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College Football Traditions

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College Football Decoded: Carolina Blue

Baby blue? Sky blue? Robin egg? What shade really is the Tar Heels’ iconic color?

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College Football Decoded: Hotty Toddy

Gosh almighty, where did the University of Mississippi’s cheer come from?

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College Football Decoded: Hokie

From a meaningless word to Virginia Tech’s (mostly) beloved HokieBird

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College Football Decoded: Boomer Sooner

How two former insults became the University of Oklahoma’s favorite saying

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College Football Decoded: Wahoowa

Hoo originated the University of Virginia’s famous saying?

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College Football Decoded: War Eagle

Auburn’s golden eagles are a thing of (extremely strange) legend

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College Football Decoded: Roll Tide

Do you know the origin of Alabama’s greeting heard ’round the world?

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Calling the Hogs 101

An Arkansan introduces a perplexed visitor from abroad to a hallowed Razorback tradition

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“Sailgating” on the Tennessee River

Tie up your boat with the University of Tennessee’s Vol Navy, where everyone’s welcome and the party lasts all season long

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Meet Mike the Tiger

A Louisiana State University veterinarian on what it takes to care for a mascot that’s also an endangered apex predator

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Touchdowns and Toilet Paper

Why the long-running… er, -rolling… Auburn University tradition is taking a break again this year

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Go Between the Hedges

The University of Georgia’s iconic shrubs are still standing after nearly ninety years

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The South’s Happiest Burial Ground

The story behind Florida State University’s Sod Cemetery