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Tailgate blog: Orange Power

by Gina Mizell Published: September 29, 2012

Understandably, the pregame tailgating atmosphere around Boone Pickens Stadium was much more lively than the last OSU game, an 11 a.m. kickoff against Louisiana-Lafayette. With perfect weather (cool temperatures and no trace of rain as of 6 p.m.) and all day to “enjoy,” it was one of the better tailgating environments I’ve been around.

And, as expected, there was a lot of orange. Most bright, but plenty of burnt mixed in.

Here are some photos I snapped of the sights, as well as some that fans submitted to me via Twitter (@ginamizell)

Tents along Hall of Fame Avenue.

Tailgates along the lawn

A view of the stadium and foot traffic

Inside Joe’s

And outside of Joe

Tailgating with the enemy (submitted by @jeremyrooks)

“We don’t need no stinkin’ paddles…” (submitted by @danofict)

These folks are excited (submitted by @BurtRogers)


by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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