5 College Football traditions

  1. Penn State’s White Out Game
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Penn State’s White Out game started in 2004 where they played against the Purdue Boilermakers when the student section started it and grew to the fans. “Penn State doesn’t do t-shirts layouts, either. If you want the White Out shirt, you have to buy it. It certainly helps that Penn State has a dominant color like white, because all fans have gear in that color, but fans have to actually put in effort to create an imposing atmosphere. It’s nothing that the team goes out of its way to do.”


  1. Ohio State’s Script Ohio
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Ohio States band is the best band in the land because of their halftime performances. The Script Ohio started in October in 1936. The script is an integrated series of evolutions and formations. The band first forms a triple-Block O formation, then slowly unwinds to form the famous letters while playing Robert Planquette’s “Le Régiment de Sambre et Meuse.” The drum major leads the outside O into a peel-off movement around the curves of the script, with every musician in continual motion.


  1. University of Arkansas Hog Call
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The Hog call started in 1909 that’s when the University of Arkansas that when they started to become the Arkansas Razorbacks. In is a chant of Woo Pig Sooie where the University of Arkansas hade it trademarked by the NCAA. A properly executed Hog Call is composed of three “calls,” slowly raising one’s arms from the knees to above the head during the “Wooo.” Traditionalists prescribe an eight second “Wooo.” The fingers should be wiggled and the “Wooo” should build in volume and pitch as the arms rise. The hog call is really common in the state of Arkansas 


  1. The Army-Navy Game 
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The Army-Navy game started 129 years ago when a cadete on the Navy football team wanted a challenge and Army accepted the challenge it all started on November 29, 1890. The game today is played in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Lincoln Financial Field home of the Philadelphia Eagles and has been played in Philadelphia since 1899. Every Army-Navy Game is going to see one loser and one winner. No matter what the outcome of the game, the players sing both teams’ alma maters. The winners will join the losing team, facing the losing side’s fans. Then, the two groups will do the same for the winning team. It’s a simple act of respectful sportsmanship that reminds everyone they’re on the same side.


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  1. Texas A&M 12th Man

The Texas A&M 12th man started when the Aggies were playing against the top-ranked Centre College Praying Colonels on the gridiron in the Dixie Classic in Dallas. Texas A&M was an injury prone team and when the coach was looking for players to play there was a kid named E. King Gill who was in the stands to identify players and the coach brought him down to play in the game. Gill’s willingness to serve his team in 1922 has passed down from generation to generation of Aggies for more than nine decades, as Texas A&M’s student section stands together during entire football and basketball games, a symbol of the 12th Man on the team.  The number 12 is now symbolized as a player who can rise to the occasion for the Aggies football team. 


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