Despite high winds and chilling temperatures, students braved the rainy weather and came out to the Brickyard to get free food during today’s “Wear Red, Get Fed” event.
‘Wear Red, Get Fed’ has been a part of the Homecoming week lineup for several years and is hosted by the Alumni Association. Beginning at 11 am, students lined up outside of Harrelson Hall for free barbeque sandwiches from Backyard Bistro for any student wearing at least a handful of red.
Local restaurants like Backyard Bistro, Chile Bomba, Marco’s Pizza, Wing Zone and Jimmy John’s are taking part in “Wear Red, Get Fed” this week. Students look forward to the event, with many saying it is one of the biggest highlights throughout the week.
“I love ‘Wear Red, Get Fed’ because it boosts school spirit on campus and provides students with a great snack that we normally can’t get while we are on campus,” said Kate Mattox, a sophomore from Charlotte, N.C. “’Wear Red, Get Fed’ is a neat tradition because it is an easy way to show our Wolfpack pride.”
Despite the less than ideal weather conditions produced by Hurricane Sandy, students have shown an interest in coming out and showing their school spirit in rain or shine.
“The bad weather isn’t going to prevent me from waiting in line,” Mattox said. “I can’t wait for the rest of the week.”