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Memphis, Vanderbilt, Tennessee. It used to be just “Big Orange Country” . But, recent successes by the Tigers and ‘Dores has fans talking about them.

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3. Memphis

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Tigers Take The Field

Following a short entrance video, Tiger Football team charges onto the field chasing the full cheer and pom squad down a tunnel formed by the Mighty Sound of the South.

Complete with pyrotechnics, the team’s assault onto the field at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is the perfect crescendo to the electrying sounds of a Pre-game DJ

Other Traditions: Blue and Gray, “Pouncer,” , Tiger Lane, Tiger Walk, “Tom The Tiger,” Pregame concert series, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis-Ole Miss Rivalry, Beale Street, BBQ Nachos, “Go Tigers Go”

2. Vanderbilt

Drop The Anchor

The Vanderbilt Anchor was adopted in 2004 as a symbol of unity and strength and accompanies the team to all home and away games.  Before each home game, a group or individual is selected to “drop the anchor” at midfield to mark the beginning of the evening’s events.  Past participants have included prominent faculty, highly accomplished students, and figures in the medical center

Anchor, The Admiral (stadium horn), Victory Flag, Star Walk, Vandyville, Dore Alley, “Anchor Down” chant, “Mr. Commodore,” Nashville, Three-straight wins over Tennessee

1. Tennessee

Rockytop

Rocky Top” is an American country and bluegrass song written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant in 1967 and first recorded by the Osborne Brothers later that same year. The song, which is a city dweller’s lamentation over the loss of a simpler and freer existence in the hills of Tennessee, is one of Tennessee’s ten official state songs and has been recorded by dozens of artists from multiple musical genres worldwide since its publication. In U.S. college athletics, “Rocky Top” is associated with the Tennessee Volunteers of the University of Tennessee (UT), whose Pride of the Southland Band has played a marching band version of the song at the school’s sporting events since the early 1970s.

The Osborne Brothers’ 1967 bluegrass version of the song reached No. 33 on the U.S. Country charts, and Lynn Anderson‘s 1970 version peaked at No. 17 on the U.S. Country charts. In 2005, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ranked “Rocky Top” number seven on its list of 100 Songs of the South. (Wikipedia)

Other Traditions – The Power T, Big Orange, “Smokey,” Running Through The T, Vol Navy, Orange and White Checkerboard Endzones, Peyton Manning, Vol Walk, Reggie White, Third Saturday In October rivalry with Alabama, Neyland Stadium

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