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Top 12 Marching Band Traditions in the Big Ten

Top Marching Band Traditions in the Big …

Contributor Grant Gannon ranks his favorite Big Ten Marching Band Traditions:

1. Script Ohio- Ohio State
Ranked No. 1 on my list, and Sports Illustrated’s top college football tradition from the August 22,…

Top Marching Band Traditions in the Big …
Woody Hayes: the Ritual of College Football

The Ritual of College Football

The words of Woody Hayes illustrate best what we all feel as Big Ten fans, the passion for history and traditions that surround a Saturday football game day in this…

The Ritual of College Football
Alma Mater Statue Taking Sabbatical

Alma Mater Statue Taking Sabbatical

On August 7, the beloved Alma Mater Statue, an icon of the University of Illinois campus since 1929, was removed for restoration.

The 13-foot bronze sculpture,  which sits at the corner…

Alma Mater Statue Taking Sabbatical
The Life of a Big Ten Male Cheerleader

Gentlemen of the Spirit Squad: The Unhea…

The phrase “tremendous college athlete” rouses thoughts of football and basketball players in the minds of many. Robert Griffin III dodging defenders during a mad sprint to the end zone,…

Gentlemen of the Spirit Squad: The Unhea…
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Marching Bands in the Big Ten

As you walk past the concession stand, you smell grease from the burgers, you hear the shouts of thousands walking past you, but what stands out most is in the sound off into the distance. It’s so faint, but it draws your attention. It makes every step towards your seat more and more exciting. As you get closer, the sound starts to get louder, the rhythms and melodies become clear and you finall... (more)

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THREE IN ONE

The "Three in One" is, as the name implies, is three songs in one. The three songs that comprise it are Illini Pride, Oskee-Wow-Wow, and Hail the Orange. There's no more Chief, but the band still performs the time-honored Three In One at the end of its halftime show. Many fans still shout "Chief!" at the conclusion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5E3... (more)