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College Football Traditions

College football is a sport of traditions -- some old, some new. In this category, we explore some of the best: Howard's Rock, the Little Brown Jug, Floyd of Rosedale, Touchdown Jesus and more.

Tailgating Tips And Tricks
Tailgating is as central to the college football experience as the games themselves. College football fans invented tailgating—and they still do it better than fans of any other sport. Here's your chance to share your tailgating tips and recipes, show off your best tailgating spreads and offer advice to your fellow fans about how to create the perfect tailgating experience.

Best Uniforms in College Football
At Notre Dame, it's the gold helmets. At Nebraska, it's the understated 'N' logo. At Penn State, it's the simplicity of blue and white, and at Michigan, it's the classic winged helmets. College football is home to some of the most famous uniforms in sports. Here, we run down our picks for the ten best.

Worst Uniforms in College Football
The Oregon Ducks have set the standard by which all bad uniforms are measured. But are the Ducks' duds really the worst in all of college football?

The Worst Uniforms in College Football
Are Oregon's uniforms really the worst college football has to offer? Share your opinion here.

The Sights and Sounds of Saturday: College Football Traditions
College football traditions -- the pageantry surrounding each and every game -- are almost as important to college football fans as the games themselves. In this gallery, we take a look at some of the sights and sounds, traditions and mascots, that make college football America's most colorful sport.

The Victors
The Big House. Bo Schembechler. Maize and blue. Winged helmets. And maybe most importantly, “The Victors.” That’s Michigan football.

The Notre Dame Victory March
“The Notre Dame Victory March” is probably one of the most recognizable songs in all of American music. Quite simply, the “Victory March” is college football

Ralphie at the University of Colorado
Ralphie is the 1,300-pound buffalo mascot of the University of Colorado Buffaloes, and his job is simple: To lead the Buffaloes onto the field both at the start of each home game and again at halftime.

Chief Osceola at Florida State
In an age of political correctness, when most college football mascots and traditions linked in any way to Native American culture have been tossed aside, Florida State’s Chief Osceola endures.

The Pink Locker Room at Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium
Teams that visit Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium don’t just have to deal with Kirk Feretnz’s Hawkeyes, or the usually insane Kinnick crowds, or late-season weather that can range from bad to miserable. They also have to deal with … the pink locker room.

Traveler at USC
Traveler, the pure white horse that charges up and down the sidelines at Trojans home games, is one of the most recognized mascots in college football.

Script Ohio at Ohio State University
Of all the traditions in Ohio State’s great football history, none is more widely recognized than “Script Ohio,” the formation performed by the Ohio State Marching Band each and every game day.

The Old Oaken Bucket
The Old Oaken Bucket, given each year to the winner of the Indiana-Purdue game, has origins dating all the way back to 1925.

War Eagle at Auburn University
It is one of the iconic moments in all of college football: A capacity crowd of nearly 90,000 at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium standing and cheering as a live eagle soars over the field and “War Eagle” is hammered out by the Auburn University Marching Band.

Floyd of Rosedale
Each year, the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Iowa Hawkeyes battle for a trophy of a bronzed pig. It is called Floyd of Rosedale, and it's one of the most famous trophies in all of college football.

The Little Brown Jug
Each year, the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Michigan Wolverines take the field and play for the right to take home maybe the most famous trophy in college football: The Little Brown Jug.

Uga at the University of Georgia
No college football mascot is more recognizable than Uga, the beloved bulldog mascot at the University of Georgia.

The 12th Man at Texas A&M
More than any other tradition in college football, the "12th Man" at Texas A&M represents the powerful connection between a team and its fans.

Howard's Rock at Clemson University
Before every home game, players at Clemson University rub a two-and-a-half pound rock for good luck. Then they storm their field in what has been called "the most exciting 25 seconds in college football." Read all about this college football tradition here.

Bevo at the University of Texas
Bevo is the longhorn steer mascot at the University of Texas. He's been around nearly a century, and yet nobody seems quite sure where he got his name.

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