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About Ashley Watson

Ashley is the Regional Marketing Manager for RoverTown. She is a coach's daughter, college dance team alumna, and MBA student. Ashley can be found either blogging or riding her little yellow scooter.

5 College Football Traditions You Didn’t Know About

5. Running Ralphie At the University of Colorado, a group of five student athletes run “Ralphie” the buffalo in a horseshoe shape around the field. Ralphie is a loved member of the university. She has been voted homecoming queen and was even kidnapped by the Air Force Academy!

4. Original Homecoming Although homecoming has become a major tradition at most universities and high schools, it is said that the University of Missouri began the tradition. In 1911, the athletic director wanted to spice up an already fierce rivalry between Missouri and Kansas. He invited all alumni to “come home” for the game.

3. War Dance At Hawaii, “The Haka” is an original pre game war dance. The team has gone under penalties for the dance, but has since developed a politically correct dance that is still intact today.

2. Pink Locker Room At Iowa, the visiting team’s locker room has been painted pink for years. Former head coach Hayden Fry, studied psychology and believed the color pink dampened aggressiveness and excitement.

1. World’s Largest Drum Purdue is not only home to the Boilermakers, it is also home to the World’s Largest Drum. Wheeling out the drum in the pre game performance has become a staple of the Purdue Marching Band.

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Everyday We’re Laborin’

Labor Day is this coming Monday. That means September is here, summer is almost gone, and Rover can’t wear anymore white! Rover dug up the backstory of the day that celebrates our laborers!

The nation has given recognition to Labor Day since 1885. However, it wasn’t until 1894 that Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September a legal holiday. (That’s how fast things move in Congress).

In the 1900’s street parades and festivals were held for workers and their families. Speeches were also given to place emphasis on the holiday. Today laborers are given the day off and major union leaders address the significance of the day to the press.

The labor force cannot be appreciated enough for contributing to the high standard of living in the United States as well as a great production level. And for that, we thank YOU!

So, take a break from your hard work and relax with these special RoverTown discounts!

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