1. 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.
2. Touchdown Statue
Get a picture with the statue of Cornell’s mascot Touchdown before the game. The statue is located outside Teagle Hall and is a must-see for any Big Red fan.
3. Cornell-Colgate Rivalry
The Cornell Big Red and the Colgate Raiders have met 98 times since the team’s first meeting in 1898. The two teams play every year, and the Raiders are Cornell’s third most common opponent after Ivy League rivals Columbia and Pen. The Big Red hold a slim 49-46-3 lead in the all-time series, so don’t miss it when these two New York-based rivals square off next.
4. Big Red Marching Band Concert
Enjoy the band concert in the Crescent Lot before the game. The concert is a great way to get into the game-day spirit, so don’t miss it while tailgating at Cornell.
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.
6. Empire State Bowl
The rivalry between Cornell and Columbia began in 1889, although it didn’t become known as the Empire State Bowl until 2010. The winner of the annual rivalry takes home the Empire Cup and bragging rights, so make sure to be in attendance when the Lions come to town.
7. 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.
8. Cornell-Penn Rivalry
Cornell and Penn have played each other every since 1893, except for 1918, and have developed an intense rivalry as a result. The rivalry between these two Ivy League schools is the fifth most played in college football history, making it a can’t miss for fans of the Big Red.
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.
10. Cornell-Dartmouth Rivalry
The annual game between the Big Red and Big Green is a must-see for Cornell fans. The Big Red and their fans hate losing to Dartmouth making every matchup between these two Ivy League rivals a must win.