College Sports Traditions

College Sports Traditions

Picking up Butch, Silent Night, and Hundreds of Others

Book - 2013
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Every year since 1961, football and basketball players at Middlebury College in Vermont pick up their wheelchair-bound fan, Butch, and bring him to the stadium sidelines to watch their games. At John Brown University, the volleyball team distributes candy to fans before each match. For years, fans attending a University of Maryland football game rubbed the bronze statue of their terrapin mascot, Testudo. Traditions like these are visible statements of school loyalty, and they are part of why college sports are unforgettable. College Sports Traditions details not only the well-known traditions of major universities, but also the obscure customs of smaller schools. Approximately 1,200 traditions are captured, covering almost every college sport. It depicts such traditions as The Ohio State University's Script Ohio, University of Kansas's Waving the Wheat, Linfield College's End Zone Couches, and even a list of those that involve streaking. From the crazy and eccentric to the touching and meaningful, these traditions connect fans and athletes across generations.
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2013]
ISBN: 9780810891203
Branch Call Number: 796.043 BECK
Characteristics: xx, 415 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wilkinson, Jack 1950-- Author


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