Aug. 6, 2013
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech will provide Bulldog football fans a preseason tailgating fix as the athletics department will hold its annual meet and greet with head coach Skip Holtz and Co. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Argent Pavilion.
One twist to this year's event is the addition of tailgating as all Bulldog faithful are encouraged to load up their families, pull out their secret recipes, clean off their grills, and throw some good old southern barbecue on the fire starting around 4 p.m. on Saturday. Tailgaters are encouraged to set up around Argent Pavilion which will be the site of the autograph session and meet and greet with the Bulldog players and coaches starting at 6:30 p.m.
Free food will also be available courtesy of some of Louisiana Tech's most loyal sponsors, including Brennan Dodge and Super 1 Foods. Free popcorn and drinks will be provided by Aramark.
The Ruston Brick Kids Zone will also be set up adjacent to Argent Pavilion and will include a bounce house, ball toss, face-painting and more. Members of the Regal Blues and cheerleaders will also be on hand along with Champ while a photographer's station will be set up where youngsters can put on a Bulldog football uniform and parents can take pictures in front of a Tech backdrop.
KXKZ 107.5 FM - the flagship station for the LA Tech Sports Network - will also be on hand, providing a live remote. Tech fans can also fill out information cards at the Louisiana Tech ticket table, and a random drawing will be held every half hour for free giveaways, including season tickets, C-USA gift packs, autographed memorabilia and more.
The Ruston Fire Department and Louisiana Tech Police Department will provide young Bulldog fans an interactive experience with a fire truck, ambulance and police car.
Schedule posters, schedule cards and other material will be handed out while supplies last while fans can also purchase their season tickets or single game tickets during the event. The Louisiana Tech Barnes and Nobles Bookstore will also be set up selling merchandise.
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