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Arts & Culture

College Football Decoded: Hail State

How a hashtag reignited Mississippi State’s battle cry

Sporting

Too Many Dawgs on the Field

During the 1997 game between Georgia and Kentucky, a chocolate Lab named Tubby went down in football history

Arts & Culture

College Football Decoded: Carolina Blue

Baby blue? Sky blue? Robin egg? What shade really is the Tar Heels’ iconic color?

Arts & Culture

College Football Decoded: Hotty Toddy

Gosh almighty, where did the University of Mississippi’s cheer come from?

Arts & Culture

College Football Decoded: Hokie

From a meaningless word to Virginia Tech’s (mostly) beloved HokieBird

Arts & Culture

College Football Decoded: Boomer Sooner

How two former insults became the University of Oklahoma’s favorite saying

Arts & Culture

College Football Decoded: Wahoowa

Hoo originated the University of Virginia’s famous saying?

Arts & Culture

College Football Decoded: War Eagle

Auburn’s golden eagles are a thing of (extremely strange) legend

Arts & Culture

The Singular Ecstasy of College Football in the South

Why so many of us worship at the altar of fall Saturdays

Arts & Culture

College Football Decoded: Roll Tide

Do you know the origin of Alabama’s greeting heard ’round the world?

Arts & Culture

Calling the Hogs 101

An Arkansan introduces a perplexed visitor from abroad to a hallowed Razorback tradition

Food & Drink

How John Currence Does Tailgating

The beloved Oxford, Mississippi–based chef’s new book, Tailgreat, offers wisdom and recipes for the game-day spread—whether you’ve got a game to attend or not

Food & Drink

How to Win the Tailgate

One of the South’s top chefs shares his game-day secrets

My Town

Vince Dooley’s Athens, Georgia

The legendary University of Georgia football coach and his wife, Barbara, share their recommendations for a perfect day in the Classic City

Arts & Culture

New Show Spotlights Food and Football in the South

John T. Edge and Wright Thompson explore the modern intersection of the sport and Southern cuisine

College Football Traditions

“Sailgating” on the Tennessee River

Tie up your boat with the University of Tennessee’s Vol Navy, where everyone’s welcome and the party lasts all season long

SOUTHERN STYLE

The Art of the Pregame

Put on the best spread at the stadium with these football-season essentials

College Football Traditions

Meet Mike the Tiger

A Louisiana State University veterinarian on what it takes to care for a mascot that’s also an endangered apex predator

College Football Traditions

Touchdowns and Toilet Paper

Why the long-running… er, -rolling… Auburn University tradition is taking a break again this year

My Town

Coach Phillip Fulmer’s Knoxville, Tennessee

The Volunteers’ former coach and current athletic director on the must-visit spots in a city he’s called home for decades