Sept. 25, 2012
Vote For 'Jump Around'
MADISON, Wis. -- Badger fans can show their support for "Jump Around" by voting in Sports Illustrated's "Best College Football Traditions" contest. The Camp Randall Stadium tradition is one of 16 competing in the national online contest. Fans may vote daily through Nov. 9.
The Badgers are pitted in the first round of voting against USC and its tradition of Tommy Trojan and his horse, Traveler. As of Tuesday, "Jump Around" has 55.5 percent of the votes cast.
Should the Badgers advance, "Jump Around" will face the winner of Ohio State and its "Script Ohio" and dotting the "I" tradition vs. Tennessee fans singing "Rocky Top."
Other matchups of traditions include:
Chief Osceola on his horse Renegade planting a flaming spear at the 50-yard line before Florida State games vs. West Virginia and its singing of the John Denver hit "Take me Home Country Roads" at the beginning and end of games.
Georgia Tech and its 1930 Ford Model A "Ramblin Wreck" takes on Notre Dame's tradition of players tapping the "Play Like a Champion Today" sign as they leave the locker room.
Auburn's "War Eagle VII" takes on Clemson's tradition of touching "Howard's Rock" as players enter the stadium.
Ralphie the Buffalo and his five brave student handlers who charge out on the field before Colorado home games take on the tradition of "Calling the Hogs" at Arkansas.
Oklahoma's Sooner Schooner tradition faces the Army-Navy "March On," which takes place in the season finale when the Corps of Cadets and the Brigade of Midshipmen march into the stadium before the Army-Navy game.
"The 12th Man" tradition at Texas A&M faces the Florida Gators and their Gator Chomp.