On September - 8 - 2009

The Nittany Lions first game against Akron on Saturday was a great start to the season with the Lions winning 31-7. Everyone in attendance was loud, hype, and energetic...as usual. Although, there was something that was a little off about the first game.

I noticed that the student section wasn't completely full. This was odd considering it was the first game of the season. Many factors could have contributed to this absence of students.

Could it have been too hot outside for students to endure?

Was tailgating too intense?

Was it the fact that Akron wasn't such a big match-up?

Frank Augustine (Junior-Marketing) said that he was there for the entire game. "From pregame to watching the Lions run off the field, I was there for it all!" He went on to say that he didn't understand why someone who had student section seating wouldn't want to be at the game.

Other students agreed with Augustine on the matter.

As I was walking around before I went into the stadium, it seemed as though people (students and others) were more worried about drinking and having fun at their tailgates than making it inside in time for kick-off.

I asked a ...

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