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Football Quiz: Traditions

What university's famous fight song contains these lyrics?

... plunge right through that line. Run the ball clear down the field,
touchdown sure this time. ...
"Forward" is our driving spirit, loyal voices ring. ...


Alabama-Auburn is known as the "Iron Bowl." Match each Southern rivalry with its current or former nickname.
  1. Alabama-Tennessee
  2. Clemson-N. C. State
  3. Clemson-South Carolina
  4. Florida-Georgia
  5. Auburn-Georgia

(A) The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party
(B) Big Thursday
(C)
Textile Bowl
(D)
South's Oldest Rivalry
(E)
Third Saturday in October

None other than John Philip Sousa declared it "the greatest college fight song ever written." Which school's song was the great bandmaster and composer praising?

John Philip Sousa

Identify the one FBS team that has each nickname.

(A) Cyclones (B) Chippewas (C) Red Wolves (D) Aztecs


  • Match each SEC mascot with its school.

    1. Sir Big Spur
    2. Russ
    3. Smoky
    4. Bully

    (A) Georgia
    (B)
    South Carolina
    (C)
    Mississippi State
    (D)
    Tennessee


  • Identify the school whose team wears each helmet.
    Quiz Helmet (A)
    (A)
    Quiz Helmet (B)
    (B)
    Quiz Helmet (C)
    (C)
    Quiz Helmet (D)
    (D)


  • Identify the school whose team wears each helmet.
    Quiz Helmet (A)
    (A)
    Quiz Helmet (B)
    (B)
    Quiz Helmet (C)
    (C)
    Quiz Helmet (D)
    (D)


  • Identify the school whose team wears each helmet.
    Helmet (A)
    (A)
    Quiz Helmet (B)
    (B)
    Quiz Helmet (C)
    (C)
    Quiz Helmet (D)
    (D)

  • Identify the school whose team wears each helmet.
  • Quiz Helmet 1
    (A)
    Quiz Helmet 2
    (B)
    Quiz Helmet 3
    (C)
    Quiz Helmet 4
    (D)

  • Match each college with its colors.
  1. Baylor
  2. Clemson
  3. Connecticut
  4. Georgia

(A) orange and purple
(B)
navy blue and white
(C)
red and black
(D)
green and gold

  • Match each team that has a shade of red in its colors with the exact shade of red it uses.
  1. Ohio State
  2. USC
  3. Arizona State
  4. Kansas

(A) cardinal
(B)
crimson
(C)
scarlet
(D)
maroon

  • Which two schools play for the "Iron Skillet"?

(A) Texas Tech-Texas
(B) Oklahoma-Oklahoma State
(C) New Mexico-New Mexico State
(D) TCU-SMU

  • Which SEC school has each mascot or tradition?

1. Smokey, Blue tick coon hound
2.
Tailgating in the Grove
3. Toilet paper roll over a box of detergent
4. Nickname after Revolutionary War hero Thomas Sumter

(A) Alabama
(B) South Carolina
(C) Tennessee
(D) Ole Miss

Cosmo

Identify the college that has each of the following mascots.

(A) Sebastian the Ibis
(B)
Bevo
(C)
Cosmo
(D)
Goldy

 

Cosmo

Goldy
Goldy
  • The winner gets the Territorial Cup, which is the oldest intercollegiate football rivalry trophy in America (1899). Now in the same BCS conference, the two schools were once in the Border and Western Athletic conferences.
  • Identify the colleges that boast these football traditions.

    1. As the team leaves its dressing room, each player taps the picture of Freddie Steinmark to honor the player who missed his senior season with bone cancer, which claimed his life in 1971 at age 22.
    2.
    Fans watch the games for free by sitting high up on Tightwad Hill.
    3.
    The players hold hands as they slowly jog on and off the field.
    4. The school claims to have the world's largest ram – pictured at the right – near the football stadium.
    5. In what rivalry does the winning school get a trophy called the "Cowboy Hat," a gold hat mounted on a block of wood, donated by the State Fair?
World's Largest Ram
  • The Air Force Academy's helmets inspired which NFL team's helmet design?

    Masked Rider Identify the college that has these traditions involving horses.

