Updated Aug 24, 2023 - Sports

Vote for the best college game day traditions in Axios Local bracket

Bracket: Axios Visuals
Bracket: Axios Visuals

Live mascots, fight songs and marching bands — college football has it all.

State of play: The game day experience often starts hours before kickoff. With the season starting Saturday, we want to know which school does it best.

How it works: Each round will feature two schools from (or near) an Axios Local newsroom competing against each other for the best tradition.

  • Of note: Some schools may be representing a city due to a large alumni population. And for some cities that have two schools, we picked the one we thought had the best chance to compete or asked our readers to decide.

Meet our finalists:

🥇 Why CU Boulder should win, as told by Axios Denver: Nothing tops Ralphie rumbling onto the field before kickoff. Our CU mascot is the best spectacle in college sports.

Why Notre Dame should win, as told by Axios Indianapolis: Notre Dame has traditions galore — from midnight drummers circle to Touchdown Jesus. Plus, how many schools have a leprechaun? They're magic.

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