Baptist Collegiate Ministry wins first student Tailgate Contest


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. --The tailgating group from Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) captured first place Thursday night in the first Tailgate Contest held in the Magic 98.5 Tailgate Park prior to kickoff for Tennessee Tech's football game against North Greenville.

BCM claims a first-place prize of $300 for its efforts to show enthusiastic support of the Golden Eagle football team. Placing second, and winning $200, was Phi Gamme Delta (FIJI), while a third-place prize of $100 goes to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

"We had some really outstanding groups in the Magic 98.5 Tailgate Park Thursday night," said Leveda Birdwell, TTU Athletics director of corporate sales and marketing. "We're looking forward to three more great contests, and some creative and spirited competition between the groups."

Sponsored by Tech Activities Board (T.A.B.), the Tailgate Contest will be held at three of the four remaining home games. There will not be a contest for the Homecoming game since campus organizations already have friendly Homecoming competition for that week.

The theme for the Oct. 6 game against Jacksonville State is the Most "Awesome" Tailgate area (and Tech Pride). For the Oct. 20 game against Eastern Kentucky, groups will work with a Most Haunted Tailgate theme. Following Homecoming, the final home game on Nov. 10 against UT Martin will feature an American Pride Tailgate theme.

Each tailgate contest is open to any student group on campus. For additional information, please call (931) 372-3937.