New Big Ten Fight Songs

Samantha CookeCorrespondent IOctober 17, 2008

I wanted to do a fun blog before some more intense games in the Big Ten Conference this weekend. I have redone all the lyrics for the Big Ten Fight Songs. Some of these are my own versions, and some I have heard. Feel free to share your renditions!

These are meant purely for fun (I'm not smack talking). I just thought it would be a fun read. As a Michigan fan, I did not include those lyrics on here because I like our fight song. ;)

Also, I have included Purdue but I have NO clue how to change their lyrics. If you have any idea, please let me know.



"We're beating you Illinois, We're Black and Blue Illinois, We'll back you to stand, Gainst the best in the land, Bury your head in the sand Illinois, Rah! Rah! So crack out that ball Illinois, We're beating you all Illinois: Your team is our fame protector, On! We never expect a vict'ry from you Illinois! Che-he! Che-ha! Che-ha-ha-ha! Go Illini Go! Che-he! Che-ha! Che-ha-ha-ha! Go Illini Go! Illinois! Illinois! Illinois! Fling out that ragged flag of Orange and Blue, Spare your sons and daughters from fighting for you; Like old men on giants placing reliance, shouting defiance, Oskee-wow-wow! Amid the broad green plains that nourish our land, For honest Labor and for Learning we stand, And unto thee we pledge our heart and hang, Dear Alma Mater Illinois."



"Indiana, Our Indiana, Indiana, We all hate you! We will fight the cream and crimson, To inflict pain in old IU. Forever daunted, we always falter. In the battle, we're tired and true. Indiana, our Indiana, Indiana, we all hate you!"



"The word is Beat! Beat! Beat! dear Iowa, Let every loyal Iowan sing: The word is Beat! Beat! Beat! dear Iowa, Until the walls and rafters ring (down Hawks!) Come on and cheer, cheer, cheer against Iowa, Come on and cheer until you hear the final gun. The word is Beat! Beat! Beat! dear Iowa, until the game is won."


Michigan State:

"On the banks of the Red Cedar, There's a school that's hated by all; Its specialty is losing, And those Spartans don't play ball; Spartan teams are always beaten, All through the game they'll drink; Drink for the only colors: Green and White. Go right through into MSU, Watch your points keep growing, Spartan teams will never win, They're fighting to a vim! Rah! Rah! Rah! See our team is weakening, We're going to lose this game, Fight! Fight! Rah! Team! Fight! No Victory for MSU!"



"Minnesota, hats off to thee! To lose the game true we shall ever be, Wary and weak, broken are we. Boo, boo, boo, for Ski-U-Moo, Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo for the U of M. M-I-N-N-E-S-O-T-A! Minnesota, Minnesota! Die Gophers!"



"Beat U Northwestern! Break right through our line. With our colors flying, We will Boo you all the time, U Boo! Boo! Go! Beat Northwestern! Fight for a beating, Spread far the fame of our losing name, Go! Northwestern lose that game. Junior Varsity, Get hit hard and low, Junior Varsity, Go Northwestern Go, Beat, Boo, Boo! Beat, Boo! Boo! Beat Northwestern Rah!"


Ohio State:

"Run from the team across the field, Show them Ohio sucks, Set the Earth reverberating with a mighty cheer, Boo! Boo! Boo! Get hit hard and see how you fall, Always let that team get the ball. Hail! Hail! The gang's all here, So don't win that old conference now!"


Penn State:,_State

"Fight on State! Fight on State! Strike their gait and lose, We will lose, that's the news. We're ever true to you dear old White and Blue. Downward State! Downward State! Roar, Lions, roar! We'll hit that line while they roll the score, Support their victory ever more. Fight on, on, on, on, on, Fight on, on, Penn State!"



"Hail, hail to old Purdue! All hail to our old gold and black! Hail, hail to old Purdue! Our friendship may she never lack, Ever grateful ever true, Thus we raise our song anew, Of the days we've spent with you, All hail our own Purdue."



"Ugh, Wisconsin! Ugh, Wisconsin! They plunged through that line! They run the ball down the field, A touchdown sure this time. (U Boo Boo) Ugh, Wisconsin! Ugh, Wisconsin! Wish we knew your name. Fight! Fellows! Fight, fight, fight! They'll win this game. Ugh, Wisconsin! Ugh, Wisconsin! Shout it, Badgers, sing! 'Backward' is our singing spirit, Loyal voices ring. Ugh, Wisconsin! Ugh, Wisconsin! Raise her glowing flame, Stand, fellows, let us now, Salute your name!"