    1. Two horses carry a covered wagon across the field before every home game.
    2.
    The Masked Rider (pictured at the right)
    3.
    Bullet
    4. Traveler

  • Identify the two schools that play an annual contest billed as "The Third Saturday in October" and regarded by many fans on both sides as bigger than their respective in-state rivalries. Two stars in the early years were George Cafego and Don Hutson.

  • Identify the college that boasts each of these football traditions.

    1. Its stadium is referred to as "The Rock." In 1938, several players helped build the structure by hauling in cement.
    2.
    Its human-in-costume mascot is called "Ibis."
    3.
    A series of cabooses sit on railroad tracks next to the stadium. Most cars feature overstuffed chairs, fine wood walls, fancy cheese trays, and bottles of bourbon.
    4. Bill the Goat and his successors – actual goats, not humans in costumes – have been on the sidelines of home games since 1904.

  • Some college football rivalries have special names, such as the "Iron Bowl" for Alabama-Auburn. Which schools play in these rivalry games? (A) The Backyard Brawl (B) Bedlam

    Texas is famous for its Hook 'em Horns signal. Identify the college whose fans use each of these signals.

    1. Sign of the Wolf
    2.
    Guns Up
    3.
    Bear Claw
    4. Blowin' in the Wind

    Guns Up
    Guns Up

  • The Big Ten has numerous rivalries that award a special trophy to the winner. Which Big Ten teams play for these trophies? (A) Sweet Sioux Tomahawk (since 1945) (B) The Old Oaken Bucket (1925) (C) Paul Bunyan's Axe (1948) (D) Little Brown Jug (1903)

  • Identify the college that boasts each of these football traditions.

    1. As the players leave the locker room for the game, they rub the nose of a 300-pound terrapin statue.
    2.
    The band plays "Conquest" frequently during each game.
    3.
    The visiting team locker room is painted pink, a passive color according to psychologists.
    4. The band claims to have to have the world's largest drum, called "Big Bertha."

  • Begun in 1891, this is the oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi and the fifth oldest in college football. Known as the "Border War," it has featured coaches like Don Faurot and Pepper Rodgers.

  • What two schools play in the rivalry game known as "the Holy War"?

    (A) SMU TCU
    (B) BYU
    Utah
    (C) Boston College
    Notre Dame
    (D) Pittsburgh
    West Virginia

  • Identify the college that boasts each of these football traditions.

    1. The band "dots the i" on the field at an important home or post-season game each year.
    2.
    With the Alan Parsons Project song "Sirius" playing on the PA, the team completes its Tunnel Walk by hitting the field at just the right moment in the song.
    3.
    Legendary coach Frank Howard is buried in a cemetery on the south side of the stadium.
    4. Before each home game, the team makes the Walk of Champions through "The Grove" to the stadium.

  • Identify the colleges involved in this football rivalry.

    Although the two schools stopped playing annually after 2000, their longtime series, which started in 1893, was known as the "Battle of Route 22."

  • Identify the college that boasts each of these football traditions.

    1. The fans and band members party on during the Fifth Quarter, when the band conducts a wild concert highlighted by the Budweiser jingle.
    2.
    At the end of the third quarter at home games, the crowds stands and, with arms interlocked, sway back and forth while singing "We Are the Boys of Old --".
    3.
    A large formation of whitewashed rocks forms the first letter of the school name behind the north end zone.
    4. Cowboy Joe, a pony, trots around War Memorial Stadium after the home team scores a TD. The band, called "Western Thunder," plays "Ragtime Cowboy Joe."

  • What school has a mascot named Reveille VII, an American collie?

  • Identify the college in whose home stadium each of these pictures was taken before or during a football game.

    12th Man
    Mystery Stadium 1
    Flaming Spear
    Ralphie

  • What school has a cheer titled The Rammer Jammer, named after an old student humor magazine.

  • Identify the college that boasts each of these football traditions.

    1. The school's parachute team, the Wings of Blue, descends into the stadium before the game.
    2.
    Before each home game, a solo trumpeter plays the school fight song from a corner of the upper deck.
    3.
    The cheerleaders lead the fans in the Eight Clap Cheer. (Eight claps, then the first letter of the school's name, eight more claps and the second letter, etc.)
    4. With Metallica's "Enter Sandman" blaring from the speakers, the fans begin jumping up and down to welcome the team onto the field.

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