Celebration at the tailgate

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter

Tomlinson Stadium held its homecoming tailgate on Oct. 12. Students showed their Wildcat spirit through their apparel and enthusiasm to see CWU play Azusa Pacific University (APU). There were games, pizza and pumpkin smashing. 

Samantha Cabeza

 Tailgates are meant to bring students together and celebrate with games and food. Some of the games at the tailgate included giant jenga, cornhole and smashing pumpkins. Wellington the Wildcat even  stopped by and visited all of the booths. He took photos with CWU fans and students. 

Dominos hosted a pizza eating contest where students who competed were given a free t-shirt and a small cheese pizza. Whoever finished first took home $100 in Dominos gift cards. 

Campus Activities had students pay a small fee to smash pumpkins with a baseball bat. 

Onlookers watched to see who could make the biggest mess. 

The tailgate had students sporting their crimson and black and sharing how excited they were. 

KCWU played music and spoke on how they loved to see students so hyped for the big game.

Ryan O’Connor from 88.1 the ‘Burg said he enjoyed the vibe that was being spread around the tailgate. 

“People seem to be having a good time out here, cornhole isn’t the most exciting game ever but students out here are somehow turning it into something fun,”  O’Connor said. 

O’Connor also said he was most excited about the pizza eating contest and loved seeing people smash pumpkins. He said he had not been to a game in a while was excited to sit down and watch a great game unfold. O’Connor believes that students were mostly excited to watch the 

Wildcats play and believed that is why there was so much spirit at the tailgate. 

Clubs and organizations such as Campus Activities and Asia University America Program (AUAP) had wheels to spin for students as well as candy and stickers to give away.