ESPN names Top 5 college football traditions, including 2 from the B1G
ESPN released its list of the top five traditions in all of college football on Tuesday evening, and the Big Ten was well represented.
Ohio State and Iowa both made the cut for “Dotting the I” and the “Kinnick Wave,” respectively.
Here’s the full list:
Traditions like no other 🙌
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— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) August 3, 2021
The Buckeyes’ tradition of “Dotting the I” lands at No. 1. It’s joined by Clemson’s Howard Rock, the Army-Navy Cadet March and Colorado’s Ralphie’s Run.
Iowa’s Kinnick Wave occupies a special place in college football lore. It has accomplished the rare feat of becoming accepted as a pillar of college football despite being relatively new.
The first Kinnick Wave took place on Sept. 2, 2017 but has been a mainstay for Iowa fans and Stead Family Children’s Hospital ever since.
Notably, no traditions from the SEC or Big 12 were included in the list.
The Big Ten’s 2021 season begins on Aug. 28 as Illinois hosts Nebraska.