Tailgates, rituals and attire: University of Georgia

Saturday, November 26, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 11:14 a.m. CST, Sunday, November 27, 2011


Hometown: Athens

Team: Bulldogs

Colors: Red and black

Tailgating: Every party has a tent. A fan will spend at least $100 on tailgating, said Stan Jackson, director of communications for the university's alumni association.

"A lot of people have been on their spots for years, and some of the tailgate spots have been passed down within families."

Food: Low country boils — a one-pot meal, often with potatoes, corn, sausage and seafood.

Attire: Most girls wear sundresses, nice shoes, jewelry — "the whole shebang," Jackson said.

For guys, there is more variation. Some wear coat and tie; others choose jeans and a jersey. 

"Georgia is very similar to Alabama and Ole Miss," he said.

Rituals: The mascot Uga, a white English bulldog, wears a spiked collar and Georgia get-up at games, Jackson said.

He comes to the front entrance of the stadium for photo-ops and leads the team onto the field. 

Uga IX is being introduced this year.

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