8 Best Colleges to Visit on Game Day

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The smell of pigskin is in the air as college football season approaches. But we all know what college football is really about: tailgating. Sure, the games are fun, but nothing beats great food, drinking publicly with little to no consequence, and hanging out with fans as rabid as you. Here is a list of 8 universities that really know how to celebrate game day.

Come to Oxford, Mississippi on game day, and you'll get a tailgating experience like no other. The usual barbecue, booze, and football fanaticism is present at The Grove, Ole Miss' 10-acre tailgating field, but these elements are mixed with touches of class: china dishes for dining, women in their pearls, and guys in bowties and seersucker shorts.

Ole Miss is on many #1 lists for tailgating because of its southern hospitality and for traditions like the Walk of Champions, where Rebel fans line up and create a tunnel for players to walk through, and for the Hotty Toddy, both a drink and a cheer.