Tailgate 2012 celebrates the tradition

A pre-game pep rally featuring the Wolfpack mascots and band. An abundance of great food. Fun and fellowship with CALS alumni, friends and faculty. Generous scoops of Howling Cow ice cream. And an array of College exhibits with everything from face-painting to reptile encounters.

It was all there Sept. 15 as the Wolfpack faithful filled Dorton Arena on the N.C. State Fairgrounds to “Celebrate the Tradition” at the 21st annual College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Tailgate event.

Face painting at CALS Tailgate
Kids had plenty to do at the event, including having their faces painted.

Hundreds of CALS alumni and friends gathered for what has become traditionally the best and biggest N.C. State University tailgate event, hosted by the CALS Alumni and Friends Society and the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc.

The tailgate also featured a silent auction, with proceeds benefitting the CALS Alumni and Friends scholarship endowment.

New CALS Dean Richard Linton was on hand to meet and greet tailgaters as they enjoyed the many event attractions before crossing the road from the fairgrounds to nearby Carter-Finley Stadium, where the N.C. State football team took on South Alabama and gave the fans something else to celebrate: a 31-7 victory.

Mr. Wuf greets a Tailgate participant
The N.C. State mascot was on hand, as was the marching band.
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