House of Pain’s song “Jump Around” is played between the 3rd and 4th quarters at Badger football games to pump up the crowd. The Badger faithful stand up, dance and well, jump.
“Jump Around” with Wisconsin Badger Fans
The tradition of playing “Jump Around” began on Saturday, October 10, 1998, at the Badger’s Homecoming game against the Purdue Boilermakers. After the Badgers were held scoreless through the third quarter, one of the Badger’s marketing agents, who was in charge of sound, piped the song through the stadium’s sound system. It revved up the fans and players. The tradition continues on and is a highlight for many football fans.
The Badgers play their home games at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin.
If you go to a Badgers’ game, make sure you’re not visiting the concessions so you can be a part of one of the great college sports traditions. In fact, the “Jump Around” was voted the number one sports tradition at college sports. Bucky Badger would be very happy.
And, if you make it to Madison for a game, don’t forget to hit the Farmer’s Market around the State Capital. It’s one of the best we’ve seen. The garlic cheese is a big favorite, in addition to stands devoted to vegetables, berries and bakery items.