We want you and your best tailgating snacks!
This year, the Missouri Southern Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations along with ESPN Joplin and The Joplin Globe will be hosting its first ever Lions Tailgate Challenge. Alumni and friends of the university will have the chance to put their grilling and tailgating skills to the test. The contests will take place on the west side of the End Zone Facility prior to most home games with each week featuring a new specialty. Spots are limited to the first 7 who register and registration is free! The winner will be chosen by a panel of 5 judges. Winners will be receive a MoSo Super Fan prize package, a plaque from Ozark Athletics, an announcement on ESPN Joplin and have their picture in The Joplin Globe.
Below is the schedule of home games with the corresponding tailgate food. Register here for any week of the contest. If you have any issues registering, please call the Alumni Office at 417-659-5466.
September 10th - MSSU vs. MO Western at 6 p.m. - Burgers & Brats
September 24th - MSSU vs. NW MO State at 6 p.m. - Chicken
October 8th - MSSU vs. Washburn at 3 p.m. - Tailgate specialty
November 12th - MSSU vs. Pitt State at 3:30 p.m. - Chili
Contestants Rules & Requirements:
- Provide own table & display
- Provide a tent (for inclement weather only)
- Provide Judging samples with utensils
- Be in place 2 hours prior to kick-off
- Prepare 50% of food on site
- Judging will occur 45 minutes prior to kick-off
- Food cannot be sold