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Bowl fans soak up sun while tailgating at the Trop

From left: Ohio University football fans Marlene Stark of Riverview, Susan Fuller of Land O'Lakes, Bob Stewart of Athens, Ohio, and Skip Fuller of Land O'Lakes enjoy a tailgate lunch Monday next to Susan Fuller's throw afghan, which shows various Ohio University campus landmarks. The afghan was attached to her car in the parking lot at Tropicana Field.

SCOTT KEELER | Times

From left: Ohio University football fans Marlene Stark of Riverview, Susan Fuller of Land O'Lakes, Bob Stewart of Athens, Ohio, and Skip Fuller of Land O'Lakes enjoy a tailgate lunch Monday next to Susan Fuller's throw afghan, which shows various Ohio University campus landmarks. The afghan was attached to her car in the parking lot at Tropicana Field.

Fans in town for the Beef O'Brady's Bowl at Tropicana Field took advantage of warm, sunny weather to enjoy some tailgating in the parking lot before the kickoff.

The game pits Ohio (7-5, 4-4 MAC) and East Carolina (9-3, 6-2 C-USA). Kickoff was scheduled for 2 p.m.

Both teams and fans enjoyed a Beach Day Sunday at the Tradewinds Resort. It featured various contests, including a tug-of-war contest.

Bowl fans soak up sun while tailgating at the Trop 12/23/13 [Last modified: Monday, December 23, 2013 12:37pm]
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