Buckeyes & Wolverines In the New Era

Will the Border Battle return to stay?
Photo courtesy of thebuckeyebattlecry.com

I’m nervous. And I like it.

The past ten years has made a mockery of the greatest rivalry in college football, and in my opinion the best rivalry in …

Are You Man Enough to be a Big Ten Mascot? Part III

Purdue Pete rallies the fans Friday evening before the Homecoming game.

SCHOOL: Purdue University
MANCOTS: Boilermaker Special and Purdue Pete
Big Ten Mancots are mentally strong…

Purdue Pete and Boilermaker Special have faced intense times of adversity. There are days …

Guarding Sparty Against the Wolverines

Every week leading up to the rival Michigan State-Michigan game, members of the Spartan Marching Band stand guard of the Sparty Statue day and night. The tradition started when the Varsity Club started protecting the statue from vandalism by near-by …

Are You Man Enough to be a Big Ten Mascot? Part I

The United States has a colossal deficit of Men. It’s unquestionable. America has plenty of men (note the lowercase m), i.e., “boys”, “lads”, “dudes” and, of course,”bros”; but actual, tried-and-true Men are not easy to come by in modern, Western …

Marching Illini perform “Chicago”

“Three In One”

State spirit was just as strong as school spirit when the Marching Illini took the field at Saturday’s football game vs. Western Michigan University. Despite the constant threat of torrential downpours, the Marching Illini was able to …

What it takes to be in the Michigan Marching Band

The University of Michigan Marching Band is one of the most prominent collegiate bands in the United States of America. The marching band began in 1896, when Harry dePont invited all musicians on campus to a meeting with the notion …