Indiana University

GAME DAY TRADITIONS

Nickname:   Hoosiers
School Colors:   Cream & Crimson
Mascot:  None

HEP'S ROCK

In 2005, a southern Indiana limestone boulder found in the IU football practice field was removed, placed on a granite slab,... (more)

MARCHING HUNDRED

In 1896, the first band on campus was formed as a simple extracurricular activity for students. By 1913, the 22-piece band grew to 47 members, and by 1916 the band was already gaining international acclaim by traveling to Mexico to entertain US troops. During WWI, the IU campus was converted into a military training camp, and the band played an important role in military drills. In 1925, Ame... (more)

SCHOOL SONGS

IU Fanfare & Indiana Our Indiana Set to the tune of The Viking March, by composer Karl L. King (of Barnum & Baily Circus Band fame), Indiana, Our Indiana is the official fight song of IU and was first performed in 1912 by the IU Band. Hail to Old IU Written to  an old Scottish tune, Hail to O... (more)

THE WALK

Head to the West steps of Assembly Hall two hours and 20 minutes prior to kickoff. The Marching Hundred performs before, during, and after the Hoosier football team arrives, along with the cheer... (more)