Bring. It. Back.The Illini War Chant was a better tradition than anything on that list other than dotting the I, but that is now banned. The War Chant would send shivers down your back when they fired it up at key moments and the band director was damned good at following the flow of the game. The wave is also shiver inducing, but too young.
So how many years does something need to be viable in order to be considered a tradition??
Chief Illiniwek was decent. Until PC got carried away.
I don't know, but anything that started when I was in college is too young to be considered a tradition. I mean it seems like just yesterday that I was in college, it was only a few years back. I would say it needed to start pre 1990, maybe pre 1980, hell I could even be talked into pre 1970. I mean the '90's were only like 9 years ago.
I've seen the top three in person. I've only been to one other B1G football venue (Ryan Field, and not even for an Iowa game)
Anyone know if the Iowa band still goes bar hopping on the night before home games?
THAT was a tradition. They would visit maybe 8-10 bars, play the fight songs, lewd versions of other school's fight songs (Hail to your fournicators, etc. is a classic and a half). And, of course, get a free draw in a plastic cup when they were done.
It wasn't just downtown bars. They always hit a couple of the dives on the edge of the campus near the Hamburg Inn amd Pagliai's Pizza like Tuck's and Magoo's. When they walked that narrow passage between Van Allen and Seashore halls to get to Linn Street the acoustics were fucking amazing.
The Cesspool of the East.Hail to the fornicators Hail to the masturbators is a song that could potentially make some people feel uncomfortable. Because no one should ever feel uncomfortable on a college campus I have been pushing the athletic department to ban that song for about 6 years. I think we're getting close.