Marshall and West Virginia universities are competing against each other, and 13 other schools, to be named the home of "The South's Best Tailgate."
The online competition, in its second year, is being run by Southern Living magazine. The 15 schools in contention are featured in the September issue, which hits newsstands Aug. 23.
"In the South, pre-game celebrations matter as much as what happens on the field," said Southern Living Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Bierman. "We're asking readers to decide which school best honors our great tradition of Southern hospitality with the most stylish and spirited spread."
Other schools competing are: Appalachian State University, Clemson University, Florida State University, Louisiana State University, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University, University of Alabama, University of Georgia, University of Mississippi, University of Tennessee, University of Texas, Vanderbilt University and Virginia Tech.
The universities were chosen based on criteria that included "most spirited" and a history of winning on and off the field.
Online voting continues daily until Sept. 30 on southernliving.com/tailgate.
One vote per person per day is counted toward the final tally, and votes cast on Saturday count twice. Voters are entered daily for a chance to win $2,500 toward an ultimate tailgate.
Southern Living will crown the winner of "The South's Best Tailgate" at a home game this fall.