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    College Traditions: Clemson University’s Howard’s Rock

    College Traditions: Clemson University’s Howard’s Rock In the early 1960s, the rock was given to then Clemson University head coach Frank Howard by a friend, Samuel Columbus Jones (Clemson Class of 1919). It was presented to Howard by Jones, saying “Here’s a rock from Death Valley, California, to Death Valley, South Carolina.” Howard didn’t think anything else […] More

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    College Traditions: Duke University’s Cameron Crazies

    College Traditions: Duke University’s Cameron Crazies The Cameron Crazies are Duke University’s basketball student section, which can hold approximately 1,200 occupants. The section, also deemed “The Zoo” by Al McGuire for their humorous pranks, and “The Sixth-Man” by Duke Men’s basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski, is known for being “rude, crude and lewd – as well […] More

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    College Traditions: Mississippi State cowbells

    College Traditions: Mississippi State cowbells The most unique and certainly the most resounding symbol of Mississippi State University tradition is the cowbell. Despite decades of attempts by opponents and authorities to banish it from scenes of competition, diehard State fans still celebrate Bulldog victories loudly and proudly with the distinctive sound of ringing cowbells. The […] More

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    College Traditions: University of Miami’s Smoke Entrance

    College Traditions: University of Miami’s Smoke Entrance The traditional Hurricane “smoke” entrance in the Orange Bowl began in the 1950s. In an attempt to increase fan interest, UM transportation director Bob Nalette came up with the idea of using fire extinguishers to produce the now-famous smoke that Hurricanes run through as they enter the field. […] More

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    College Traditions: Calling the Hogs Pig Sooie

    College Traditions: Calling the Hogs Pig! Sooie! Calling the Hogs is a tradition of University of Arkansas students, alumni, and sports fans. The origin and date of first use are not known. The cheer is the best-known cheer at the University. The tradition is said to have started in the 1920s when farmers attempted to encourage […] More

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    College Traditions: Midnight Yell Practice at Texas A&M

    College Traditions: Midnight Yell Practice at Texas A&M Midnight Yell Practice, known locally as Midnight Yell or Yell Practice, is a tradition at Texas A&M University. Midnight Yell is similar to a pep rally. On the night before each home football game, Midnight Yell takes place in Kyle Field at midnight; two nights before each […] More

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    College Traditions: Civil War Between Ducks, Beavers

    College Traditions: Civil War Between Ducks, Beavers The Civil War is the colloquial name for an American college football rivalry game played annually in Oregon, between the Ducks of the University of Oregon in Eugene and the Beavers of Oregon State University in Corvallis. First played 121 years ago in 1894, it is the fifth most played […] More

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    College Traditions: USC’s Spirit of Troy

    College Traditions: USC’s Spirit of Troy The Spirit of Troy, also known as the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band (TMB), described as “The Greatest Marching Band in the History of the Universe,” represents USC at various collegiate sports, broadcast, popular music recording, and national public appearance functions. The Spirit of Troy is the only […] More

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