In Game

If you’re a football fan in central New York, then you won’t want to miss the opportunity to take in a Cornell game at historic Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red have played at Schoellkopf Field since 1915, and the place oozes with history. When taking in a game at Schoellkopf Field, you can feel the history in the stadium giving it a unique feel you won’t find at other newer venues.

Additionally, the fans in attendance are some of the friendliest fans you’ll meet anywhere. Big Red fans love to swap stories and tell you about their team and its history, so don’t be afraid to start a conversation with the people sitting next to you.

Finally, the Big Red Marching Band and the Cornell cheerleaders provide a great atmosphere at every game. No matter what the score the band and cheerleaders will do their darndest to pump up the crowd. You also won’t want to miss the performances of either of these groups at the game.

A Cornell Big Red football game is an excellent experience for anyone in central New York who loves college football, so get your tickets today.

Things to check out

Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame

Located in the Schoellkopf Memorial Hall, the Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame is a must-see for any college sports fan. The Hall of Fame celebrates all the best players in Cornell football history, so make sure to check it out.


The Big Red have no official mascot, but you can see a costumed bear known as Touchdown performing at Big Red football games. Keep an eye out for Touchdown as you never know what he’ll do next.

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Cornell Big Red Marching Band

The Cornell Big Red Marching Band is a fantastic band and a big part of every Cornell football game. The pep band plays a variety of songs ranging from school songs to modern pop music, so enjoy their performance when attending a Big Red football game.

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The Cornell cheerleaders keep everyone in the stadium engaged in the action on the field with their cheers. Join in the cheers to show your support for the Big Red and to get into the game day spirit.

Fight Songs

  1. Give My Regards to Davy

    Give my regards to Davy,
    Remember me to Teefy Crane,
    Tell all the pikers on the Hill
    That I’ll be back again.
    Tell them of how I busted
    Lapping up the high, high ball
    We’ll all have drinks at Theodore Zinck’s
    When I get back next fall.

    (Repeat Singing)

    (Repeat again with Band Playing)

  2. Far Above Cayuga’s Waters

    Far above Cayuga’s waters,
    With its waves of blue,
    Stands our noble alma mater,
    Glorious to view.

    Lift the chorus, speed it onward,
    Loud her praises tell;
    Hail to thee, our alma mater!
    Hail, all hail, Cornell!

    Far above the busy humming
    Of the bustling town,
    Reared against the arch of heaven,
    Looks she proudly down.

    Repeat Refrain

  3. New Cornell Fight Song

    Win the game and then ring the bell.
    What’s the big intrigue?
    We’re the best in the Ivy League,
    Rah! Rah! Rah!
    Score the point that puts us ahead,
    Knock ’em dead, Big Red!
    Who are we for?
    Can’t you tell?
    Old Cornell!
    (GO RED!)

  4. My Old Cornell

    Oh, I want to go back to the old days,
    Those good old days on the hill.
    Back to my Cornell,
    For that’s where they all yell,
    Cornell, I yell, Cornell. (Cornell!)
    Far above Cayuga’s waters
    I hear those chiming bells.
    Oh, I’m longing and yearning
    And always returning
    To my old Cornell.

  5. Evening Song

    When the sun fades far away,
    In the crimson of the west.
    And the voices of the day
    Murmur low and sink to rest.

    Music with the twilight falls
    O’er the dreaming lake and dell.
    ‘Tis an echo from the walls
    Of our own, our fair Cornell.

    Welcome night and welcome rest,
    Fading music fair thee well.
    Joy to all, we love the best.
    Love to thee, our fair Cornell.

    Music with the twilight falls
    O’er the dreaming lake and dell.
    ‘Tis an echo from the walls
    Of our own, our fair Cornell.

  6. The Big, Red Team

    See them plunging down to the goal
    See the ruddy banners stream
    Hear the crashing echoes roll
    As we cheer for the big, red team
    Yea! Yea! Yea!

    Cheer till the sound wakes the blue hills around
    Make the scream of the north wind yield
    To the strength of the yell from the men of Cornell
    When the big, red team takes the field
    Yea! Yea! Yea!

  7. Cornell Victorious

    From blue Cayuga
    From hill and dell,
    Far rings the story of the glory of Cornell.
    From east and west the crashing echoes answ’ring call.
    “Cornell Victorious; the champions of all.”

    Cheer! Cheer! Here we are again,
    To cheer with all our might!
    Cheer! Cheer! Here we are again,
    To cheer for the Red and White –
    Fight! Fight! Fight!
    Cornellian colors we’ll defend;
    We’ll hear the echo of our cheer.
    Oh, here we are! Here we are again!

    (Repeat the first five lines)

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