College Football Traditions

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  1. Spartan Fan
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    One of the great things about college football is the many traditions associated with our favorite teams. Here is on of my favorite traditions associated with Michigan State University football.

    Zeke the Wonderdog



    What tradition associated with your favorite college football team do you love the most?

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    That's an interesting tradition! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Virginia tech Hokies enter the stadium to "Enter Sandman" nothing like getting an entire stadium to bounce
     
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    Baron, I found this on youtube. I had never seen this before and you are right. It is pretty bad ass.




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    Not sure it is a tradition, but an interesting story of how the University of Michigan adopted their unique "winged" football helmets.

    The Winged Helmet
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    College football's most well-known helmet dates back to 1938 when Fritz Crisler arrived from Princeton University with a penchant for detail and style.

    "Michigan had a plain black helmet and we wanted to dress it up a little," Fritz recalled. "We added some color (maize and blue) and used the same basic helmet I had designed at Princeton."

    There was also strategic reasoning involved in the winged helmet. Fritz thought this unique design would be helpful to his passers when they tried to spot their receivers down field.

    "There was a tendency to use different-colored helmets just for receivers in those days, but I always thought that would be as helpful for the defense as for the offense," offered the former Wolverine football coach and athletic director.

    Indeed, Crisler was right on target in his assumptions. From the 1937 to 1938 seasons, Michigan nearly doubled its passing yards, cut its interceptions almost in half and improved its completion percentage.


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    The most revered tradition at The Ohio State University is dotting the i when the marching band performs it's famous Script Ohio.





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    University of Michigan #1 Jersey

    The most coveted jersey number in Michigan football lore, the #1 has been worn by a total of 12 players during the 130-year history of the program. Three-time All-American Anthony Carter made the number popular when he wore the jersey during his playing career (1979-82), and the #1 sweater has been given to a wide receiver five times since Carter adorned the number.
     
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    Hawaii College Football Tradition:[smilie=heart fill with love.gif][smilie=hi ya!.gif][smilie=hot over you.gif][smilie=hi ya!.gif][smilie=heart fill with love.gif][smilie=hi ya!.gif]

     
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    Haka's are awesome! Its actually a Maori tradition from New Zealand that the All Blacks (New Zealand's rugby team) brought to sports!
     
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    Notre Dame's "Play Like A Champion Today"



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