Traditions in College Football have been around for decades, some even for a century. Today we highlight some of the most recognizable college football traditions across the country. We love the tailgates, roars of the crowd, but these schools take game day to a whole new level. Is your school here? Are you the biggest fan? College football fan pride lives here and we love it.
Aggie football fans call themselves the 12th Man, meaning they are there to support the 11 players on the field. To further symbolize their "readiness, desire, and enthusiasm", the entire student body stands throughout the game
Smokey III fires four (4) 10-gauge blank shotgun shells after every Texas Longhorns score, at kick-off, and at the end of every quarter. Most importantly, Smokey is fired off after the world famous college fight song, "The Eyes of Texas" at the conclusion of every Texas football game.
The ringing of the chapel bell after a Georgia victory is a tradition that continues even though freshmen are no longer ordered to do the chore. In the 1890's, the playing field was located only yards from the Chapel and first year students were compelled to ring the bell until midnight in celebration of a Bulldog victory. Today, students, alumni, and townspeople still rush to the Chapel to ring the bell after a gridiron victory.
After their planting in 1937, two massive old-growth oak trees hung over the corner. A tradition developed in which, whenever there was cause for celebration in the Auburn community, the trees were festooned with toilet paper.
Beginning in October 2008, the song Sandstorm by Darude is played after USC is kicking the ball to the opposing team after a score; the song is stopped when the kicker makes contact with the football. As the song is played, fans wave white and garnet towels, called "Cocky Cloths", over their heads.
One of Florida's longest standing traditions, "We Are The Boys" is a tune played by the band between the third and fourth quarter. Fans lock arms with those next to them and each row sways the opposite direction of the row in front of and behind them back and forth throughout the song.
That became the norm in the 1970s, though the song was believed to be around as early as the 1940s.
Florida fans have taken a particularly strong liking to the song and tradition over the last few years thanks to the closing lines "In all kinds of weather, we'll all stick together, for
Called the most exciting 25 seconds in college football, running down “The Hill” began out of practicality: The football team dressed at Fike Field House and ran from there to the gate and down the grassy hill onto the field at the start of each game.
Popular tradition is the chanting or singing of various pride and fight songs, primarily during football games. The three most well-known probably the ubiquitous Roll Tide, Roll, which is the last line of the Alabama fight song.