Countdown to kickoff: West top tradition?

Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: West top tradition?

See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post.

See our other 2014 countdown to kickoff posts:

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Tom Dienhart: Jump Around. Every fan should experience “Jump Around” in Camp Randall Stadium at Wisconsin, a tradition that signals the start of the fourth quarter. You can feel the stadium sway. Really. While you’re jumping up and down, don’t forget to check out the student body loving every second of the tradition. The players, too.


Wisconsin Fans

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Sean Merriman: Jump Around. It’s become one of the most talked-about traditions in college football. Before the start of the fourth quarter, the popular House of Pain song blasts on the speakers throughout Camp Randall Stadium. The fans, the band, and the players all get into it. Even Wisconsin men’s hoops coach Bo Ryan joined the fun last year.


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Brent Yarina: Paul Bunyan’s Axe. My favorite Big Ten trophy, Paul Bunyan’s Axe is cool – it’s six-feet long – historical – it’s awarded to the victor of the game’s oldest rivalry – and highly coveted – it’s led to some hurt feelings recently. The series has been one-sided, with Wisconsin taking the last 10 meetings, but it never gets old watching the players sprint after the hardware and swing it around following the final whistle.


Your Opinion?
Show Comments (16 Comments)
Larry B Doss on 8/22/2014 @ 1:14pm EDT Said:

Jump around and is very neat!!! U of M Fan!

crundle on 8/22/2014 @ 1:16pm EDT Said:

Iowa pink visitor locker room.

Brian on 8/22/2014 @ 1:32pm EDT Said:

Tunnel walk!

Doug on 8/22/2014 @ 2:37pm EDT Said:

Minnesota band playing “The Battle Hyme of the Republic” with the swinging gates formation.

Vinny on 8/22/2014 @ 2:41pm EDT Said:

Tunnel Walk!

Gman on 8/22/2014 @ 4:46pm EDT Said:

What’s “tunnel walk”?

mark on 8/22/2014 @ 6:59pm EDT Said:

In heaven there is no beer played after every IA w

J. Hammer on 8/23/2014 @ 11:52am EDT Said:

Floyd of Rosedale is the best trophy. Anyone who tells you different is wrong.

Bucky on 8/23/2014 @ 1:30pm EDT Said:

Best tradition in the West: Wisconsin Badgers beating Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska every year. Oh yeah… and JUMP AROUND, VARSITY, THE 5th QUARTER and THE UW BAND!

Andrew on 8/23/2014 @ 2:11pm EDT Said:

The Jump around has only been around a few years hasn’t it? If so how is that a tradition….

Wendell on 8/23/2014 @ 4:41pm EDT Said:

@Gman Nebraska has shrugged off their new guy status, but I understand if you are unfamiliar with the ‘Tunnel Walk’. Observe, and enjoy one of the more crowd pumping team intro traditions around! GBR!!!

Husker Diane on 8/23/2014 @ 5:16pm EDT Said:

You can JUMP AROUND all you want – Tunnel Walk and a sold out stadium since 1962 speaks volumes! GO BIG RED!

Daren on 8/23/2014 @ 5:23pm EDT Said:

Tunnel Walk!

Paul rugby on 8/23/2014 @ 6:21pm EDT Said:

Really? No one picked Nebraska’s tunnel walk?

Matt on 8/24/2014 @ 9:37am EDT Said:

I know your version of the ‘tunnel walk’ is cool to you Husker fans, but to most everyone else it doesn’t move the needle. First of all, every school has some version of an entrance/tunnel walk so it is not like it is ‘original’. Secondly the cheesy CGI and the VERY, VERY played out ‘Sirius’ (which you stole from the Chicago Bulls, anyway) is lame. Honestly IMNSHO Nebraska’s coolest gameday tradition would be your touchdown balloon release. So go with that.

Ken on 8/24/2014 @ 10:49pm EDT Said:

Huskers Tunnel Walk is awesome!