Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, October 8, 2017

The "First Quarter Wave" is sports' latest, greatest tradition.

Everyone is embracing it – even referees and opposing players/staff are getting in on the waving to the young patients at the UI Children's Hospital, located across the street. If Iowa's Week 5 game at Michigan State, its first road Big Ten game, is any indication, the tradition could be a staple between the first and second quarters at Big Ten stadiums when the Hawkeyes visit.

During Saturday's halftime show, the Iowa marching band took the tradition a step farther, forming a hand and waving to the young patients.

Watch part of the performance in the tweet below.