The beginning of September also marks the start of the new Wisconsin football season, with the Badgers taking on the Washington State Cougars at Camp Randall on Saturday afternoon. With exceedingly high expectations and commensurately lofty pre-season poll rankings, this game marks the first of seven home games this autumn, each of which is sure to feature raucous crowds cheering on the team's attempt to top last season's record-breaking run.
One of the most iconic cheers at Camp Randall is at the end of the third quarter, when House of Pain's 1993 hit "Jump Around" is broadcast over the stadium's speaker system and immediately accompanied by a rhythmic booming as students and other fans jump in unison to the beat. A video clip of "the one, the only, the original... 'Jump Around'' follows as described by the Badger fan behind the camera. "Don't even try to copy it at another school."
There's plenty more where that came from. Shots of the "Jump Around" cheer at Camp Randall have become something of a mini-genre in online videos capturing college football fandom, with more than two dozen clips of varying length and quality available for viewing. More are likely to be made at Saturday's game, which is set to kickoff at 2:36 p.m. If you weren't able to get an increasingly elusive ticket, the game will be broadcast on ABC and ESPN.