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Posted: Friday, 23 August 2013 6:56AM

LSU nominated for top tailgaters



Southern Living Magazine has once again named LSU as a contender for the "South's Best Tailgate" competition -- which is featured in their issue that hits newsstands today. Travel and features editor Jennifer Cole says they picked 15 schools with the greatest pregame parties for a chance to earn the best tailgate honor.

She says LSU was a no brainer.

"LSU perennially has some of the best tailgating in the south where tailgating is a like a religion," Cole said.

Cole says they are asking fans to decide which school best honors the great tradition of Southern hospitality with the most spirited tailgate. She says in the south, pre-game celebrations are almost as huge as what happens on the football field.

This is the second year Southern Living has done this.  Clemson won last year, and LSU didn't even make the top 3.

Cole says you have until September 30th to vote online at southernliving.com/tailgate and each person vote one time per day and twice on gameday Saturday.

"Every time you vote your entered for a chance to win $2500 towards building your own ultimate tailgate," said Cole. "At the end we will crown the winner at a home game this fall."

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