USC Football

Virginia Cavaliers Practicing to USC Fight Song?

Kyle BunchSenior Analyst IApril 1, 2008

USC's first opponent in 2008 , the University of Virginia, has a long history in collegiate football.

The Cavalier football team was founded 120 years ago (1888), the same year the Trojan football team was established.

Virginia's fight song, "The Cavalier Song," was adopted in 1923, 85 years ago.

But if you happened to be in attendance at Virginia spring practice this past week, you might be surprised by the music blasting over the speakers.

I'll give you a hint. The song starts, "Fight on!, for ol' SC..."

Yes, as bizarre as it may sound, Virginia head coach Al Groh has been playing the Trojan fight song, "Fight On," during his spring practices.

Why isn't Virginia playing its own "Cavalier Song?"

Will the enemy's song really pump up the Cavaliers?

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